Designer Features

Designer Feature: Nili by Christina Danaee

Designer Christina Danaee released her newest design, Nili, yesterday, and it is a beauty! Designed using Germantown, Nili is a top down pullover that features a yoke in a unique and bold colorwork pattern reminiscent of ceramic tiles.

Christina described her inspiration behind the design:

When I saw these three colors of Germantown together, I immediately thought of the bright tiling found in Persian architecture. I was inspired to create something that reminded me of buildings I used to look at in books with my father, who would tell me what it was like to stand under those tiled ceilings and hear his own voice echo. While trying to find the right name for this sweater (it took me forever) I read a lot about muqarnas domes - or ornamental vaulted ceilings. And even though I ultimately named Nili after the Persian word for indigo, this passage about the significance of muqarnas really resonated with me: “The muqarnas domes were often constructed above portals of entry for the purpose of establishing a threshold between two worlds. The celestial connotation of the muqarnas structure represents a passage from ‘the functions of living, or of awaiting eternal life that is expressed by geometric forms.’ When featured in the interior of domes, the viewer would look upward (towards heaven) and contemplate its beauty.”

Christina designed Nili using navy, honey, and sage, but it would also be stunning in neutrals, or super bold colors like salmon, yellow, and pink!

Nili is currently 20% off through Saturday October 5th at midnight. No code needed! Just add the pattern to your cart and price will be adjusted at checkout.

Images: Flowering Fox Photography

Buy the kit for Danaee from Jimmy Beans Wool!

Priced from $70.00 to $112.00

  • Designed by Christina Danaee.

  • Size US 7 and US 9 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) are required but not included.

  • Notions required but not included: Stitch markers and a tapestry needle.

  • Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

  • Finished Bust Measurements: 41 (45, 49.5, 51, 55, 58, 61, 64.5)" after blocking

  • Gauge: 16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needle, blocked.

  • Colorway shown use Kelbourne Woolens Germantown in the colors Navy, Honey, and Sage.