Ode to Rowanspun 4 Ply
July 22, 2003
Anybody who knows me doesn’t know that I have a righteous stash of my all-time favorite yarn, the discontinued Rowan Donegal Lambswool. NObody actually knows the full extent of my warehouse. So tweedy! So thin! Such a fine skinny fabric it makes! If I ever got up the nerve, it would be excellent for delving into the world of Kaffe’s intarsiamania. I’m content to stick to simpler stuff for the moment, but I am cranking up to do a fairisle using some of my precious stuff.
In the interest of fairness, and in the interest of buying something, I took home a skein of Donegal Lambswool’s alleged replacement in the Rowan line, Rowanspun 4 Ply. The acid green color is fantastic, with a strand of yellow and some kooky flecks thrown in, but I was worried that it would be too . . . fluffy . . . too NOT Donegal Lambswool. But I was happily surprised to find that it knits up all terrific. Here it is on my number 2s:
We’ll see what comes of my discovery. Stashportunity?