Feature Pattern of the Week - La Bien Aimée

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Feature Pattern of the Week - La Bien Aimée

Clockwise from top left: Good Vibes by Nadia Crétin-Lechénne, La Bien Aimée Merino Singles, Herringbone Toque by Tif Neilan, La Bien Aimée Merino DK & Corrie Worsted, Happy Place by Nadia Crétin-Lechénne, La Bien Aimée Merino Singles, Road Trip by Veera Välimäki, La Bien Aimée Merino Singles

Hand dyed in Paris, France, each La Bien Aimée skein is truly a work of art. The unique color combinations are fun to knit with & gorgeous to wear. La Bien Aimée was created by Kansas native Aimée Gille. Aimée’s passion for knitting & yarn deepened when she moved to France & opened a knitting café. She then started dyeing her own yarn. In addition to incredible colorways, each of the fiber bases have a very soft hand & are lovely to knit.

Three bases have just arrived at Wool & Co. The first is single-ply, fingering weight La Bien Aimée Merino Singles. Spun with 100% superwash Merino wool, the yarn is lovely for shawls, wraps & garments. The extensive collection of interesting tonals, speckles & variegateds are fun to combine in fades or stripes.

We love the gorgeous shawl patterns by Nadia Crétin-Lechénne: Good Vibes & Happy Place. The combination of colors, textured stitches & lace is irresistible. Another stunning shawl pattern for Merino Singles is Road Trip by Veera Välimäki. The high contrast between colors gives this piece a bold, graphic look.

The next exciting La Bien Aimée base is Merino DK. This smooth, plied yarn is also spun with 100% superwash Merino wool. An incredibly soft & huggable yarn, Merino DK is wonderfully versatile. The Herringbone Toque by Tif Neilan is a flattering slouch hat that pairs well with knit pullovers & cardigans. The body of the hat is a gorgeous herringbone stitch. The hat is knit in both La Bien Aimée Merino DK & Corrie Worsted.

The third base is La Bien Aimée Corrie Worsted. Corrie Worsted is spun with 75% Corriedale wool sourced from the Falkland Islands. Corrie Worsted has wonderful stitch definition & blooms beautifully with blocking. The yarn is ideal for textured stitches, cables & stranded colorwork. Sweaters, cardigans & warm accessories knit up wonderfully in the collection of soft heathers.

Explore La Bien Aimée yarns in our online store or experience the collection in person as we unveil a new La Bien Aimée display in our South Elgin destination store on Saturday, May 28th!

Happy Knitting!

The Wool & Co. Team


Painting by Katrin Schneider,
La Bien Aimée Merino Singles


Paris in Berlin by Joji Locatelli,
La Bien Aimée Merino Singles


Triangle Topper Hat by Stephen West,
La Bien Aimée Corrie Worsted


Beautiful Day by Nadia Crétin-Lechénne,
La Bien Aimée Merino Singles