Rowan Fine Art Tee
May 7, 2013
May 19, 2013

Rowan Fine Art Tee

Project info
Elfe by Astrid Schramm
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
734 yards
Cascade Yarns ® Heritage Solids & Quatro
0.92 skeins = 402.0 yards (367.6 meters), 92 grams
Rowan Fine Art
0.76 skeins = 332.1 yards (303.7 meters), 76 grams

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30May2013: All the pictures with house backgrounds were taken in the French Quarter, New Orleans. Unfortunately, all the beautiful iron-work balconies are always on the 2nd or 3rd level, so I had to make do with doors. As you can see, I was really torn about what photos to show, so I really overdid it. If you have any suggestions for which should be the “square-sized” headliner photo, bring them on!

20May2013: A nice simple knit to highlight a sock yarn. Any sock yarn will do, but THIS ONE, was really great to work with. As you may know, I don’t really like variegated or self-stripers. This colorway is more subtle in its striping, but it certainly does it.

If Rowan decided to come out with this amazing base (Wool: 45%, Kid Mohair: 20%, Silk: 10%, Polyamide: 25%) in solids or tonals, I’d be sold!

If I were them, I’d call it Rowan Pop Art.

Hey -- I kind of am them! I’m a Rowan Ambassador, LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN.

My row gauge was obviously too short. The way the pattern works is to simply cycle colors starting with 11 rows A, 3 rows B, and increasing or decreasing by one row for each stripe. So, at 7A/7B, I kept going for another repeat because it looked short. But in retrospect, I could have done 2 more full repeats for the length I wanted.

Instead, I had to repeat the 11 black, 3 purples part 3 times, annoyingly using much more Cascade than Fine Art. I hate having leftovers, argh!!

It fits rather well, not TOO see-through. I increased more than every 18 rows, brought it to every 8 or 10 towards the hips. It’s still pretty snug. My only issue with the fit would be that the underarms are too close to the skin. I’m a sweater. In a sweater? Yes yes, I believe this will get dirty quite quickly each time. But, hopefully because this is all sock yarn, the tee will hold up to washing rather well. =) I’ll tell all soon, because I’ll be wearing this to a photo shoot in sunny and hot late May New Orleans!

HEM MODS: For the very comfortable 1x1 ribbed sleeve hem, I kept the sleeve stitches live (instead of casting off), picked them up and cast-on the number of underarm stitches cast-off in the body +2 (that was 6 for me), and then I ribbed 5 rows. Use a stretchy, but not too stretchy bind-off. For the folded body hem I did my typical trick of decreasing every 7 or 8 stitches on the 2nd row after the purl fold line.

Cast-on right away, without even swatching!

The Rowan Fine Art is SO SMOOTH through the hands and on the needle. And yet, super soft and quite strong. What magic is this?

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75% Merino, 25% Nylon
437 yards / 100 grams

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Light Fingering
45% Wool, 25% Nylon, 20% Mohair, 10% Silk
437 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: May 7, 2013
  • Finished: June 2, 2013
  • Updated: June 18, 2013