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Published on February 11th, 2017 | by Merion


Jeanius knitted denim patterns

Why not get ready for your summer knitting with some nifty denim yarn? We love the trend for denim shades and patterns – Merion’s here to show you the best of them!

Denim Voyage Rowan

Knit denim! Voyage in Rowan Original Denim

Working with denim yarns, or denim shades of yarn is thrilling the crafting world lately, with knitters making classic garments that will last for years!  As far back as I can remember, Rowan was one of the first yarn houses to produce a denim yarn – and Rowan Original Denim is still a hugely popular yarn, with some fantastic patterns to match! I love the classic denim jacket pattern above, but just look at this clever sweater – it has deliberate pulls and “rips” to make it look like a pair of jeans!

Raspy in Rowan Original Denim

Rowan Original Denim is 100% cotton and comes in two shades – Vintage and Black. Although this beauty is listed as a DK, it knits up more as an aran weight yarn, which is why you’ll see the patterns listed as aran weight.  I love this Braveheart jumper, with its whimsical nod to smocking – perfect for a change of seasons pullover!


Braveheart – a perfect change of seasons jumper!

Debbie Bliss has a whole booklet of patterns dedicated to the gorgeous Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK, which comes in a delightful range of denim inspired shades, from classic blues to Rose, Mint, Peach and Banana!

Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK

If you prefer a sport weight denim, Schachenmayr Catania Denim is a gorgeously light cotton knit, in 12 gorgeous shades, and James C Brett Cotton-On Denim is a DK weight cotton and acrylic blend, in six stonewashed style colours.

Denim is a fabulous look for summer too – I love this top from Rowan, combined with some denim fabric for that fabled “double denim” look!

Thelma in Rowan

Thelma rocking double denim!

If you’re after just a little dash of denim, you could knit yourself a shawl to wear as a simple scarf! I love Gumdrop, by JumperCables – you can knit it in DK or worsted weight yarn, and it would work up beautifully well in a soft cotton denim!

Gumdrop by JumperCables

Eddie Redmayne

Combat in Rowan Original

Last but not least, if you’re looking to whip up a wonderfully snug denim jumper for the man in your life then why not tackle this classic ‘Combat’ style man-jumper from Rowan. Sported here by a fresh-faced Eddie Redmayne this cabled number with its patched detail with leave your Fantastic Beast toasty warm.

We’d love to see your denim knits! Share them with us in the Community!

About the Author

Merion admits that her stash is wildly out of control, but has many projects in dream-form! She loves knitting, crochet, Shire horses, cake and garden swing-seats.

Last updated: February 16th, 2017.

One Response to Jeanius knitted denim patterns

  1. Cora vennard says:

    I love every thing in the denim section, I’m a real denim jeans girl and love to dress it up and down for any occasion. This work shown here is gorgeous. Xxxxx

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