Rowan Autumn Knits Collection and Derwent

Off my needles this weekend: my Derwent Sweater, designed by Marie Wallin, knitted in Rowan Cocoon (Lavender Ice 811), pattern from Rowan Autumn Knits 2013:





Loving my new knit.  I really like the casual style with its 3/4 length sleeves – easy to wear over long-sleeved t-shirts – a comfortable and relaxed look.  I found the Rowan Cocoon fabulous to knit with, quick to make up and Derwent only required 5 skeins of yarn.  Its so cosy!  The pattern is aimed at intermediate knitters and I found it very straight forward to knit.

The Rowan Autumn Knits collection contains 14 designs for women and men by Marie Wallin using the yarns Cocoon, Lima & Lima Colour and reflects the trend for heritage and country inspired hand knit using small graphic patterning, fairisle, tweed, weave effects as well as traditional cabling textures.

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There are some gorgeous designs.  You can click on the link at the end of the post to view the collection on the Rowan Website, but here are a few of my favourites:

Matlock – an easy straightforward knit using Rowan Cocoon:

Autumn Knits Matlock

Hartington – for the more experienced knitter, using Rowan Cocoon:

autumn knits hartington

Hope – a design for the more experienced knitter using Rowan Lima:

Autumn Knits Hope

If you’ve never tried knitting with Cocoon, I’d definitely recommend it.  It’s a lovely blend of merino wool and kid mohair, which can be used to create beautiful textured and cable stitches.  Be inspired by this beautiful soft rustic autumnal palette:

rowan cocoon

I haven’t tried knitting with Rowan Lima yet, although I have a gorgeous sample of Rowan Lima Colour waiting patiently in my stash.  Rowan Lima is made with baby alpaca and merino wool, and Rowan has added a subtle colour effect to create the Lima Colour range, which has been described as a luxurious and soft yarn ideal for adding colour to any winter wardrobe.


I hope you feel inspired to try an Autumm Knit of your own!

Rowan Autumn Knits Brochure

Rowan Autumn Knits link on Ravelry

My Derwent Sweater Ravelled here

Rowan Cocoon

Rowan Lima

Rowan Lima Colour

rowan autumn knits


27 thoughts on “Rowan Autumn Knits Collection and Derwent

      1. Knit and Purl Garden Post author

        I love the texture of moss Stitch – so effective. Made the Burley Spun Owl Cowl from Loop in Rowan Big Wool, most of which is in moss stitch with cables. I really like it. Alpine – great colour choice 🙂

      2. girlinknits

        I love it but I need to keep practising my cables.. I keep making big holes where my cables start.. :s

  1. Emma

    I have used both cocoon and Lima and they are both equally as lovely to knit with but my favourite is defiantly cocoon, the colours are extremely beautiful! 🙂

  2. Joy

    Lovely post Claire – your newly finished sweater is so lovely and cuddly, and always the Rowan designs and yarns send me into raptures. Thank you for showing!
    Joy x

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