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Knitter's Review
January 13, 2011
a swatch of simple Merino

This week we make a sharp U-turn away from rustic, crunchy wool yarns. Our destination? A soft and luxurious Merino that's been grown, scoured, combed, and spun in Australia—which is actually more rare than you'd think. Meet Pear Tree Yarns Supersoft 8-Ply.

Next Weekend in New York
The first-ever Vogue Knitting Live takes place January 21-23 in New York. In addition to classes (some of which still have spots available) and a huge marketplace, there are one-hour presentations taking place throughout the weekend. I'll be teaching about yarn and delivering my State of the Yarn Union address on Sunday morning at 9am. I hope to see you there!

In the Forum: Seamless Seaming
Deb has finished a cardigan and is ready to assemble all the pieces. She's asked us to suggest the best method for doing this. What would you recommend?

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Flock to Go
Do you dream of having your own flock of sheep? Create the most persuasive three-minute video explaining why you want to be a shepherd, and you might just win one of two flocks of Cormo sheep or Angora goats that Juniper Moon Farm is giving away. What would you do with a flock of Cormo?

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

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums,
Clara Parkes

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