AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle
AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle

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AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle

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AVFKW x La Bien Aimée x Karen Cronjé - Geweef Shawl Bundle

La Bien Aimée Version

6328 San Pablo Ave

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
United States

As soon as we learned Aimée was coming to Verb, we dove into creating a mini-collection of Verb x La Bien Aimée samples made from patterns featured in Aimée's newest book, Neons and Neutrals.

Thumbing through the book, Geweef instantly stood out at as a fun canvas. Team Verb stood over piles of yarn, in various textures and colors, trying to crack the code of how to combine them. We chose Floating Firefly as the main color. Made of alpaca, silk, and cashmere, Floating is so soft; the perfect blend to run throughout the shawl. To create Firefly, we sprinkle tiny bits of madder root across the yarn, resulting in little flecks of orange, similar to the spark of a firefly. We added Verb's Rumor (merino and silk), a yarn used only for special occasions, in the fresh, green colorway Seedling. And two skeins of La Bien Aimée's Merino Singles (one of which is Day by the Bay, our custom LBA color). We are thrilled with the result and feel that it encapsulates both Verb and La Bien Aimée's signature styles!

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Karen Cronjé, the designer of Geweef, says:

"In my mother tongue, ‘geweef’ translates as ‘woven’, and the word ‘saamgeweef’ or ‘woven together’ has a particular meaning for me in this design. Not only is this book a collaborative ‘weaving together’ of ideas and people, but the original inspiration and design elements weave together a myriad of eclectic cultural references and indigenous forms of knowledge and making. Geweef hopes to translate these vibrant patterns and textures to your needles in a playful and textured manner, with the possibility of creative color-mixing and color combination.”

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Geweef is a long rectangular shawl/wrap that begins at one end with an I-cord. Stitches are then picked up along the I-cord and worked on the bias. Each right-side row involves increases and decreases in the border stitches to give the piece an asymmetrical appearance. The shawl/wrap features various stitch and pattern sections that are worked in a long mirrored repeat throughout the length of the shawl. The colorwork bands incorporate a technique that is a variation on the Roosimine/ Roositud technique, a type of inlay colorwork technique predominant in Estonian knitting. An i-cord edging throughout provides a neat, finished appearance to the knitted piece.

A stunning piece - and a must-have for your hand-knitted wardrobe.

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There are two colorways to choose from. Each bundle includes the following:

La Bien Aimée's Version
MC: 2 skeins of Twist Nouveau by La Bien Aimée (100% Merino, 437 yds / 400 m – 100 g) in colorway Fiori.
CC1–3: 1 skein each of Merino Singles by La Bien Aimée (100% superwash Merino, 400 yds / 366 m – 100 g), colorways Lichen, Kokko and Fluoro Morganite.

Verb's Version
MC: 2 skeins of Floating by A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating (70% Alpaca / 20% Silk / 10% Cashmere, 437 yards - 100 g) in colorway Firefly.
CC1: 1 skein of A Verb for Keeping Warm Rumor (70% superwash Merino / 30% silk,  438 yds / 400 m - 100 g) in colorway Seedling.
CC2-3: 1 skein each of La Bien Aimée Merino Singles (100% superwash Merino, 400 yards (366m) - 100 g) in colorway Day by the Bay (Verb's custom color) and Mist.  

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Finished Size
Length: 69” / 175 cm
Width: 20.5” / 52 cm

Additional supplies needed:

Knitting Needles
US 3 / 3.25 mm, US 4 / 3.5 mm and US 6 / 4 mm 32”/ 80 cm circular needles

Tools
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Please note: 
This kit does not include the pattern. Please purchase a copy of Neons and Neutrals.