something willet this way comes

Above, the palette of our new collection, unveiling next week. And, we recently released new colors for Willet, our multi-season Cleaner Cotton™ yarn—Polaris, Regatta, Haze, Bowsprit, and Quay—opening up ever more ideas for what to knit in our beloved sport weight cotton.

If cotton isn't the first thing you reach for when you cast on for a new knit, and you haven't yet had the chance to try out Willet, we encourage you to give it a whirl. Distinctly soft, agreeable, and absolutely friendly on the hands, our cotton bird is a joy to work with—plus, it's grown, spun, and dyed all right here in the US. (Read more about Willet and cleaner cotton™ here.)

We have a brand new collection coming out next week, but before that hits your inbox (have you signed up for our e-letter yet? What are you waiting for?) let's take a look at our lovely Willet patterns of previous releases, curated by Jerusha.

from left to right: Bobbie, Sully, and Patti


Pam Allen’s Bobbie, from last year's Willet 2017 collection (shown in Rudder and Sail), features a super wide, boxy, and slightly cropped body with short row shaping in the shoulders and fitted sleeves. Ribbed cuffs, hem, and neck anchor the main color.

Sully, one of the Little Monsters blanket trio of 2016, is so much fun, with four colors to play with and a small seed stitch detail at each change. The mitered garter border picked up around the edge frames the piece nicely.

Patti, also by Pam, uses the same striping pattern as its sister Bobbie, with a closer-fitting body, longer sleeves, and raw edges and more of a wide, high neck. Shown in Windlass and Sail.

left to right: Little Willet, Nina, Caiterly


One of the two patterns we released when Willet was first launched, Little Willet, is a simple round-yoke cardigan with garter yoke and sleeves. Designed by Dawn Catanzaro and shown here in Windlass.

Dawn's Nina cardigan was designed as a grown-up version of Baby Willet. Some elements changed to accommodate Willet's drape on an adult-sized garment and give it more sophistication: A shorter garter section in the yoke, changing the yoke shaping from round-yoke to raglan, and making the sleeves stockinette and shortening their length to three-quarter. Shown in Hawser.

Leah B. Thibault's Caiterly cardigan, released on its own in 2017, is all about cable details. Shown in Sail, this piece features delicate cables that run up the fronts along the button bands, and that cascade down the back in a large panel. The rest of the a-line body and ¾ sleeves are so pretty in reverse stockinette.

left to right: Lucine, Auger, and Etta


Released just last month, Pam Allen's Lucine tank, shown here in Windlass, is so cool and simple: Wide straps, a high neckline, ribbed armholes, neck, and hem, and a simple shell motif running down the center front make this top really irrestitble.

Pam's Auger, released last summer, is knitted flat in garter stitch and seamed—perfect beach knitting. We love the split hem with a longer length in the back, and the deep v-neck. Shown in Sail.

Etta, by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, came from our first Willet collection launched last May. Shown in Squall, this simple tank's subtle cable details are only on the back, while the front features a gorgeous, collarbone-baring square neckline.

It's always fun looking back over past designs! Coming next week are five new patterns for Willet, too—below, a little sneak peek. Don't forget to join our mailing list to get first word of the day's release.

From all of us at Quince & Co, we hope you have a great weekend.

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