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Knitter's Review
August 20, 2015
Twig on a silver-plated stand

Imagine having a mill at your disposal, being able to go from yarn idea to prototype in moments.

The obvious alternative is to spin your own yarn by hand. Or, as in the case of this week's yarn, befriend someone with a mill.

I met Sven Risom several years ago, and we (naturally) talked yarn. He runs a mini-mill and yarn company in Rhode Island. I mentioned my wish for a nice, rounded three-ply Merino/cashmere blend with a generous percentage of cashmere in it, instead of the usual 10 or 20 percent. His ears perked up.

Fast-forward to last week, when I received a box of that very yarn. It's called Water Street, and I swatch it this week.

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This Weekend
This weekend, gather at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan, Utah, for the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair. In addition to a marketplace, you'll find workshops on everything from basket-making to mixed-media collage, making hand-painted roving, and crocheting a scarf. Or head east to St-André-Avellin in Quebec for the Twist Fibre Festival, featuring more than 125 of Canada's finest textiles vendors as well as 40 workshops. Find details about these and many more events in our online calendar.

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Clara Parkes

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Water Street Merino and cashmere

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