Scarf Yarns

Friday, July 05, 2013

Rowan

There are many, many new free patterns on the Rowan website today.

Knit this men's patterned sweater from Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 54 as an exclusive free download, a design by Brandon Mably using the gorgeous yarn Colourspun (wool and mohair).  This design has ribbed bands and cuffs, set in sleeves and is knitted using the fairisle technique. This free pattern PDF has also been translated into French, German & Dutch - only print the pages you need after downloading.
Download the pattern.... 

Knit this women's twin set comprising of short sleeved top and cardigan from our Winchester School of Art Online Collection 2013, a design by Meghan Lewis using the gorgeous yarn Felted Tweed (wool, alpaca and viscose). Knitted using textured stitches, with bobble edgings and peter pan collar, this design was a finalist in the Rowan Design Awards 2013.
Download the pattern....

See all Rowan's free patterns....

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you are up early. I felt like my dad this morning. He can't sit still-always on the go doing something and that's how I was. Packed boxes. Took the trash out. Unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher. Did a load of laundry. Did a Tim's run. Stopped at my dad's office and then off to the quilt shop for mom. Got her fabric and another stop at Tim's for an iced capp for her and then to her house. Back to my house for a minute. Stop at the dry cleaners and post office. Got a salad from Wendy's and at work by 11:30. I'm tired just writing it down. I don't really have any work to do today so I'm going to try and get a chunk done on my vest. I'm almost to the 5" mark where the side shaping starts.

Something made me go back to the Rowan website and the new yarns for fall are there.
Made with 100% baby alpaca, Rowan Alpaca Colour is a soft and durable DK knitting yarn. The soft, subtle blend of colours in each shade allows the beauty of the yarn to show through and is ideal for textured knitting stitches.
Details:

Fibre Content:
Alpaca: 100%

Yarn Ball Weight: 
 50g

Yarn Meterage/Yardage: 
 120/131

Tension/Gauge Stitches: 
 22

Tension/Gauge Rows: 
 30
 9 colours are coming. I didn't order the yellow but it can be special ordered.

The Thick 'n' Thin feature of the yarn gives the knitted fabric a unique textured finish, made from 100% wool this fashion yarn is ideal for winter accessories, but will equally add definition to any knitted sweater.
Details:

Fibre Content:
Wool: 100%

Yarn Ball Weight: 
 50g

Yarn Meterage/Yardage: 
 50/54

Tension/Gauge Stitches: 
 10

Tension/Gauge Rows: 
 13

Knit this women’s cropped cable top from the Thick ‘n’ Thin Collection, a design by Sarah Hatton using the wonderful yarn Thick ‘n’ Thin (100% wool). Knitted sideways with an effective large scale cable across the chest, this knitting pattern is for the intermediate knitter.
Waiting two more weeks for the yarn and books is going to be hard!

Here is the vest so far. I found lots to do in the store today (I continued being my dad all day) so there wasn't a lot of knitting.

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