My new Rowan magazine arrived this week and whilst I am not too chuffed with the patterns in this edition one thing did catch my eye; The new Rowan organic cotton range! I went to town on Weds and bought some. The colours are just gorgeous and everything is dyed with organic plant dyes. I would like to know what mordents they use though as some are more harmful to the environment than others. I think this is exactly what we need from a major company like Rowan though. Let’s hope eventually everything we knit with will be organic – I can hope can’t I?!?!?
This is Eco Eric, the pattern for him comes with a free leaflet that Rowan are giving out.
And here are the full range of colours.
Our local John Lewis didn’t have all of the colours but it had about 4 out of the 8 available. I bough one ball of each of the Yellowwood and Natural. They are a little pricey though at £4.25 a ball, I think the normal cotton is about £3.50 a ball! Now I just have to decide what to knit with it!