Posted on 2/9/2012 12:18 PM by Grace Jeffers

Nothing says classic and cozy at the same time quite like a cable knit sweater.

The serpentine braid is an iconic texture that speaks of hand knitting and rugged shorelines as well as elegant cashmere sweaters -- all things soft to the touch. Bravo to FLOR for giving us a sweater for the floor!

After all that is kind of what carpeting is anyway, right?

Lanyard and Just Plain Folk play with scale and a striped arrangement to provide several textural options.



Just Plain Folk



Lanyard

Check out this and other FLOR patterns here:  www.flor.com

If you would like to read more about historic sweater patterns check out this article on Wilsonart’s blog The Statement.

Bio: Jeffers received her masters in Decorative Art History at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts and was one of the first in her field to focus her attention on materials instead of the objects that they became. Her pioneering work conserving the Ralph Wilson House in Temple, Texas was awarded the Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the house is the only structure on the National Register of Historic Places listed because of its use of material. Her approach is a synthesis of design history, materials science and cultural anthropology. And for the past eight years she has been working on an encyclopaedia of modern materials. www.gracejeffers.com