It’s competition time! – Rowan Magazine 54 Giveaway

rowan mag 54

It’s COMPETITION TIME at Knit and Purl Garden!  To celebrate the official launch today of the NEW Rowan Autumn / Winter season 2013, I’m giving away my brand new sample copy of the latest Rowan Knitting and Crochet Magazine 54.   It maybe be gloriously sunny outside but you won’t want to miss the chance to win this  – its stunning!  As we knitters know, you need to plan ahead 🙂

Get your needles ready for some truly gorgeous designs this autumn!

Knitwear is currently sitting centre stage in the fashion world and many of the catwalk designers have drawn inspiration for their collections from historic references such as the Baroque. Fashion is also looking to the handicraft textiles of Eastern Europe  and the nomadic lifestyle.  The Rowan designers have taken these strong trends and worked the different key looks into three distinctive stories in Magazine 54:

Romancing – A beautiful collection of romantic lace and patterned knits photographed in the historic setting of Haddon Hall, Derbyshire.

Romancing  Salome

Folk – The patterned folk textiles of nomadic eastern cultures inspires this colourful collection of women’s and men’s knits.

Anatolia  soumak

Essentials – A collection of the key shapes and textures on trend, designed into simple, easy to wear styles that compliment the season’s essential looks.

essentials  essentials2

There are also 2 online collections available in this magazine with 6 exclusive free patterns in each of them!  Click on the following links below to view these collections.

Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54 – Web Exclusives

Rowan Design Awards 2013

We’re really spoilt for choice this season.  Look out for these gorgeous Rowan brochures also in the shops on July 15th:

You can also check out the designs on the Rowan website NOW:

Angora Haze Brochure  Little Star Cover

Autumn Knits_Layout 1  Pioneer Brochure

Thick&Thin Brochure  Warm & Toasty Cover

Alpaca Colour Brochure

Rowan has also just launched some gorgeous new yarns this season as well as some old favourites in new colours – here are some samples that I will be trying out and reporting back on: (you can click on the links to find out more info)

Angora Haze:


Thick ‘n’ Thin:


Kidsilk Haze Eclipse:


Alpaca Colour:


So if you’d like to try and win a copy of Rowan Magazine 54, all you need to do is become a follower of my blog or  my Facebook page  and leave me a comment telling me which design from the magazine you like best and why.  I’ll pick a random winner at the end of the day on Sunday 28th July.  You can check out the designs from Magazine 54 on Rowan’s website:  I would love to hear which is your favourite!

You can also like my Facebook page for regular updates on everything Rowan & other snippets of knitting and crochet news.

Good luck xx

EDITED TO ADD: you can also enter the competition if you are already a follower of my blog or Facebook Page 🙂

39 thoughts on “It’s competition time! – Rowan Magazine 54 Giveaway

  1. Trish Austad

    The whole magazine is beautiful as always but my favourite is the Crystal wrap sweater. I love Kidsilk Haze and the attached shawl wrap is so pretty and unique.

  2. howserrn

    I love the sweater in romantic section with the ruffles around the waist. I never thought that I would LIKE ruffles around a waist, but this sweater is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Julie

    I like Alcina from Rowan 54, it’s so lovely and delicate in Kidsilk Haze. (I signed up as a blog follower for the contest, I’m not much for Facebook)

  4. Maria Beuttenmuller

    As always, Rowan has made CO difficult! Such beautiful designs and such little time. I know I would CO Salome for my stepdaughter who is getting married in February 2014. Wouldn’t that beautiful sweater look gorgeous for a rehearsal dinner?

  5. Debbie Winn

    Hello! I saw the article on you in the latest Rowan newsletter and had to check out your blog. There are so many beautiful patterns and yarns it is hard to choose, but I am really wanting to make Brigette from the Angora Haze brochure in the color it is shown in. Thank you!

  6. garnharmoni

    Hi Claire! I just love the folk-inspired sweater. It is showcases a beautiful palette of colours in an intricate design that I would aspire to make my own. I have spent the last two years training as a folk musician here in the north of Sweden and, on my musical travels, I have seen similar yarn artistry as a reflection of the musical and cultural traditions in Scandinavia. Much of the work I am influenced by has multi-stranded colourwork here in Sweden and in Norway. This Eastern European folky style would blend in very well as there are similarities across many folk cutures. It would look – and feel – very fine to wear this at a folk music gig, playing the clarinet, keeping warm from the cold, perpetual snowflakes falling outside the window….

      1. garnharmoni

        Thanks, Claire. Those folk designs must be bringing out my poetic side… 😉 It would be an amazing knitting challenge. Christina 🙂

  7. CeeKay

    Hi, I love the fair isle pattern Anatolia. I have been wanting to learn this technique for ages, and this looks like the most perfect winter jumper!

  8. Christina van Peteghem

    Hi dear Claire! It is with great pleasure that I have discovered your blog today here in Brussels! I would love to take part in the competition you launched and win the Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54. You asked which design I prefer in this very magazine… it is defintiley and without doubt the Salome sweater from the “Romancing Collection”. Why? The answer is simple and irrevocable: this sweater is amazingly beautiful! The soft colour like icecream, the fluffy yarn like clouds in a hazy sky, the romantic and so very artistic design, all of this make it a dream!!! The girl looks like a fairy in it and the only thing I can think about is to wear it as quick as possible. But first, I have to knit it 😉 Thank you for your nice blog and hope to talk to you soon! Christina

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    1. Knit and Purl Garden Post author

      Such a lovely comment Christina! You have described Salome perfectly! I’m glad you feel so inspired by the Romancing Collection. Thanks for visiting my blog & your kind words. xx Claire

  9. Frances Grasby

    I found it hard to choose. I really liked Aida but Vivaldi won out on the gorgeous detail on the neckline.

  10. Becky John

    I love the Wendy Wrap, the shape and texture are gorgeous and depending on colours chosen could be worn all year round. I follow on Facebook (Becky John)

    1. Knit and Purl Garden Post author

      Hi Becky, nice to meet you! thanks for leaving a comment 🙂 I like the Wendy Wrap too, I agree the texture is gorgeous & it would be a such a versatile addition to the wardrobe x

  11. Hannah Whitling

    Following by email. Love Alcina, so elegant and beautiful, can see me being able to wear it to many things.


Thanks so much for visiting! Do leave a comment, I read them all and would love to hear from you. Claire xx

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