Ankar - Fine Cashmere and Textiles

Luxury fibers and expert craftsmanship are rare in the garment industry. Ankar sweaters and textiles are these and more. Ankar sweaters are manufactured in Italy and only with yarns from Loro Piana. This is pure fiber bliss at its highest, in addition to timeless, chic style. At Ankar, you will only find select products that are targeted to a niche consumer, which also makes this company unique in a mass produced, money hungry world.

Contact Information: niklas@ankar.se
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"Wool, C'est Cool"

Oscar de la Renta

Who will be the winner of the next Wool Secretariats Award (the Woolmark Prize)? Amoung the competitors are: Tom Scott and Louise Goldin, to name a few. The winner will be announced June 3rd.

Knitted or Crocheted Dolls - Amigurumi


My Little Mochi

Japanese craftbook help

Amigurumi Kingdom


Crocheted Necklaces by Dominique Desanti

Via Maris NYC is all about culture, fashion and style. Crocheted necklaces add texture and a personal style that only few can appreciate. The handcrafted look by Dominique Desanti is sure to please, with glass beads and soft yarns. These necklaces are eye catching statement pieces and perfect accessories to solid colored blouses or dresses.

Verena Magazine

Image featured on the home page of the Verena website.

Verena magazine is one of Europe's top knitting magazines, and contains stunning patterns to create and enjoy. This magazine is published four times a year, and subscriptions can be purchased at their website, or at Yarn Market, to name a few. Yarn Market displays sneak peaks of some of the patterns for the latest issue. I was attracted to the magazine by their Spring 2008 cover because I love the ocean and sailboats. I am in love with the wool tailored jacket.



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Pitti Filati 2008

Image source: Foamy-GFX

Thanks to Berroco KnitBits newsletter, I was able to view fantastic images of this year's Pitti Filati in Florence, Italy. How I wish I could have visited this exhibition to view these amazing designs. The theme was nature inspired: here is a short video of some amazing knitted sea creatures. Have you ever been inspired by sea life? Did you ever wonder what a knitted jelly fish actually looks like? Now you can, and you can create it too, for free! Thank you Norah Gaughan! This is spectacular and strange in the best ways.


Cable and Rib Halter via Tahki Stacy Charles

Beautiful free pattern designed by Irina Poludnenko. Visit Tahki Stacy Charles to open the free PDF file. The pattern suggests you knit this in a new stunning yarn called Siam by S. Charles Collezione. Siam is "a soft crepe yarn, blending silk, wool and viscose..." "It creates lightweight garments and accessories for year-round use. The classic color palette shows off an elegant hint of tonal-contrast and sheen." This unique yarn comes in five different colors. For more patterns to knit with this exact yarn, visit Tahki Stacy Charles to view the S. Charles Collezione Spring/Summer 2008 collection. source


Catherine Lerer Designs

Catherine Lerer has studied and been in this industry for years. Her experience has led her to create fabulously stylish pieces, and art installations, featuring her designs.

"My work ranges from my interests in dissecting consumer habits and culture, to reinterpreting statistical weather analysis, to investigating personal family views on art and craft. I am strongly drawn to creating garments and wearable art, as I feel clothing and apparel are the perfect hybrid of Art and Design and Craft while still being inextricably linked to the wearer's self as a conveyor to the world; making the wearing a performance, the wearer an actor and the bridge between the art and the world in which it exists." - Catherine Lerer

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