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When you say Rowan Yarn to a knitter or crocheter, don't be surprised to hear a sigh and see a dreamy look come over her face! Over the past three decades, they have set the standard for elegance. They first began operation in Yorkshire, England in the 1980s by producing yarns for rug-making kits. At that time, knitting and crochet experienced a renaissance, and owners Stephen Sheard and Simon Cockin realized they could provide materials for the handknitting market as well. Since then, Rowan knitting yarns and patterns have come to represent the very finest in quality to many people.

Rowan Yarn Tapestry
Cashsoft DK
Cashsoft DK Wool Cotton
Chunky Print
Big Wool
Kidsilk Haze
Rowan Kidsilk Haze

At River Colors Studio, we carry many of their continually growing and changing offerings. Every line is characterized by a range of lovely and sophisticated colors. Each season, we see new colors of old favorites like Rowan tweed, as well as brand-new products, such as Lima, an ultra-soft chained fiber of baby alpaca, merino, and nylon. While the company has generally focused on producing traditional styles from natural materials, it has also offered unusually textured designs in innovative fibers. In the spring of 2010, the company introduced the Purelife Recycled Collection, a beautiful line made from recycled silk, cotton, and other fibers.

From Kidsilk Haze (which Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, A.K.A The "Yarn Harlot", has likened to an illicit drug) to Calmer, these yarns are highly desired by knitters and crocheters alike. Whether you are working a lacy crochet shawl, an intricately cabled sweater, or exquisite intarsia pattern, you will find one perfectly suited for your project. Honor your work with one of these truly high-quality fibers and in doing so created a timeless heirloom.

Rowan Felted Tweed Yarn
Rowan Felted Tweed Yarn
Rowan Wool Yarn
Rowan Wool Yarn
Rowan Knitting Yarn Summer Tweed
Rowan Summer Tweed
Rowan Kid Classic
Rowan Classic Kid

Those seeking pattern support needn't look far. You could do their knitting projects for years and barely put a dent in their pattern catalog. Twice each year, they publish an evocative and inspirational magazine. Each oversized issue is full of intriguing patterns for both knitting and crocheting. The look of their beautifully photographed and romantically styled magazine is often imitated, but rarely duplicated. Many acclaimed designers are or have been associated with Rowan, including Kaffe Fassett, Debbie Bliss, Kim Hargreaves, Sasha Kagan, Martin Storey, and Louisa Harding. Out-of-print copies are so coveted and collectible, they can sell for several hundred dollars! The company also offers the Rowan Studio brochures, which focus on fashion-forward patterns inspired by the latest looks from the catwalks.

Whether your taste is classic, romantic, edgy, or fashionable, Rowan offers patterns and yarns for you.

Click here to view all available crocheting and knitting yarns from Rowan Yarns