Delve in the beauty of the Neons and Neutrals and take a closer look at a sample of the patterns featured in the book. Neons and Neutrals is part of the Laine Books and Magazines Collection.
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. The collection is curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée.
Inese Sang’s Dārta is a sophisticated sweater with soft, flowy drape and simple lines, highlighting the fibre and the front ruffle panel. The generous ease creates a comfortable, loose-fitting garment that looks great either tucked in or over pants or a skirt. Ruffles are worked in a single strand of fluffy lace yarn in a contrasting colour and adds a romantic touch to the overall look.
Wervel is a yoked colourwork sweater worked in one piece, from the top down. After the yoke, it shifts to a larger gauge to speed up the knitting of the body and sleeves. The designer, Maaike van Geijn says: “I was mesmerised by the idea of a sweater design in different gauges since I like to knit and design colorwork yokes in a finer gauge but tend to get impatient when having to knit plain body and sleeves in a similarly fine gauge.”
This ribbed hat by Marie Régnier is made of columns of twisted stitches and purl stitches. A blank canvas to play with colors and texture, Stries hat is a warm and colorful cloud with a striking effect. It is easy to knit and a true statement piece on a minimalist outfit.
Xiao Mai by Layla Yang of Qing Studio is a stylish and cozy piece that is perfect for those chilly days and nights. The oversized fit is both comfortable and fashionable, while the special stitches add a unique touch. This cardigan uses a mix of yarns to create different color combos, with a chunky dip stitch on the body and sleeves. It has a slightly oversized fit for comfort and wearability!
Florence Spurling’s Ferrule is a celebration of color, this design also features simple intarsia which allows for multiple marled panels across the row. The simple shape of the silhouette and the easy-to-remember textured stitch pattern encourages you to get lost in the creative and rhythmic process. The sweater is worked in pieces, with the front, back and sleeves worked flat.
In knitting, there are all kinds of ways to bring colors together. In Harmony, Brandi Cheyenne Harper does it by using intarsia to create color blocks in a seamless way. This cardigan combines different yarn weights in different colors. The body is knit flat in one piece from the bottom up. The sleeves are seamless and knit in the round on DPNs and have such an interesting construction!