Stratified sweater and Strata hat by Tif Neilan

Stratified sweater and Strata hat by Tif Neilan

This is the eighth in a series of blogposts to introduce the designs coming out 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! 



Stratified is a sweater designed by Tif Neilan using Corrie Worsted and featured in the book, Worsted, A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée. This beautiful raglan sweater creates a unique color story and allows the knitter to push themself to go on a color adventure. You can choose any five colors and end up with a different sweater everytime. Alternating color block with thinner stripes and eyelet rows, this sweater really lets the yarn shine. 

With her leftovers, Tif also designed the Strata hat. This clever hat design using slipped stitches and simple colorwork creates a warm fabric with the different colored stitches looking like speckles. 


Stratified and Strata



“My inspiration for this design is the changing of the seasons and how there are specific and prominent colors we tend to associate with each one. I wanted a fun design that would bring together a complete palette of a particular season while also allowing each color to stand alone. Autumn, which is my favorite season, is the inspiration behind the color palette for my sample. I liked the idea that one could essentially convey any of the 4 seasons depending on the color palette chosen.


The colorblock design of this pattern uses 5 colorways within a 4-stripe repeat. The manner in which the color transitions flow through the pattern allows a particular color to appear in differing size stripes throughout.  The raglan shaping emphasizes the clean lines of the stripes while subtle texture and eyelets enhance the pattern and keep the knitter engaged to the end. This pattern is written for a cropped or full length body as well as a cropped or full length sleeve, providing the knitter with a variety of finished knit options.


Stratified detail


Thank you so much, Tif, for agreeing to take part in this book! 

Worsted, A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée will be published on November 19th by Laine Publishing. It will be available for pre-order on October 14th! 

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