This yarn has been knocking around the shop for a few months.
I have been meaning to tell you about it, but I was kind of overwhelmed by all of the colors. And then Sally ordered more colors. So now it's time to talk about it before she orders even more.
I must say, I am really impressed with the new Rowan Pure Wool Worsted. When folks come in looking for a nice all-purpose worsted weight yarn, I generally show them the Cascade 220. But now, I feel like we have another very nice option in this yarn. And it's superwash!
I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable price point, too. Only $10.95 for 219 yards of superwash wool. That's a pretty good deal, especially for Rowan.
Honestly, I have not always been impressed with their superwash yarns, so I was a little skeptical.
But then Ann whipped up this River Mist Cowl in the light grey and mustard shades, and I knew I was going to have to give it a shot. The yarn is soft and lofty, and the colors are really rich and full. A few heathered options, as well.
We have two of the pattern books featuring Pure Wool Worsted, Simple Shapes and The Pure Wool Worsted Collection.
Let me show you a few designs from Simple Shapes. Who doesn't need a grandpa cardigan like Minn?
Or a basic cap or cabled scarf like Burra and Ismay? Lots of classic stuff. Several men's sweaters, too.
I love that cover sweater, Alba, from the collection.Morna looks like a cozy live-in sweater, for sure.
Spence is designed as a unisex fisherman's sweater, and it really shows off how well this yarn does cables.
Rowan also offers a collection of free home decor and pillow patterns for Pure Wool Worsted. The patterns use several interesting textured stitches and multiple colors to create some really unusual items. I really like the Chainlink Cushion and the Wheel Barrel Cushion. Take a look at their site for more.
I think this yarn is going to be a big hit for all you knitters looking for a high-quality superwash option. I know it will be a great choice for the man sweaters, too. I am happy to have more options to give people looking for a nice basic worsted wool in a wide range of colors. I'll keep you posted if Sally orders even more!