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NEW & FREEBIE Rowan Denim

Rowan Original Denim DISPLAY

Rowan Original Denim

Rowan Original Denim is a 100% cotton yarn, which behaves like denim fabric.  It shrinks slightly on its first wash and the colour continues to fade gradually over time, creating a unique look. It’s great for people of all ages, and all kinds of projects, including sweaters, tanks, blankets, bags, facecloths and tea-towels, etc.

Rowan Original Denim is suitable for all-year-round knits and showcases textured stitches and cabling brilliantly. If you want to keep your Rowan Original Denim garments looking sharp, try hand washing in a delicate wash and add a cup of white vinegar to the water before adding the garments.


  • Rowan Original Denim is dyed with indigo, and while using this yarn you can expect dye to rub off on your hands and needles, especially the darker shades.
  • Consider using metal needles and wearing dark colours while you work with it, (and definitely stay away from white furniture).
  • To stabilize the dye, block your knits in cold water with a cup of white vinegar.
  • Read more about using denim yarns and knitting denim squares.

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rowan denim combo

Photos: Rowan. Patterns: Creeper, Paris, Raspy



  • Pattern
  • Rowan Original Denim: 11(12, 12, 13, 14) skeins  [finished width: 17(18.5, 19, 20.5, 21″)]
  • 3.75mm/US5 needles
  • 4mm/US6 needles


  • Pattern
  • Rowan Original Denim: 11(12, 12, 13, 14) skeins  [finished width: 17.5 (19, 19.5, 21, 21.5″)]
  • 3.75mm/US5 needles
  • 4mm/US6 needles




Boneyard Shawl

Finished Cable Cowl FREE Pattern

Rowan Cocoon cable braid cowl 5

Cable Cowl

Finally finished AND photographed – our Cable Cowl made with Rowan Cocoon and it worked out beautifully! The yarn has a lot of air in it and spreads out beautifully on the larger needles. Plus, the finished product has a light, plush halo effect. Definitely giftable.

We used two skeins and followed the pattern, but I think it would work out nicely if it was 5 inches longer (you’ll need an extra skein, we used all of the yarn). It would also be cool if it was wider! If you plan to seam or graft the ends together you probably won’t need an extra skein.

The pattern does not include instructions for making button holes, but I’m not really a fan of them anyway (they always get stretched out). We sewed on some snaps and then sewed the buttons on on top.


Rowan Cocoon cable braid cowl 1

Cable Cowl

Rowan Cocoon cable braid cowl 2


NEW Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted Tonals

Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted BLOG

NEW Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted Tonals

Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted is a great go-to yarn for almost every kind of project (except felting, it will not felt). It’s machine washable and knits to a standard worsted tension of 5 sts per inch. Great for projects for babies, kids, men, and everyone else! It’s also very affordably prices at $11.97/skein. We’re dipping our toe in the water with this yarn and starting by carrying the new tonal colours.

  • 100% Superwash Wool
  • 100g, 200m (219 yds)
  • 20 sts & 25 rows = 4″ (10cm)
  • 4.5mm/US7 needles
  • Made in Turkey

New Book! Fresh Fashion Knits

Fresh Fashion Knits: More than 20 Must-Have Designs from Rowan’s Studio Collection
Edited by Kate Buller – $25.99

Fresh from Rowan is a re-publication of some of the favourites from Rowan’s Studio Series of booklets (mainly books 2, 3, 5 and 12). The studio books are all about hand-knit style and fashion and all of these patterns are by Sarah Hatton. The pieces they’ve pulled for this book fall on the side of wearable and the styles are mixed, so there are several things for everyone.  

Patterns include (but are not exclusive to):

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