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November 19, 2009

Knitting in the News: A Sweater Ripoff?

By Sarah E. White, Guide to Knitting

 Thursday November 19, 2009

Four years of legal wrangling between a French knit and crochet designer and the house of Chanel are set to be resolved next month. The designer, Carmen Colle, sued the fashion firm because she says it stole the design for a crocheted jacket that she had offered the company but it rejected. In the time since she filed the lawsuit, she says her work designing knits and crocheted clothes for Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix and Jean-Paul Gaultier, among others, has dried up. Which is a shame, because her business, World Tricot, once employed 90 women, mostly immigrants looking for a new start in France. Colle has asked for 2.5 million Euros in damages; a ruling is expected December 11.

In other knitting news, if you're planning holiday knitting this year but haven't yet started you could probably use these tips for quick holiday knits. Bulky yarns, small projects and one-skein projects are all good ideas to save both time and money.

And on the charity beat, check out the story of knitters and bakers whipping up goodies to sell to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. This is a great idea for a way to support a charity without actually knitting items to be donated to that charity.
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1 comment:

Lisa-tastrophies said...

Oh thanks for the quick knits link! I needed that. I am working on two Christmas gifts and I need all the motivation I can get.

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