Rowan Yarns Digital Magazine Rowan Winter Newsletter 2018 | Page 2

Hello and welcome to the Winter issue of our quarterly newsletter! We are in the midst of our 40 th Anniversary celebrations and it really is shaping up to be a season to remember! A special launch event in London paved the way for a very busy schedule of 40 th events all over the world! With even more events planned for the next few months, we are delighted that so many of you have joined the party and are celebrating with us – thank you! Needless to say, all this had led to a lot of birthday cake being consumed and we’re not done yet…yum! Continuing in the celebratory spirit, in this issue Katherine Lymer brings you a special bumper edition of our regular ‘How To’ with a focus on techniques used in Magazine 64, including the Ruby story. Katie Calvert brings us the final part of ‘A Yarn’s Tale’, looking at the all-important launch stage. We have thoroughly enjoyed Katie’s charming series charting the journey of a Rowan knit and hope you have too. We catch up with two Rowan retailers who share some insights into their lovely stores – ‘Ippikin’ based in Much Wenlock in the UK and ‘Cast-on Cottage and Needlcraft Garden’ based in Georgia, USA. In other news, Rowan have recently joined forces with ‘Knitting For All’ who offer award-winning knitting classes for all age groups. We talk to founder Kerry Kimber to find out more about her passion for teaching, what inspires her and her hopes for this exciting new partnership. Finally, this month marks 100 years since the end of World War One and so we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect, remember and commemorate what was such an important part of history. Rosee Woodland talks to knitter Karen Cox about a wonderful commemorative knitting project that she has designed in Rowan Felted Tweed. As always, we hope you enjoy this newsletter! We would love to hear your feedback on the new collections and so do please visit our pages on Facebook and Twitter to leave your comments. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and of course go to our website to see what we are up to during the season ahead and to keep up to date with the anniversary events! The Rowan team 2 Cover: Beautham by Lisa Richardson Valley Tweed Around Holme Rowan Yarns 17F Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 7NR CONTACT All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or any part of all material, including illustrations and designs, in this publication/pattern is strictly forbidden and is sold on the condition that it is used for non commercial purposes. No part may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the copyright owners having been given in writing. Yarn quantities are approximate and are based on average requirements. Images and shades are for guidance only as colours may not display accurately on screen or in printed format. Contact your local stockist to view a fringed (not digital reproduction) yarn shade card. © Copyright MEZ Crafts UK Ltd., 2018. MEZ Crafts UK Ltd., 17F, Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR, ROWAN