core wool 2019: lark week wrap up


September 15, 2019

We just finished up highlighting our light worsted weight Lark with some seriously sweet colorwork by Dianna Walla: Little Hedy and big sister Hazel. Lark's four plies make for great definition in colorwork, clearly shown in these two new sweaters. We hope you're loving our month-long core wool celebration thus far!

As we wrap this week, we wanted to take a minute to shine a light on other pieces of Dianna's that she's designed for us over the years, which we adore, plus some additional colorwork garments and accessories that we so appreciate. Finally, a look at some truly wonderful Lark sweaters from years past before we head into the next week.

dianna's colorwork

Svana was published in fall 2016 in our Glen collection, knitted up in Chickadee. The motif Dianna chose here is a fascinating forest of layered concentric arcs, shown in Delft and Egret, with sleeves and raglan yoke in Iceland.

The color motif in Dianna's Drumlin, which was published during Finch week of our inaugural Core Wool celebration in fall of 2018, reminds me of a favorite wallpaper in my grandparents' house. A simple and stunning pattern of diamonds and dots worked up in Finch, in Egret (main color), bright tomato-red Poppy, and primary blue River.

The first design we published with Dianna in September 2015 was Ebba, a gorgeous pullover knitted up in Chickadee (shown in main color Frost with contrast colors Delft and Peaks Ferry). We love the shorter sleeves and wide boat neck, and the steeking used for creating the armholes and sleeves makes this a fun challenge.

left to right: Svana, Drumlin, and Ebba by Dianna Walla 

other colorwork we love

Leila Raven's Nakti was published in late fall 2017 as part of our Arctic collection. Knitted up in Finch and shown here in deep Sabine (main color) and Audouin, this pretty garment features a deep round-yoke colorwork motif that is echoed at the cuffs and hem.

Bristol Ivy designed the Sedge mitts for our Weekend collection in fall 2016. These long, fitted mitts are worked up in Finch and are shown here in Kumlien's Gull (main color) and Boreas. The evergreen motif is so enticing, and was designed so that the hands mirror each other.

We begged Whitney Hayward to write up a pattern for her Watkins cardigan, knitted up in Puffin, and then many of us working at Quince at the time knitted one up—you can even read about the different colorways we chose here and here. This design was published in late 2016. Her original is shown in Audouin (main color), Sabine, Clay, and Apricot.

left to right: Nakti by Leila Raven, Sedge by Bristol Ivy, Watkins by Whitney Hayward

more intensely charming lark sweaters

Brooke, designed by Bristol Ivy, was part of our Sea Smoke collection, published in fall 2016. Knitted up in Lark Fjord, Bristol converted an Icelandic lopapeysa motif into a modern knit-purl fabric for the yoke, then used reverse stockinette for the body and sleeves.

Ada was an early Quince design, dreamt up by Carrie Bostick Hoge and published in mid-February of 2012. The appeal of this sweater is a cropped body with longer, wider, drop-shoulder sleeves, a wide boat neck, and an allover double seed stitch fabric. Knitted in Lark Sabine.

Michele Wang designed Ausma for us, which we also published in our Arctic collection in late fall 2017. Knitted in Lark Damson, Michele used a modern drop-shoulder shape, with a roomy body and fitted sleeves, and placed columns of slipped stitches over a garter stitch canvas. The details make it nearly impossible not to want to cast this one on.

left to right: Brooke by Bristol Ivy, Ada by Carrie Bostick Hoge, Ausma by Michele Wang

Well as much as we love Lark, move on we must! It will be a joy to talk about our next biggest bird, our beloved, cushy Aran weight Osprey. Make sure you're getting our email updates and you'll be the first to know what we have coming out next!

 

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