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Knitter's Review
April 30, 2009
Malabrigo Chunky coming unraveled

When I say "Malabrigo," you probably think of the single-ply, worsted-weight Merino yarn for which the company is famous.

But Malabrigo produces several yarns, all of which share the same vivid, mouth-watering colors. This week I take a closer look at the quick-knitting three-ply Malabrigo Chunky to see if its instant gratification on the needles can be matched by longer wear in the garment.

This Weekend in Maryland
The grande dame of fiber festivals takes place this weekend at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. Now in its 36th year, the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival embodies everything you'd ever want a fiber festival to be—tons of vendors, animals, workshops, demonstrations, classes, and happy people who love this kind of thing as much as you do.

In the Forum: Them's Fighting Words!
Two sock books are at the top of Amazon's knitting list right now—Cookie A's book about socks from the top down, and Wendy Johnson's book about socks from the toe up. One Forum member has just finished a pair of Wendy's toe-up socks and wants to know what the big deal is between the two techniques. Are toe-up socks inferior to top-down ones?

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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the Forums!
Clara Parkes

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