Wait until you see the price!!!
CABLES FROM OSCAR DE LA RENTA, FALL 2006
Bergdorf Goodman ad, Sunday NYTimes
Now, normally I'm not a Gorton's sweater gal, but look at those juicy cables! How did they get them to be so poofy? I'd probably go for mock turtleneck neckline, myself.
A very helpful saleswoman at Bergdorf's gave me(yes, there were false pretences) the info:
100 % cashmere, handknit, $2250.
Well, let's see if we can do better. I'd calculate that this would take about 1,800 yds/aran wt. yarn for a women's medium. PurlSoho has the following;
Classic Elite Lavish, 100%cashmere, 50gms, 125 yds, sale $37.20--15 skeins, $535.68.
Classic Elite Luxury Allure, cashmere/angora/merino, 50gms, 110 yds, $25--17 skeins, $425.
Rowan Cash Soft Aran, merino/microfiber/cashmere, 50 gms, 95 yds, $9.50--19 skeins, $180.50.
Classic Elite Charmed, cashmere/mohair, 50gms, 130 yds, $18--14 skeins, $252.
This is just substituting cashmere blends. Anything, even the pearls of the Virgin, would be cheaper.
So, campers, who can chart this?
I'd love to do it but don't know if I'm cable literate enough to identify each set of cables. I could swing simple shaping. Sweater Project has a great cable calculator that switches written patterns into charts.
Wouldn't this be a great KAL? The "Oscar de la RipOff Cable Sweater KAL?" Whaddya think?
A few other items for your home decor:
This rug, featured in the NYTimes Style Magazine, Spring 2006, costs $11,580.
Blurry detail of rug.
Bronze-and-wool sheep designed by Francois-Xavier Lalanne in 1965. According to the NYTimes Style magazine, some guy paid $380,000+ for a set of these sheep.