Rowan Tweed DK
We do love our tweeds here on Bainbridge Island. Perhaps it's our latitude. We love how tweeds blur the boundaries between homespun and sophisticated, traditional and modern. And Rowan Tweeds, made in one of the few remaining traditional Yorkshire mills, are the benchmark by which we judge all others. The colors are dyed in the fleece and blended in the spinning for complex heathered shading; small clips of bright wool ('neps') are added during the spinning. While the effect is quite rustic, it is a bit more costly to achieve, but we think a good tweed is worth every penny.
Technically called Rowan Tweed — it was the first in the family — we call this one Rowan Tweed DK to distinguish it from its smaller (Fine) and beefier (Aran) siblings. A slightly thick-and-thin singles-spun, it's perfect for our Ribbed Pencil Skirt pattern, colorwork and crisp stitch patterns. With a good wet-blocking, the fabric will soften and bloom for a handsome finish.
50g, 129 yds (118 m); 21sts = 4" on US 6 (4mm).
COLOR: 588 Bainbridge. Classic crimson.
COLOR: 583 Keld. Woodland browns.
COLOR: 596 Reeth. Bronze and copper.
COLOR: 589 Hubberholme. Pine green.
COLOR: 590 Wensley. Teal blue.
COLOR: 594 Nidd. Cerulean blue.
COLOR: 587 Muker. Steel blue sky.
COLOR: 593 Gunnerside. Weathered indigo.
COLOR: 585 Askrigg. Midnight blue.
COLOR: 591 Burnsall. Deep, dark maroon.
COLOR: 597 Settle. Rosy purple.
COLOR: 582 Hawes. Rosy pink.
COLOR: 592 Litton. Pale sage.
COLOR: 581 Bedale. Faintly taupe.
COLOR: 580 Arncliffe. Oatmeal.
COLOR: 584 Buckden. Very light grey.
COLOR: 586 Malham. Charcoal grey.
COLOR: 595 Pendle. Black.
NEW COLOR: 600 Tissington. Sunset gold.
NEW COLOR: 598 Monsal Dale. Bright turquoise.
NEW COLOR: 601 Beresford. Cool magenta.
NEW COLOR: 599 Dove Dale. Dusty lavender.