Rowan patterns and yarns

Published on 15 March 2021 5 min read

If you’re searching for a treasure trove of luxury yarns and knitting patterns, look no further than Rowan’s stunning collections. Taking inspiration from the wild and enchanting landscape that surrounds the banks of the river Holme, Rowan encapsulates all the character of its native Yorkshire.

Step into Spring/Summer 21 with stunning new shades in Summerlite 4 Ply and Handknit Cotton

Beautiful blooms are starting to appear in the garden, the nights are drawing out that little bit longer and the sun is starting to peep through the clouds more often – you've guessed it, spring and summer are well on their way!

As we wave goodbye to cosy knits for the year, we're saying hello to Rowan's stunning new summery shades!

Shop four bold new shades in Rowan Summerlite 4 Ply, each one reminds us of a summer garden. Choose from Cobalt, Pickle, Basil and Chilli.

There are also four new shades of Rowan Handknit Cotton. Take your pick from Lapis, Goldfish, Canary and Lace – which come together to create a tropical summer palette.

The latest Spring/Summer books from Rowan

Searching for summery style inspiration? Look no further! Our brand new selection of books from Rowan will have your wardrobe stepping into the new season in no time.

Still feeling the chill? Keep cosy with Rowan Autumn/Winter 20/21!

We're thrilled to bring you four gorgeous yarns for AW 20/21 that will send you into a happy dance!

Rowan Soft Bouclé

We love texture, and this chunky weight delight is all about soft, gentle texture and warmth! Cosy merino wool and kittensoft alpaca is spun with cotton to create this classic bouclé structure that can be knitted or crocheted into delectable cowls, scarves and classic long line cardigans and sweaters. Lightweight but super warm, Soft Bouclé comes in nine shades, earthy neutrals and nut toned naturals and some dusky pink tonal shades, too.

Rowan Chunky Cashmere

Putting the worlds chunky and cashmere together is nothing short of genius, conjuring up images of warmth and comfort in a dreamily super soft yarn - and that is precisely what Rowan have done, with this 100% cashmere, chainette beauty. Lightweight, but so cosy, this is a yarn that you'll knit and wear forever. In six signature Rowan shades, slightly heathered, with a gentle halo, this is yarn for a sumptuous scarf or a deep, squishy sweater.

Rowan Merino Aria

This stunning lightweight chunky merino yarn traps the warmth in its air blown fibres, and keeps you as warm as toast. Luxuriously soft and full of loft, your stitches will sing in woodland neutrals, berry red and smokey greys. Gorgeous for hats, scarves, wraps and garments to fold around you are perfect for this lofty yarn, it's squishable, comfortable and so stylish! Air blown yarns are light to wear and knit, but don't forget homeware - this would make fabulous throws and cushions too.

Rowan Patina

Sparkle and shimmer in superfine merino wool and super kid mohair - it's enough to make a grown knitter weep! Rich jewel shades and ballet pink, gold and fawn neutrals translate into such stunning fabric, just perfect for accessories, evening tops and charismatic cardigans. This will be your go-to yarn for sophisticated drama and just a hint of flirtation.

The latest irresistible shades

It's a moment of great excitement when your favourite yarns expand their colour ranges - and Rowan is no exception, with some of the most popular yarns adding to their palettes.

Thanks to fabulous collections coming from Rowan's most exalted designers, Rowan Kid Classic has four exquisite shades: Petrol, Late Summer Green, Autumn Leaf and Seed. Another fabulous favourite, Rowan Moordale, has three extra colours that have been designed by Dee Hardwicke. DH Berry Pink, Eucalyptus and Dahlia Deep were inspired by the pinks and mauves speckling the hedgerows in the country lanes surrounding her home in the Welsh countryside.

Rowan Cotton Cashmere is the third yarn to blossom into additional shades; Myrtle, Seedpod, Dahlia and Vintage Bloom - four shades that complement each other, and work harmoniously with any shade in this yarn palette.

Big Wool, a huge perennial fave has five thrilling new shades to play with, in gorgeous brights! Big Wool Brights are perfect for the zingy knits we know you love. Choose from Cerise, Pumpkin, Citron, Oasis and Midori and use any existing Big Wool pattern, or make simple scarves and hats to show off these zesty brights.

The Rowan paintbrush has also swept through other yarns, too! Super popular Pure Wool Superwash Worsted has eight new shades: Sky, Rose, Carnation, Teal, Eggplant, Sage, Verdant and Tiger! This fabulous yarn is a great choice for garments, homeware and accessories and it has generous yardage and super stitch definition.

Rowan Alpaca Soft DK has two delicious new shades - Hyacinth and Ice Blue, two gorgeous new colours added especially for a new collection from designer Georgia Farrell, My London.

My London, by Georgia Farrell

This fabulous collection from designer Georgia Farrell is inspired by the London architecture that she loves, using two of Rowan's core yarns, Alpaca Soft and Alpaca Classic. These cosy accessories are full of the drama of building lines, using a carefully chosen palette that ensures that you can mix and match these gorgeous pieces!

Carousel by Martin Storey

A new collection from Martin Storey is ALWAYS a celebration, and this one will definitely not disappoint! Chock full of intricate Fair Isle designs, Martin has created accessory designs that will have you running for your needles. His short ponchos, scarves, longline cowls and hats are the province of great style, and a coatigan that will take your breath away.

A&C Unisex Collection by Arne & Carlos

This dynamic duo never fails to score top marks with their designs, and the Unisex collection is a glorious celebration of 'new Nordic' inspiration. Classic Fair Isle works wonderfully well with bright blues, greens and acid yellows, in garments that can be worn by men or women - this is a collection to delight the senses!

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Rowan knitting patterns

Romantic and wistful, each of Rowan’s classic knitting patterns tells a story. There are plenty of seasonal pattern collections to discover, created by some of the crème de la crème of design talent including Kaffe Fassett, Martin Storey, Lisa Richardson, Dee Hardwicke and Georgia Farrell.

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Rowan yarns

For makers on a quest to craft heavenly heirloom style crochet and knitwear, Rowan yarns are premium quality, made from stunning natural fibres that come in a gorgeous winsome colour palette. With hues that will make you want to take a wander through the Yorkshire dales or curl up with a Brontë novel, knit Rowan! 

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We were over the moon to announce that rockstar Rowan knitwear designer Martin Storey had 11 fabulous wrap knitting patterns exclusive to LoveCrafts. With his signature understated style, his sleek scarf patterns and shawls are the perfect winter project.

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