Rowan Magazine 55 – Giveaway!

Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine Number 55

Rowan’s latest magazine is now available and I have a copy for you to win! Read on to see if you would like to take part in my latest giveaway!

The first few pages of Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine No. 55 is packed full of the latest designs photographed on location in the small hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera on the South West coast of Spain and also in the Moorish city of Seville. How I long for those hot summer days portrayed in these pictures! If you love looking at the pictures as much as you love knitting the patterns there is a small article on Vejer de la Frontera and where the crew stayed for the shoot.

The magazine’s designs are created around three stories: Clarity, Legacy and Essentials.

1. Clarity

This collection is inspired by “the delicate and fragile beauty of historic and contemporary lace and Irish crochet making”. Clarity’s designs are very feminine and romantic but also modern. My favourite designs are Prudence and Trinity.


Prudence knitted using Kidsilk Haze, designed by Marie Wallin


Trinity knitted using Kidsilk Haze, designed by Sarah Hatton

2. Legacy

This collection is inspired by Old Islamic and Moorish tile art combined with ancient striated rock formations. It is full of textural and colourful patterns for both men and women. I can see myself knitting Madia and maybe Fernando for my husband.


Madia a crochet design using Creative Linen, Summerspun and Purelife Revive, designed by Lisa Richardson


Fernando knitted using Purelife Revive, designed by Marie Wallin

3. Essentials

This is my favoutite collection which features one of the major trends for Spring and Summer 2014: stripes. I love the simplicity of the garment shapes which showcase an array of colourful stripes and zigzags. If only I had an extra two or three pairs of hands I would love to knit Port, Sailor, Buoy and Celeste.


Port knitted using Wool Cotton 4 ply, designed by Marie Wallin


Sailor knitted using Softknit Cotton, designed by Sarah Hatton


Buoy, a crochet design using Wool Cotton 4 ply, designed by Lisa Richardson


Celeste knitted using Cotton Glacé, designed by Martin Storey

If you love Kaffe Fasset’s colourful designs Rowan commissioned him to design an exclusive collection which is pictured in Magazine 55. The patterns are available for download if you are a Rowan member.

All together magazine 55 includes 50 designs: 38 patterns in the magazine; 7 Kaffe Fasset designs available to download by Rowan members and an additional 5 patterns to download if you are a Rowan member.

However, the magazine also includes many other features: an in depth look into the history of Irish Crochet; an insight into the Knitting and Crochet Guild and their amazing archive; a feature introducing Ann Kingstone’s new book, ‘Stranded Knits’; and interesting facts about linen.

Click on the links below to view all the designs from Magazine 55, the online collection and the yarns I have mentioned above.

Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 55 Design Collection

Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 55 – Online Collection

Kidsilk Haze, Cotton Glacé, Purelife Revive, Creative Linen, Summerspun, Wool Cotton 4 PlySoftknit Cotton.

If you would like more information on becoming a Rowan member or opening a subscription with Rowan click on the links below.

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So, if you’d like to win a copy of Rowan Magazine 55, all you need to do is subscribe to my blog and leave a comment below letting me know which design from Magazine 55 you would love to make. I will pick a winner at random from all the comments left on this post at 12pm (US Mountain Time) on Sunday 2nd February 2014.  All package and shipping costs will be paid for by me…..wherever you live. Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed! There were in fact TWO lucky winners: Mindy Weaver and Sandra Sundsbo….Congratulations to you both!

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121 thoughts on “Rowan Magazine 55 – Giveaway!

    • Thanks for subscribing Tina……the best way for me to keep you up to date with all the knit-a-long information. I added you to my KAL email list!

    • Hi Jo, the materials list has not been released yet but should be in the next two or three weeks. I will be emailing any interested subscribers directly with this and all the KAL information so if you are a subscriber to my blog you will receive an email from me. Thanks for joining the KAL!

  1. Please notify me regarding Martin Storey’s Secret Afghan.
    Have been a subscriber of Rowan since its beginning.
    Much thanks, Rhoda
    {Please confirm )

    • Hi Rhoda, I will be adding another blog post in the next day or two with some more information with regards to the Afghan knit-a-long and then will be notify any interested subscribers directly with any further information via email.

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  3. I would love to make anything inspired by the article on Irish Crochet. I found two blog posts from people associated with the article and was wowed by the photos. So I would not favor a pattern per se but would go freeform.

