Rowan always has some of the top yarns on the market and Rowan's yarns for fall 2010 are no exception. The quality of Rowan's patterns and materials are always outstanding, a pleasure to read even if you don't have the time to knit. I'm not the only one who thinks so, here's what the yarnosphere has to say:
Knitting Workshop has a simple summary of her latest shipment from Rowan:
There are three new yarns- Purelife Renew, Drift and Silk Twist as well as beautiful new colors in our old favorites.
3 Kitten Mews is having a special this weekend on the new Rowan yarns for fall and includes a free pattern book with a qualifying purchase. She has Cocoon, Drift and Felted Tweed in stock and will be taking special orders for anything else from Rowan that tickles your fancy.
Go Knit In Your Hat has an excellent round up of Rowan's Magazine Number 48, and the featured yarns inside.
Visit the Rowan Facebook page to stay updated with Rowan's news and offerings.
A Yarn Tale has a wonderful interview with knitting designer Grace Melville who tells us what it's like working for Rowan, and boy aren't we all jealous?
Renew looks like a possible favorite - a recycled wool yarn that has sweet tweedy accents. In the pictures, it looks rather thick and chunky, but it's actually on the aran side. This yarn is destined to be a wrap sweater, somewhere.
Drift is pictured above and reminds one of Cascade Quattro, the single-ply, chunky wool version anyway. Think big chunky scarves.
Lima is more novelty-ish in that it's an aran weight icord in what would be a very soft blend.
British Sheep Breeds Boucle is just too long a name, and the bubbly texture doesn't really speak to me, but I bet it's really soft. I'm totally interested to see what people knit with it. It only comes in ecru.
Silk Twist reminds me of Ribbon Twist, or Twist Ribbon a previous Rowan offering that I can't remember the name of, but there's a pattern in Yarn Play that I want to knit with it, but with the silk/wool blend, you could totally knit a clapotis with it, which I know is so 2005, but it's a classic.
It looks like Fall 2010 will be full of beautiful yarn from Rowan.