Long before I ever worked in yarn, I knitted a hat for a friend using Quince & Co Lark in Honey. He’d requested not just yellow, but a warm yellow, a full yellow. Not sunshine, or mustard, or sunflower, but golden honey. Together we found the perfect Honey at Quince, and that simple hat still feels special because of it. Looking back at some of our favorite colors from Honey to Egret to Bird’s Egg, we hope they all evoke that special sort of feeling. Here are a few of our favorite patterns, using our core wools, in the first five of the Ten Years of Quince in Color.
Knitted in Finch, Vane by Carrie Bostick Hoge is a sweet mitten pattern with an allover cable motif. Perfect for chilly weather, and for making as a gift, Vane uses creamy Egret to let the pattern shine.
Looking for a first sweater project? River (from Wool: Book 4) by Cecily Glowik MacDonald is a perfect choice. Knitted in aran weight Osprey from the top down with a raglan sleeve, River is relaxing and beautiful. A simple purl row and neckline buttons lend this pullover a subtle, but lovely touch.
Rayures by Amy Miller is knitted in Finch with a few of our favorites, including Bird’s Egg, Egret, Clay and Chanterelle. Originally published as part of Scarves, etc 2012, Rayures has remained a perennial favorite we keep returning to. This striped cowl is knitted in the round as a tube and Kitchener stitched together for an easy to style infinity scarf.
If you are a cable lover, Honeymaker by Leah B. Thibault, is the pullover for you. Knitted from the bottom up using Osprey in Clay, Honeymaker combines three different cable patterns and a slight shawl collar for a warm, striking sweater to get you through winter.
Little Finch was made for color work, and Bloem by Jessica McDonald is a great first dive into the technique. With soft Chanterelle as the main color, the possibilities for color combinations are wide open.
First published as part of the Core Wool 2018 Collection, Ridge by Dawn Catanzaro uses Lark for a pair of squishy, fingerless mittens, covered in cables. A quick gift (for yourself or a friend) Ridge is a great extra layer for your hands on especially chilly days.
Mucha by Leila Raven is an elongated, top down, triangular shawl. It was first published in Shawls 2017. Knitted in Chickadee, Mucha has slip stich cartridge rib and a textured lace boarder for an interesting project with beautiful results.
Wickerwork by Michele Wang is knitted flat in pieces, and seamed, for a classic shaped, textured pullover, perfect for layering for cold outdoor weather, or snuggling up with a book in the evening.
Each of these patterns uses a core wool (Finch, Chickadee, Lark, Osprey, Puffin) in a classic Quince color. Feel free to mix it up! Try Wickerwork in Bird’s Egg, or Honeymaker in Chanterelle. Rayures offers endless options for palette mixing in its simple stripes. Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter, to hear about all of our fun anniversary plans this month!
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