Rowan has introduced Tetra Cotton (100% cotton) for this spring / summer season.
This yarn is constructed in a unique way, using 4 shades to create an interesting colour palette. Two shades are floating side by side. The small knitted band is curling up and therefore looks like a tube. It is a strong yet soft yarn, producing a garment with a great drape. Tetra Cotton is knitting up to the same gauge as Rowan Cotton Glacé and Truesilk, so you are able to knit garments designed for these yarns also in Tetra Cotton and vice versa! What a big deal, isn’t it?
Rowan has also published a brochure featuring 12 designs in this easy to knit yarn. Lisa Richardson created relaxed sweaters and cardigans for both women and men.
Matcha is a men’s short sleeve sweater, knitted in stockinette stitch with raglan shape sleeves. Embroidered crosses in a contrasting shade are highlighting the raglan seems.
Lapsang is knitted in an all-over open work pattern. It is featuring full length raglan sleeves and a boat neck.
Darjeeling by Lisa Richardson is a women’s waistcoat with a square dropped front, knitted in an uneven rib pattern.
Rooibos by Lisa Richardson is a woman’s sweater showing an over-all lace pattern. It is featuring raglan sleeves and a boat neck.
Assam by Lisa Richardson is a cardigan showing an over-all lace pattern, featuring set-in sleeves and a v-neck. Side seam shaping is used for a more flattering look.
Yunnan by Lisa Richardson is a men’s cardigan knitted in moss stitch. It is showing a different colour on the joke, a v-neck and set-in sleeves.
Chai by Lisa Richardson is a kimono style cardigan, knitted using stockinette stitch. It is featuring capped sleeves.
Sencha by Lisa Richardson is a v-neck vest with a twisted front. It is showing a openwork pattern.
Nilgiri by Lisa Richardson is knitted in one piece from side to side. This sweater is showing a extended rib pattern on the body.
Keemun by Lisa Richardson is a tank top showing to panels of cables on a ground of reverse stockinette stitch.
Oolong by Lisa Richardson is a men’s sweater showing a check style pattern with elongated stitches. It is featuring set-in-sleeves and a round neck.
Ceylon by Lisa Richardson is a kimono style cardigan showing a lace pattern. This relaxed design is knitted in one piece.
Rowan Tetra Cotton is a great yarn and I have already finished Oolong by Lisa Richardson. It is not only a yarn which is easy to knit, but also a yarn which is easy to care of. I have already washed it several times in my washing machine on my special wool program and it is still in shape and is still looking lovely and nice. By the way, the pictures below have been taken after the first wash cycle!
And I have started Matcha too!
Happy knitting, Konrad