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Most of the yarn stores around New York, says Vera, know the sisters by now. “The yarn world is really awesome,” she says. “The Yarn Tree in Williamsburg, for example, sells alpaca from local farms.” The skein in this image is a metallic blue that never made it into any of the collections, though the sisters do use metallic colors from time to time. “For Fall/Winter 2009, I made gold metallic scarves and a whole gold and silver knit piece that I shaped into a hoodie. It kind of looked like a knight’s armor.”