Rowan and Crochet?

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When you think about working with Rowan your first thought might be as mine was. What are we going to knit today?  Well today I am going to talk about my new favorite yarn and crochet?

 

This past week I received my issue of Rowan Magazine 57 and in this issue there are some really nice summer tops that are knit but there is also two lace crochet tops that I do plan to make later this year.  So it got me to thinking that it has been a long time sense I have crocheted. So I looked a bit through Ravelry and the Rowan love forum I came across this pattern, and thought I would give it a go.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cardiff-cowl

 

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So it on to my favorite yarn (at the moment) Rowan Felted Tweed DK. I have fallen in love with this yarn.  Felted tweed comes in lots of very nice colors and there are still some past shades available if you look for them. This is a slightly felted yarn so it’s already really soft.  It’s made up of 50% Merino wool, 25% Alpaca and 25% Viscose. It’s on the lighter side of DK weight and after making this cowl it still is my favorite yarn. I just love the texture, feel and color effect it produces.

 

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The pattern was a breeze to crochet. Because Felted Tweed is a bit on the lighter side I decided to crochet with a small hook, so a G or 6, and start by chaining 124 instead of the 84 that the pattern called for. I think it worked out nicely and will be fun to wear.

By the way I used a discontinued color of Damask, which is a blue-ish purple.

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About yarnsnthreads

Melanie is a fiber artist by profession, a person of faith by choice, she is always looking for something new to learn so she reads and reads. As a fiber artist she has had more than 20 years experience as a Hands on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, and spinning, and weaving. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, as well as in 4 H programs around the Treasure Valley and Idaho. She also spent several years as a pattern tester for numerous yarn and design companies. She is also the lead designer for Yarns N Threads Fiber Mill and Craftown.com. With all her fiber arts you would think that she would have no more room in her life for other interests and things to learn, this blog is about all parts of Melanie’s life. You will never know what might be on her mind so come back often and see what she is up to now.
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