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Heaney by ARNE & CARLOS in Rowan Magazine 66

Rowan Magazine 66 is out now and it has a brand new look. For more information, to see inside the magazine  and to order it, click here.

We have contributed to the main story BOOKBOUND with this unisex sweater with turtleneck, which is named, Heaney.  The design brief we received from Rowan just had one sentence about taking the inspiration from the word BookBound and so we started looking at colours that we may find suitable for a book themed design as well as ideas for the design of the sweater.

We were pretty sure of the way we wanted to go with a relief pattern, when we started to look at some intricate designs from the spines of old leather books, so we started to create a relief pattern based on purled stitches in a a contrasting colour to add some depth.

It’s never a good idea to copy anything exactly, so we were never going to recreate an exact replica of a spine of a leather book, but made in knitting. It’s always about inspiring ourselves, this time, by looking at the variety of beautiful spines and then coming up with some original ideas for a design.

This design is not available as a digital download, but we have designed a series of mens and women’s knitting patterns which are available in our web shop

PS: There is also a pattern for an infinity scarf, but this one didn’t make it into the Rowan magazine # 66. Instead, it will be available soon in VOGUE Knitting magazine as an exclusive collaboration between Rowan and Vogue Knitting.


    • Desnee on August 19, 2019 at 5:34 am


    Congratualtions on your fantastic pattern Heaney for Rowan. It looks like a classic.

      • Anne on August 19, 2019 at 8:42 pm


      Arne and Carlos, I feel HONORED to be able to communicate with you. Your designs are beyond lovely. I really do think of you both like new friends

    • Victoria on August 19, 2019 at 9:51 am


    I am a 70 year old woman and that beautiful man took my breath away. Oh the beautiful memories.
    Sincerely, Victoria from the beautiful central coast, 90 klms north of Sydney, Australia.

    • Sally on August 19, 2019 at 11:52 am


    I can top that! I’m almost 83 & I too fell in love with the gorgeous man wearing your sweater. We never grow too old to fantasize, do we? So happy for you both. I don’t know where you come up with such beautiful patterns, but I love all of them.

    • Jane Marriott on August 19, 2019 at 2:49 pm


    I too am a (very near) 70 year old women and I had the same reaction to this model! Of course, mainly, I am thinking – I hope he is good to his mother . . . and his grandmother!
    Circle of life . . .

    • Alison Mary on August 20, 2019 at 10:50 am


    The model does wear the sweater well, three gorgeous items including the scarf! Lol
    My Mum would have pleased if I had brought that bundle home.
    I think the design is dateless and any man wearing a scarf like that I would rank high in taste, love this ❤

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