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CONTENTS Welcome letter Monthly Free Pattern Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54 The Rowan Design Competition 2013 New Season 4 5 6 8 10 McAree Brothers Rowan Stockist Meet Claire Durbin Weekend Workshop Diss Crochet Bee member 18 21 22 17 July 2013 .3 .

more because it’s the month of our brand new autumn collections! Read on for details of all our luscious new yarns and designs.Hello and welcome to the new edition of the eNewsletter! July is our favourite month of summer here in Yorkshire – of course nothing to do with the weather. so get your creative caps on! We hope you enjoy your July issue. and back by popular demand. The Rowan team Front Cover: Vivaldi by Vibe Ulrik Using Kidsilk Haze Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54 Click on the further information symbol where it appears for a link to Keep in touch with us on social media… 4 . Also in this issue.July 2013 . are details of the Rowan Design Competition 2013.

5 .EXCLUSIVE Stellar Wrap by Alison Crowther Smith Kidsilk Haze Glamour STELLAR WRAP For this and hundreds of FREE patterns exclusive to members click the button below: July 2013 .

Sure to be one of the most popular designs is the intricately beautiful Aida by Marie Wallin. which combines key trends such as intarsia. Fine Lace & Anchor Artiste Metallic 6 . an exquisitely romantic collection featuring jacquards and gothic hints. Why not visit our Facebook page and tell us which design will be the first on your needles? Aida by Marie Wallin from Romancing using Kidsilk Haze. Romancing. Three design stories make up the brand new Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54. abstract texture.Introducing… Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54 Vintage glamour meets iconic colourwork in this stunning collection of timeless designs from the Rowan team. Folk. alongside Kaffe Fassett’s inspirational Kilim Wrap piece. a rich tapestry of colour and texture and Essentials. woven stitch effects and graphic cables.July 2013 .

Kilim Wrap by Kaffe Fassett from Folk using Felted Tweed Balkan by Brandon Mably from Folk using Colourspun Soumak Scarf Wrap by Stacy by Gemma Atkinson from Essentials using Kid Rowan Classic from Folk using & Anchor Artiste Metallic Lisa Richardson Fine Tweed Stacy by Gemma Atkinson from Essentials using Kid Classic & Anchor Artiste metallic July 2013 .7 .

fashion and feeling of the film. design a fabulous knit or crochet garment or accessory piece. check out the August issue of the enewsletter for Rowan Designer Lisa Richardson’s take on the with the subject header Design Competition 2013. to be a winner. or by post to the address below: Rowan Design Competition 2013 Coats Crafts UK Green Lane Mill Holmfirth HD9 2DX The competition will close on 1st October 2013. Brief . we’ve thrown in a one year membership of Rowan Subscription! This year.July 2013 . 8 .59pm GMT. The brief is simple. See yourself as a Rowan designer? Why not enter the Rowan Design Competition 2013 to be in with the chance to have your design featured on our website and in our enewsletter. If you need inspiration. and any entries received after 11.the Rowan Design Competition 2013 Launched 1st July until 1st October 11. and to win the yarn to knit the garment of your choice from our brand new Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine and if that’s not enough. or why not visit the information pages on our website to research suitable yarn choices. simply send in your sketch and swatches either by email to mail@knitrowan.59pm on this date will not be considered. which encapsulates all of the style. To enter. we have taken inspiration from the glamour and glitz of the new Great Gatsby film from Baz Luhrmann.Design a garment or accessory using Rowan yarns inspired by the look and feel of the Great Gatsby film.

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easy to wear styles featuring on trend effects ranging from texture and bobbles to slashed pieces.New Season The Alpaca Colour Collection The Alpaca Colour Collection features seventeen modern.July 2013 Coombe . This collection also introduces the new Alpaca Colour yarn. Ashridge ZB143 Calke 10 . 100% alpaca and available in ten colour rich shades ranging from Emerald and Garnet to Topaz.

Designed by Martin Storey. the fourteen delicate designs range from lace and beaded knits. to ruffled shrugs and an elegant wrap. an exquisite blend of 69% angora. The collection also plays host to the new Angora Haze yarn. The Angora Haze Collection encapsulates all the style of the 1940s but with a modern twist. ZB142 Bette July 2013 .The Angora Haze Collection Soft. feminine and utterly romantic. 20% polyamide and 11% wool worked in a breathtaking palette of soft pastels and jewelled brights.11 .

