January 4, 2002

Brushed mohair is one of my favorite winter yarns. It gives you the illusion of being enveloped in snow, though you're toasty warm and dry.

The Return of Mohair Madness

It's been over a year since we first explored the brushed mohair phenomenon, and we're due for an update. Over the next few weeks we explore new brushed mohairs and highlight some older ones that deserve attention.

This week I show you a colorful brushed mohair from Italy that you're likely to find in the markdown bin at your local yarn shop.

Readers Speak Out

Speaking of yarn shops, read what Erica Lee has to say about her favorite Chicago hang-out, the Weaving Workshop. Photos included!

In the Forums

What are your favorite needles for socks? Join in the discussion.

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Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums!

Sincerely,



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New This Week...
Yarn:
di.Ve Mohair Kiss Ombre


A skein of Mohair KissA swatch of Mohair Kiss
Brighten your day with a dose of Italian brushed mohair in cheerful, spunky colors.

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Readers Recommend:
The Weaving Workshop
Chicago, Illinois


Inside the shop
When in Chicago, local knitter Erica Lee recommends you visit her favorite haunt in the Lincoln Park district. Learn why this large shop gets her top vote.

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