Category Archives: linen

PROJECT Shaker Rag Top

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Shaker Rag Top

I love the look of this loose summer top, it’s right up my knitterly alley.  The shape and style are so simple, and there’s lots of ease built in for an easy, gentle fit. The stripes are cleverly made by holding 2 strands of the same yarn, and the designers have blogged the entire thing HERE.

Size

  • S(M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
  • Finished bust: 39(44, 48, 53, 57½, 62½)”

Yarn Options

Both of these light summery yarns would work up beautifully for this project!

Materials

 

 

SHAWL Day Blossom

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Day Blossom

I came across this prettly little summer wrap today and I had to share! It’s a great warm weather knit, take to the cottage, road-trip friendly knit. Plus, it’s made with linen, so its wearable all season too. I love the texture, the pattern makes really good use of two different weights of Quince & Co’s linen (which you know I LURV) for a creative & beautiful effect. Wearable, knitterly, and beautiful – my favourite trifecta!

Materials

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PROJECT Waters

 

Waters

I really like designer Andi Satterlund because she’s a lady with curves who designs for ladies with curves (last winter I made another sweater by her, Armande, and it really looks great). Plus she’s into simple seamless construction and her sweaters are super cute! So when Waters crossed through my Ravelry feed I was extra pleased to see its made with one of my favouirte summer yarns, Quince & Co Sparrow.

From the Designer

“Light and easy Waters’s uncomplicated details provide fuss-free Summer style. This retro top features a high front neckline with a deep scooped back, classic skinny stripes, and loads of relaxing stockinette. It’s knit seamlessly from the top down, starting with the back. A small amount of short row shaping on the shoulders helps the simple shape hang well. Stitches are picked up from each shoulder for the fronts, and the body is joined to be knit in the round with waist and hip shaping. Waters fits best with 0-3 in / 0-8 cm of positive ease.”

Linen Notes

To get the finished product you want, keep a few things in mind:

  • Linen is VERY stretchy, you may consider going down a size.
  • Always swatch before starting your project and block your swatch to get an accurate tension.
  • Use our Pantyhose Hack to manage your linen yarn.
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Photos: Andi Satterlund

Size

  • XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
  • Bust Circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56) in , 81 (91, 102, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm

Materials

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Photos: Andi Satterlund

WORKSHOP Summer Tank

Our summer tank class is coming up soon, so don’t miss out! And don’t forget that you receive 10% off all materials during your group class.

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Summer Tank Workshop

This fast & easy spring tank is a great way to build your knitting skills and gain confidence! You’ll learn how to shape a top-down garment, and strategically create shape in the round through the body – all while working with a gorgeous bulky weight organic linen you’ll love to knit with AND wear! To take this class you must already know how to cast on, cast off, knit and purl (Increasing and decreasing are an asset).

  • Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner (after hats)
  • Instructor:  Liane Schwarz
  • Length: 2 session class (4 hours total)
  • Pattern included
  • Date: Tuesday June 12 & 19: 6:30 to 8:30pm

 

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Materials

Materials are not included in the price of our classes, but we sell everything you need and you receive 10% off all materials during your group class (if you register online you will receive a discount code by email with your class information).

Size: Finished bust measurements (inches): XS (32), S (34), M1(36 ¼), M2 (38 ¾), L1 (42), L2 (45), XL (48 ¼) {Suggested ease: 1/2 – 2 inches}

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class tank COMBO BLOG

 

PROJECT Vegas

 

 

Vegas

Spring is finally here (if in name only) and we’re starting to start thinking outside the warm & woolly box! I love this simple tank, and I like even more the idea of making it with super soft, cool, and easy to care for (machine wash & dry) Quince & Co Sparrow! The pattern is knit in the round, from the top-down, so you can try it on as you go, and make it as long or cropped as you like.

Project Hack

  • Linen is very stretchy, consider going down a size when you plan your project.
  • Size (measures at bust): 30” (33”, 36”, 39”), (42”, 45”, 48”)

Materials

 

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PROJECT Bolan

 

 

Bolan

Bolan is a casual, loose tee, perfect for warm supper days and nights. Made with soft, cool, washable Quince & Co Sparrow it’ll definitely become a go-to garment! Bolan is knitted sideways in four pieces (two panels for the front, two for the back), and worked from the centre out to the ends of the short sleeves

Project Hacks

  • Shown in size 48½“ / 123 cm on a 33” / 84 cm, 5’ 9” / 175.5 cm tall model (15½” / 39.5 cm positive ease)
  • Knitwear models tend to have HUGE shoulders

Materials

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RESTOCKED Quince & Co Sparrow

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Quince & Company Sparrow

Sparrow is one of the loveliest linen yarns I’ve ever seen. This super high-quality organic linen is has a slight sheen and works up STUNNINGLY. It has a smooth hand and is crisp as you knit it. After washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief-soft and drapey – perfect for all year wear. It’s great in tanks, shawls, and breezy cardigans, and lovely as can be in bags, wash cloths, and other home accessories. Quince & Co has designed exquisite patterns with Sparrow, you can browse them HERE, or check out all the pattern ideas on Ravelry. You can also see our past blog posts featuring Sparrow.

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Photos: Quince & Company

Perkins Pullover

I find this simple little pullover exceptionally inspiring for spring/summer. It’s worked in one piece from the top down with a looser tension and easy yarnovers make for an interesting detail. You know my opinion on these things, I love a good K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Silly), and I consider 250 finished projects on Ravelry a good referral.

Size

Keep in mind, linen is a very drapey and stretchy textile, and if you like your garments closer fitting you might want to go down a size. The garment is shown in size 34″ with no ease. A-line shaping is created by changing to a larger needle size.

  • Finished Bust: 31¼ (34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 48¾, 51, 53, 56)” or [79.5 (87, 94, 101.5, 109, 116, 124, 129.5, 134.5, 142) cm]

Materials

  • Quince & Company Sparrow: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
  • 3.5mm/US4-32″ circular needles
  • 3.75mm/US5- 32″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6-32″ circular needles
  • 3.5mm/US4 double pointed needles
  • stitch markers
  • Pattern