Photographed against a pretty English countryside backdrop.July 2013 . designs range from cabled sweaters to drapey wraps and Fair isle cardigans.Ilam & Wye using Cocoon Autumn Knits Designed by Marie Wallin Chunky texture and graphic pieces dominate this collection of fourteen designs for men and women by Marie Wallin. ZB144 12 .

pieces range from bright.Little Star Little Star is an adorable collection of twenty-one designs for girls and boys from three to ten years by Marie Wallin. an exquisite blend of 69% angora. Alongside other favourites from the current Rowan yarn range. 20% polyamide and 11% wool. ranging from soft lime Hug.13 . the collection debuts the beautiful new Angora Haze yarn. Charming and quintessentially cute. The new yarn will be available in thirteen stunning shades. Plum Duff using Pure Wool DK ZB141 Bruleé Capelet using Angora Haze Christmas using Pure Wool DK July 2013 . easy to wear casual knits to pretty party wear and smart outdoor accessories. to cherry red Kiss and soft pink Baby.

ZB140 using Big Wool Homeland Quilt using Creative Focus™ Worsted Crockett using Creative Focus™ Worsted 14 . all worked in a dark palette highlighted with soft lime. Mid west meets catwalk fashion in this understated. yet on trend collection of rustic knits.July 2013 .Pioneer Collection A coolection of 14 designs by Martin Storey. rose and navy. Signature cables feature alongside block colour pieces and minimalist effects.

a vibrant 100% wool yarn of variegated thickness. From scarves and cowls to cropped sweaters. the collection will have something for everyone. the collection features fifteen simple garments which showcase the texture of the yarn brilliantly.Thick n Thin Introducing a beautifully versatile collection featuring the stunning new Thick ‘n’ Thin yarn. Designed by Sarah Hatton.15 . ZB138 Aurora July 2013 .

Warm & Toasty is a snuggly collection of fourteen small and simple accessory projects. Ranging from classic shrugs to stylish capelets and snoods. designs are simple yet textural throughout.July 2013 .Warm & Toasty Designed using the luxurious Alpaca Chunky and Tumble yarns. ZB139 Cox Scarf using Alpaca Chunky 16 .

via their Facebook. Edinburgh and Falkirk. I can’t wait to tell everyone about the new Angora Haze. blog and Ravelry pages. 50% of their sales come through their website www.17 . Lucy from McArees said. Twitter. a company whose history reaches back over 140 years. “There is an enormous sense of being part of a very creative and very widely spread community. business at McAree Brothers has changed and expanded in ways that would never previously have been and they can now stay in touch with customers who live far July 2013 .McAree Brothers Walk up to Stirling Castle and you will pass McAree Brothers. it is so beautiful and soft. McAree Brothers is now a specialist retailer of knitting and haberdashery supplies in Stirling. Since the explosion of the online knitting community.mcadirect.mcadirect. Originally an old fashioned department store in Stirling.” For more information about McAree Brothers visit www. We see a huge amount of chatter on-line when the new Rowan yarns are launched.

How did you first become interested in knitting? Crafting has been part of my life for as long as I can remember – I always enjoyed drawing. painting and making 18 .July 2013 . I’m a long-time fan of Rowan’s inspirational and creative designs and yarns and I was very lucky to be chosen as one of 15 Ambassadors for Rowan earlier this year. a knitter and crocheter who is passionate about yarn and all things creative.Meet member Claire Durbin Tell us about yourself: I’m Claire. sewing. I’m also a keen animal lover. all things vintage and good coffee! I live near Bath in Somerset with my husband and two lovely girls aged 3 and 10. who I enjoy spending lots of crafty and creative time with. books. where you will also find me chatting about family life and other loves including photography. making and baking. You can find me sharing my enthusiasm for knitting and crochet and Rowan’s latest collections on my Blog ‘Knit and Purl Garden’. and share a house with two border collies and the garden with some rare breed hens.

