Even while casting on for my swatch, I knew the yarn would be very soft in the hand and easy to knit. The stitches lined up beautifully and was easy to get an even tension. With my pointy Lace Addis it was surprisingly easy to maneuver stitches into cables and lace. That was all I needed to know, so I ripped my swatch back and cast on for this baby sweater. True to it's type, Rowan Denim is meant to fade in the wash over time. While knitting the navy, your hands will turn blue, don't be alarmed, it washes off with soap and water! The extra dye will come out of the garment with the first wash, and after that it will gently fade over time and give you the look and feel of your much loved pair of 501s back in the day. Denim will shrink on the first wash so if you are not using a Rowan pattern, you must make allowances for this. Not a big deal, I think just adding some length to the body and sleeves would be it. Rowan patterns have the shrinkage built into the design. There are dozens of free patterns designed specifically for this yarn at this link: Rowan Original Denim Online Collection. A new pattern collection including a return of some popular vintage patterns is set to be out in May, just when the summer knitting is getting underway.
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I really loved this yarn and hope I manage to knit a dark navy jacket this year!
Free pattern Download for Basic Raglan Baby Cardigan
Rowan Original Denim at Jannettes Rare Yarns
Free patterns, Original Denim Online Collection
Two more free patterns:
Use this pattern to knit a striped baby cardigan like this in fingering or sport weight .
Use this pattern to knit one in worsted weight.