Here is the 2nd of my spring knits. I have already talked about this design by Carlo Volpi some time ago. It is my favourite design of the current Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 57.
This garment is knitted using Rowan Revive and Creative Linen. Rowan Revive is a fully recycled yarn. Leftovers of cotton, silk and viscose are used to create a aestival tweed yarn. At first it may feel a little bit stiff, but this feeling is soon disappearing while knitting this yarn. It is producing a lovely textured fabric. Revive is accompanied by two shades of soft Rowan Creative Linen (50% cotton, 50% linen) on both front and back forming a striped pattern.
Carlo Volpi used a slipped stitch pattern to create a highly textured fabric. The tweed effect of Revive and the pattern are complementing each other. This is a sweater for every day or a relaxed evening at the pub.
It is also easy to care for. I have washed this garment a several times in my washing machine on a gentle wool cycle and dried it flat afterwards. The shape is still the same and it fits like before.
8 thoughts on “2nd of my spring knits ~ Borro by Carlo Volpi”
Lovely texture with the yarn and stitches used. I’m glad to hear that you’ve washed this several times and it holds it’s shape! I agree and think Revive is a beautiful yarn.
I really like what you’ve made Konrad. You certainly have been busy. The beard really suits you! Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much, Jenny.
Wow, it is superb. I think it is the first time I see you knit exactly like the pattern. It suits you, well done!
I really like the structure of this pattern; was it a “straight forward” slipped stitch pattern or more complex…? I have some knitting books from the 60’s which have several different types; I have tried some of the techniques, but this combination of yarn&texture was gorgeous!
The slipped stitches are alternating in the different rows and the background is not knitted in stockinette stitch but in a rib pattern, adding depth to fabric.
What a stunning sweater with those colors.
Beautiful! I love the way the raglan sleeve narrows the stripe pattern at the neckline.
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