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Clara
queen bee

USA
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Posted - 08/08/2012 :  5:37:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
At long last, Rowan Denim is getting its due. And who better to do it than a longtime Rowan Denimite and our Seed and Bast Fiber Field Expert Kay Gardiner. She even manages to slip in trussed chickens and white muumuus. You've gotta read it.


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Sharon


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Posted - 08/09/2012 :  04:27:34 AM  Show Profile Send Sharon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know which pattern books from Rowan (besides the older ones) have patterns using Rowan Denim? I found Studio 20--any others?
Sharon
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chingachgook
New Pal

USA
11 Posts

Posted - 08/09/2012 :  08:14:53 AM  Show Profile Send chingachgook a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh thank you, Kay. I've never played with R-Denim because of the harsh hand in the ball. Knowing it will soften up, I'll go for those kid clothes!
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hkpdx
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USA
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Posted - 08/09/2012 :  09:14:00 AM  Show Profile Send hkpdx a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made a baby blanket out of Rowan denim a couple of years ago, modifying a blanket pattern based on Courthouse Steps out of Kay's book! Wears just like Levi's. I washed it a couple of times before I gave it to the new baby. It didn't shrink as much as I thought it might. And the new baby's parents love it.
I'd use it again -- blue fingers and all
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Posted - 08/09/2012 :  09:34:27 AM  Show Profile Send Sharon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I made a skirt out of Rowan Denim a few years ago--forgot the name of it but it was the one in Interweave Knits. Loved the way it turned out.
Sharon
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emmyc
Chatty Knitter

USA
175 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2012 :  03:22:34 AM  Show Profile Send emmyc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sharon,

There is an older Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim pattern book that I was considering bringing to the stash lounge(if I get lucky enough to go back), but I think I'll dust it off now. There are some lovely patterns that should work with the Rowan Denim.

emmyc
winchester ma
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Posted - 08/10/2012 :  05:39:00 AM  Show Profile Send Sharon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I remember that Debbie Bliss book but do not own it....another reason why one should never part with old knitting books :-)
Sharon
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robinstephanie
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USA
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Posted - 08/12/2012 :  4:39:58 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Nice sales job, Kay! I was intrigued, so I looked up denim patterns on ravelry. I like Haven, love Raspy, and for some reason I can really see my boyfriend in Martin Storyís Denver. Heís got a kind of sexy Mr. Rogers thing going on. If that isnít, you know, totally weird.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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marjotse
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Sweden
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Posted - 08/13/2012 :  01:48:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just to answer the question on patterns, Kim Hargreaves has some denim projects in her pattern books, Louise Harding used denim exclusively in Miss Bea's Seaside (http://www.englishyarns.co.uk/rowan_beaSeaside.html), a booklet full of lovely denim designs for children...

I really ought to cast on some denim again, it is such lovely yarn :-)

Marjolein

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Sloknitr
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USA
43 Posts

Posted - 08/13/2012 :  12:55:35 PM  Show Profile Send Sloknitr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have never used this yarn, but Kay's review makes me want to run right out and get a sweaters worth! (Blue fingers notwithstanding!)
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dpmarshall
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Posted - 08/16/2012 :  3:08:17 PM  Show Profile Send dpmarshall a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just an FYI - Indigo Knits was available at my local (Dallas) library. I' m picking it up tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.
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