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Giveaway: It’s Rainbow Roll (Hallelujah)

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Dear Ann, (You’re welcome for the earworm. Amen!) Remember January? San Diego? TNNA? Our youth? How smitten and tickled and intrigued we were by our first sighting of Noro Rainbow Roll? And then came Stopover Fever, and the realization that Rainbow Roll, which is nothing more or less than soft, bendy pencil roving in magical Noro-designed color progressions, is the Japanese cousin of Icelandic plötulopi (aka plutoloopy), the unspun,...

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Giveaway: Pop Twizzle

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Dear Ann, Not that I’m sitting by my mailbox or anything, but I am. The suspense is killing me. I know that dear Doris in New Hampshire has mailed my French Mustard Shade 363; she kindly sent me the tracking number. I also know that she mailed it to the wrong address. The wrong address that I gave her, when I mistyped the number of the building I have lived in for 12 years. (I blame the adrenalin of my hunt for French Mustard Shade 363,...

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Giveaway: Ten Batches of Lorna’s Laces Mini Skeins

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Dear everybody, Well, Beth Casey and the gang at Lorna’s Laces sure know how to work a theme. We humbly present a giveaway of Lorna’s Laces String Quintets, sets of five 105-yard superwash wool mini skeins with colorways named for just about every instrument imaginable except the Kazoo and the Musical Saw. There is something irresistible about a mini skein. The commitment is minimal, the payoff instant. This is a superspecial deluxe...

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Giveaway: Spring Is Upon Us

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Dear Kay, Here’s a hope-filled contest for you: a giveaway featuring a beloved springtime yarn, Euroflax linen, and a light and airy pattern from the light and airy Anna Maltz. Anna writes about her Sceles pattern: “I devised the stitch especially for it (inspired by the greatest summer triangle—the ice cream cone): clusters formed by passing stitches over both ways keep in check linen’s tendency to drop and the crisp...

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Everything Moderne Is New Again: A Manos Giveaway

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Dear Ann, Before hand-dyed yarns were as available to knitters as they are now, there was Manos del Uruguay, a beautiful yarn with a beautiful story. I’ve been knitting with Manos, and admiring it, since the days when there was only one Manos yarn, the one that is now called Clasica. It’s so lovely. (Can you cherish memories of knitting with a yarn? I do.) When we were at TNNA last month, we spent a good hour in the Manos booth,...

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Giveaway! Two Harbors “Poncho” Kit

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Dear Kay, I don’t mean to cause trouble, but I have a bone to pick. There’s a very popular pattern floating around right now that hits the sweet, sweet, sweet spot of easy, comfortable, fast, and fun. The company that produced it, Blue Sky Alpacas, calls it the Two Harbors Poncho. The “Two Harbors” part is not the problem. Why two harbors and not one? I am not going to question that. It’s the “poncho”...

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