September 6, 2001

This week marks an important date for Knitter's Review. Exactly a year ago today I sent out our very first newsletter to 14 readers.

What a Difference a Year Makes

Today -- 52 newsletters, 260,000 user sessions, and almost a half a million page-views later -- we have 5,000 loyal subscribers from around the world. Every day, that number increases.

As we enter our second year together, I am seeking creative ways to expand Knitter's Review, maintain full editorial independence, face today's challenging economic realities,
and -- yes -- still deliver each newsletter to you free of charge.

Creative Solutions

Over the next few months I'll tell you about fun ways to get what you need and help support Knitter's Review at the same time. We begin this month with some generous birthday gifts from Interweave.

Special Deals Through October 15

  • Enjoy a 10% discount off every book from Interweave Press! Simply call 800-272-2193 to place your order, mention Knitter's Review, and you'll receive the special discount. Interweave Press will also pass a portion of all sales back to Knitter's Review, so your purchase helps us as well. To see a list of Interweave titles, click here.
  • Enjoy a generous 17 discount on all Interweave Knits subscriptions, including renewals. You benefit, and a portion of the proceeds go to support Knitter's Review! For details, click here.
  • Finally, Interweave has donated us four copies of the new book, "Christmas Stockings: 18 Holiday Treasures to Knit." At the end of this month I'll select four lucky winners. Simply stay subscribed and you'll immediately be eligible to win.

But That's Not All

At the end of this month I'll also announce the winner of this month's giveaway, a $50 gift certificate from That's right, four books and a $50 gift certificate, all in one month!

Best of Knitter's Review

In honor of our one-year anniversary, this week I've pulled together a selection of some of the most popular articles we've published.

And last but not least, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and encouragement. Your enthusiasm and creative energy are truly inspiring.

Happy knitting!


P.S.-Do you have friends who would enjoy Knitter's Review? If so, use our simple Tell a Friend form and let them know about us.


A Year in Review
Show Report:
2001 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Festival logo
Fears of hoof-and-mouth disease didn't keep the crowds away. Check out our report of the 28th annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, including photos and links to one-of-a-kind fiber sources!

Show Overview
Vendor Highlights

Over-the-Counter Colors:
Hand-Dyed Yarns You Can Buy

A blend of Colinette yarns
Love the aesthetic of hand-dyed yarn but don't have the time or inclination to do it yourself? If so, one of these four hand-dyed yarns could be for you!

Read the full story

Tools of the Trade
Demystifying Circular Needles

Circular Knitting Needles
Their nylon cords can break and they're almost impossible to store neatly, but circular needles are undeniably popular tools for knitters. Learn more and decide if you want them in your own toolkit.

Read the full review

Fiber Profile:

Chase Tavern Alpacas
It's a camel! It's an ostrich! Just what is that odd-looking animal, anyway? Read on to learn more about alpacas.

full story

On the Road in San Francisco:
Greenwich Yarn and Stitchworks

Greenwich Yarn
Tucked down a sidestreet in San Francisco's Marina district, Greenwich Yarn offers a peaceful knitting retreat complete with resident pooch and sunny back patio.

Read the full profile

Yarn Review:
Flexible Fun with Mission Falls 1824 Cotton

Mags Kandis' soft, nubby yarn is proof that you can still have fun with cotton.

Read the full profile

In Print:
Knitting in America

by Melanie D. Falick
If one book could turn around the public perception of knitting, this is it. It offers well-written profiles of accomplished knitters and fiber artists across the country, paired with gorgeous photographs and select patterns.

full review

Knitter's Review Poll:
Do you like to knit socks?

 Participate in our Knitter's Review Poll
and you'll see instantly a tally of all the votes.

We'd like to hear from you!
Send us an idea for the newsletter
Ask us a question
Tell us what you think

(c) Copyright 2001 by Clara H. Parkes. All rights reserved.
Feel free to forward this, in its entirety, to others.

To subscribe, send an email to and I'll gladly add you to our list.

To unsubscribe, send an email to and I'll remove you immediately.

To learn how you can sponsor this newsletter, go to