Hot on the heels of our newest Willet collection, our summer-perfect annual installment of shawls is nearly ready to debut. While we’re putting the finishing touches on this next set of new patterns, let’s look back on past shawl lovelies from some of our favorite designers.
Jerusha hand-picked her favorite lace-laden, stripe-happy, and texture-rich shawls from the Quince archives to share below—enjoy!
left to right: Soulbound by Melanie Berg, Hyla Brook by Paula Emons-Fuessle, and Leaves by Kristen TenDyke
Melanie Berg's Soulbound, from Shawls 2016, was our first-ever Willet shawl (shown in Windlass), and we just loved the openness of this shawl combined with the lightness of our cleaner cotton yarn.
From our very first Shawl collection in 2012, Hyla Brook by Paula Emons-Fuessle is so sweet in Tern, with the subtlest of ruffles at the edge, and neat alternating stripes of eyelets and garter stitch. Shown in Buoy.
Leaves, Kristen TenDyke's contribution to Shawls 2013, is a massive, dramatic piece, with a large lace border and garter stitch body. Shown in Sparrow Little Fern, it's a gorgeous knit.
left to right: Rikochan by Melanie Berg, Park Blocks by Shannon Squire, Aroura by Karalee Harding
Rikochan, from Melanie Berg's collection 5 Shawls, released at the beginning of 2015, combines garter stitch, stripes, and short rows in our alpaca blend, Owl. Shown in Abyssinian and Papuan.
Shannon Squire's Park Blocks from Shawls 2014 features gorgeous stripes that fade into each other with two strands of Finch held throughout. Shown in Kumlien's Gull, Kittywake, Iceland, and Honey.
From our second Scarves, etc collection in 2013, Karalee Harding's Aroura uses slip stitch motifs in the subtle striping. It has a wide spine down the middle back to soften the point of an otherwise triangular shape. Worked in Chickadee, and shown here in Kumlien's Gull and Pea Coat.
left to right: Topaz by Paulina Popiolek, Texo by Anjali M, and Mucha by Leila Raabe
From Shawls 2017, Topaz by Paulina Popiolek is warm and generously sized in our Owl (shown in Topaz). Mostly soothing garter stitch, this shawl has one wide panel of mock cables for a subtle flair.
Texo, by Anjali M and published as part of Shawls 2014, is an ample piece worked in Tern and shown in Syrah. The wide bands of delicate cables are what make this shawl stand out.
Leila Raabe's Mucha, also from Shawls 2017, is an awesome study in texture. Worked in Chickadee and shown in Honey, this piece features a slipped-stitch cartridge rib and ends in a botanical motif border.
Happy Solstice, and see you next Monday with five new shawl patterns to knit, one released each day through Friday...below, a tiny taste of what's to come.