|Oldest Surviving Rug - 5th Century BC Pazyryk Carpet|
You know Rowan as a knitting yarn manufacturer today, but did you know they started out making rug yarn? Nearly 2,000 years after the Pazyryk Carpet was made (in 1978, to be exact), Stephen Sheard and Simon Cockin set up shop in Yorkshire, England to sell rug yarn.
Now the thing about rug yarn is it has to be a sturdy, durable yarn and able to withstand a lot of use - but not necessary pretty. Rowan's aim was to change that standard by developing colorful rug weaving yarns in vibrant colors. Their rug yarn was targeted towards designers and rug weavers who wanted to create rugs that were exciting!
|Rowan Pure Wool Worsted|
And that's good news for knitters like us! We carry 42 different Rowan yarns. For the month of January we have all of them on sale at 20% off!
That's a lot of fun yarn to choose from, but I'd have to say my favorites are Pure Wool Superwash Worsted and Pure Wool Superwash DK. They're both good, solid staple yarns in an impressive range of colors (55 Worsted colors and over 30 DK colors!), plus I like that they are machine washable and maintain their wool features better than other superwashes.
|Max's Adventures with Rainbows Sweater|
|Kaffe Fassett KAL in Pastels, by Ladymay|
Psst! Did you join in the 2014 Kaffe Fassett Mystry Knit-Along? We have a great shopping list of the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted yarn needed for each of Kaffe's four suggested colorways - and they are all on sale at 20% off! Plus, since the pattern is no longer a mystery, we have photos of the completed projects! Yay!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy