May 9th, 2014

A Second Look at A First-Rate Bargain

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I have often gassed on about my love for sport- and dk-weight yarns in this forum–I just love how they look and feel, and I like the kinds of patterns that work best in those weights–small things like cowls, mitts, and baby sweaters and hats. As I was walking through the warehouse this morning, Rowan Colourspun caught my eye, and I had an instant affinity for it.┬áIt’s a yarn I’ve looked without a second thought for the last year or so, but for some reason (maybe because it’s part of the May sale and at a very enticing price?) today it said to me, “Sister, you’re about to get lucky.”Photo by Lindsey Topham

The colors are beautiful — that goes without saying. Rowan gets color (colour?) right. And the fiber blend is just right, too. Normally, mohair feels a little scratchy to me, but the wool tempers it a bit, and the polyamide makes it behave, not flop all over the place.

ROWANFREEPMEADOW.zoom.1 I could see making Rowan’s Meadow pattern with the Semer Water colorway, which is a charcoal gray and mauve variegate, bound with a thin ecru strand to make the other colors pop. Any of the Rowan patterns made with Colourspun would be a dream to make and to wear, soft and welcoming.

 

Would you take a chance on a yarn you’d never think of using?

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Amy G.

Education Manager at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
I've worked at WEBS (on and off) since 2003. I'm one of the employees that Steve and Kathy refer to as "The Hotel California" crew (you can check out anytime you like but you can never leave). I've been knitting for about 15 years, I also sew and am an avid yogi. I'm hoping that the better I become at yoga, the less problem I'll have with reading charts!
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