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Knitter's Review
February 27, 2014
A lamb rests on a Masham swatch

People, we have a problem. Too many of us are still hooked on the super-soft Merinos of the world. So hooked, in fact, that most yarn companies are afraid to offer anything else. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. If we want any variety in our stashes, we must buck the trend.

Lorna's Laces has recently gone out on a limb with a wonderful new yarn called Masham Worsted. This yarn blends 70% hearty, robust British wool with 30% Masham, a rich, lustrous longwool pronounced "massem." The yarn alone is a delight, but when you add the Lorna's Laces color palette to the mix, things get really interesting. Join me for a swatch?

Coming Up
It's Spa time! This weekend, the NETA's annual Spa Knit & Spin takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine. Across the country in Portland, Oregon, 18 yarn stores are rolling out the carpet for the Rose City Yarn Crawl. A week later, another Portland—this one in Indiana—hosts the Fiber Fest & Spin-In at the Jay County Fairgrounds.

In the Forums: Darn It!
Anne has a gorgeous Bohus-style sweater with a one-inch problem. She fell on the concrete and tore a hole in her beloved creation. Can you help her figure out the best way to make her sweater whole again?

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We'll talk again on March 13th!

Clara Parkes

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A lamb rests on a Masham swatch

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