We don’t remember what led us to Amy Routman’s Instagram account, but ever since we found it, we’ve been entranced by her watercolors, which are drawn from the worlds of art, design, and especially fashion.
Wouldn’t it be cool, we thought, to see iconic knitwear through Amy’s eyes and brush? As it turns out, Amy is local to Kay, so a coffee date happened. We are thrilled to welcome Amy to these pages with this celebration of the work of handknitting’s living legend, Kaffe Fassett.
Among his many other accomplishments, Kaffe has designed for Rowan Magazine, appearing in every issue since its inception 40 years ago. We present Amy Routman’s interpretations of a few of his designs as a happy birthday greeting to Rowan and a love letter to Kaffe. (We leave it to knitters to figure out the patterns that inspired Amy. Get out your Rowan collection!)
—Kay and Ann