May 17, 2001
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a knitted garment is worth how many?
Handknits tell endless tales. They detail the life of their creators and serve as regular reminders of special people and moments.
This week I profile a rare yarn that tells a unique story. It's made of recycled silk saris from Indian textile mills that are shredded and respun by hand in Tibet into an extraordinary yarn.
Folk Shawls Explored
The folklore of knitting speaks clearly in patterns, too. This week we look at Cheryl Oberle's tireless exploration of shawls from around
the globe, part of the Interweave Press Folk series.
Calling All Knitters
A few months ago, one of our readers lost her home in a fire. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but the fire consumed 30 years of patterns, needles, magazines, and yarn.
If you'd like to help us rebuild her stash, send me an email. Any items would be greatly appreciated, especially larger needles, novelty yarns, and back issues of Knitter's magazine.
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New This Week...
Himalaya Recycled Silk from the Handspinners of Tibet
Handspun in Tibet, this extraordinary yarn is made of remnant silk sari fibers from Indian textile mills. Each skein is a work of art. But is the yarn any good? We find out.
Read the full review
Folk Shawls: 25 Knitting Patterns and Tales from Around the World
Regardless of where you go in the world, you're likely to find people wearing knitted shawls. This book spans the globe, exploring clothing traditions and local folklore as they are reflected in knitted shawls. And guess what? The patterns aren't half bad, either!
Read the full review
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