3 New Rowan Yarns for Spring/Summer 2015!
|Rowan's Summerlite 4 ply is absolutely gorgeous! |
It's 100% pure cotton, the finest Egyptian cotton...
with a soft matt finish!
|Martin Storey designed this collection of 12 delicate feminine garments,|
all with fine stitch detail and a range of silhouettes.
"Rosean" - When I saw this design I knew this was the one
I was going to swatch!
I've knit a lot of stranded knitting, but I've never used cotton!
The swatch is gorgeous, the stitches so fine and perfectly formed,
the resulting fabric soft and luxurious!
If you love fine gauge knitting, at 28sts per 10cm, this is a yarn that will demand serious attention to complete your project, but you will be rewarded with a truly luxurious sweater!
Summerlite comes in 12 fabulous shades - you can see them all here....Summerlite 4ply
|My first swatch was stocking stitch, because some of the garments in the design collectionare simple stitches, that look fabulous in this special yarn.|
This is "Riko" - love the short row shaping!
You can wear thisslit at the front (as shown) or to the back!
The Cotton Lustre brochure is a collection of twelve designs by Sarah Hatton!
(You know I love Sarah's designs)
Cotton Lustre comes in 10 beautiful summer shades and knits up quickly on a 6mm needle!
|I also did a swatch of the cable from "Hana"|
because I wanted to see how the yarn looked knit in this cable motif!
I loved it!
|or this one, "Rooibos" which is the one I decided to swatch!|
Another great thing about the Tetra Cotton is that Rowan
indicates that it is interchangeable with Truesilk and Cotton Glace!
I have to admit that I have not been a big fan of summer knits.....but last year I knit not one, but two summer sweaters - one in the fabulous Pure Linen (which was a combination of two Lisa Richardson designs) and the other a summer cardigan design by Marie Wallin in Silkystones!
This year I already have some more Pure Linen for another top as I love that yarn....
and I have to pick at least one of these new yarns to try this year.
but which one? or two....or maybe all three!
All of these new yarns and brochures will be available in your LYS soon. The Rowan Spring/Summer Collection release date is February 1 here in North America (January 15 everywhere else!).
So until then, I have 3 projects so near completion right now:
- my Emley, a Sarah Hatton design in Fine Art Aran - just needs the sleeves sewn up and on!
- my Kaffe Fassett afghan needs to be sewn up and I've got backing material for it too!
- and my latest knit - Mette by Martin Storey in Brushed Fleece (all of the pieces are knit - I just have to seam them up and do the front rib and neckline bands)