Rowan Fine Tweed
This yarn sets our hearts aflutter. The lightest version of Rowan Tweed (see the DK and Aran weights for more of the love fest) Fine Tweed is a fingering weight (7-8 stitches to the inch), what the English sometimes call '4-ply'... although this one is actually a slightly thick-and-thin single ply. Strictly speaking, 'single ply' is not quite correct as there is no 'plying' involved, but we find the technical term 'a singles' a bit perplexing!
In any case, the fine gauge is brilliant for colorwork (see our free Houndstooth Cuffs pattern), lighter indoor garments, and lace. With a good wet-blocking, the fabric will soften and bloom for a handsome finish. You'll find Fine Tweed's evocative color names (including 'Bainbridge') on a good map of the Yorkshire Dales where one of the few remaining mills in the UK produces this exceptional tweed. We bet you'll feel like plugging in the kettle for a cuppa. Yorkshire Gold would be just right.
We hope you'll give it a try and love it as much as we do.
25g, 98 yds (90 m); 26 sts = 4" on US 3 (3.25mm).
COLOR: 369 Bainbridge. Classic crimson.
COLOR: 363 Keld. Woodland browns.
COLOR: 373 Dent. Rust and umber.
COLOR: 372 Reeth. Bronze and copper.
COLOR: 383 Leyburn. Golden amber.
COLOR: 381 Richmond. Light, grassy green.
COLOR: 370 Hubberholme. Pine green.
COLOR: 371 Wensley. Teal blue.
COLOR: 382 Nidd. Cerulean blue.
COLOR: 367 Muker. Steel blue sky.
COLOR: 380 Nappa. Palest blue.
COLOR: 379 Skipton. Faded denim blue.
COLOR: 368-Gunnerside. Weathered indigo.
COLOR: 365 Askrigg. Midnight blue.
COLOR: 375 Burnsall. Deep, dark maroon.
COLOR: 374 Settle. Rosy purple.
COLOR: 362 Hawes. Rosy pink.
COLOR: 378 Litton. Pale sage.
COLOR: 361 Bedale. Faintly taupe.
COLOR: 360 Arncliffe. Oatmeal.
COLOR: 376 Bell Busk. Bright cream.
COLOR: 364 Buckden. Very light grey.
COLOR: 366 Malham. Charcoal grey.
COLOR: 377 Pendle. Black.