I find myself working with Rowan pure wool dk time and time again and the other day I asked myself why. What is it about this yarn that makes me work with it so often? It is such a great all-rounder yarn. My stitches always look even and my colourwork crisp when I work with this yarn. Stitch patterns and cables have good definition when worked in Rowan pure wool too!
Often when I was learning to knit I heard people saying how good quality yarn can make all the difference to the finished fabric. Most newbie knitters reach for the cheaper acrylic yarns, feeling that their early knitting efforts are not worthy of the pure wool price tag. I was no exception, my stockinette stitch was uneven and my colourwork was disappointing. So many times I told myself colourwork just wasn’t for me. But I adore knitting Fair Isle, holding one colour in each hand, working my way through the chart…. bliss. I clearly remember working with a pure wool yarn for the first time and thinking ‘why didn’t I do this sooner?’
But the most compelling reason I turn to this yarn, the colour palette. I can always rely on Rowan to keep their shade cards on trend.
Oh and if I have not sold you on the virtues of Rowan pure wool yet, being superwash it is ideal for garments, especially kids and those given as gifts!
On my desk at the moment…..
Shades; Black, Anthracite, Shale, Enamel, Hyacinth
Available in 26 shades you are spoilt for choice
Rowan pure wool is also available in 4ply and aran weight. Do you have a favourite yarn? I would love to hear why.