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minh
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USA
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Posted - 12/23/2009 :  5:43:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
One of the reasons I like winter is that it's the best time to spot handknitted items on other people or to see a store-bought item that you like and could replicate.

Handknitted item I have seen: a Foliage hat in Malabrigo

Store-bought item I liked: I've seen a lot of asymmetrical cardis so far, similar to
this one designed by Yahaira Ferreira

So, what have you seen and liked so far?

miele
Chatty Knitter

USA
284 Posts

Posted - 12/24/2009 :  06:19:51 AM  Show Profile Send miele a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is a booth at Grand Central Station, part of their holiday fair, that is selling Calorimetry-like hats. These are done in bulky or nubby yarn. I don't think they are as nice as the original but certainly they seem to be a knock-off. I don't know what the price is but I have been there twice and saw people buying them.
Ellen
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carolbeech
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
444 Posts

Posted - 12/29/2009 :  8:13:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit carolbeech's Homepage Send carolbeech a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm loving some of the cowls out there. Check out this Burberry inspired one!
http://juliannesmith.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/free-knitting-pattern-burberry-inspired-cowl-neck-scarf/

I'm going to make the one in Vogue Knitting Holiday (p.59), which looks a lot like this: http://fashiondesigners.instyle.com/collections/photos/runway/burberry/all/cowl-neck/results.html?No=4

(Sorry for the long link, I haven't figured out how to do the bold linky thing, hints accepted!)


www.carolbeech.blogspot.com
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purlgin
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  01:29:17 AM  Show Profile Send purlgin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Today in Manhattan, it was really cold, and I saw several hats that looked like handknits. One had spiral ridges of knit-purl (maybe 4 rows knit, 4 rows purl) in a yarn something like Noro Silk Garden. Very nice. Also several handknit chullo-style hats (along with acres of machine-made chullos). And a girl's cap knit of two strands of wool, brown and yellowish-tan.
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