Recently I discovered that my local yarn shop Mew Mews Yarn Shop in Lafayette, Colorado, not only sold everything a knitter or crochetter (is that a word?) might need but also Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK yarn. This was a fantastic find as I had in my possession Rowan Studio Issue 30, a booklet containing 12 patterns for babies and children up to 5 years designed by Sarah Hatton, one of my most favourite designers, and all using Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK yarn. I will be giving away this pattern booklet to one lucky winner on the last day of the Yarn Along the Rockies yarn crawl in Mew Mews Yarn Shop ………read on to the end of this post to learn how to enter the Prize Draw.
Rowan says on their website about this booklet (shown above):
Folk influences were to be found for both adult and child’s wear this season and Rowan Studio 30 offers a capsule wardrobe of knits for every little fashionista! From a cosy ‘grandad’ cardigan for boys to a pretty cape for girls. Hopefully this collection will have everyone wishing they were young again.
Just look at all the lovely designs in Rowan Studio Issue 30…….
If you want more information about each pattern click on the links below which will take you to the design on Rowan’s website.
Brigitta A sweater with a round neckline, striped sleeve detail and a cute intarsia bird placed on the front of the design, for the intermediate knitter.
Fievel A v-neck cardigan with a fairisle pattern and set in sleeves, for the intermediate knitter.
Friedrich A shawl collared cardigan with a cute band of fox motifs on both body and sleeves, for the intermediate knitter.
Gretel A cabled yoke cardigan with a round neckline, contrasting colour cabled yoke detail and full length raglan sleeves, for the experienced knitter.
Hansel A raglan sweater with a contrasting colour pattern around the neck and shoulders and striped ribbing with full length raglan sleeves, for the intermediate knitter.
Kurt A shawl collar cardigan with a gorgeous cable stitch pattern and full length set-in sleeves, for the intermediate knitter.
Liesl A textured bolero with cute short sleeves, the beginner knitter.
Louisa A cosy collared cape with a lovely cable stitch detail throughout, for the intermediate knitter.
Marta A cute sleeveless dress with a round neckline and beautiful fairisle pattern across the front, for the intermediate knitter.
Rapunzel A short sleeve cardigan with a gorgeous lace and heart stitch detail across the front and moss stitch bands, for the intermediate knitter.
Hazel Free Download: exlusive to Rowan members only – A hooded stocking stitch and rib cardigan with pockets and full length raglan sleeves, for the intermediate knitter.
Jiminy Free Download: exlusive to Rowan members only – A cable panelled sweater with button fastenings at the shoulders and a ribbed detail across the front, for the intermediate knitter.
Baby Merino Silk DK is a luxury yarn developed specifically for babies with a recommended knitting needle size of US 6 / 4mm. It is a machine washable blend of 66% merino wool and 34% silk that has a wonderful soft handle that is ideal for your little ones. However, it is also great for shawls and cardigans such as Isis, seen here on the right, which can be found in Enchanted, a pattern book full of designs by Kim Hargreaves using many different Rowan yarns.
The yarn becomes a light and soft fabric when knitted up with a slight silky sheen. It has great stitch definition so cables and textured stitches will look great! It comes in 20 pretty colours with the darker shades having a speck-like fleck running through them, which is something I really liked. Here’s a look at all the colours:
How to Enter the Giveaway
If you would like a chance to win you need to do two things:
- Subscribe to this blog: Click here to subscribe.
- Visit Mew Mews yarn shop at 2770 Dagny Way #108, Lafayette, CO 80026, United States, and ask to enter the Rowan Studio Issue 30 Giveaway. Write your name and email address on the sign-up sheet provided.
All the names will be checked to see if they appear on both the blog and the shop sign-up list and the ones that do will be entered into the draw which will take place in Mew Mews Yarn Shop between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday September 29th which is the last day of the Yarn Along the Rockies yarn crawl.
If you cannot enter this prize draw you can buy this pattern booklet at your local Rowan yarn stockist. Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page to visit Rowan’s local store and online stockist information.