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Clara Posted - 09/02/2009 : 6:11:17 PM
When I say "yarn," most people think of fibers twisted together in a continuous thread. The thread may be thick or fine, presented alone or in the company of others, but the same fundamental underpinnings apply.

Novelty yarns changed this, with their highly engineered frills and tassels that usually involved brightly colored synthetic fibers. While the novelty yarn movement has passed, some of the unusual yarn manufacturing techniques still work beautifully for natural fibers as well. And that's where Rowan Lima enters the picture. the full review

Has anybody else tried this yet? I was totally fascinated by it at TNNA but lacked the verve to walk into the Rowan booth and ask for a free skein. I totally forgot about it until this week, when I took Interweave's book editor Anne Merrow to Knit Wit. (One always takes visiting knitters to yarn stores, am I right?)

That's where I discovered that, lo, the yarn is shipping! Anyway, that's the back story to this week's review. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this yarn.

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churchlady Posted - 09/03/2009 : 08:47:42 AM
I haven't seen and touched it yet, but I fear this may be another "Summer Tweed"; lusted after from afar. However, Clara's got me thinking about something neck-related, which is much more do-able in Rowan prices than plus-size sweaters.

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