This time, Aimée Gille has put together a collection full of unexpected colours and textures that invite you to knit beyond your comfort zone. A sequel to Aimée's immensely popular first book Worsted, it is an eclectic collection of 16 patterns that invites crafters to combine yarn in new and unexpected ways across brands and bases.
We thought it wouldn’t be possible but this book is even better than its predecessor, setting new standards and showcasing modern knitting at its very best.
16 January: Stockist preorders open
19 January: Customer preorders open + cover is revealed
9 February: Book collection will be revealed in full (pattern preview pages on Ravelry + on our and your websites go live)
3 March: Publication day!
Neons & Neutrals
Curated by Aimée Gille
Neons & Neutrals: A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée is a sequel to Aimée’s first book, the best-selling Worsted. This collection, if possible, is even better and includes 16 patterns from 16 talented designers. It is an eclectic collection of patterns that invites crafters to combine yarn in new and unexpected ways across brands and bases. The designs showcase modern knitting at its best, using a variety of techniques and unique and unexpected color combinations. Most of the patterns are photographed in two different samples – worked in different colors and yarns, giving you ample inspiration for your own versions.
The collection celebrates solidarity and cooperation: to showcase the many talented people in the knitting community, Aimée has put together a collection of not only patterns from designers around the world, but yarns from a variety of producers and dyers. All of them work beautifully together and different sizes and price points have also been taken into account.
Aimée writes: “My goal was to curate a knitwear collection that you’ve never seen before. Neons and Neutrals is a collection full of unexpected colors and textures that hopefully will invite you to knit beyond your comfort zone. I believe anyone can wear any color or texture as long as you believe in the fiber story you are making.”
Aimée’s previous book, Worsted, has sold over 12 000 copies and is available in English, French and Japanese. A Korean version is coming out later this year.
Aimée Gille was born and raised in the United States, in Kansas, and later moved to France, where her passion for knitting was reignited. In Paris, where she now lives with her family, she first opened L’OisiveThé, a wonderful knitting café, and later La Bien Aimée, a yarn company whose gorgeous hand-dyed yarns are sold worldwide. Her debut book, Worsted, was published by Laine Publishing in 2021. Neons & Neutrals is her second book.
16 knitting patterns (4 sweaters, 4 cardigans, 4 shawls, 2 hats, 1 vest and 1 cowl)
Hardback (Print only, no digital download code available.) (Note: A separate digital book will be available through Laine's online shop on 3 March, 2023)
Editor: Aimée Gille
Weight: Approx. 740 g / 1.65 lb
Dimensions: 195 x 232x 23 mm
Printed in Latvia.
Sweaters and cardigans are graded into various sizes, reaching from size 1 (30" / 75 cm bust circumference) to at least size 8 (or 60" / 152 cm bust circumference).
The book features designs by the following designers: Inese Sang, Maaike van Geijn, Karen Cronje, Anna Husemann, Layla Yang, Caitlyn Turowski, Cecelia Campochiaro, Valerie Ng, Maysa Tomikawa, Florence Spurling, Lotta H Löthgren, Brandi Cheyenne Harper, Marie Régnier, Susan Chin, Brienne Moody and Julia Wilkens.
Available also in French and Japanese.
Publication day 3 March, 2023.