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9th December 2014 FREE Ladies Patterns using Kidsilk Haze Glamour now available for download!

We have added 6 new ladies patterns using the wonderful Kidsilk Haze Glamour to our FREE pattern library!

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19th November 2014 FREE Rowan Poncho Patterns now available for download!

We have added 7 new ladies poncho patterns to our FREE pattern library!

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18th November 2014 Rowan Yarns - Electronic Patterns now available to order!
We have started a digital download pattern library, so that you can order and download your patterns directly onto your tablet or computer! We will be adding to this library all the time!


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13th November 2014 Rowan Yarns - Elegant Knits by Martin Storey now IN STOCK.
Martin Storey has created a great range of shapes and styles for all kinds of garments, including long and short jackets, shrugs, cardigans, short coats, tunics and dresses, plus a shoulder cape and a poncho, using Rowan's most popular yarns in a range of weights and types.


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8th November 2014 FREE Rowan Accessory Patterns now available for download!

4 FREE Accessory patterns for the Autumn/Christmas season!

Owl Doorstop, Dr. Owl Water Bottle Cover, Animal Winter Family, Mini Mits and Hats Christmas Tree Decorations.

See all the Christmas patterns here


3rd November 2014

New Rowan Book: Rowan Restyle No. 1 Kidsilk Haze

10 designs selected from the Rowan archive showing quite simply a different perspective. The concept is to show how a garment can look completely different by changing a few pieces in your wardrobe to create a fresh and modern look. IN STOCK

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3rd November 2014

New Rowan Book: Cute Little Knits Revised by Jem Weston

Jem Weston's first book includes 10 contemporary handknit projects to knit for you and your home or for friends and children. You'll find everything from cushions to a quirky draught excluder shaped like a fox. ** Please note, due to popular demands this publication has been revised and uses new colours and yarns. IN STOCK

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3rd November 2014

New Rowan Book: Rowan Loves Kidsilk Haze & Felted Tweed by Sarah Hatton

A collection 9 designs featuring a selection of beautiful garments and accessories by Sarah Hatton, which can be knitted in Kidsilk Haze or Felted Tweed in either of the two garment options given for each design. IN STOCK

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17th October 2014

NEW: Regia Journal 008 - Crazy Socks
We have never seen socks like this before - knitted in plain and multi coloured 4 ply Regia sock yarn: socks with fringes, socks with zips, socks with rings on them and socks with scales on them! We just love these socks!

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17th October 2014

NEW: Regia Journal 013 - My First Regia
More gorgeous designs for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old using Regia My First Regia plain and multi colours. Journal 013 features a knitted octopus, knitted socks and bootees, crochet bootees, and a little doll.

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17th October 2014 FREE Rowan Patterns - using Kidsilk Haze Stripe now available for download!

Rowan have just added 6 new shades their Kidsilk Haze Stripe range! Here are 3 new FREE patterns to download all using this self striping version of Kid Silk Haze. Designs are Hebrides Stocking Stitch Cardigan, Mitred Square Scarf and Twisted Drop Stitch Scarf.

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15th October 2014

New Rowan Book: Knitted Modern Classics for Babies by Chrissie Day

13 beautiful hand knit designs for babies from birth to 18 months, featuring classic, reassuringly timeless, yet modern items of clothing that can be passed down through the family or friends to be treasured.

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11th October 2014 FREE Rowan Patterns - using Kidsilk Haze now available for download!

To celebraete 13 years of Rowan Kidsilk Haze, we have added 5 ladies patterns, FREE to download now! Slovenia Striped Top, La Traviata Round Neck Sweater, Diamond Wrist Cuff, Alder Wrap and Pixie Cardigan.

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10th October 2014

New Kim Hargreaves Book for Autumn/Winter 2014 - STILL - IN STOCK!

STILL: 21 new designs by Kim Hargreaves. A collection with a quiet confidence and an aura hard to resist.

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3rd October 2014

AUTUMN SALE - up to 40% discount on Rowan and Sirdar!

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3rd October 2014 FREE Rowan Patterns - Creative Focus Worsted now available for download!

