Rowan Yarn Ambassador / by jen geigley

I have some fun knitting-related news to share! Last fall, Rowan Yarns put out a call to yarn lovers everywhere seeking out 15 international Rowan Ambassadors. I sent in this photo (above) and a 100-word application letter, which was easy to do since I'm a huge Rowan fan. Then I crossed my fingers and waited. A few months later, I received an email that said I had made it to the shortlist ... and then I got another email saying that I had been chosen to be a Rowan Ambassador. What does this mean, exactly? Basically, I will be paying attention to knitting trends, giving feedback on new yarns, and sharing new yarn/book releases on social media outlets amongst other things. I'll also get to preview collections and seasonal yarns. I can't wait to share everything with you. I'm pretty thrilled!

Most knitters I know are pretty familiar with Rowan's gorgeous, classic designs and wide variety of yarns. But just in case you haven't had a look at their patterns or projects yet, here are some of my most favorite sweaters and accessories.

And, here are the other Rowan Ambassadors! We've all had a chance to 'meet' online/gush about yarn and knitting, and I've really enjoyed checking out all of their beautiful work. I've linked each person to their Ravelry page, so take a look for yourself.

Konrad Siebenhüter, Augsburg (Bavaria), Germany 

Anja Troschau, London, UK 

Cindi Brumpton, Ontario, Canada

Claire Durbin, Somerset, UK 

Anne Featonby, Ontario, Canada 

Esther Hartley, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Dayana Krawchuk, Montréal, Quebec, Canada 

Linda Ortyl, UK

Viovioleta Patch, Zaragoza, Spain 

Ute Rehner, Germany 

Kristen Hansen Rettig, San Francisco, California, USA 

Sarah Woodhouse, Nottingham, UK 

Tina Sanders, Phoenix, Arizona, USA  

Maria, Germany