and it is usually a combination of that which tempts me to try out a new yarn. We haven’t stopped knitting and crocheting since! Which is your favourite Rowan yarn and why? That’s a hard question for me – my favourite yarn tends to be the one that I am currently knitting with! I love so many of the Rowan yarns. It was at this time that I taught myself and my eldest daughter to crochet. making and inspiring days out. Recently. I’m having lots of fun with my blog and just seeing where it takes me… July 2013 . baking. I have been writing about the granny bunting that my daughter and I have been crocheting for the ‘Yarndale Festival of Creativity and Craft’ being organised in Yorkshire this September – check out the Yarndale website and join in! I’ve also written a little about crochet for children. In complete contrast. I’ve been completely amazed by the way in which my list of followers has grown since I started blogging in January – there is such an amazing online community out there. I get to review new yarns and brochures. knitting and purling and casting off.Com came out of the blue and was such a wonderful surprise which has given me a big boost. I’m a great fan of Rowan’s Big Wool for autumn and winter knits. I later came back to knitting as an adult when I was expecting my second child because I wanted to create something special and handmade for my daughter. I’m so lucky that as an Ambassador for Rowan. What are you talking about on your blog at the moment? A lot is going on at Knit and Purl Garden at the moment – my blog provides a record of my adventures in knitting. For crochet. I’ve recently been enjoying knitting with Kidsilk Haze and Fine Lace making a light spring/ summer wrap from Rowan Magazine 53. Next up is my review of Rowan Studio 30. I’m also reviewing Rowan’s Kidsilk Glamour.19 . including snippets of family life.things as a child and it was then that my mother taught me the basics of knitting – simple casting on. my choice would have to be Rowan’s Handknit Cotton or Cotton Glace with its gorgeous sheen – both yarns have amazing colour ranges as does the new Softknit Cotton range which has amazing stitch definition for both knitting and crochet. so also on my blog you will find posts about the gorgeous new yarns that Rowan has launched for this spring/summer season. I’m knitting the Louisa Cape for my daughter using Rowan’s Baby Merino Silk DK. I’m particularly drawn to colour and texture. The Blogger of the Week award that I received from LoveKnitting. a collection for children by Sarah Hatton. There is something so satisfying about seeing rows of gorgeous Big Wool in all of its enticing colours on display in a yarn shop. crochet and any creative happenings.

Look out for some great reviews of Rowan’s new yarns and designs for autumn and winter on my blog and Facebook page very soon! Claire can be found blogging at: www.wordpress. beautifully fitted sweaters.What do you think will be the biggest trend out there this AW13 season? Knitwear will be back in a big way for AW13. or with other accessories or colourful scarves adding a pop of and also on Facebook 20 . I’m very much looking forward to previewing Rowan’s AW13 collection including some stunning new yarns and Magazine 54 which will be based around 3 themes or stories: ‘Folk. a continuation of the popular vintage theme. Wool will be truly celebrated and knitwear will be very much in fashion with sweaters. dress or jeans. cardigans. Personally. with a multitude of designs. Fashion trends might include chunky and gorgeously textured jumpers. Romancing and Essentials’. styles and colours to suit everyone and every situation. or layered under coats. dressed up or down. I can think of nothing better than to cosy up in a favourite wool sweater in the autumn or winter. the perfect item to be worn with a skirt. stunning jewel colours and neon accents as well as more natural hues for both crochet and knitwear – something for everyone. wraps and other garments suitable for layering.July 2013 .knitandpurlgarden. jumpers and cardigans being the new ‘must haves’.

Weekend Workshop with Sarah Hazell Triangular Lace Shawl This workshop is ideal for those who would like to increase their knowledge of lace knitting. All the techniques will be explored in swatch form before starting on your workshop project and these will include a central panel of lace. During the course of the weekend you will work on a triangular shawl and learn how to work from charts as part of the process of knitting lace. how shaping affects a simple overall pattern and how to work a knitted lace edging. Date: 21st/22nd September at Rowan.21 . Cost: £80 for weekend/Members Price: £72 Gypsy Shawl by Sarah Hatton Kidsilk Haze Glamour GYPSY SHAWL July 2013 . Holmfirth.

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