We have a collection of 3 womens designs using Creative Focus Worsted yarn. Patterns are Thames Cable Cardigan, Lace Cable Cowl and Hanne Peplum Cardigan.
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We also have a cute small Felted Bag free pattern!
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27th September 2014 FREE Rowan Patterns - Pure Wool Worsted Collection now available for download!

We have a collection of five FREE timeless designs using Pure Wool Worsted yarn. Patterns include two longline ladies sweaters, a wonderful slouchy cable bag and a cable hat and fingerless mittens that can both be knitted using just one ball of yarn.
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Knit-a-long - The Kaffe Fassett Pure Wool Worsted Knit-a-long is starting on 1st October and we have stocks of every Pure Wool Worsted shade.
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21st September 2014 FREE Rowan Patterns - Autumn Collection 2014 now available for download!

A collection of 8 accessories perfect for the autumn months. Projects include chunky cowls, leg warmers and cosy hats.

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13th September 2014 Sirdar - New Pattern Leaflets using new yarn Hayfield Ripple Super Chunky - now available!

Hayfield Ripple Super Chunky is a super chunky yarn with a soft, rippled surface, in a range of trendy marbled fashion shades. The perfect yarn for making stylish garments for a more casual look, it is also ideal for making soft home knits, such as cushions and throws. Hayfield Ripple is made from a machine washable blend of 97% Acrylic and 3% Polyester. It is also a standard super chunky so will knit to all of Sirdar's super chunky designs.

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6th September 2014 Sirdar - Friends Forever 2 (474) now available!

Following on from the first Friends Forever book by Sue Jobson, this time she has created a collection of adorable toys from the Arctic.

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6th September 2014 Sirdar - New Sock Yarn - Heart & Sole 4 Ply now available!

A stripey, self-patterning sock yarn. This fun yarn comes in a range of the most eye-catching colour combos. Each 100g ball has a free sock pattern on the ball band and will make one pair of socks on 3 ¼ mm needles. Heart and Sole is a brilliant yarn for exploring colour, and although it has been designed for socks it is also great for smaller projects, such as toys and accessories. It has a sturdy blend of 75% wool and 25% nylon, making it an extremely durable yarn. Heart and Sole is machine washable and cool tumble dry.

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3rd September 2014 4 FREE Rowan Accessory Patterns from Magazine 56 using Rowan Chenille now available for download!

Embossed Stripe Pillow, Origami Flower Pillow, Triangle Squares Cushion and Woven Stripes Bed Runner.

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28th August 2014 5 More FREE Rowan Baby Patterns using Baby Merino Silk DK now available for download!

Jill Snuggly Baby Cardigan, Scottie Baby Cardigan, Scottie Beret, Blankie Childrens Blanket and Three Bear Family!

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27th August 2014

NOW IN STOCK - New Kim Hargreaves Book for Autumn/Winter 2014 - NORTH

NORTH: 21 new designs by Kim Hargreaves. A collection with Time Honoured Traditions.

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4th August 2014 Rowan Yarns - Easy Fairisle Knits by Martin Storey now available for pre-ordering.
14 Projects with a modern Twist using Rowan Felted Tweed. In this jewel-like collection of 14 fairisle patterns, Martin Storey brings his masterly touch to a delightful range of beautifully using simple designs that have all the delicacy of traditional Shetland fairisles, but in a pared down contemporary form.


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4th August 2014 Rowan Yarns - Elegant Knits by Martin Storey now available for pre-ordering.
Martinn Storey has created a great range of shapes and styles for all kinds of garments, including long and short jackets, shrugs, cardigans, short coats, tunics and dresses, plus a shoulder cape and a poncho, using Rowan's most popular yarns in a range of weights and types.


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2nd August 2014 Rowan Yarns - Lakeland by Marie Wallin now available.
14 handknit designs for women and the home. Lakeland is a celebration of British heritage wear, the stunning Lakeland landscape and of British woollen yarns. These fourteen classic, but contemporary fit garments are perfect for fell walking as well as providing essential warmth to the coldest of winter days.


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2nd August 2014 Rowan Yarns - The Knit Generation curated by Sarah Hatton now available.
Rowan asked eight of the designers they are most excited about at the moment to create a collection of 15 cosy winter accessories. From classic hats and scarves to headband and thrummed mittens, we think there is something to interest any knitter.


