Rowan Mag 56 and a giveaway




(Edited 8/3, this giveaway is closed and a winner was chosen.)  Rowan Magazine 56, Fall/Winter, I owned one and I won one.  I don't need two so it's time for a giveaway!

But first, let me give you a peek at some of my favorite patterns.

The magazine has several chapters.  My favorite chapter is always the Essentials that features the basic shapes of the season in simpler designs that are easier to knit and easier to wear.  In my knitting dreams I would make every one of the following:

Drama is designed by Marin Storey, is knit in 4 ply.  I love the split rib.

When I won the pattern book, I also won the yarn to make Ballad by Sarah Hatton.  Knit in the fabulous Kid Classic, I have it in white and cannot wait to cast on.  Have you tried Kid Classic?  It's a glamorous work horse of a yarn.

I have ordered the yarn to make Poetry by Marie Wallin, also knit in Kid Classic.

Look at the back, I love it when the back details are as pretty as the front.

In my stash I have some Angora Haze that I have singled out for Rhyme by Grace Melville.

And if I had all the knitting time in the world I would make the elegant Stanza by Sarah Hatton.  Knit in the new Rowan Mohair Haze, this would turn into a wardrobe staple.


The Wilderness chapter is filled with rugged cables and fairisle.  This chapter has perhaps the most beautiful knits in the magazine.  The likelihood of me knitting any of these?  Nil.  Only for lack of skill, not for lack of loving.  But if this is your knitting style, oh my, you are in luck.

There are some great ones for men in Mag 56.  Ordie by Martin Storey, fairisle knit in tweed.

Roan by Martin Storey, knit in Rowan Tweed and Colorspun.  The picture speaks for itself.

See, I told you there were a lot of great designs for men.  Craggie by Marie Wallin in Cocoon.

Ashie by Lisa Richardson, what a stunner in Fine Tweed.

The Brach Cape might just be may fav from the mag.  Knit in Cocoon and Frost and designed by Lisa Richardson.  I saw this at the mill and it's stunning in person.

Feminine and delicate Moraig by Marie Wallin knit in Fine Tweed.
I saw Carlochy at the mill.  Oh my!  Amazing plaid in Felted Tweed Aran and Frost.  Lisa Richardson.

Incredible colorwork in the great Felted Tweed.  I love the shape of Heilen by Lisa Richardson.

Next is the Craftwork section with knits inspired by the innovative Bauhaus arts and crafts movement between the first and second world wars.

Love the shape and would not mind knitting a few miles of the fabulous Felted Tweed  Franziska by Galoma Carroll.

Young and fresh Gisela by Gemma Atkinson knit in the awesome Kidsilk Haze.

Beautiful texture and colors using the new Mohair Haze.  Isolde Wrap by Gemma Atkinson.

This was a favorite at the mill and I think we'll be seeing a lot of these.  Easy to wear Ulrika by Lisa Richardson knit in Kidsilk Haze and Fine Art.

Rowan Magazine 56 has all the above patterns and more, I'm just showing a few of my favorites.  If you'd like to win a copy, I'll make it pretty easy for ya.  Just be a follower of Knitionary, leave a comment and tell me what you'd make first, and that's it, you're in.  But do make sure you leave me your contact info, like your Rav ID or whatever.  If you win I need to know how to contact you!

For a second chance, like the Knitionary Facebook page and leave a comment under the giveaway post.  I'll leave this open until the end of the week.  Best of luck to you!



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64 comments:

  1. Drama is so unique. Makes me look forward to Fall!

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  2. I love following your blog and getting your e-mails. I would start with Stanza.

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  3. I already "like" you on Facebook. The Roan sweater is gorgeous!
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  4. I'm going to make Moraig for sure, so many beautiful ones! I'd love to win a copy for a friend.

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  5. I really love the Wilderness section patterns. I would knit Roan first!

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  6. I really like Laide. It's pretty, yet not too busy to where I could pair it with other busier clothing. Rav ID: irishrust

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  7. I'd like to knit the Isolde wrap when I've finished Martin Storey's Afghan, only 3 more squares and the trim to go.

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  8. GISELA first!! amazing! rav id: joyclark61

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  9. Gisela first, all for ME :) sydnie7 on rav

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  10. I fall in love with Franziska. Awesome project!

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  11. I would make the Brach cape first.

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  12. Moraig by Marie Wallin, one of my favourite knitwear designers in the whole world, there is a wonderful one for my hubby too, sigh....so much choice, so little time :-) xxx

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  13. Gorgeous patterns! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. My Ravelry name is-rheaume.

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  14. Poetry by Marie Wallin.................. luv, luv, luv it's simpliciity & the detail on the back = more luv!

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  15. Gisela is probably first on my list. Txlady129 on Rav.

