Martin Storey Knit Along

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Just in time for holiday gift giving, Rowan has introduced the details for their second Martin Storey KAL in Pure Wool Superwash Worsted, starting in January 2016. A yarn pack with the 21 balls needed to make this amazing afghan would be a wonderful Christmas gift.

This KAL will consist of eight squares, each to be knit six times, totaling 48 squares in all. An additional edging will be created to frame the arranged squares in order. A new square pattern will be released every two weeks to consumers via the

Martin’s second KAL in Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted, has been inspired by the current popularity in interior design, wallpaper and fashion design and influenced by knitted textures and fairisle patterns from the Shetland and Faeroe Isles, as well as Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, he has created eight squares to combine into a beautiful finished afghan.

Martin has created four classic tonal palettes, chosen to fit in with the most popular interior colour schemes – a very soft and natural palette; a calming blue palette; a fresh green palette and a zingy spice palette. All to fit the knitter’s mood and interior.

Techniques: Once again this KAL has been designed with the beginner knitter in mind. In the first KAL, Martin explored simple texture created by knit and purl stitches, together with simple lace and cable techniques. Having gained those skills, he has developed them a stage further. In this blanket, the knitter will start to create more recognizable motifs in both one and two colour squares, delicate motifs in simple textures, lace and with a further option that introduces the beginner knitter to a simple bead technique, patterns and different stitches.

Throughout the KAL, Rowan will offer videos by Martin Storey that explain his design process, stitch techniques and finishing ideas.

KAL Schedule:

  • May 26, 2016 – Close of Project and Competition Launch


The Martin Storey Knit Along 2016 Shopping List:

1 pair 4.5mm needles
1 pair 4mm needles
Sewing needle


Pure Wool Superwash Worsted 9802170


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RRP: £150.00

Blues Colourway (photographed version)
Light Navy 153 – 1 ball
Breton 147 – 3 balls
Light Denim 154 – 5 balls
Electric 143 – 3 balls
Lovat 161 – 2 balls
Ocean 145 – 3 balls
Mallard 144 – 2 balls
Topaz 160 – 2 balls



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RRP: £150.00

Evergreen Colourway

Hawthorn 141 – 1 ball
Mustard 131 – 3 balls
Apple 129 – 5 balls
Garage 142 – 3 balls
Bottle 140 – 2 balls
Grasshopper 130 – 3 balls
Jade 127 – 2 balls
Olive 125 – 2 balls


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RRP: £150.00

Spice Colourway
Rust 106 – 1 ball
Gold 133 – 3 balls
Oak 159 – 5 balls
Chestnut 107 – 3 balls
Seville 134 – 2 balls
Toffee 104 – 3 balls
Hazel128 – 2 balls
Papaya 135 – 2 balls