Although we do our best to ensure that our patterns are as accurate as possible,
unfortunately mistakes sometimes slip through; we therefore have to advise you
of errors within the book. We apologise and hope that this does not spoil your
pleasure of knitting these beautiful garments and hope that you will contact
us if you need further assistance.
Click on the links below to see the erratum information for the individual
For AMBER click here
For NECTAR click here
For HEARTFELT click here
We feel that it is very important for a garment to fit you correctly, so
we have put together a guide to help you find your perfect size.
HOW TO MEASURE
Take care not to pull the tape measure tight; measure over your underwear and
try to be honest!
Place the tape measure around the fullest part of the bust and straight across
your back. Ask a friend to help - it will make the job a lot easier!
Place the tape measure loosely around the waist, as it is important that your
finished garment is not too tight in this area.
||81cm / 32"
||64cm / 25"
||86cm / 34"
||69cm / 27"
||91cm / 36"
||74cm / 29"
||97cm / 38"
||79cm / 31"
||84cm / 33"
|EXTRA EXTRA LARGE
||106-109cm / 42-43"
||89-91cm / 35-36"
||stocking stitch (1 row K, 1 row P)
||garter stitch (K every row)
||slip one stitch
||pass slipped stitch over
||pass 2 slipped stitches over
||through back of loop
||make one stitch by picking up horizontal loop
before next stitch and knitting into back of it
||make one stitch by picking up horizontal loop
before next stitch and purling into back of it
||yarn over needle
||half treble 2tog
||yarn over hook
A wrap stitch is used to eliminate the hole created when using the short row
shaping method. Work to the position on the row indicated in the pattern, wrap
the next st (by slipping next st onto right needle, bringing yarn to front of
work between needles and then slipping same st back onto left needle –
on foll rows, K tog the loop and the wrapped st) and turn, cont from pattern.
Before starting to knit, thread beads onto the yarn. To do this, thread a fine
sewing needle (one that will easily pass through the beads) with sewing thread.
Knot the ends of the thread and then pass end of yarn through this loop. Thread
a bead onto sewing thread and then gently slide it along and onto knitting yarn.
Continue in this way until the required number of beads are on yarn.
Placing a bead
Bead 1 = place a bead by bringing yarn to front (RS) of work and slipping bead
up next to stitch just worked, slip next stitch purlwise from left needle to
right needle and take yarn back to back (WS) of work, leaving bead sitting in
front of slipped stitch on RS.
Follow the care instructions printed on each individual ball band. Where different
yarns are used in the same garment, follow the care instructions for the more
Rowan Denim has been a very popular yarn for many years. It is not only a very
attractive yarn but also hard wearing and practical. A garment knitted in Rowan
Denim is machine washable making it ideal for all age groups.
Rowan Denim, as with other indigo dyed textiles, fades and ages with washing
and wearing. During the unconventional dyeing process only the surface of the
yarn is dyed leaving the core white. Most of the colour loss takes place during
the first wash when all the loose dye is washed out exposing the core. The knitted
pieces will also shrink in length during the first wash. This tightens up the
knitting, adding emphasis to cables and texture giving the finished garment
its unique look.
Rowan Denim is available in four shades; Nashville, Memphis, Tennessee and
Ecru. The Ecru which is un-dyed will not change colour but like the other shades
will shrink during the first wash.
As with all knitting patterns it is essential to achieve the tension given
at the beginning of each pattern i.e. proper shrinkage will not take place
if the garment is knitted too loosely in the first place. It is important that
you use a pattern specially written for the Rowan Denim, where allowances have
been made for shrinkage. Because the dye is only a surface dye, during knitting
the colour will come off onto your hands. This will wash off very easily but
it is advisable to protect your clothing or wear something dark.
When you have completed knitting all the garment pieces refer to your pattern
for the making up instructions, these usually are as follows; sew the shoulder seams together
and complete the neckband or collar and buttonbands where appropriate. The next
stage is to wash all the pieces together in the washing machine at a temperature
of 60 – 70 degrees C so that shrinkage can take place. The pieces are
then dried and can be sewn together. It is not essential but we do suggest that
you wind some of the yarn into a small hank and wash this along with the pieces,
it can then be used for sewing up.
As our pearl buttons are made from a natural material they should not be subjected to heat or moisture, so we recommend that they be removed from your garment before washing, dry cleaning or pressing.
Silk ribbons should be dry cleaned only.