Introducing Rowan Fine Art Aran … A Scrumptious New Yarn!

Rowan has launched quite a few new yarns this year but I have to say I truly love the Fine Art collection in both the fingering weight and the newly released Aran weight.

The Aran weight is a luxury blend of 50% Wool, 20% Mohair, 25% Alpaca and 5% Mulberry Silk, which means that this yarn is truly scrumptious and deliciously soft next to one’s skin.

I recently received a single skein of Rowan Fine Art Aran for review in the color Rumba and I have to say at first look I wasn’t quite sure of the colors in the yarn but I loved how soft and delicious the yarn felt.

Rowan Yarns Fine Art Aran - Color #00546 Rumba

Rowan Yarns Fine Art Aran – Color #00546 Rumba

Rowan is offering this wonderful new Aran weight yarn in eight hand painted colors, which are vibrant and named for dances like Bolero, Conga, Foxtrot and Rumba.  Each skein measures 186 yards (170m), with a recommended needle size US 7 (4.5mm) and a gauge of 19 stitches and 25 rows to equal 4″ square in stockinette.

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Currently retails for $24.95 per skein

This lovely new yarn is now available at your nearest Rowan Stockist, along with a mini collection of patterns that feature eight designs taken from the Rowan archive that were originally designed by Kim Hargreaves and Martin Storey.  You can view these designs online at Rowan Yarns or online at Ravelry.

fine art aran cover

My fellow Rowan Ambassador Anne Featonby recently had fun making cowls. Be sure to check our her Swatch Cowls on her blog.

Big Blue Divider

When I received my skein of Rowan Fine Art Aran in Rumba, I really didn’t know what to make of the colors as they were more vibrant that I am use too but I decided I needed to create a design to show off the beauty of this yarn.

I knew that texture was key in my design as the bright colors would be a distraction from any other type of stitch pattern.  With simplicity in mind, along with the  added crocheted edging,  I created a keyhole scarf.  As I began to knit, the colors of Rumba soon reminded me of a roll of Lifesavers candy.

Lifesaver, a keyhole scarf

Lifesaver, a keyhole scarf

$ 3.00 US

For a limited time – 50% off with no coupon needed.

Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and knitting!


Filed under All Knitting, Rowan Corner, Wool

14 responses to “Introducing Rowan Fine Art Aran … A Scrumptious New Yarn!

  1. Beth J

    Wow LOVE your scarf. It looks great on you!

  2. Beautiful, and I love your scarf. Rumba is the nicest colourway I think, although I just wish that everything variegated didn’t have to have pink in it!

  3. Your scarf turned out great! The coloring of the yarn knits up really nice.

  4. First, I have to say, that is a gorgeous photo of you Tina. You look fabulous, and the scarf looks wonderful on you. Great job on coming up with a design that would compliment the flow of colors. Congratulations on a job very well done. :)

  5. Rhea

    Very pretty and the “lifesavers” add a lovely finishing touch. :)

  6. How beautiful. Love the colour way!! Looks so wonderfully soft.

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