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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
Needles: US 6
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

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