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2nd August 2014 Rowan Yarns - 10 Simple Projects for Cosy Homes by Sarah Hatton now available.
The latest in the 10 simple book range features easy to knit comfy throws and cushions as well as quick to easy smaller projects. Perfect for any interior whether you choose the neutral palette shown or a brighter zesty shade.


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2nd August 2014

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29th July 2014 4 FREE Rowan Baby Patterns using Baby Merino Silk DK now available for download!

Cheri Baby Bolero Cardigan, Elly Baby Cardigan, Billy Baby Bootees and Chick Baby Cardigan!

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20th July 2014 FREE Rowan Ladies Patterns from Mag 56 now available for download!

3 FREE Ladies Patterns from the new Rowan Magazine 56 are now available for download!

FREE PATTERNS (Mohair Haze)

FREE PATTERNS (Fine Tweed)

7th July 2014 Rowan: New Autumn/Winter 2014 Season
10 new season books, 8 new yarns and many new colours available now!

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7th July 2014 Sublime: New Autumn/Winter 2014 Season
7 new season books, 2 new yarns and many new colours available now!

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3rd July 2014 Sirdar: New Autumn/Winter 2014 Season
8 new season books, 4 new yarns and many new colours available now!

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1st July 2014

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28th June 2014 FREE Rowan Ladies Patterns using Summer Tweed now available for download!

6 FREE Ladies Patterns by Kim Hargreaves and Sarah Hatton using Summer Tweed now available for download!

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13th June 2014 FREE Rowan Ladies Pattern using Summer Tweed now available for download!

Knit this ladies, accessory long length, summer wrap from the Rowan archive. Designed by Kaffe Fassett using a glorious combination of Summer Tweed (cotton and silk) and Kidsilk Haze (super kid mohair and silk), this design was originally featured in Rowan Knitting & Crochet magazine 49.

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13th June 2014 FREE Rowan Accessory Patterns using Summer Tweed now available for download!

We have uploaded 9 free cushion and thros patterns using Summer Tweed.

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7th June 2014

New Rowan Book - Denim The Next Generation

9 designs for all the family using NEW YARN! Rowan Original Denim. The Rowan Denim story stretches back over 25 years and for the new season it’s as popular as ever. For 2014, Rowan are re-launching the Denim in a new and more durable DK cotton weight. Thanks to it’s hard wearing qualities, it’s warmth and versatility the new Rowan Denim is to become a major feature in the knitter’s wardrobe.

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7th June 2014 FREE Rowan Men/Women Patterns using Original Denim now available for download!

Braveheart Ladies Top, Glow Ladies Top, Katy Ladies Sweater, and Surf Mens Cabled Sweater: all using Rowan Original Denim.

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7th June 2014 FREE Rowan Childrens Patterns using Original Denim now available for download!

Drew Childrens Zip up Cardigan and Jo Childrens Long Sleeved Sweater: both using Rowan Original Denim.

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7th June 2014 FREE Rowan Accessory Patterns using Original Denim now available for download!

Beaded Denim Bag, Bean Bag, Brooklyn Satchel Style Bag and Denim Backpack: all using Rowan Original Denim.

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27th May 2014

FREE Yarn Shipping for UK Customers when you spend over 20 on Yarn

24th May 2014 FREE Rowan Ladies Sweater Patterns using All Seasons Cotton now available for download!

2 summer ladies jumper patterns using All Seasons Cotton: Navigator Nautical Style Jumper & Dawn Summer Jumper.

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24th May 2014 FREE Rowan Throw Pattern using All Seasons Cotton now available for download!

This gorgeous diamond throw is knitted in the ever popular All Seasons Cotton and would be a fantastic addition to any home for any time of year. It is knitted in 56 separate squares so you could make them in any combination of colour! Designed by Martin Storey.

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18th May 2014 FREE Rowan Girls Pattern using Pure Wool Aran now available for download!

We have just added a FREE Rowan knitting pattern for girls: Addison.

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18th May 2014 2 FREE Rowan Cushion Patterns using Pure Wool Aran now available for download!

We have just added 2 FREE Rowan knitting patterns: PicKnit Square Cushion, and PicKnit Pillow Cushion.

