Have you ever expirienced a beloved yarn to be discontinued (how I hate this word)? How brutal it feels, deep in your knitters heart! How you wanted to buy all of this yarn you are able to afford? How you can’t let go?
Rowan Calmer is this yarn for me. I have never had a cotton yarn before or after Calmer that satisfied me so much during knitting and has this characteristics. Being soft and stretchy the same time. Easy to knit and lovely to wear! But it is gone, long ago.
This year we have a really early spring with sunshine and warm weather here in Germany and so I searched my stash for an appropriate yarn and found some of my long gone friend (in cloud and aqua). I decided to knit it in one of my preferred methods. A raglan-shaped sweater knitted seamlessly in the round from the bottom up with no grafting at all, perfect!
Here is the result:
I added a Missioni-inspired zig-zag pattern to add stripes at the upper part. (Stripes are so en vogue this spring.)
The sleeves are also knitted in the round and joined to the body using a 3-needle-bind-off.
I guess I should shout out loud: Bring back Calmer, Rowan!