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.

Rowan Members

Rowan Subscription

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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