Rowan yarns are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year for producing quality designer knitting yarns and patterns. Rowan produce several magazines every year which include exciting knitting patterns, knitting ideas and the latest designs using wool, cotton and luxury blends. [Rowan pattern books and magazines]
Rowan yarns are one of the UK’s leading knitting yarn suppliers and Kangaroo are pleased to work closely with Rowan and we keep our site updated with Rowan latest designs and yarns as soon as the become available in February (Spring collection) and August (Autumn collection).
Rowan are renowned worldwide for their chunky wool, luxury fibres and crochet yarns providing the hand knitter a fabulous choice of quality wools together with first rate patterns and knitting publications to keep you abreast of knitting news and the latest knitting yarns.
Debbie Bliss is one of the UK’s innovative and creative yarn designers, her range is distributed by Designer Yarns, based in Yorkshire, North England. Debbie Bliss truly understands the needs of the hand knitter with crisp cottons and sophisticated silks that are perfect for her fabulous structured designs. Debbie Bliss offers the hand knitter exceptional yarns of the highest quality that provide a unique combination of softness and practicality of wear.
Debbie Bliss regularly produces new books of designs for men, women and children.
Noro Yarns are imported from Japan by Designer Yarns. The secret, traditional manufacturing process employed by Noro ensure a uniqueness which nobody can match. The textures and colours of Noro have no equal and the blended fibres create luxurious garments. New patterns for the Noro Collection are designed every year by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton and Jane Ellison and published in book form
Regia sock yarns offer a lovely range of variegated wool blends that create stripes, fair isle patterns, zigzags and lines whilst you are knitting as if by magic. We are unable to display the true splendour of the richness in colour and textures of the Regia range of wools. To experience the full glory of the density and depth of colour graduation you should simply try the Regia range for your self. If you can’t knit socks a free Regia Sock pattern is available to order with the yarn giving full instructions, or use the yarn for a different project.
Schoeller and Stahl Sock
Schoeller & Stahl Sock Yarns are based in Germany and have been producing yarns for over a hundred years. The Schoeller & Stahl range includes pure wools and wool and cotton blends. Schoeller & Stahl offer a yarn that is affordable and consistently of a high quality. Their Fortissima, Socka and Limbo ranges can be used for children’s clothing, socks and shawls and are all superwash wool and cotton blends.
Kaaland Yarns is based in Australia and its yarns have been inspired by the diverse Australian climate and landscape. Colours range from the reds of the Australian desert to the greens of the Eucalyptus and the rich blues of the sea. Kaaland is a family business and has been trading for over 10 years producing a selection of high quality yarns using a blend of natural fibres including wool, silk and alpaca. The Kaaland range varies from fine lace-weight yarns to chunky wool.
Fleece Artist & Hand Maiden
Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden focus on producing luxurious yarns in a spectacular range of colours. Based in Canada, Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden offer an extensive range of hand dyed shades or can dye to your own requested colours. The shades take their inspiration from nature and the luxury fibres are spun to perfection. Casbah is one of the latest additions to the range, a merino/cashmere blend with the inclusion of Nylon for a more durable wear making it perfect for sock knitting.
Crystal Palace offers a unique and exciting range of yarns from the USA, the fabulous colours and textures inspire and permit you the knitter, to be creative. With interesting fibres, colourful combinations and varied textures we expect the popularity of Crystal Palace yarns to grow and develop over the coming years and knitting seasons.
Mission falls are located in Quebec, Canada. Leading yarn designer Mags Kandis has spent the last 18 years perfecting her distinctive style for both Mission Falls and ready to wear manufacturers. Her designs regularly appear in leading knitting publications including Vogue Knitting, Knitters, and other magazines within the Knitting fraternity. The range includes 1824 Wool, the perfect aran weight Merino Superwash pure wool, which is incredibly soft to handle, perfect for almost any project and available in a huge selection of earthy shades.