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  • Know Your Yarns: Rowan Kidsilk Haze, Felted Tweed, and Kid Classic

    Rowan Yarns are famous and rightly so!  We've been carrying Rowan Pure Wool Worsted for three years, and that first taste got us wanting more Rowan!  We now have huge amounts of Rowan Felted Tweed (in both, DK and Aran), Rowan Kidsilk Haze (and Kidsilk Haze Stripe!), and Rowan Kid Classic, all available in a ton of colours, and in sweater quantities (you can see our full selection of Rowan here).

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    Left: Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Magestic, Steel, and Smoke.
    Right: Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Essence, Jelly, and Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe in Circus

    Rowan Kidsilk Haze isn't new to our shelves, but it is such a lovely a yarn that we can't resist featuring it again — and, since we're now re-stocked in all the colours, it's like it's new. Plus, we're now carrying Kidsilk Haze Stripe, which is new, and so much fun! Featuring the same 70% super kid mohair, 30% silk construction, Kidsilk Haze Stripe comes in a 50g cake, which is twice the size of the regular KidLeft: Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Magestic, Steel, and Smoke.
    Right: Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Essence, Jelly, and Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe in Circussilk Haze, and the colours really are lovely. Kidsilk Haze is such a versatile yarn, and very warm, despite its lightness. There are no shortage of gorgeous patterns for Kidsilk Haze (the free Birch shawl is a great place to start, for example), but if you want to use the regular and striping Kidsilk Hazes together? We love both Color Play Mohair Scarf and Wrap and Starry Starry Night.

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    Top: Rowan Felted Tweed in Scree and Clay.
    Bottom: Rowan Felted Tweed in Mineral, Paisley, and Celadon.

    Rowan Felted Tweed is perfect for a fall sweater frenzy. With the days getting cooler, tweedy cardigans and cabled pullovers are all we're dreaming about — pair them with robust-but-soft textured shawls and that's basically our autumn heaven. With two weights of Felted Tweed (both with the same Merino, Alpaca, Viscose blend)  in stock, we've got you covered for any project that's caught your eye, but if you're looking to narrow things down, we're especially loving the Acer cardigan, Docklight from BT Fall 14 (Felted Tweed makes a great substitute for Loft and Shelter), and the Easy Folded Poncho.

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    Top: Rowan Kid Classic in Spruce.
    Bottom: Rowan Kid Classic in Bitter Sweet, Tattoo, and Earth.

    Rowan Kid Classic is perfect for cozy winter accessories that really beat the chill. Its lambswool, mohair, nylon blend is sturdy and soft, with just a hint of a halo. Kid Classic is warm, making it perfect for a knit blazer like Thea or Thorntower, both of which can be worn as a jacket in the fall and then transition to a cozy cardigan in the winter. The gorgeous Ships & Seaside cowl is perfect for cutting through a damp chill, and we love the way the halo  emphasizes the cabled details on the Rose Red beret.

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