This is the third in a series of blogposts to introduce the designs coming soon in Aimee's very first book, Worsted, published on November 19th by Laine Publishing. Pre-order your copy from La Bien Aimée and you will receive a signed copy from Aimée!
Perennial is a cabled sweater designed by Norah Gaughan using Corrie Worsted and featured in the book, Worsted, A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée. There are so many details in this pattern that you will discover something new everytime you look at it.
Knit in pieces, then seamed, it features a beautiful cable design that represents leaves and turns into the ribbing. Its high-low hem is reminiscent of Norah's Sous-Sous sweater, released in October 2014. Norah chose the warm pink color Lise for her sample knit in Aimée's size. The other version is shown in the colorway Hegelia.
Here is what Norah wrote as the inspiration for this pattern:
“I developed the central cable pattern featured in Perennial a few years ago during a deep dive into inventing cable stitches. The pattern resulted from searching for an easy, albeit, abstract way to represent leaves. Two over two cables are combined with twisted stitches to make the leaves and leaf veins.
Inspired by Aimée herself and her love of cropped sweaters, the garment silhouette is great for wearing over dresses. I think the curved front makes this piece even more interesting.”
Thank you, Norah, for agreeing to participate in this book!
Worsted, A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée will be published in November by Laine Publishing. It will be available for pre-order on October 14th!