5 woolly wonders

5 woolly wonders

Above: Harvest cowl by Liz Tubman in worsted weight Lark Honey.

If you’re wondering where October went, you’re not alone. Here at Quince, our team’s been wrapped up (sometimes quite literally) in putting the finishing details on our annual wool collection. In anticipation of its release, we’re happy to take stock of some of our favorite woolly patterns from years past. We hope they’ll inspire you in your handknitting adventures, this fall and beyond! 

Below, you’ll find one design in each of our five core wools: Finch, Chickadee, Lark, Osprey, and Puffin, respectively. Enjoy the woolly goodness and don’t miss the sneak peek of our Core Wool 2021 Collection below!

5 woolly wondersBaby Duck Booties by Meagan Anderson

Inspired by the iconic hunting shoe made right here in Maine, these knit duck booties will keep your little one’s toes warm and cozy for all your adventures to come. In three bootie-ful colors and four size options: the two baby sizes use Finch for the uppers, while the two toddler sizes use Chickadee.

5 woolly wondersValdres by Kate Running

We originally discovered Kate's hat on social media and fell in love with its highly-contrasted, crisp floral colorwork motif. Worked up in Chickadee and Chickadee Organic Heathers, there is a vast range of colors to choose from on this project. A double-thick brim with a contrast stripe and the floats from the colorwork should make this a toasty hat for deep chills.⁠

5 woolly wondersLittle Treeline by Jessica McDonald

This darling round-yoke pullover is worked from the top down, with a bold tree motif that we adore. Knitted up in our worsted weight Lark, it also works up fairly quickly. And yes, there’s an adult version so you and your little one can match accordingly.

5 woolly wondersAvery by Melissa LaBarre

Here's another gorgeous pattern that never fails to catch our eye: Avery by Melissa LaBarre. We love this beautifully textured reversible scarf, which can be worn doubled up as a cowl or in a long loose loop. And when knit with our cushy Osprey, you'll find it's perfect for these chillier fall days.⁠

5 woolly wondersState Street Cowl by Pam Allen

Last but not least, treat yourself (or a loved one) to this cozy knit in our chunky weight Puffin. Knit and purl stitches make endless stitch patterns in Pam Allen’s State Street Cowl (shown here with the Park Street Cardi, also in Puffin). Even a simple cowl worked in the round looks complex when knit stitches alternate with purls. Mirrored decreases combined with yarn over increases create diagonal lines and changing to a larger needle halfway up shapes the cowl slightly. 

We hope you enjoyed our trip down memory lane. As promised, here’s a little sneak peek of the woolly goodness that's coming your way very, very soon. Be sure to subscribe to our e-letter to be the first to see what we have in store! 

For more woolly inspiration, be sure to check out our sweater of a different color seriesread part I, part II, and part III!

5 woolly wonders


OMGosh – this was the best post ever – a pattern for each type of Quince yarn. I have lots of your yarn left from projects I have knit so I am delighted to have pattern options for those yarns. Thanks for putting this together!

Joann Gadbaw November 04, 2021

Thank you Therese! :)

Susan October 27, 2021

This was fun! Some of my Quince favs.

Therese October 27, 2021

Hi Karen – You do not need to be on Facebook or Twitter to receive information from Quince. As long as you’re signed up for our e-letter, you’ll be alerted about updates, product launches, and all the yarn-y news from our team! I hope this helps!

Susan October 26, 2021

Dear Susan
Do I need be part of Facebook or twitter receive the information from Quince or will it be available on line to subscribers? Thanks for your help.

Karen Benjamin October 26, 2021

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