Summer Stripes (2)

jenjoycedesign© Altitude Lace with Rowan Revive 2

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.

jenjoycedesign© yarn tasting

Here it is now knit up into an Altitude Lace Cowl  and it looks quite lovely.

jenjoycedesign© Altitude Lace with Rowan Revive

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.

jenjoycedesign© Rowan Revive-3

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

 

5 thoughts on “Summer Stripes (2)

    • Thank you very much Stefanie. I did soak and block out to dry. I guess it’s more that when I bought the yarn I didn’t realize it was DK… I probably wouldn’t have made it into a lace cowl had I realized. LOL.

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