May 31, 2001

Mark Twain once wrote that the coldest winter he ever spent was summer in San Francisco. A friend of mine maintains that the hottest summer she ever spent was winter in Arkansas.

Warm-Weather Wools - Part 2

What do these two climatically opposed places have in common? A love of Aurora 8 merino yarn.

Continuing last week's warm-weather wools theme, I review this popular merino, which came highly recommended by San Francisco's Atelier for Yarn and Little Rock's Handworks Gallery.

In other news, we give you a sneak peek at Zoe Mellor's newest collection of children's patterns, "Animal Knits."

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Coming in June: Color!

Join us on a monthlong exploration of color, from concept to skein. We'll also look at what your color choices may say about you.

Happy knitting!


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New This Week...
Yarn Review:
Aurora 8 Offers Lightweight Loft and Irresistible Softness

A skein of Aurora 8A swatch of Aurora 8
It has the sponginess of a well-yeasted bread dough, the exquisite softness of merino, and the exclusive cache of Italian yarn. Just what is this miracle yarn everybody's talking about? We find out.

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In Print:
Animal Knits
by Zoe Mellor

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The thirtysomething British knitwear designer scores again with this new collection of 26 patterns for babies and toddlers.

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