Established in 1978…
Rowan started life above a grocery store in a village near Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire, England. Founders Stephen Sheard and Simon Cockin wanted to produce yarn which was both high quality and perfect for the hand-knitting design trends of the time. Their business focus was to showcase natural fibres in a paint-box colour palette. They placed the utmost value on providing yarn shades which could be translated into timeless design, and these values are still at the core of Rowan today.
Our ultimate mission remains the same as it’s always been—to offer a selection of high-quality yarns paired with designer-led inspiration that our followers will find a pleasure to knit with and to wear.
Two stories celebrating the sheer delight of pure JOY. 36 joyful designs in uplifting shades of summer and transeasonal yarns
This opulent and lavish collection of floral designs, epitomises the colourful artistic style of Kaffe Fassett and brings together exhuberant pattern and enchanting shades of Felted Tweed. Suitable for those with previous knitting experience, these beauti
Felted Tweed DK is a wonderful, tweedy yarn with a felted look. It is a beautiful blend of merino wool, alpaca and viscose rayon. The rustic colour palette makes this yarn perfect for Fair Isle stranded colour work, striping and other colour work.
rich blend of 85% cotton and 15% Cashmere available in sixteen soft tonal shades. Cotton Cashmere, will produce a well-defined fabric giving clear definition of pattern and a beautiful finish.
MODE Collection Six
A bumper collection of 20 designs from Quail Studio, Georgia Farrell, Lisa Richardson, Chloe Thurlow, Martin Storey, Erika Knight and Annika Andrea Wolke featuring Summerlite DK, Summerlite 4ply, Kidsilk Haze, Cotton Glacé and Cre
Tweed Haze is a special blend of superfine alpaca and soft mohair from South Africa. The chainette construction creates an earthy, natural texture with a delicate halo effect. We love this yarn for autumnal sweaters and accessories!
This wonderful soft roving British yarn is a designer’s dream. Made from a blend of merino wool and kid mohair, it creates beautiful textured and cable stitches and lovely striping and pattern effects.
Create light, cool garments for the warmer seasons with Rowan Summerlite 4 Ply. This fingering weight 100% cotton yarn comes in lovely solid colors and is machine washable. This is a great yarn for anything from tops to sweaters to accessories.