Category Archives: Quince and Co

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 Edie

 

 

Edie

Popular on Ravelry this week is a classic tee made with one of my favourite yarns, Quince & Co Sparrow (I’m planning another Gillespie with it – I wear it so much that it may become the Summer Haley-special).

From the designer

“Edie is a simple tee worked with raglan increases from the top down. First you have to work back and forth until V-Neck shaping is complete, then in the round to the end. Textured stripes will help to compensate the yarn’s tendency to bias. Short-row shaping for the rounded bottom gives a casual finish. Stitches for short sleeves are picked up after body is complete, to work the sleeves top down in the round. An optional neck finishing is provided. Sample shows unfinished, raw edges.”

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.

 

 

Sizes

  • XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
  • Finished bust circumference: 33 (35, 37, 39.5, 42, 45, 49.5) in or 83.5 (89, 94.5, 100, 107, 114.5, 125.5) cm
  • Sample is size XS with approx. 2 inches of positive ease at bust

Materials

  • Quince & Co Sparrow 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins Quince; shown in color blue spruce.
  • 3.5 mm/US4 circular needles and DPNs. (see pattern for details)
  • stich markers
  • stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • tapestry needle
  • blocking tools (optional)
  • Pattern Download

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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

 

NEW Magazines

Making Magazine 5 Colours

Making No. 5 / COLOR

The new issue of Making has arrived, pick up a copy of this print-only publication while it’s around!

 

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Interweave Knits Summer 2018

The latest issue of Interweave has dropped, with 16 multi-season knits!

 

COVER

Knitbot Linen

You asked so we restocked this classic from Quince & Co, timeless knits in Quince & Co Sparrow.

 

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RESTOCKED Quince & Co Kestrel

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Quince & Co Kestrel

We’ve finally received our new stock of Quince & Co Kestrel! Sorry for the lateness, their shipment was late, then it got stuck in customs, then they shipped it, but half of our order got stuck in customs …. our kestrel has been on an international shipping ODYSSEY (oh the stories it could tell)!

If you aren’t already familiar with Kestrel, it’s a BEAUTIFUL, machine washable, organic linen made it Italy. It’s aran to bulky weight, so it knits up quickly and easily on 5mm/US8 to 6.5mm/US10.5 needles. Linen has a remarkable amount of drape and ease, so you can generally go down one to two sizes in a pattern (when I work with Kestrel on a 6.5mm/US10.5 needle I go down TWO sizes).

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Spring-Summer Classes with Kestrel

We’ve been carrying Kestrel for about 2 or 3 years now, and we’ve been so impressed with its quality and how well it works-up that we’re using it in a number of our Spring & Summer workshops!

 

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Kestrel 2018

Quince & Co also just published their new pattern collections, Kestrel 2018, you can find the patterns HERE!

 

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Baldric By Isablle Kraemer

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I love this new pattern by Isabelle Kraemer – it’s casual, simple, and easy to work up in one piece!

Materials

  • Quince & Co Kestrel:  9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins
  • 5.5 mm/US9 – 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needles
  • 5.5 mm/US9 DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeves.
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • Pattern via Ravelry

Size

  • XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
  • finished bust circumference:  36.75 (39, 42, 44.25, 47.5, 50.75, 52.75)” or
    92 (97.25, 105.25, 110.75, 118.75, 126.75, 132) cm
  • Sample is size S worn with 6” (15.25 cm) positive ease at bust.

 

 

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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