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Design Seminar

Design Seminar

Dear Kay, I’m in a fever, and the only prescription is more KNITTING. A fambly member this Thanksgiving admired this trio of Jo Sharp DK enough that she WINS IT. I’m going to knit her a sweater, little does she know. A couple of questions: 1. Will this sweater, the unabashedly stripey Punch from Rowan 27, work using only three colors instead of five? 2. Here’s the pullover version of Punch. I like the arm stripe pattern of...

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Rowan 34: Deep Thoughts

Rowan 34: Deep Thoughts

Dear Kay, In an unbelievable bit of postal efficiency, I got my Rowan 34 yesterday. Never have I felt so . . . British. What to do about the four pages of half-off discontinueds from Westminster Fibers? Serious contemplation required. That little opportunity is just about impossible for me to resist, each and every time it shows up. I still haven’t broken my new year’s resolution of No New Yarn Until Half of Stash Is Gone. But my...

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Thank You for Sharing

Dear Kay, As I recall, one of our early emails (waaaay back in ’02 it was?) had to do with my profound philosophical opposition to any yarn that looked too hairy, too chunky, or too variegated. Crunchy earth mother stuff, I think I called it. Goes well with Birkenstocks. Vermontish–NOT that there’s anything wrong with it. Are you telling me that you are officially, on the record, loving Noro? Shocking. I reckon I’m going...

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Ode to Rowanspun 4 Ply

Ode to Rowanspun 4 Ply

Anybody who knows me doesn’t know that I have a righteous stash of my all-time favorite yarn, the discontinued Rowan Donegal Lambswool. NObody actually knows the full extent of my warehouse. So tweedy! So thin! Such a fine skinny fabric it makes! If I ever got up the nerve, it would be excellent for delving into the world of Kaffe’s intarsiamania. I’m content to stick to simpler stuff for the moment, but I am cranking up to do...

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