New spring yarns and patterns are in from Rowan, just in time for warmer weather! (Is anybody else REALLY glad that February is over?)
First up is Softknit Cotton, a worsted weight cabled 92% cotton/ 8% nylon blend that’s machine washable. The chain-ply construction keeps it lofty and soft while keeping the cotton fibers secured in the yarn for less fuzzing and pilling. I added this yarn to our worsted weight lineup for those that wanted a wool free option but longed for something softer and more luxurious than Berroco Weekend and Remix.
To go along with the yarn we have the Softknit Collection book, a contemporary take on traditional Aran cabled designs with 16 patterns for men and women. Killarney is a cute cabled vest that you can wear over a button down for spring and then a tank for summer.
Barry uses yarnovers and dropped stitches for an interesting cable technique.
Of course, the yarn is absolutely perfect for children and baby garments as well, so try it for your next blanket or onesie project.
No one does tweed better than Rowan, and we have two exciting tweeds for spring and summer!
Revive is an eco-friendly DK weight blend of recycled silk, recycled cotton, and recycled viscose (all post-consumer content) that’s machine washable. We have the Revive collection book for inspiration at the shop.
Summer Tweed is an aran weight silk and cotton blend with a gorgeous rustic texture that’s featured in the Summer Textures book, a collection of women’s knit and crochet patterns inspired by traditional tribal weaving. (Yes, something for the crocheters!)
Cheyenne has a lovely textural lace design – the boat neck and cap sleeves give it a classic silhouette great for wearing with jeans, slim pants, or a summer skirt.
Prairie is a relaxed pullover for lazy summer days.
Summer Tweed is also featured in the Seascapes book, with patterns for men and women inspired by windswept British coastlines.
Phoenix is a cute chevron-patterned pullover that uses three colors of Summer Tweed (see the sweater in the store!); Odyssey is a men’s cabled cardigan with a ribbed shawl collar. (This looks like the kind of great snuggly sweater that you “borrow” from your guy and never ever give back.)
Come in and check out the new yarns and patterns!