July 17, 2003
|We 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.
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.
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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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.
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