23 march, 2007
I'm often inspired by the new yarns at my LYS. Recently I've been drawn to 2 new Rowan yarns -- Damask and Bamboo Tape -- and thought I'd try 2 variations of the 2 row stripe. I've used the same color of Damask throughout, but have used a sea green Bamboo at the bottom -- low contrast -- and a denim blue Bamboo at the top -- high contrast. I particularly love the Bamboo Tape and look forward to knitting one of the interesting designs from Rowan's Bamboo Tape Collection pattern book.
|Yarn:||Rowan's Damask and Bamboo Tape|
|Gauge:||21 stitches = 4 inches|
|Stitch:||Stockinette stitch with garter stitch edges|
|Techniques:||2 row stripe|
March 23, 2007 | Permalink
Wow! You go. Great swatches. Lots of good ideas too.
Posted by: Anne | Mar 23, 2007 11:21:31 PM
I'm not quite following, Nona. Are the lighter stripes in the top the bamboo tape, or is the top half only the damask striped with itself? It sure *looks* soft and yummy. I wish the gauge were beefy enough for Arianne.
Posted by: Smuddpie | Mar 24, 2007 6:27:43 AM
Hmm. Tape yarns have never been my favorite. Will it be heavy and stretch out a pattern/sweater?
I like the dark contrast better btw. :)
Posted by: Lynn | Mar 24, 2007 12:54:05 PM