Rowan has published this book with 30 designs for men and women by Kim Hargreaves, Martin Storey, Louisa Harding, Leah Sutton, Erika Knight and Carol Meldrum using Rowan Denim in 2004. Unfortunately this yarn was discontinued.
In 2014 Rowan brought back this yarn now as “Original Denim“.
Original Denim has the same characteristic as Rowan Denim. It shrinks in length after washing. The tension is also the same, so you are able to knit all the patterns from this book with the new Rowan Original Denim.
Unfortunately Rowan Original Denim is only available in 2 shades at the moment, therefore I will show you here all the patterns of Rowan Denim People which are only using one or two shades.
But some words to Rowan Original Denim: This yarn, as with other indigo dyed textiles, fades and ages with washing and wearing. During the dyeing process only the surface of the yarn is dyed leaving the core white. Most of the colour loss takes place during the first wash when all the loose dye is washed out exposing the core. The knitted pieces will also shrink in length during the first wash. Because the dye is only a surface dye, during knitting the colour will come of tho your hands. This will wash off very easily but it is advisable to protect your clothing or wear something dark.
The stripes of this men’s sweater are painted using bleach before washing the garment the first time.
This cardigan is featuring a zipper closure and pockets on both fronts.
This long-sleeved sweater is featuring a cable detail.
The lower back and front of this sweater is worked downwards, starting at the diagonal line across the body and ending at the left side seam hem point, whereas the upper part is knitted upwards, starting at base of right side seam.
This cardigan is featuring a cable detail and a belt closure.
This cardigan with no closure is knitted in plan stockinette stitch.
This sweater is knitted using beads to form the pattern.
This cardigan is featuring ribbing and moss stitch detail.
This men’s sweater is knitted in a rib pattern and is featuring elbow and shoulder patches in a different colour.
This men’s sweater is featuring a cable detail on the front.
This women’s cardigan is featuring a hook and eye closure and a lace pattern in the upper section.
This cropped cardigan is featuring a crochet hem.
The circles of this design are knitted using intarsia technique.
The stripe band of this ribbed cardigan is knitted using the intarsia technique. The pattern is available for both women and men.
This sweater (also for men and women) is featuring different stripe patterns on body and sleeves.
This cardigan is featuring ruffles in a different colour at the lower edge and sleeves.
This cropped cardigan shows a striped reverse stockinette stitch in the center.
This design is also available in a one colour version using beads to form the pattern.
This sweater is knitted using the intarsia technique and is featuring a floral pattern.
The decoration of this sweater is made using cut vegetables and bleach to create these faded spots. Splashes and drips of bleach forms the rest.
This cardigan is featuring embroidery.
Embroidered flowers and leaves are featured on the front of this striped cardigan.
This cardigan is featuring a zipper closure and elbow patches cut out from old blue jeans.
The neck tie and the pockets of this top are made using pieces of an old blue jeans.
Brooklyn is featuring a zipper closure and sportive stripes. Picot a sleeveless top is featuring a picot cast-on.