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Happy 40th Anniversary to Rowan Yarns


We are so excited to be part of Rowan's 40th Anniversary celebration! From November 30 to December 15th, we'll have a beautiful trunk show on display at the store, along with Rowan yarns, books and kits. We'll have yarn sampling stations set up for you to "taste" and get a feel for Rowan's lovely combinations of fibres.

On Thursday, December 6th, we'll host a yarn tasting and fashion show event. We'll review the garments in the trunk show and talk about the yarns that make up each of these lovely garments and accessories. As it's Rowan's "ruby" anniversary, we'll serve red velvet cake and a little sparkly! A registration/rsvp page will be set up closer to the event date.

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We'd love to list all of the garments in the trunk show, but we don't want to spoil the surprise! Here are a few to tempt you...

Alizarin: (pictured right) knitted in Brushed Fleece, a lovely blend of 65% wool, 30% alpaca and 5% polyamide, this coat is an eye-catching design and fun-project to knit. It features a lace and cable pattern and was designed by Martin Storey.

Redwood: this turtle neck jumper features cable details and raglan sleeves. It is knitted in Kid Classic, a luxurious blend of 70% wool, 22% viscose and 8% polyamide. It was designed by Sarah Hatton.

Solveig: (pictured below) knit this accessory hat from New Nordic, a design by ARNE & CARLOS using the stunning combination of Felted Tweed (wool, alpaca and viscose) and Kidsilk Haze (mohair and silk.) With a beautiful Nordic inspired Fairisle pattern, this pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

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Cinnabar: This beautiful jumper designed by Galina Carroll features a two-coloured fair isle pattern, embroidered highlight and pockets. It is knitted in a combination of Cashmere Tweed, a blend of 80% wool and 20% cashmere, and Alpaca Soft DK, a blend of 70% wool and 30% alpaca. Kidsilk Haze, 70% mohair and 30% silk, is used for the embroidery.

Rosso: Designed by Sarah Hatton this long-sleeve cardigan features a lovely A-line shape and cable detail. It is knitted in Kidsilk Haze, a luxurious blend of 70% mohair and 30% silk.

Folly: This beautiful infinity scarf was designed by ARNE & CARLOS. It features a stunning two-coloured fair isle pattern in Alpaca Soft DK, a soft blend of 70% wool and 30% alpaca.

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Marshwood: This colourful fair isle jumper is knitted in five shades of Alpaca Classic, a blend of 57% alpaca and 43% cotton. It features a crew neck and set-in sleeves. It was designed by Lisa Richardson.

Gazebo: (pictured right) this cardigan was designed by Kaffe Fassett and features a colourful intarsia pattern. It uses a variety of shades of Felted Tweed, a blend of 50% wool, 25% alpaca and 25% viscose, and is a fun project to knit for a knitter with some experience.

Vibrant Stripe: knit this accessory scarf from Kaffe's Colours, a design by Kaffe Fassett using vibrant shades of our beautiful tweed effect yarn Felted Tweed (wool, alpaca and viscose.) Knitted in a stripe sequence of different thicknesses, this pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

With these amazing garments on display for a limited time, we hope you'll join us at the store and see up close the beautiful work by Rowan's team of talented designers.