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Knitter's Review
July 17, 2003


the Cozy gift cardWe ended last week's explanation of spin with a cursory mention of more complex, multistranded yarns. This week I give you an in-depth example of just how complicated a yarn can be -- and what this means in terms of knitting and wearing.

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New This Week
With a superfine silver thread carefully tucked inside a slubby mix, Skacel Roulette gives the impression of beaded knitting without a single bead in sight. But is it easy to knit?

In the Boutique: Gift Cards-a-Go-Go
Our new line of mini-cards is already a hit -- I'm glad you like them as much as I do! Each pack contains eight unique images that are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or just a quick "I'm thinking of you" note to a friend nearby.

Retreat-o-Rama
Boy, you don't kid around! The overnight spaces in our second-annual Knitter's Review Retreat (November 7-9 in Syria, Virginia) are almost totally booked. But fear not, there's still plenty of room for you to join us for the Saturday portion of the retreat.

In the Forums: Technique Talk
Has anybody tried making knitted bracelets? How about knitting socks on two circular needles?

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July Prize
At the beginning of this year we made a collective donation to the Heifer Project. This month I'm continuing the tradition by donating five "shares" of a sheep to the Heifer Project on behalf of one lucky newsletter subscriber. To put yourself in the running, simply stay subscribed to this newsletter.

As always, thank you for your readership. Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums!




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