In a post in June, I shared my new yarn to taste, Rowan “Revive”, a DK weight yarn made from recycled clothing that is made from silk, cotton, and viscose.
Here it is now knit up into an Altitude Lace Cowl and it looks quite lovely.
Stripes in sand & peach tones, barely contrasting, for a perfect neck wrap to wear with natural linen clothing, I am going to keep this one for myself.
But can I be honest? I feel this yarn is a bit heavy, what I would expect from a cotton based yarn, but there’s a slight toughness to the feel, maybe also having 3 plies, each with 3 finer plies. Actually, this yarn may just be a great candidate for a sweater, or to unspin, for the single plies of this yarn are all unique and truly lovely and tweeded with bits of recycled fibers. I really do like the yarn a lot.
So this closes my jaunt of Summer knitting ~~ it is difficult to believe we’re already well into July! Although the hottest months are still to come, its time I begin to direct my thinking ahead to Autumnal ideas, and back to my un-spinning experiments which I abruptly paused, and of course, some non-knitting events going on too (mostly home improvement sorts of labor, which is not near as fun as knitting, admittedly).
Summer Stripes was certainly enjoyable taste of new summery yarns, and I must say I have made a couple new favorites!
Details for this project are on Ravelry HERE