Rowan Moordale

Posted by Amy | Posted in Yarn Reviews | Posted on 18-01-2019

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Rowan Moordale is a brand new yarn to join the Rowan collection for 2019. It comes in luxurious 100g hanks of 70% wool and 30% alpaca yarn. Made from the finest premium British fibres, it is a yarn to covet on a dull January day. Take your pick from 12 rich shades of colour – earthy and bold.
Martin Storey has designed the pattern book for Moordale. A selection of knitted designs for men and women, really wearable pieces, ones that will be a pleasure to knit and a joy to wear year after year. Find hats, sweaters, snoods and cardigans with lots of textured stitch patterns. Watch Sara reviewing the yarn and browsing the pattern book in our video below.  

Black Sheep Barbara has knitted a ‘Buckler’ hat from the Rowan Moordale book with just one hank of the yarn. A textured stitch that works well with the twist of the yarn. A lover of natural fibres and beautiful hanks of yarn, Barbara was the perfect yarn taster. I asked Barbara how she found working with it –

“It’s really, really lovely. Beautiful stitch definition and so soft. The look of a pure wool yarn with the added softness of alpaca. It makes the perfect pompom too.”

Rowan Moordlale | Buckler Hat | Black Sheep Wools

Rowan have shared a behind the scenes video of the book photo shoot. It’s great when brands give you a little sneak peek at how they bring a collection together. It gives you more of a feel for the designs and colour palette inspiration. The phenomenal depth of colour that can be found in the countryside, heathers, tree bark and so many intense shades of green.

A second video from Rowan, that is well worth a watch is their ‘Making of Moordale’. It is interesting to watch the process that takes place to go from initial fibres to hanks of yarn. So much winding and spinning, it’s quite hypnotic!

Don’t forget you can also see all of the magnificent Rowan yarns at the Craft Barn too. Did you know we are a Rowan Flagship store? We stock all of the Rowan range including the seasonal Selects yarns. Every Wednesday and Saturday you will find our in store Rowan Consultant, Melanie in the Rowan corner. We always have a great selection of sample garments to catch your eye.
Melanie is smitten with the new Rowan Moordale yarn. She is currently working on a project in a combination of shades. Keep an eye out on Instagram for a photo popping up soon.

Melanie says –

“It’s beautifully soft to the touch. There is a nice stitch definition. Best of all it’s a British yarn with a gorgeous palette of colours. My favourites are Turmeric, Gooseberry and Blue Moor. I love the pattern collection by Martin Storey. Tussock is my favourite.”

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