Knitter's Review
May 26, 2011
cashmere in a saucer

Curious thing, cashmere. Some of the finest forms of this luxury fiber come from the poorest, most extreme places in the world.

But not always. A farm in Washington is working to produce and promote quality American-grown cashmere. Meet Ravenwood Cashmere.

Unleash Your Inner Poet
I have a free copy of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knit One Knit All for the person who writes the most original haiku about EZ's work. A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that, simplified for our purposes, uses three phrases of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively. Send your submissions to I'll pick the winning haiku on May 29th and share it with you in our next newsletter.

This Weekend
It's another prime fiber festival weekend across the country. Highlights include the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair in Cummington, Massachusetts; the Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, Ohio; and the Pagosa Fiber Festival in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Find event links and details in our online events calendar.

In the Forum: Loose Ends
Phillida made a colorful pair of thick socks using superwash wool, only to discover that the darned-in ends keep popping out on the right side of the fabric. Is this a quality of superwash wool?

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Summertime and the Knitting is Easy
This week we transition to our summer publishing schedule, with Knitter's Review hitting your in-box every other week. Things return to their weekly schedule the first week of September. Between weeks, I invite you to follow me on Twitter for shorter, more timely updates from the road.

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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On the Cover

Ravenwood Cashmere in a blue willow saucer

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