Ondawa (in denim)
My friend Reney is into Rowan Original Denim yarn (ON SALE NOW), and the other day she asked me a common question; What would look good in it? This is a question I both dread and adore. The dread comes on first because I usually need time to think about things and give a thoughtful answer. Then, once I’ve had some time to process, comes the love; I get to trot out all the different ideas and examples, it’s a big creative game of research and “compare and contrast”.
One thing that’s at the top of my mind for Rowan Original Denim is Guernsey or Gansey (a style of fisherman’s sweater) – the denim yarn looks STUNNING knit up in a guernsey. The picture above is a project I found on Ravelry of Michelle Wang’s Ondawa made with Rowan Original Denim – I think it’s a thing of beauty!
Find our Denim Hacks & reference links (basically, wash it in vinegar to stabilize the colour and knit it a smidge longer).
- finished bust: 43¼ (47½, 51¾, 56¼, 60½, 65)”
- Sized to fit approximately 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)” bust
- Rowan Original Denim: 11(12, 13, 15, 16, 18) skeins
- 4.5mm/US7 – 32″ circular needles (denim knits on a size smaller than normal, but check your tension)
- Tapestry Needle
- Pattern Download
- Our Denim Hacks
Guernesy looks especially good on men (maybe because they were created for them): above are Bowline by Tin Can Knits (you should knit with 4mm/US6 needles and make one size larger) and Beagle by Norah Gaughan.