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Sparrow colors

We know it can be tricky to order colors (and yarn) over the internet. Nothing substitutes for that in-person encounter with your materials. Sadly, at the moment, we don’t have any Sparrow color cards. We’re working on them, but their arrival is a ways out.

That said, here’s an image of of our thirteen Sparrow colors and wordy descriptions below. Starting at 6:00 and moving clockwise:

Paprika, a warm and spicy orange

Viburnum, a vintage icy pink/lavender, just like those heady blossoms that are just starting to appear here

Little Fern, a soft green with a hint of yellow, that first spring green in subdued form

Birch, is it a gray? is it a blue? Depends on how you look at it.

Nannyberry, a warm and muted clay pink/red

Juniper, (a fave), a deep green/blue/gray, just like the plant

Butternut, straw

Blue Spruce, the color of new growth at the tips of spruce branches, a gentle blue/green

Sans, undyed, a silvery milky coffee color (love it)

Fen, rich and earthy, a greeny, peat brown

Pigeon, a kind of slate gray/blue

Truffle, a warm gray/lavender

Port, deep and winey purple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Responses to “Sparrow colors”

  1. Lisa says:

    Thank you for this! I have been looking at various photos of this yarn and trying to figure out which color was which. Very clear descriptions – thank you!

  2. Estela says:

    I love the description of your colors! and how they resemble nature. I’m a new knitter and have just discovered your yarns. I bought the KnitBots book from my LYS and I am so in love with your yarns!

  3. NamasteKnitting says:

    Can I just say your colors rock my world!!?? Love, love, love them! I have a huge thing for the slightly muted but beautiful depth of color of, what I call, the vintage colors, and Quince & Co. has hit the grand slam! Technically, I can’t wear all the colors but I don’t care!! I want to own them all!
    Second grand slam for Quince & Co. is your dedication to supporting our very shaky sourcing industry! I will forever support you by buying your yarn as much as possible and I’ve already told your story to my friends and anyone else who stands still just a bit too long :-) Rock on with your bad selves!!
    I’ve just ordered 3 of the palest colors of Lark for a specific purpose. I needed a smooth, round, worsted weight yarn that showed excellent stitch definition for knitting all of my Master Knitting swatches for the TKGA Master Knitting Course I’m doing. I decided there was no way I was going to use a yarn I wouldn’t make a sweater out of and what a perfect way to sample your yarn and some of the colors. Plus, I get to put your yarn and story in front of some great knitters! Double win!
    Thank you for such a lovely product!

  4. Lila says:

    This is helpful, thank you!

    Also, just a note – the description for Hannah’s “Aproned Tank” says the color is nanyberry, though it clearly isn’t. Is it actually truffle?

    http://quinceandco.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33_40&products_id=297

  5. Lee says:

    Thank you so much for this post! These descriptions are so helpful.

  6. Laurie Hooten says:

    When will more Sparrow be in stock?

  7. admin says:

    Sparrow will be in soon! It was due to arrive today in Boston. A few more days to get through customs and on the truck and it will be here. We’ll announce it via our email letter, so hang in there!

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