Category Archives: Quince & Company Kestrel

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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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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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.

 

 

SALE 25% OFF Quince & Co Back Stock

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Quince & Co Linens are 25% OFF until March 9th! It’s a great time to pick up a deal on last year’s stock, but get it fast because it’s going to fly!

 

PROJECT Quick Sand

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Quick Sand

I need a little cardie to wear with summer dresses and I just cast on for Quick Sand. It’s a quick & simple top-down knit made with Quince & Co Kestrel (on SALE until the end of July)!

The project isn’t particularly complicated, there are short-rows that you can skip (the form the shaping in the back). One Caveat: the pattern formatting is a little unusual, so before you start I suggest you go through the pattern with a pencil and circle the numbers that apply to you. You might also want to write out some of the instructions in longhand, just to keep things clear in your mind.

I’m making some modifications, mine will be cropped and I’m using slightly larger needles to achieve a looser tension. I’ll update all the details as I go in my Ravelry project notes.

Size

  • Bust: XS(S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
  • Bust: 31 ½ (34 ½, 37 ¾, 41, 44, 47 ¼, 51 ½)

Materials

  • Quince & Co Kestrel: 8(9, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14) skeins
  • 5.5mm circular needles
  • 5.5mm double pointed needles (or 12″ circular)
  • stitch markers
  • Pattern

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PROJECT Sandshore

Sandshore

Sandshore is a great project to take to and wear at the cottage! It’s a quick, seamless cardigan worked from the top down. It’s designed with Quince and Co. Kestrelwhich knits up quickly and easily on big needles (6.5mm.US10.5). Kestrel is very stretchy, especially at this tension, you can definitely go down a size (or two).

Size

Bust Circumference: 31 [35, 39, 43, 47]’’, including 1.5 [2, 2.5, 3, 3.5]’’ of open space between front edges.

Materials

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PROJECT Jessamin

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Jessamin

Last summer we whipped up a sample of  Jessamin with Quince & Co Kestrel, I’ve been wearing it around the store and I’ve received a lot of positive feedback – so I figured I’d share with you!

Jessamin is a fairly fast & simple spring/summer cardie, a basic top-down raglan with a little bit of easy openwork detail on the lower sections. The pattern is easy to personalise, making it longer or shorter is a snap. An excellent Spring/Summer quickie!

Size

  • Bust Circumfrence: 30½ (33½, 36¾, 40, 43¼, 46½, 49½, 52¾)” OR 77.5 (85, 93.5, 101.5, 110, 118, 125.5, 134) cm
  • Armhole Depth: 6.75(7, 7.5, 8.25, 9, 9.75, 10.25, 11)” OR 17(18, 19, 21, 22.5, 24.5, 26.5, 28)cm
  • Upper Arm Circumference: 19.25(11.25, 11.75, 12.75, 12.75, 13.75, 15, 16, 17)” OR 27.5(28.5, 30, 32.5, 35, 38, 40.5, 43)cm

 

 

A Note on Size

In order to make a decision about which size to make I suggest you consider the measurements of the armhole depth and the upper arm circumference. We made Size 2, which was one size down from what I would normally wear for my bust. If I made this sweater again I  would make it in Size 1, one more size down – I’m slim, I have small shoulders and the fabric stretches quite a bit, so a total of two sizes smaller). After blocking and wear, the armhole circumference on my sweater is about an inch larger than the pattern, and the armhole depth is about 1.5 inches larger than the pattern. I find oversized armholes uncomfortable, but if you have large shoulders or a robust bust a deep armhole might improve the fit for you.

A Note on Fit

There isn’t any single right answer when it comes to fit, our bodies are all different and have different needs. What is flattering and comfortable for you may not be right for me, and people can fit a variety of different sizes at different parts of their body. Size is a construct of the off-the-rack garment industry that we are unfortunately stuck with  (at least until my dear friend Andrea launches her bespoke technology,  Lab 141, and changes the garment industry FOREVER). Until then, all we can do is get to know our personal measurements, take note of what kinds of fit we prefer, read the pattern schematics, and make educated choices based on that.

Materials

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