Yesteryears by Maxim Cyr

Yesteryears by Maxim Cyr

This is the second 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! 

Yesteryears is a colorwork sweater designed by Maxim Cyr using Corrie Worsted and featured in the book Worsted, A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée. It has a really interesting graphic design on the yoke, starting the collar with the contrasting color, and then introducing the main color in the colorwork and then in the body of the sweater. Maxim's talent as an illustrator and an artist once again shines through in this design! 

 

yesteryears

 

With its round yoke and simple construction, this sweater is completely gender neutral. The color combinations are endless! Maxim chose to use two of our new greys that were developed specifically for Corrie Worsted: Bone and Payne's Grey. Aimee opted for one of La Bien Aimée's most popular solid colorways, Rust! This color next to your face immediately brings light to whoever is wearing it. She paired it with Sandstone. 

 

yesteryears

 

Here is what Maxim wrote as the inspiration for this pattern:

"I love a good colorwork yoke! It is what made me fall in love with knitting. I especially love how graphic it is and how fun it is to mix traditional with modern. For this design I wanted a really bold graphic that could easily work in any colour combo possible. "

Thank you, Maxim, 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. 

 book cover

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