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14th May 2014

New Rowan Yarn and Book - Rowan Chenille Yarn & The Chenille Collection

12 womens garments and accessory designs using one of Rowan’s new yarns for the Autumn/Winter 2014/15 season - Rowan Chenille. Rowan Chenille is 100% cotton, soft and yet textured to the touch. This yarn takes cables and textured stitches very well. Available in strong jewel like colours and in a 50 gram ball it is ideal for colour work, mixing with other Rowan core yarns, but equally makes very wearable and warm garments when knitted by itself.

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11th May 2014 KnitPro Nova Circular Needles now available!

• Engineered from hollow brass pipes and plated with high quality nickel, its polished surface is a knitter’s delight
• Sharp and gradually tapered points are ideal for all knitting projects
• Light weight insures comfort in the hand and hours of stress free, satisfying knitting
• Durability of brass metal guarantees minimal wear and maximum life
• Smooth join enables easy stitch glide and no snagging
• A streamlined manufacturing process makes Nova needles highly affordable
• The exceptionally smooth surface enables the stitches to move quickly and with no resistance
• Resilient and flexible cables lay flat with no kink or twist – easy to store
• KnitPro Nova - the best and most affordable metal needle

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2nd May 2014

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2nd May 2014 2 FREE Rowan Patterns using Creative Linen and Revive now available for download!

We have just added 2 FREE Rowan knitting patterns: East Village Mens Sweater, and Mosaic Ladies Round Neck Short Sleeve Top.

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26th April 2014 4 FREE Rowan Womens Patterns using Panama now available for download!

We have just added 4 FREE knitting and crochet patterns using Rowan Panama: Liala Crochet Cropped Sweater, Chaste Round Neck Tunic, Spotty Top and York Cardigan.

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26th April 2014

Spring SALE - up to 40% discount on Rowan and Sirdar!

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21st April 2014

New Kim Hargreaves Book for Spring/Summer 2014 - Honey: Now in stock!

21 new designs by Kim Hargreaves. A sunkissed collection with a 70s vibe!

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14th April 2014 5 FREE Children's Patterns using Pure Wool Worsted now available for download!

Alongside Rowan's Mystery Afghan Knit-a-long starting 21st April we have put 5 new children's patterns in our downloads section!

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14th April 2014 Sirdar - New Hat Yarn - Head Start now available!

Make one fabulous hat! Hat pattern on ball band! Head Start is a fantastic hat in a ball package, which includes a funky pompom to sew on to your hat. These slouchy hats come in a variety of colour combos. We have Pink Rocks, Electric Blue and Soda Pop, all of which are a mix of grey and fluoro flecks with a matching fluoro pompom, then we have Teen Spirit, a camel and multi-colour spot mix with a pretty lilac pompom. A Head Start hat is not only cool to wear, but has a 62% Acrylic, 26% Polyester, 12% Mohair blend, making it lovely a soft too! It comes with a free, easy knit hat pattern on the ball band, making this great package excellent value for money. The quick and easy nature of the hat pattern makes this the ideal project for beginner knitters.

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14th April 2014 2 Free Rowan Easter Accessory Patterns using Baby Merino Silk DK now available for download!

Henrietta and Hyacinth Hen - Crochet these gorgeous large and small hens, a free pattern download as part of the Easter Collection 2014. Designed by Andrea McHugh and using the lovely yarn All Seasons Cotton (cotton and acrylic). Worked in double crochet with simple chain legs and crown details, this crochet pattern is for the beginner crocheter.

Cute Easter Bunnies - Knit these cute Easter bunnies, a free pattern download as part of the Easter Collection 2014. Designed by Vicky Sedgwick and using the beautiful yarn Baby Merino Silk DK (merino superwash wool and tussah silk). Worked in garter stitch and made from only one knitted square, this knitting pattern is for the beginner knitter

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6th April 2014 5 FREE Rowan Easter Accessory Patterns now available for download!

For Easter 2014 we've added 5 free pattern downloads. A Big Bobble Floor Cushion, Pom Poms, Bunny Jar Toppers, Crochet Chick egg cosy, and an Easter Basket.

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3rd April 2014

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1st April 2014

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29th March 2014

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23rd March 2014 2 FREE Rowan Accessory Patterns Using Wool Cotton DK now available for download!

