Rowan designs are second to none. They have long been the "nursery" ground of some of the top knitting designers such as Debbie Bliss, Erika Knight and Martin Storey.
The books themselves are simply heaven to look at. You can spend hours wishing you were a quicker knitter or simply had extra arms to turn out their pictures into your reality.
The books fall into 3 classes:-
studio books; these are usually a collection of patterns featuring two or three different yarns.
The Collection books:- these focus on one specific yarn, eg pure wool Dk
The themed books:- these centre around an event or theme eg Summer or Accessories and have a number of different projects with different yarns.