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elcome to Knitter’s Review, your trusted resource for in-depth reviews of knitting yarns and tools, as well as tutorials on everything from how to knit socks and lace to how to substitute yarns. You’ll also find the best knitting events calendar on the Internet. My name is Clara Parkes, and I’ve been sharing my adventure here since 2000. Please make yourself at home. I’m glad you’re here!

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Another trip around the sun. I spent yesterday in a suspended state of gratitude and humility. With everything going on in the world right now, that’s more than enough. Thank you for being here, for putting up with my occasionally absurd IG stories, and for letting me take you places with my words. ❤️ ...

It’s been a time for firsts, hasn’t it? Most have been downright awful. But today, for the first time ever, an oriole showed up in our yard — a spectacular, brilliant orange and black beauty that put all the others to shame. As it tried to get juice from the hummingbird feeder, I did some quick googling and came up with this makeshift welcome station until we can procure something more permanent. In the midst of such surreal times, this felt like a much-needed blessing. ...

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In American yarn, few names evoke as much history as "Germantown." While there hasn't been a Germantown yarn in years,

If there's one thing I love more than a delicate, crunchy woolen-spun wool, it's the idea of a delicate, crunchy

Already the driest continent on earth, Australia is in the grips of a severe drought that many farmers claim is

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One cold windy day in Portland, I realized I was just like the shoemaker's children who had no shoes. Only

In defense of swatching as a practical, spiritual, and deeply creative knitting enterprise all its own - with free patterns

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I

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For anyone who loves writing by hand, or who has fond, easy memories of writing with a plain old No.

The market for interchangeable circular needles has been well-served for years by Knitter's Pride, ChaoGoo, Denise, Addi, Signature, Tulip, Hiya Hiya,

Julie Weisenberger has a history of making tools that elevate your experience of a task. The Knitter's Block frees us from

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While searching for an ancient Ute Indian trail in the White River National Forest 25+

Imagine being told by your doctor that you can no longer knit. What sounds like

Annabelle lives in a cold little town surrounded by snow and black chimney soot. One

We have loads of superb mitten books, the best of which tend to focus on a

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