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Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de ref. de la librería GRP9422652
Sinopsis: 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.
Into the mix of the usual knitting books enters a refreshing new collection, focused on luxury (and, yes, expensive) fibers for needling. At first glance, there are at least two reasons for purchasing this book (other than knitters' lust)--traditional designs with a spin (ever fashioned a mink-trimmed cashmere cape?) and loads of knowledge about the yarns. Although the more than 20 patterns are, for the most part, classically styled, the distinction Morse makes is the background information on cashmere, merino, silk, and blends. Every subject from history and manufacturing to "watch outs" at retail is featured, often with ready-to-drool-on photographs of faraway places in Australia, China, Italy, and Tibet. Morse, a former high-tech executive transformed into the owner of a chichi Manhattan knitting boutique, proffers a third reason to buy: passion for and transfer into a third career. Barbara Jacobs
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Título: Luxury Knitting: The Ultimate Guide to ...
Editorial: Sixth&Spring Books
Año de publicación: 2005
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Sixth&Spring Books, 2005. Estado de conservación: Good. 1ST. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP10738977
Descripción Sixth&Spring Books, 2005. Estado de conservación: Good. 1ST. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP87454273
Descripción Sixth&Spring Books, 2005. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1ST. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP96329357
Descripción Sixth&Spring Books, 2005. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1ST. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP17448502
Descripción Sixth &Spring Books, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover, 168 pages in very good condition with very good dusyjacket. 1st edition, 1st printing. Light rubbing to jacket edges. The unique story behind each of these enduring fibers. Learn how and where they thrive, from the far reaches of Mongolia, in which cashmere goats are raised , to western Australia, where Merino sheep thrive, to the fabled Silk road traversing Asia Minor, to the textile mills of the lush Italian countryside, each region has its own rich story. Plus a wealth of hands on information for the knitter. Those seeking to learn about the best yarns will gain much from the experience of the author, the owner of String, the premier high-end yarn shop in New York City. She provides valuable tips on knitting and caring for your garments. Plus beautiful patterns and photos.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 004867
Descripción Sixth & Spring Books 168pp., New York, New York, U.S.A., 2005. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: VG-NF. Photograph Copies Ilustrador. 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing. Signed & Dedicated by Author on title p. Nº de ref. de la librería 011889