Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Breakdown of Patterns in Rowan Studio, Issue One

The shop has just received our copies of Rowan Studio "Issue One," which were on back-order. The Rowan Studio booklets are designed to serve as up-to-the-minute, fashion-forward supplements to the much-larger Rowan magazines (the next one's due out in February -- I've seen it, and it's great!). Here's a breakdown of the six patterns in Rowan Studio "Issue One," including yarn requirements:

"Patti"
Sizes: S, M, L (to fit bust 32-34, 36-38, and 40-42 inches)
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed -- 8 (9, 10) skeins
(photographed in Carbon, shade 159)
Needles: 1 pair 3mm (US 2/3) and 1 pair 3.75mm (US 5) needles
Buttons: Rowan 00317
Gauge: 23 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4 inches) measured over stocking stitch
using 3.75mm (US 5) needles




"Courtney"

Sizes: S, M, L (to fit bust 32-34, 36-38, 40-42 inches)

Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze (held double throughout) and Rowan Wool Cotton

Yarn Requirements: 6 (6, 7) skeins of Rowan Kidsilk Haze and 2 (2, 2) skeins of Rowan Wool Cotton (Note: The sweater is knit entirely in Kidsilk Haze, and the scarf is knit in Wool Cotton)

Garment is shown in Kidsilk Haze Hurricane (shade 632) and Wool Cotton shade 963.

Needles: 1 pair each 7mm (US 10.5) and 8mm (US needles, plus a 3.5mm crochet hook (US E4)

Gauge: 12.5 sts and 15 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) measured over stocking stitch using 8mm (US 11) needles


"Kelly"

Sizes: One size fits all

Yarn Requirements: 12 skeins Rowan Kid Classic (shown in Smoke, shade 831)

Needles: 1 pair each 4mm (US 6) and 4.5mm (US 7) needles

Buttons: 8 x Rowan 00410

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) over stocking stitch on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles


"Harvey"

Sizes: S, M, L (to fit bust 32-34, 36-38, 40-42 inches)

Yarn: 6 (7, 7) skeins Rowan Scottish Tweed Aran (shown in Lewis Grey, shade 007)

Needles: 1 pair each 5mm (US 8) and 4.5mm (US 7) needles

Buttons: 3 x Rowan 00335

Gauge: 18 sts and 24.5 rows to 1o cm (4 inches) measured over pattern using 5mm (US 8) needles


"Kim"

Sizes: S, M, L (to fit bust 32-34, 36-38, 40-42 inches)

Yarn Requirements: 3 (4, 4) skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (shown in Dragon, shade 147)

Needles: 1 pair each 3.25mm (US 3) and 3.75mm (US 5) needles

Gauge: 25 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) measured over pattern when slightly stretched using 3.75mm (US 5) needles


"Anna"

Sizes: S, M, L (to fit bust 32-34, 36-38, 40-42 inches)

Yarn Requirements: 4 (5, 5) skeins Rowan Kidsilk Spray (shown in Graphite, shade 570)

Needles: 1 pair 5mm (US 8) needles, plus a set of 4mm (US 6) double-pointed needles

Gauge: 17 sts and 27 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) measured over pattern using 5mm (US 8) needles

My favorite, for what it's worth? Harvey, which I plan to work on when we take our annual family cruise to the Caribbean over my kid's spring break in March. Last year my cruise project was an Alice Starmore gansey on teeny-weeny needles, so I look forward to working with something beefier and brawnier this time out!

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