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.

100% Natural

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.

Framework delves into the underlying structure of her pieces—the simple rectangle—and how various knitting techniques transform this basic shape into new and interesting knitwear.

Illustrated tips on essential techniques, such as yarnovers in knit and purl fabrics, short rows, twisted fringe, and more are also provided throughout the book, which just arrived at the shop!