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  16. I would love to make a pattern from this book, but wich one, there all gorgeous! genevievep on Rav

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  17. Drama is first...love the vintage shapes in these patterns!

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  18. This is a magnificent collection!

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  19. There are so many beautiful designs to choose from, but I think I'd cast on Ballad first :)
    ilo on rav

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  20. So many lovely patterns I love the Brach Cape. Rav name is Louisson

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  21. Great patterns
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  22. Many lovely designs here and a tough choice. My first project would be Rhyme because I adore dolman sleeves. Thank you for this awesome give away.

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  23. I am the anonymous person who just left the coment about Rhyme. Where can I leave my contact info? I do not see a place.

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    1. Susan, you can leave your contact info within the comment. Good luck!

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  24. So many pretties! I think first would be Ordie by Martin Storey. Thanks!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  25. I like Gisela. I'm Kristi on Ravelry.

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  26. Roan, a Martin Storey classic. ..it would take me a year to do, but sooo worth it. Beautiful ♡. Thanks Marie.

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  27. Hm....not sure my comment is posting. I already like you on fb. I would love to make Stanza if I can carve out the time and if it comes in a large enough size. :)

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  28. I would make the coat jacket . kep@nbnet.nb.ca

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  29. Poetry, first I think. I love the back. Carryover on Ravelry

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  30. I love the color work patterns, but I would likely only gaze at them, my color work skills are lacking....

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  31. I would probably start with Moraig - it's fresh and easy to wear, but also interesting to knit. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  32. I would start with Roan but they are all fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway.

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

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  33. I like Ulrika or Stanza but I am a beginner knitter. I may have to dream I can knit like Rowan Knitters.

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  34. Roan would be first in my knitting dreams...thanks for the chance to win the book...

    Ceejay on Rav

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  35. I would like to knit: Franziska ... I'm following by email (lesquenouilles) and I'm Ohlalalaine on Rav.

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  36. My fav is Gisela, I love the shades and the pattern :) thank you, itwasjudith on rav

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  37. Gisela also catches my eye. What a beautiful book.
    Rav id: woolercoaster

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  38. They are all beautiful and chic but this Felted Tweed Franziska has something more….
    I follow you by email and enjoy every single post.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  39. I'd start with Stanza.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  40. I would dearly love to win this Rowan Magazine, I have had my eye on the design Franziska since I saw the Rowan preview it looks gorgeous. I think I would make it in a different colour way though with Scree as the main colour and Maritime and Paisley as contrasts. Thanks for all your news. I loved the post on your BLT party and your amazing home grown tomatoes.
    Best Wishes, Cilla Rule, cillarule@gmail.com

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  41. would love a copy of this Ulrika looks great for fall
    jlb01@verizon.net

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  42. Everything looks so inviting, I hope I can pick just one pattern to work on at a time.

    rav ID: erindee5575

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  43. Can't choose just one!
    Rav id. Sjordan

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  44. Those are all beautiful patterns, but I think I'd start with Roan :-D
    Best regards, Dusty
    kaelhunt@gmail.com; I also follow you on Blogspot & Facebook.

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  45. I'd make Poetry first. They are all wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  46. Hi - I would make the Brach Cape. I'm grammytedi on Ravelry.

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  47. As a guy knitter, I've been a fan of Rowan's edgier mens patterns for a long time - we don't usually have a lot to chose from, and theirs are never boring. Craggie is my new instant fave, but Ashie is not far behind. I'm completely psyched by the mix of textures and colorwork in both. I'm not on FB, so I'll have to wish double hard for this entry to win. I'm following thru Blogger, and I'm KittenWhiplash on rav. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. Rowan is so exciting, always something wonderful in each issue. I have to confess I would cast on Roan right now if I had this book. I'm Sockie on Ravelry.

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  49. I'm a new follower of your blog! And I've never actually seen a Rowan mag in person, although I have a LOT of their yarn in stash at present. I'm tamsinb on rav.

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  50. I am a follower of your blog. I would start with poetry. Love it.

    sherryglover1@yahoo.com

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  51. Ulrika is my favorite, but they are all so beautiful.

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  52. I like Ulrika very much! I´m Lammas on Ravelry.

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  53. I would love to attempt Franziska. I loved it when I saw it on the back cover of Vogue Knitting! Thank you for the chance to win! I am anntrautmann on revelry. : )

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  54. That Branch Cape is amazing! Thanks for the preview - it just makes me more anxious than ever for Fall :))

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  55. I always loved Rowan magazines, but have never had one! Thanks for the chance! Rav ID Jessehelen

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  56. Another batch of fab designs by Rowan. I do love the fairisle work and intrasia work on some of the designs in this magazine 56. Well done Rowan!

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  57. Love Rowan! I would most definitely start with Laide. Followed by Brack Cape or Bowie.

    Rav: riverwatcher

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