All Year Round
Part of the Rowan Arts Collection...
A comprehensive, all year round collection of thirteen women’s handknit pieces by Martin Storey, featuring every knit texture you could need in one collection. From clean, easy to knit stocking stitch patterns to stunning cable, lace, bobble and slip stitch techniques.
Taught to knit at junior school, Martin Storey fell in love with the craft at a young age and is now one of the best-known designers in the world. Inspired by his teacher, who saw nothing unusual in passing on a love of needlecrafts to boys and girls alike, Martin remembers his early school years in East Yorkshire with fondness. After working for knitwear company Artwork for 15 years, Martin began working more closely with Rowan, at first designing for the Jaeger brand, which was taken under Rowan’s wing in 1995, before joining Rowan as a signature designer. He has now been with Rowan for 25 years and is involved in every stage of the design process.
Martin can often be found rummaging in charity shops or vintage clothes stores looking for interesting cuff details or embellishments to inspire his own inimitable designs for Rowan. After a lifetime of knitting and designing, Martin is a master at his craft and knows what knitters want. This heritage, together with a fantastic eye for texture and colour, make his garments a joy to look at, to knit and, most importantly, to wear.