A one-minute audio linguistics lesson: how New Orleanians pronounce “Chartres.”

Truly Scrumptious: A Giveaway

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Dear Ann: Like many good giveaways, this one started with one of us seeing something smashing on the Internet and purring and cooing about it until the skies opened, the angels winked at us and a fantastic giveaway prize floated down into our lap. A few weeks ago I saw Ella Austin’s Venn cowl on Instagram. I mean, look at it: so imaginative. It looks like a mental tune-up to knit, and a beautiful thing to wear. Venn is one of nine...

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A High-Voltage Giveaway: Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere

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Dear Ann, A few years ago, I discovered Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere, and went kind of nuts on the stuff.  The first thing I made was a modified version of the Wool Peddler Shawl, with a barely ruffling ruffle, that grew so large that I kept going back to Purl Soho to get another skein, and another skein, of the 2-ply cashmere and silk-cashmere blend. I took pictures of it in Central Park, and sent it off to a friend in need of comfort,...

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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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