what happened at quince in may?

Hello, Friends!

How is it June already? Last month was as busy as ever for our team, and we wanted to provide an update on what’s happening in our yarn-y world. Scroll down for our second installment in our latest series, “What Happened at Quince?”


Visiting Wool & Co.

Pam Allen, our founder, hosted an event at Wool & Co. She spoke at length about her history in the knitting industry, how she founded Quince, and her love for all things sheep. After her talk there was a knitalong featuring the Dejeuner and Highmoore bags knitted in Sparrow. I learned the technique for provisional cast on and got to use my new skills to support some of the knitters. Huge thanks to Angela of Wool & Co for hosting us at this wonderful event!

Photoshoot Fun

We shot our upcoming collection for Cotton and Wren in the most beautiful setting. Right across the street from our office we found the most quintessential railroad bridge and used it for the backdrop of the shoot. The model for the shoot was my daughter, Emily, and she looked beautiful in all the lovely new pieces.  

Back in Maine

We attended the grand opening of our favorite Portland, ME yarn shop KnitWit. KnitWit recently relocated to 34 Danforth St and they have a beautiful shop, chock full of all the yarn you could ever hope to have in your stash. Our Wholesale Manager Tara attended the event, which included a fun giveaway of Quince yarn.

While staying in Portland this month I found the most dreamy spot: The Washington Baths. This bathhouse is the perfect place to unwind from a long week. It features a hot and cold pool, in a beautiful courtyard, plus saunas and a lovely lounge. I highly recommend checking it out and would love to go in the winter.  

On My Needles:

Custom Pam Allen Rollneck sweater in Wren Pedernales. Just finishing up the sleeve and then I’ll be ready to block. (This is for my son, Connor.) I have really fallen in love with Wren—I love the tweedy colorway that the cotton and wool create and it is so soft and springy. This yarn is perfect for a summer sweater to throw on when the evenings get chilly.


The “What Happened at Quince…” series are delightful and inspiring. Thank you.

Jacquelynn Williams July 10, 2022

I LOVE the sweater in this new blog that you call Custom Pam Allen Rollneck Sweater. Where can I find the pattern?

Thanks so much,

Candace Cohen July 10, 2022

I love this sweater!!! To me it’s a classic. How could I get this pattern? I recently used your Wren yarn for a simple cowl——-liked the looks and feel of the yarn.

Mary Becotte July 10, 2022

Love your backdrop for your photoshoot! Can’t wait for the patterns to come out.

Ginnie Schiendelman July 10, 2022

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