I’ve been wanting to test drive Rowan Felted Tweed Aran for a while now. There are a couple of sweater projects I have in mind for an aran weight wool, and then a while back I found a great small project that someone had used the Rowan yarn for so I quickly got hold of two skeins.
These fingerless mitts by Lorraine Ehrlinger are knitted in aran weight yarn but using 3.75 mm needles to give a snug warm fabric which should be perfect for morning bike rides to work next winter.
The yarn is a blend of merino wool, alpaca and rayon and the colour “Soot” is charcoal grey with a hint of blue and flecks of white and back. I knitted a test swatch too, which yielded quite a stiff fabric at the recommended needle size of 5 mm, so I think I’ll try another one at 5.5 mm.
We’ve been doing some work on the garden since Christmas (of which more to come later!) but there is already a nice spot to sit and knit in the dappled shade of the almond tree.