"Change is in the wind," says Italian-born, Zürich-raised Carmen D'Apollonio, referring to the sudden and brutal wind chill that's swept the North Atlantic and the huddled and shivering New Yorkers passing outside of her Nolita storefront. For these frozen Manhattanites, Ikou Tschüss is a haven: warmly lit and spacious, the thick knits look so inviting that almost every passerby eyes them hungrily. D'Apollonio shows the way into her atelier behind the storefront, where, next to her lunch and a newspaper, is a large ball of yarn and two knitting needles. "My partner Guya Marini and I make the prototypes, and then we send them to Swiss grandmas," she explains when I point them out. "They take our ideas and make them on a large scale."
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