For years now, there has been concern about Rowan Denim. Apparently the mill that produced it was going out of business or some such thing, and Rowan was having a hard time finding a suitable replacement. They eventually ended up discontinuing the beloved yarn. This spring, however, it appears that Rowan has found a solution, because there is a fresh batch of Original Denim on our shelves.
It is only available in two shades, Memphis (above) and Nashville (below), but we still have a bit of the Ecru from the old line.
If you have never worked with this, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Denim is a light worsted (5 stitches per inch on a US6), about 100 yards per ball, and it wears and fades like woven denim fabric. Who doesn't like worn-in denim? It shrinks up about 20% in length with the first wash, so you'll want to think about that. The patterns written specifically for Denim take this into account.
I have told you before of my love for this yarn. I actually just pulled this big ol' sweater out for spring, and I was feeling sad that I wouldn't be able to get my hands on any more of the yarn. Thank you, Rowan, for bringing it back!