For Mother's Day we have added 2 new FREE Rowan accessory patterns using Wool Cotton DK - Daffodils & Butterfly Cushion.

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23rd March 2014 FREE Rowan Women's Pattern Using Wool Cotton DK now available for download!

For Mother's Day we have added a new FREE Rowan ladies scarf pattern using Wool Cotton DK.

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15th March 2014 Rowan - Bespoke now available!

Bespoke celebrates the magnificent bicycle with 10 knit and crochet designs ranging from a yoked cardigan with a cute bike motif to a beautiful circular lace shawl inspired by the radiating spokes of a wheel. Bespoke will appeal to knitters and crocheters of all abilities and its bright, bold palette of Rowan yarns gives it a fresh and contemporary feel.

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4th March 2014 Rowan - Windswept by Marie Wallin now available!

Marie's first exclusive collection, Windswept is a celebration of traditional fairisle and cable patterning with a hint of crochet. Containing 12 modern and classic fitting garments that are perfect to wear at home or on bracing country or seaside walks that look great styled with tartans and plaids.

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2nd March 2014 8 FREE Rowan Patterns Using Wool Cotton DK now available for download!

We have just added 8 new FREE Rowan Women's and Men's patterns using Wool Cotton DK.

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21st February 2014 Sirdar - Friends Forever (473) now available!

Sirdar have discovered Sue Jobson’s unique style and are delighted to publish the first book of her original designs. Sirdar Snowflake Chunky is the perfect yarn for making all these toys. For this first book Sue has designed six of the most adorable dogs and eight of the most Moor-ish sheep. There is also George the urban fox, the Paw Print Bag, and the Harry and Mia wardrobes.

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21st February 2014 Rowan Yarns - Knitting Pretty by Martin Storey now available. Martin Storey's collection of 25 brilliant knits is a floral fiesta. It has every kind of flower-inspired design for you and for your home, from bags with applique flowers to garments, accessories, cushions and throws with either textured or colourwork flowers or flower embroideries, all in our brilliant colour palette.

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16th February 2014 Rowan Yarns - 10 Simple Crochet Projects by Sarah Hatton now available. Featuring simple scarves and hats which are quick to work through, to more substantial projects such as the cardigan or shrug.

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16th February 2014 Rowan Yarns - Exclusive new Lima shade now available.

We are delighted to be able to offer all our customers a special Limited Edition shade of Rowan Lima (only available from English Yarns) shade 908 Uruguay (a solid shade of dark grey), at the special price of £5.95 instead of the normal price of £7.50

We will also send a free download pattern of any of the designs from the lovely Lima Collection when you order ANY Lima yarn – first just select the design you want, email us, and we will email you back with how many balls needed for your chosen design.

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30th January 2014 Rowan: New Book - Mini Collection - Baby Merino Silk DK
10 designs for children from age 0-3 months to 5 years using Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK

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19th January 2014 Rowan Yarns - Stranded Knits by Ann Kingstone now available. A collection of 16 fabulous colourwork designs knitted in a gorgeous selection of Rowan yarns. This book includes step-by-step illustrated tutorials and friendly text making mastering colourwork skills simple, satisfying and fun.
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19th January 2014 FREE Rowan Pattern using Cocoon - Morris now available for download. To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, Rowan designers were asked to choose one of their favourite designs from the archives and re-work it in current yarns. Martin Storey chose Morris which was originally featured in Magazine 34.
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19th January 2014 FREE Childrens Rowan Pattern using Cocoon - Solange now available for download. This girls cable cardigan, with one button detail, uses Cocoon and has been designed exclusively for the web site by Sarah Hatton.
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19th January 2014 FREE Childrens Rowan Pattern using Cocoon - Morgan now available for download. This childrens hooded jumper uses Cocoon and has been designed exclusively for the web site by Sarah Hatton.
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13th January 2014 Sirdar: New Spring/Summer 2014 Season
5 new season books, 2 new yarns and many new colours available now!

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13th January 2014 Sublime: New Spring/Summer 2014 Season
5 new season books, 2 new yarns and many new colours available now!

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8th January 2014 Rowan: New Spring/Summer 2014 Season
10 new season books, 7 new yarns and many new colours available now!

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1st January 2014

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