|The time has come to let you in on the what happened at "The Mill"|
full disclosure....no holds barred.....are you ready?
The original "Rowan Weavers" operated from premises above a local shop in Holmfirth, but in 1979, Stephen Sheard and Simon Cockin, friends and business partners, bought the neglected Green Lane Mill building with the view to rejuvenate it and make it their home.
A chance meeting with Kaffe Fassett, a deal with a magazine, their first mail order kit, "Super Triangles Jacket" changed their focus toward knitting yarns, and "Rowan" was born.
|the "Super Triangles Jacket"|
Rowan thought that they "might" sell 400 of these kits.
Woman and Home magazine thought that this design called for
too many shades.....nobody would knit it!
over 7000 kits were sold!
|My subscriber package just arrived! Magazine 56 along|
with an excessive Members Collection of designs
and the members July Newsletter!
Knitters all over the world collect and treasure their Rowan magazines! The Rowan International club is still going strong with over 7500 members.....all choosing to have their Rowan Magazines delivered to their door! (click here to go to the Knitrowan web site for info on becoming a Rowan subscriber).
My personal history with Rowan started in 1990....when I walked into a LYS and saw Rowan Magazine 11....it's the second row, second cover.....an intarsia sweater done in fine gauge cotton yarns.....gosh I was fearless back then! That yarn sat for years in my stash...I'd open the box, play with the yarn, I even did a swatch!....until I finally admitted that I'd never knit it and sold it to a fan of intarsia...
This door has one of those super secret pushbutton access points....well....
it was WIDE OPEN for us!
Gosh, this post is getting a bit long... so I think I'll have to save the details for my next post.
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Then you won't miss my next post about what actually went on once we passed through these doors!
One yard of trim done (I haven't actually measured, but it feels like a yard!)
Did you participate in the Rowan Mystery Pure Wool Worsted Afghan KAL? How are you doing? Finished? Struggling? On the trim...like me?
Keep on knitting!
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