The American brand Rowan is known internationally for the high quality of its yarns. Its name comes from the beautiful rowan trees that grow on the banks of the River Holme in Yorkshire, an area with a long textile tradition in England.

Rowan started out in 1978 selling knitting kits from a grocery shop near Huddersfield. It later moved its headquarters to a former textile mill in the same area. There they continue to create yarns which they export all over the world.

The aim of its founders, Stephen Sheard and Simon Cockin, was to produce yarns in a wide range of natural fibres with a colour palette similar to that of a box of oil paints for the creation of timeless designs.

In 1982, a chance meeting between Stephen and Kaffe Fassett led Rowan to a new venture: creating designer projects to weave with his yarns. Three years later, Rowan partnered with Westminster Fibers to bring the brand to the US and from there it grew to more than 30 countries.

More than 40 years later, Rowan’s mission is still alive and well. Its team of collaborators includes world-renowned designers to create patterns that inspire knitters around the world: Lisa Richardson, Martin Storey, Erika Knight, Brandon Mably, Arne & Carlos, Quail Studio and Georgia Farrell.

Felted Tweed

Ask any Rowan fan for their favourite yarn. Chances are it will be Felted Tweed. This yarn, with a wonderful tweed effect in over 50 colours to choose from, is a Fair Isle lover’s dream.

  • Composition: 50% wool, 25% viscose and 25% alpaca
  • Length: 175 m / 50 g
  • Thickness: : Sport
  • Recommended needles: 3.75- 4 mm

Tweed Haze

Rowan’s new yarn for this season. It is a perfect yarn to knit almost all year round, with a thickness that will delight any beginner. With its spectacular speckled effect, this bulky yarn is ideal for knitting lightweight garments.

  • Composition: 40% mohair, 39% alpaca, 10% polyamide, 8% cotton and 3% polyester
  • Length: 120 m / 50 g
  • Thickness: DK
  • Recommended needles: 4 – 4.5 mm

Alpaca Classic

Alpaca Classic is ideal for knitting Fair Isle patterns and warm, lightweight garments and accessories. Its structure, created by a delicate cotton mesh filled with high quality alpaca fibres, gives it the soft feel of a feather. The result is a lightweight yarn with an incredible drape and a spectacular texture.

  • Composición:  57% alpaca, 43% cotton
  • Length: 125 m / 50 g
  • Thickness: DK
  • Recommended needles: 3.75 mm
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