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3.7

Rowan Original Denim

Practical and hard wearing yarn. Rowan Original Denim is a 100% pure cotton and carries all the same characteristics as jeans denim - it will fade as it's washed, and will last a lifetime! This unique yarn gives a wonderful firm fabric making it perfect for cabling, shaped jackets and sweaters. Note that this yarn shrinks in length after its initial washing.

This yarn is available online only. Local customers can choose the In-Store Pickup option when placing their order online.

Content:
100% Cotton
Care:
Machine Wash Regular
Weight/Yardage:
50g/100yd
Gauge:
5 sts = 1" on US 6-7
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$5.95 ball Discountable
  • 001 Memphis Backordered $5.95
  • 003 Black - New! In Stock 36 balls $5.95
  • 002 Nashville In Stock 31 balls $5.95
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RowanDenim
 
3.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (4)
  • Good weight (3)
  • Machine washable (3)
  • Soft (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This yarn is hardcore!

I bought 4 balls of Rowan Denim #225 after hearing good things about it on Eunny Jang's blog. When I started Knitty's cabled Shedir hat pattern with it, I was amazed at how durable...Read complete review

I bought 4 balls of Rowan Denim #225 after hearing good things about it on Eunny Jang's blog. When I started Knitty's cabled Shedir hat pattern with it, I was amazed at how durable this yarn is! At first, it feels a bit funny in your hands (and it turned my bamboo needles a little blue), but once your project is done you just stick it in the wash, and voila! A soft, stretchy, comfy knit piece comes out. FYI - I purposely put the finished hat through the ringer--hot wash and sturdy dry--to mimic Eunny's fading detail on the ridges of the cables, and it came out better than I thought it would. Even the shrinking detail disclosed on the label came out perfectly. I'd recommend this yarn to anyone looking for a comfy but sturdy washable fabric.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality difference greatly.

I ordered Rowan denim 229 for cardigan. Didn't have enough so place another order for same project not same dye lot so was expecting slightly different colour but not what I got...my...Read complete review

I ordered Rowan denim 229 for cardigan. Didn't have enough so place another order for same project not same dye lot so was expecting slightly different colour but not what I got...my second order of rowan denim 229 came in with completely different quality of yarn. Bad quality went from at least 10 twisted shinny smooth rich blue in first purchase to 5strands of yucky too much white in it poor twist not dark blue at all yarn. The fact that the quality differed to such an extent i had to frog my cardigan and probably will never buy this yarn again online only on a store where I could actually see what I was buying. Very disappointed.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well worth the special handling that it requires.

By Roxane

from Rio Rancho, NM

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Comments about Rowan Denim:

This yarn does crock while you are working with it, so it's a good idea to use an old towel on your lap to protect your clothes, and it shrinks dramatically in length, so you will need to adapt any pattern that isn't designed with this yarn in mind. But you will have a deathless classic that you will wear for 20 years. People still stop me on the street to compliment me on the sweater I knit in 1990, the first time this yarn was released, and I was thrilled to see that it was back. With washing, it acquires a wonderful fading and terrific integrity.

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5.0

Youppi

By sweettatie

from Québec, Canada

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rowan Denim:

      very satisfied, fast delivery

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      color ran

      By aj

      from hartsdale, ny

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Coarse

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rowan Denim:

          The yarn ran all over my hands and was rough

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Denim for real!

          By Melissa must knit

          from Bethesda, MD

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Nerd Knitter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Bleeds On Hands
          • Coarse

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Shawls
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Rowan Denim:

          This yarn knits up very evenly, there is very little give, it looks great in simple stockinette. It does turn your hands blue (washes right off) and the roughness is causing my fingers to peel some...but once the shawl is washed, it should be incredibly soft. And the shawl will continue to fade, like blue jeans, at each wash! I will most probably make something else with this cool yarn.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Quality difference greatly.

          By Mia78

          from Chetwynd,bc Canada

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Rowan Denim:

          I ordered Rowan denim 229 for cardigan. Didn't have enough so place another order for same project not same dye lot so was expecting slightly different colour but not what I got...my second order of rowan denim 229 came in with completely different quality of yarn. Bad quality went from at least 10 twisted shinny smooth rich blue in first purchase to 5strands of yucky too much white in it poor twist not dark blue at all yarn. The fact that the quality differed to such an extent i had to frog my cardigan and probably will never buy this yarn again online only on a store where I could actually see what I was buying. Very disappointed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible!

          By LadyCrochetMindy

          from Atlantic City NJ

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rowan Denim:

              This is the most awful yarn i have ever used. It bled on my hands while crocheting with it. I am very disappointed for the price. Would never buy again!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              good yarn

              By Lisa

              from casper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cowboy Cowel

                Comments about Rowan Denim:

                The yarn is fine but the color is completly different than pictured. I thought I was getting a dark blue jean and this is a light baby blue. I kept the yarn but was disappointed in the color.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                2.0

                Lovely yarn throws dye

                By Mary

                from VT

                About Me Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                • Throws Too Much Dye

                Best Uses

                • Unsure

                Comments about Rowan Denim:

                I was looking forward to this yarn. Was only 4-6 rows into a small sample and my fingertips were stained with blue dye. Unfortunate/unhealthy. Otherwise, the yarn had a lovely feel.

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                • No

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This yarn is hardcore!

                By Julia

                from Holyoke, MA

                About Me Artist

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rowan Denim:

                    I bought 4 balls of Rowan Denim #225 after hearing good things about it on Eunny Jang's blog. When I started Knitty's cabled Shedir hat pattern with it, I was amazed at how durable this yarn is! At first, it feels a bit funny in your hands (and it turned my bamboo needles a little blue), but once your project is done you just stick it in the wash, and voila! A soft, stretchy, comfy knit piece comes out. FYI - I purposely put the finished hat through the ringer--hot wash and sturdy dry--to mimic Eunny's fading detail on the ridges of the cables, and it came out better than I thought it would. Even the shrinking detail disclosed on the label came out perfectly. I'd recommend this yarn to anyone looking for a comfy but sturdy washable fabric.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful!

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Rowan Denim:

                    This is my new favorite yarn!

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