Sometimes it's just a simple thing.....

When I received my skein of Rowan Fine Art Aran I wanted to knit it...right now!  I didn't want to wait one minute for a pattern, and I only had one skein - what was a knitter to do?

Remember my Swatch Cowls - three quick and easy knits to introduce myself to +RowanYarns Fine Art Aran Yarn?

Well.....long story short.....Rowan thought that they were just the thing for getting to know this new yarn....and....blushing.....voila!

They have taken my three cowls and created this "Collection"
and here it is, on the KnitRowan web site!

The Fine Art Aran Collection


Stocking Stitch Swatch Cowl


Seed Stitch Swatch Cowl


4x4 Rib Swatch Cowl



I am honestly so excited about this, I just can't tell you!

Something so simple has made one of my forever dreams come true! 


It goes to show you....NEVER give up on your dreams.  


Thank you Rowan for making one of my dreams come true - big check mark there!
Thank you to my friend, knit buddy and great photographer Renee
for suggestions on how to take super photos of such simple knits.



Remember, you have to register (it's free) to be a ROW@N member, log in, and you'll be able to see all of the fabulous FREE Members Only designs.

I loved making swatch cowls so much that I ended up with a Trilogy!  I seriously had to stop myself....but I do have two more skeins of Fine Art Aran....so you never know!

The 4x4 Ribbed Swatch Cowl has been so well loved during this extremely cold winter here in Southern Ontario.....my husband has rarely taken it off!  He loves it so much, thinks it is so cosy and warm....he asked for a sweater knit out of +RowanYarns Fine Art Aran in that same shade - Bachata 551.  It's almost done....we will have a reveal soon!



#RowanYarns #Knitting #Design #Swatch

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  1. This is thrilling. Good on you.

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    1. Thanks.....you know how ridiculously happy this makes me :)

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  2. Well done, so good to see someone having success after escaping from the workforce.

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    1. Thanks Sara......retirement is great...and it's fun to "play work".

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  3. congratulations !!!!!!! It's wonderful - love them all and now am off to order my one skein of fine art aran !

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  4. Thank you - I love this yarn.......I don't mind the Alpaca content.....although some say it is scratchy. I have no trouble wearing it next to my skin.

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  5. I think we all buy variegated yarns because the colours look so good together and then don't know what to do with them. Your cowls show off these yarns beautifully! And alpaca isn't scratchy; it's wonderfully soft and cosy - perfect for cowls.

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    1. Thanks Nicki.....I love this yarn....it is beautiful and it is lovely and warm.

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  6. How exciting! Congratulations - I really love the 4 x 4 ribbed cowl.

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    1. Thank you...... I lost track of your blog...I've just added you to my bloglovin list....thanks for commenting!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS...........I know you are over the moon.....MM

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  8. Very exciting! I too like the 4x4 ribbed cowl, unfortunately, the Rowan site doesn't have a download "button" for this pattern.

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    1. Thanks Virginia.....I have emailed Rowan to sort out that link....thank you for noticing that and taking the time to comment.

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  9. What fun!!!!! Congratulations, Anne! This is indeed a cool thing!!

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  10. That's amazing! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Geri....... I was just looking at photos of our visit to Rowan :) :( at the same time.

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  11. That truly is awesome Anne, congrats!

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    1. Thanks Tina, it was a great boost on this roller coaster ride :)

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    2. Thank you Lynda........I am sorry that I misspelt you name....so had to delete :). i do appreciate you taking the time to comment. :)

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  13. Congratulations!!!! Well done!

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  14. Anne! Well done! They are all fabulous - but I like the 4x4 best. Ros

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