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Trend Alert: Yarn

In the recent New York Times article "Comfy's Comeback," former Martha Stewart Living editor and owner of the SoHo knitting supply store Purl Joelle Hoverson describes how knitting has expanded its reign into the home design world.

The article notes:

. . . [M]ore unusual pieces, like ottomans, rugs and room partitions, [are] all part of a burgeoning trend in home design: knitted furnishings and accessories.

On a recent tour of New York shops and Web sites offering such items, Ms. Hoverson was drawn to a number of decorative and functional pieces, including a large rug made of thick-core yarn, at roomandboard.com. Such an object, she suggested, would be a headache to make by hand because of its size, stiffness and weight. “That’s one of those things that I’m really glad someone else made,” she said.

To see how this trend is taking life in the world of interior design,

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The Flocks Pouf ($800), which is knit on gigantic needles by artist/knitter Christien Meindertsma, is just one of the items representing this trend. Felted wool "stones," which can be used for floor seating, as well as wool shag pillows and dreamy cashmere throws, are also all representative of this trend. Check the widget for some other unique finds.

David Goldman for The New York Times and Source

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