When former CBS vice
president Suzan Mischer decided to open a knitting store
on Melrose Avenue, she wanted to create a place where
people could gather, slow down, and talk (as well as buy
supplies). The result was Knit Cafe, a sleek yet homey
crafts store where an increasing number of Hollywood
denizens regularly unwind with their needles and yarn.
With the publication of Greetings from Knit Café,
knitters nationwide can join the famed store's
ever-widening circle of devotees.
This colourful, cosy, and chic book offers 30 of Knit
Cafe's most dazzling patterns for "California
style" projects ranging from hiking socks to a
bikini to a "red carpet" gown. It also
features stories about how the celebrated store came to
be, the neighbourhood it's in, the daily goings-on, and
the improbable mélange of actors, surfers, doctors, and
directors that gather there. Even a few favourite
recipes from regular customers are included.
Greetings from Knit Café is, quite simply, the
best way to share the history, spirit, and patterns of
this unique yarn store without having to fight the