Rowan

Rowan produce a large range of luxurious hand knitting yarns featuring premium fibers, all in a diversely rich and authentic color palette. The Rowan range is regularly updated with corresponding patterns.

The name Rowan was inspired by the beautiful shrubs lining the banks of the river Holme in Yorkshire in northern England, an area deeply entwined in textile heritage and tradition. The founders wanted to produce knitting yarns, which were both quality and perfect for the design trends of the time, showcasing an array of natural fibers in a paintbox color palette. They placed the utmost value on providing yarn shades which could be translated into timeless design, and these values are still at the core of Rowan today.

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The name Rowan was inspired by the beautiful shrubs lining the banks of the river Holme in Yorkshire in northern England, an area deeply entwined in textile heritage and tradition. The founders wanted to produce knitting yarns, which were both quality and perfect for the design trends of the time, showcasing an array of natural fibres in a paintbox colour palette. They placed the utmost value on providing yarn shades which could be translated into timeless design, and these values are still at the core of Rowan today.

New Rowan Books

Magazine 68

Full of beautiful designs and photography in three collections.

Seamless - not all pieces are knitted in the round but some are, the others offer a seamless look. This story offers the classic ‘Rowan Look’ featuring lots of colourwork and texture. Patterns use Rowan Alpaca Classic, Felted Tweed and Felted Tweed Aran.

Homewear - Erika’s first collection with us in a long time, focusing heavily on texture and fibre, all about wrapping ourselves up in something cosy which is perfect in the current situation! Uses a range of Rowan favourites, such as Big Wool, Alpaca Classic and Brushed Fleece.

City Tweed - showing the favourite felted tweed in a different style of classic wardrobe essentials using single shades.

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My London

New Nordic Unisex

A collection of simple Fairisle designs suitable for the intermediate knitter wanting to try Fairisle as there is only ever two colours being used in each section of the pattern using Alpaca Soft DK. See patterns inside An accessories collection of geometric textured knits inspired by the architecture of London. A mixture of timeless wearable pieces and bold statements in Alpaca Classic and Alpaca Soft DK. See patterns inside All designs are unisex so can be knitted for both men and women. Designs feature large intarsia patterns using Felted Tweed, Alpaca Classic and Kidsilk Haze. See patterns inside

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A collection of simple Fairisle designs suitable for the intermediate knitter wanting to try Fairisle as there is only ever two colours being used in each section of the pattern using Alpaca Soft DK. See patterns inside

My London

An accessories collection of geometric textured knits inspired by the architecture of London. A mixture of timeless wearable pieces and bold statements in Alpaca Classic and Alpaca Soft DK. See patterns inside

New Nordic Unisex

All designs are unisex so can be knitted for both men and women. Designs feature large intarsia patterns using Felted Tweed, Alpaca Classic and Kidsilk Haze. See patterns inside

 


 

Mode at Rowan Collection 3

The Bloggers Edit

4 Projects: Big Wool Brights

16 clean and simple designs appealing to the knitters who knit for their wardrobe and want timeless pieces rather than for the challenge. See patterns inside A selection of 12 wonderful designs from Mode At Rowan Bloggers: Tiam Safari, Katharina Von Blumenthal, Samantha Hall and Lilly Kate France. See patterns inside Actually 5 projects using bright Big Wool colours. Great value, timeless patterns perfect for the 'wardrobe knitter'. See patterns inside

 

Mode at Rowan Collection 3

16 clean and simple designs appealing to the knitters who knit for their wardrobe and want timeless pieces rather than for the challenge. See patterns inside

The Bloggers Edit

A selection of 12 wonderful designs from Mode At Rowan Bloggers: Tiam Safari, Katharina Von Blumenthal, Samantha Hall and Lilly Kate France. See patterns inside

4 Projects: Big Wool Brights

Actually 5 projects using bright Big Wool colours. Great value, timeless patterns perfect for the ''wardrobe knitter'. See patterns inside
Rowan Cushion Collection by Arne and Carlos

Rowan Cushion Collection by Arne & Carlos

Rowan Classic Tweed Style

4 new floral designs and 4 new geometric designs, the book also features the cushion collection that was featured in mag 65, all designs using Softyak DK. A timeless collection of 7 wardrobe essentials with the classic tweed look. Subtle cables and charming colourwork in Valley Tweed and Kidsilk Haze

Browse the entire Rowan A/W lookbook here


 


 New Rowan Yarn Shade

Big Wool

New Shades 089, 090, 091, 092, 093

5 new bright colours in Rowan Big Wool - a super chunky yarn made from 100% merino wool and the perfect choice for a soft & snuggly quick knits

Alpaca Classic

New shades: 131 Ice Blue

Rowan Alpaca Classic is a soft, light blend of alpaca and cotton with a delicate halo in a sport/DK weight that is perfect for trans-seasonal projects for Autumn through to the end of Spring used in the new My London book

Pure Wool Superwash Worsted

New shades: 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201

Ever popular, Rowan Pure Wool Superwash is durable, yet soft to the touch, making it ideal for family and homeware projects of all types. It is also machine washable, meaning it is versatile and easy care.

Big Wool

New Shades 089, 090, 091, 092, 093

5 new bright colours in Rowan Big Wool - a super chunky yarn made from 100% merino wool and the perfect choice for a soft & snuggly quick knits

Alpaca Classic

New shades: 131 Ice Blue

Rowan Alpaca Classic is a soft, light blend of alpaca and cotton with a delicate halo in a sport/DK weight that is perfect for trans-seasonal projects for Autumn through to the end of Spring used in the new My London book
 

Pure Wool Superwash Worsted

New shades: 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201

Ever popular, Rowan Pure Wool Superwash is durable, yet soft to the touch, making it ideal for family and homeware projects of all types. It is also machine washable, meaning it is versatile and easy care.