Luxury Knitting: The Ultimate Guide to Exquisite Yarns: Cashmere*Merino*Silk

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The owner of New York City's premier knitting boutique—String—takes knitters on a tour of the world where superior fibers are found and woven into luxury yarns.

The softest cashmeres, sensuous silks, fine merino wools...Knitters are inevitably drawn to the look and feel of gold-standard yarns found in a Gucci sweater or a Zegna suit. Now they're invited on a superbly photographed journey with knitting aficionado and entrepreneur, Linda Morse, to the regions of the world where ...

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Overview

The owner of New York City's premier knitting boutique—String—takes knitters on a tour of the world where superior fibers are found and woven into luxury yarns.

The softest cashmeres, sensuous silks, fine merino wools...Knitters are inevitably drawn to the look and feel of gold-standard yarns found in a Gucci sweater or a Zegna suit. Now they're invited on a superbly photographed journey with knitting aficionado and entrepreneur, Linda Morse, to the regions of the world where luxury yarns were born. Meet the shearers and spinners of Ireland, Asia, and Italy. Go back in time to when Spain's king wore Merino underwear in testament to its wonderful feel—and breeding secrets were national treasures. Find out how prized textiles are manufactured, from raw fiber to finished product, and why one fiber is more precious than another. Detailed fabric characteristics and valuable tips on care and handling included.

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Despite their similar titles, these two books are quite different. In Luxury Knits, knitwear designer Griffiths (Textured Knits: Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Projects) shares 22 patterns for accessories, garments, and gifts knitted with high-quality (read: expensive) yarns. These projects, illustrated in color, call for blends of cashmere, chenille, merino, mohair, and silk and range from a summer camisole to a winter cardigan. Morse, owner of a high-end Manhattan knitting boutique, concentrates on luxury (read: really expensive) fibers and, in addition to offering knitting patterns, takes readers on a photographic journey around the world in search of cashmere, silk, and merino. She also discusses characteristics of each fiber, how and what to knit with each, and how to recognize high-quality yarns. Knitters who may limit their use of these luxury fibers (a yarn kit for the beautiful silk honeycomb pillow costs $200 for the yarn alone) will nonetheless find the extensive background information on each fiber enlightening. Public libraries with sufficient demand for high-end knitting project books may want to consider Luxury Knits, but the more comprehensive Luxury Knitting merits a wider audience. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931543866
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,318,858
  • Product dimensions: 8.85 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2006

    Only part of the story

    The author focuses on readily available yarns for the handknitter rather than exploring and detailing some of the quality lesser known yarns and spinning fibers available from around the world. Instead the blanket statement is made that various countries produce inferior cashmere without evidence. No bibliography or footnotes are given for any details claimed as facts (or indexing). In offering advice on selecting a yarn twist and yarn design (2-ply, cabled, etc) are entirely overlooked. Photography is clear, especially appealing are those of animals/landscape. Garment patterns are mostly standard with few unique details. Care instructions do not underscore the importance of avoiding agitation when washing Merino. It can felt.

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