    • Hi Audrey, Rowan’s Knitting and Crochet Magazines are full of great patterns but also some fantastic articles like this one you mentioned on Irish Crochet. Thanks for highlighting this and good luck!

    • I was just looking at these two patterns this morning and would really like to knit both too, especially Sailor. It is made with Softknit Cotton which is a lovely cotton yarn to knit with…..very soft with a fabulous drape!

  4. I would love to make number 2 Legacy, so beautiful and could have a few in different colours for spring 🙂

  5. Buoy, as I’m a very nervous knitter with anything more expensive than acrylic, but I trust my crochet skills a bit more! All the styles are beautiful.

  6. I instantly fell in love with the Clarity collection when I first saw it. I even cast on for Divinity. I don’t have much experience with lace weight yet but I’m hoping it works out and I can take more of the projects, like the Prudence pattern as well.
    Thanks so much for offering a chance to win!

    • It is just a case of getting used to handling Lace weight yarn; you need to hold and work with it gently. The more you knit or crochet with it the easier it is… with most things!

  7. Wow, I am so impressed! I would choose Sarah Hatton’s and the Irish designs. You make it hard to choose! Good luck, everyone!

  8. I used Kidsilk haze to knit myself a lace wedding shawl recently and it was so luxurious to wear on the day. I would definitely knit something from the Clarity story as I am a complete romantic!

  9. There are so many beautiful designs in this issue that t is really difficult to pick just one! Alma is striking, and so that would be my first choice. I love Rowan Magazine. Always a treat. Thanks!

    • What I would really enjoy about knitting Alma is I would get to use 4 different Rowan yarns: Cotton Glacé, Summer Tweed, Revive, Fine Lace!
      Good luck Julie!

  10. Lots of lovely designs that inspire the urge to ‘get started’. Celeste is a must for me – lovely colours and easy-to-wear design. Thanks for the chance to get my hands on the magazine 🙂

  11. I really love the Clarity knits. I would definitely make Harmony or Trinity. Kidsilk Haze is one of my favourites. Thanks for offering this opportunity!

  12. Celeste, bright stripes with a twist!! Would look beautiful with my now silver( grey) hair and help me celebrate 2014 the year I become a grandmother and an even more prolific knitter! 🙂

  13. I love Trinity because looks very sweet, feminine and very cosy at the same time….Also, the perfect combination with distressed jeans!
    Just love it…

  14. I will certainly knit Eldoria both for the gorgeous materials and the stripes….. il will just suit all my summer pants!

    • Hi Jenifer, I love these two also and would like to knit both. I wonder how many designs is it possible for one person to knit from a Rowan Knitting & Crochet magazine before the next issue comes out?

  15. I would knit Trinity for my grandaughter as she is having her 24th birthday soon. I love most of your patterns and please start sizing up to a 52 inch bust for women if possible. Thank you for all the wonderful patterns.

  16. I like” Fernando” by Marie Wallin very much,like all what I have seen of her designs.And I also like Purelife revive..not sure if I would get it here…

    • Hanna, you could try buying your yarn online? I have used Deramores and they ship for free…..even to the US from the UK! When I compare across several online yarn stores they always come out the cheapest and they are 100% reliable!

  17. I love stripes and so the designs I am going to knit are Wharf, Celeste, and Shore in that order I think, but then I also love Trinity in the beautiful kid silk haze.
    My first knit will definitely be Wharf though if I have to choose.

    Thanks for the chance to win this super Rowan Magazine 55 it is certainly packed full with fabulous designs.
    Cilla Rule

  18. I would give my daughter and daughter in law the choice from the Essentials range, knitting or crochet it doesn’t matter I do both. They would both love the designs and I’d enjoy making them as I love working with Rowan Yarns!

  19. Wow, I never would’ve thought I’d like to make a whole garment out of just Kidsilk Haze but Divinity is beautiful.

  20. I’d probably have a pattern that I enjoyed, but I am a crocheter, and there are no crocheting choices offered. bummer.

    • Hi Stacy, there are four crochet patterns in magazine 55; go and have a closer look at Geneses, Madia, Harmony and Buoy……they are all crochet patterns.

  21. I would love to knit the buoy top in cotton. Lovely and cool looking but you could wear it casually or dress it up with a scarf. Tks. M

  22. Sailor — absolutely timeless design. Could have been worn at any time from the 30’s and 40’s until now. And don’t we all want the things we knit to be worn forever?

    • It is indeed a timeless design Jennifer. And when you spend so much time and effort making something like these lovely designs you do want to be able to wear them forever.

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