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Knitter's Review
May 28, 2009
Hedgerow Mitts, photo by Chip York

Starting next week and through August, Knitter's Review will be published every other week.

Having spent the last three summers holed up on the porch writing The Knitter's Book of Yarn and my forthcoming book, The Knitter's Book of Wool, I promised myself that I'd take a breather this summer.

To kick off the vacation schedule, here's a fantastic fingerless mitts adaptation of Jane's Hedgerows Socks pattern, fittingly called Hedgerow Mitts. Designed by longtime KR member Amy Ripton, it uses the hand-dyed yarns from Spirit Trail Fiberworks. Quick and satisfying, the pattern is perfect for warm-weather knitting.

This Weekend in Colorado
The Pagosa Fiber Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday at the Pagosa Springs Town Park and Community Center. The festival's mission is to preserve the rural landscape and lifestyle by providing a venue for small livestock raisers to promote their products. More than 30 area vendors will be present at the marketplace, including those with an abundance of quality Navajo Churro fleece. There'll also be a fashion show, competitions, and workshops on spinning, dyeing, weaving, shearing, knitting, and even wet felting and color blending.

In the Forum: Fitting Remarks
Knitting clothes to fit every body type can be a challenge. Longtime Forum helper Fran shares her method for fitting the difficult-to-fit.

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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Have a great two weeks, and I'll see you again on June 11th!
Clara Parkes

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