PROJECTS Kestrel Lace

Quince & Co Kestrel is 15% Off until June 19th!

Quince & Co Kestrel has been a customer favourite for years … good things never go out of style. It’s an aran weight, organic linen, so it knits up quickly and easily. It’s machine washable, perfect for warm-weather garments. It makes beautiful, simple stocking stitch fabric, but it also knits up as a stunning lace. Quince & Co Kestrel is 15% Off until June 19th

Kestrel Patterns Featuring Lace

Hacienda

Hacienda is a modular knitted stole with a lovely drape and texture. The unique construction of Kestrel is a perfect fit for Bristol’s unique and fearless sense of design. All of these elements come together beautifully in this fun to knit, and fun to wear, piece.

The wrap is designed with Quince & Co Kestrel, an extremely versatile, aran weight 100% organic linen (I don’t know if you get more environmentally without hugging a tree). It knits beautifully, easily and fast, it’s machine washable (in a delicate bag), and softens up COMPLETELY after washing. If you want to maintain the crispness in the picture above you’ll need to wash by hand, lay flat to dry, and press (a little spritz of Soak Flatter won’t hurt either). Because of the textile, this wrap is great for cooler summer nights, people who winter in a warmer climate, or for anyone who can’t wear wool and wants something really nice.

Size

14½” [37 cm] wide and 60″ [152.5 cm] long

Materials

Skills

Cable cast on, picking up stitches (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Construction diagram included.

Fernwood

Fernwood is a pretty tank with an elegant, scalloped lace edge. Designed with Quince & Co Kestrel and 6mm/US10 needles, it’ll whip up quickly, so you can wear it all summer!

Size

  • 31(33, 35, 37, 39, 41.5, 44, 46.5, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 62.5, 64, 66, 69.5, 73)” or 78.5 (84, 89, 94, 99, 105.5, 112, 118, 124.5, 132, 139.5, 147.5, 155, 159, 162.5, 167.5, 176.5, 185.5) cm
  • Intended to be work with -2 to +2”/-5 to + 5 cm positive ease
  • Linen is VERY stretchy, especially after being washed. Consider going down a size.

Materials

Mira

Mira is an open tee is a great layering piece for summer. The oversized shape and relaxed gauge aim for maximum drape, which is then compounded by eyelets and garter stitch. There’s very little shaping in this piece, making for a relaxing knit. The fit is very oversized and the tension is loose, but if you want something a bit smaller and firmer try going down in needle size to a 5mm/US8 or 5.5mm/US9.

Size

  • Bust Circumference: 54 (60¾, 66, 72¾)” or 137 (154.5, 167.5, 185) cm
  • Shown in size 54″ [137 cm] on a 34″ [86.5 cm] on a 5’8″ [172.5 cm] tall model with 20″ [51 cm] positive ease
  • Designed to be worn with 16-24″ [40-60 cm] positive ease

Materials

Skills

Long-tail cast on, sloped bind off, cable cast on, three-needle bind off (links provided); increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.

Sandshore

Sandshore is a seamless cardigan worked from the top down. A clean mesh lace forms an intersection down the back, set slightly asymmetrically for interest. The Kestrel knits up quickly and is a smooth, dry summer yarn. I’ve found Kestrel is extremely stretchy knit at this tension, consider going down one or two sizes in the pattern.

Size

  • 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63, 67)” or 79 (89, 99, 109, 119, 129, 139, 150, 160, 170) cm

Materials

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