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Published on December 26th, 2014 | by Kirstyn Langford

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FREE Rowan Sweater and Shawl Patterns

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With your gift knitting done, these two beautifully feminine designs from Rowan are the perfect treats to knit for yourself. They are available FREE for two weeks only until 9th January 2015 and, what’s more, the yarns to knit them with are 60% off in our fabulous January sale. Read on to find out more!

Please note: These patterns are no longer free. Click here to see our fab selection of over 200 Rowan FREE patterns.

Rowan Marilyn sweater pattern

The Marilyn sweater, designed by Martin Storey, is a timeless and romantic design knit in the elegant Rowan Angora Haze yarn, making it sumptuously soft against the skin. The design features a beautiful cable stitch pattern and full length set-in sleeves and is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

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Rowan Angora Haze

The Marilyn sweater pattern calls for the stunning Rowan Angora Haze. This yarn is a soft, gorgeous blend of angora and sheep’s wool, with a little polyamide to reduce shedding. It is perfect for really special knits like the Marilyn sweater. The shade featured in the photography is now discontinued but you’re bound to find another colour you love! We’re lusting over Tender (528) and Cradle (522).

FREE Rowan Sweater and Shawl Patterns - LoveKnitting blog Angora Haze 60% off!

FREE Rowan Sweater and Shawl Patterns - LoveKnitting blog - Angora Haze 60% off!Knit for less! Rowan Angora Haze is 60% off in our January sale! But remember, when the yarn is sold out, it’s sold out – so get yours now! Click here to shop the yarn.

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Rowan Norah shawl pattern

The Norah lacy shawl is a design by Sharon Miller with a stunning lace stitch pattern and two complimentary colours, making it the perfect new year project for the experienced knitter. It uses the divine Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse yarn, consisting of super kid mohair and silk, so when knit up this shawl will ooze luxury through and through.

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Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse

Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse knitting yarn adds just a hint of sparkle to the famous Kidsilk blend. It is perfect for all your eye-catching mohair projects, like the elegant Norah shawl.  Why not knit your own Norah Shawl in Virgo (450) or Capricorn (457).

FREE Rowan Sweater and Shawl Patterns - LoveKnitting blog - Rowan Kidsilk Haze Eclipse

FREE Rowan Sweater and Shawl Patterns - LoveKnitting blog - Rowan Kidsilk Haze EclipseKnit for less! Rowan Kidsilk Eclipse is 60% off in our January sale! But remember, when the yarn is sold out, it’s sold out – so get yours now! Click here to shop the yarn.

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Kirstyn loves nothing more than sitting with her feet up in front of a warm fire with a knitting or embroidery project to hand. She can't stop herself trying new crafts and has an entire room covered with an increasing number of WIPs to show for it.


Last updated: January 27th, 2015.

18 Responses to FREE Rowan Sweater and Shawl Patterns

  1. Jaki says:

    The link to sign in doesn’t appear to be working.

  2. Helen Kennedy says:

    No picture!

    • Jenni says:

      Hi Helen,

      Here is another image to help you to see the shawl more clearly. Hope this helps!

      All the best,
      Jenni & the LoveKnitting Team

  3. Cindy Roth says:

    I was able to download the shawl instructions, but I am very disappointed. The instructions were minimal, no list of abbreviations and no photo on the instruction sheet. It would have been really nice to have a photo of the shawl “open” and not only draped around a model. The photo of the shawl and model is beautiful, but I want to see the shawl shaping and how it looks across the back.

    I am a VERY experienced lace and shawl knitter and can (if I want) figure this pattern out. A new or in-experienced knitter (IMHO) will be frustrated with this pattern.

    • Myriam says:

      I agree with Cindy; a picture of the “open” shawl would have been nice. I would have preferred a picture of the shawl spread on a flat surface, rather than bunched up around a model. She does look great, but that’s not what interests me, as a knitter. I don’t buy patterns when I can’t see clearly what the finished object looks like.

      • Barbara Oehm says:

        I agree with Myriam and Cindy. I like to see the garment clearly before I proceed. Rowan patterns are just fantastic though. Love them!!!

    • Cathy says:

      You’re right! I didn’t even bother to save this pattern.

    • Jenni says:

      Hi Cindy,

      As the pattern is an exclusive coming from a pattern book, the abbreviations aren’t shown, so you can find all the abbreviations needed for the pattern here in the Rowan information page: http://blog.loveknitting.com/rowan-information-pages/?blog_page=/

      Here is another photo of the shawl, which is clearer, but I am afraid Rowan has not supplied any other photos of the shawl.

      Hope this helps!
      All the best,
      Jenni & the LoveKnitting Team

  4. Audrey says:

    In Australia.up.in the tropics we dont wear jumpers or cardigans even in winter.so we dont knit or crochet heavy clothes we need lacy tops easy to follow crochet tops.free patterns would be great.I dont have a computer but my Daughter Julie said she.ll try get them on hers.even baby clothes need to be light and open do you have anything like this.Audrey.x

  5. I can’t sign in either to get the patterns or purchase wool.

    • Jenni says:

      Hi Chrissy,

      Our site was most probably experiencing some down time, we do hope that you managed to get on to the site for your free patterns and to purchase wool but if you are still having any issues, please feel free to email info@loveknitting.com.

      All the best,
      Jenni & the LoveKnitting Team

  6. Anna Devine says:

    Yes, a picture of the Norah shawl spread out would be very useful. I downloaded the pattern, but may try to find it on Ravelry — there could be some pictures there.

    • Jenni says:

      Hi Anna,

      Here is another photo of the shawl given to us by Rowan. But looking on Ravelry for projects completed by others may be a great way to see what the shawl looks like in more detail!

      All the best,
      Jenni & the LoveKnitting Team

  7. LaGato says:

    Checked out the shawl directions. There appears to be nothing in the instructions that are not understandable. Also, contacted site re inability to download and had an immediate response. But I agree a pic would be nice.

    • Jenni says:

      Hi LaGato,

      Glad to hear you managed to get the pattern ok! Here is another image of the shawl, which should hopefully help you to see the details more clearly.

      All the best,
      Jenni & the LoveKnitting Team

  8. Anna S says:

    I agree with LaGato. Also agree that a better pic of the shawl would be great.

    With due respect, the rest is technicalities (after all, the patterns are free 🙂 and can be easily solved. You can save the pic of the shawl by clicking right button of a mouse and choosing Save as from the menu. For keys description go to Rowan website.
    Happy knitting and crocheting in the New Year!

  9. Claire says:

    Hi – wonder if anyone can help with this. First there are no completed projects on Ravelry, unfortunately for me. Second I think there is a mistake in the pattern – row 1 of first edging – in order to get the given stitch count when you work back across the 20 cast on stitches you need to increase into each one (as per the 18 on row 2). So far so good, but then …

    My problem is the fancy cast off – what I’ve done just looks like a stringy mess!! I k3 tog, put the stitch back onto the needle and k and put stitch back 5 times, to make a kind of chain, before k3 tog again and moving across. I’m also finding it impossible to unpick without cutting yarn (luckily didn’t get very far). Has anyone done it and if so can you please post a close up picture? Or can anyone suggest a different method for a ruffle cast off, which is what I assume I’m trying to achieve.

    Many thanks – Claire

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