Cast on with Quince and Co. Linens
It’s mid June, but doesn’t feel like it. These rainy days are good for knitting. It’s a good time to cast on with linen from Quince and Co. and be ready for warm New England weather, if it ever arrives.
Quince and Co. yarns are all Natural fibers. No chemical treatments – superwash, no thanks! And no petrochemical fibers – polyester, no thanks!
Kestrel knits up quickly at 3½ to 4 stitches to the inch. Its flat surface adds a slight texture to simple knit and purl stitches. But we think the best thing about it is its incredible drape. Like all things linen, woven or knitted, Kestrel only gets better as you wash and wear it.
“Deschain” by Leila Raabe
“Broadturn” by Isabell Kraemer
“Bower” by Norah Gaughan
“Tasmin” by Dawn Catanzaro
Sparrow is a plain little yarn, beautiful in its simplicity. Its clean, smooth hand is crisp as you knit it. But after washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief soft. Spun in Italy from organic linen grown in Belgium.
“Gilead” by Leila Raabe
“Arena” by Norah Gaughan
“Gillespie” by Cecily Glowik Macdonald
“Snell” by Leah B. Thibault
Visit the shop to check out all of these patterns and yarns.
Our friend Norah Gaughan was so inspired by these linen fibers that she wrote a pattern book dedicated entirely to them.