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.