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Knitter's Review
May 3, 2016
three great new skeins

Great things are afoot in the United Kingdom. I'm talking about yarn. Specifically, the yarns coming from three knitting visionaries: Kate Davies, Rachel Atkinson, and Ysolda Teague.

The skeins differ stylistically and texturally, but all three represent an increasing appetite for domestic wool and domestic yarn production that parallels what's happening in the United States. In case you haven't had a chance to see these yarns up close yet, here's an introduction to Buachaille, Daughter of a Shepherd, and Ysolda's Blend No. 1.

This weekend in West Friendship, Maryland, join more than 250 vendors, 600 sheep, and tens of thousands of people for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Now in its 42nd year, this is the grande dame of fiber festivals, the Superbowl of the sheep and wool world.

Spirit Trail Fiberworks will have copies of Knitlandiaa> in their booth in the Main Exhibition Hall. And on Saturday at 1pm, I'll be hosting a sign-and-hug gathering on the grassy slopes outside the Main Exhibition Hall, just to the left of the stage. Please come and say hello!

Our calendar is overflowing with knitting-related retreats, conferences, and getaways. Find them all here.

As always, I thank you for your readership and your support. Take care, and I'll write again soon!

Clara Parkes

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