Amirisu’s Fall issue is always one to look forward to each year. In issue 11, two stunning designs feature Quince & Co. Chickadee: Fiona Alice’s Phos hat (shown in Boreal and Audouin), a great colorwork project; and Newman, a pullover (shown in color Marsh) by Allison Jane, with brioche stitch, sideways yoke construction, and a shaped bottom hem. Also included are designs by Justyna Lorkowski, Josée Paquin, and others.
Issue 11 - Fall/Winter 2016
6.5" x 9.5", 98 pages
Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting brings us Baby Botanicals: Five Botanically-Inspired Sweaters for Little Ones—pint-sized versions of the popular women's sweater patterns from the designer's previous books, Botanical Knits and Botanical Knits 2.
Among the designs, sized from ages 6 months to 12 years, are two sweet sweater patterns in Quince yarns: Little Buds, a cardigan in Chickadee, and Twiggy, in wool/silk Tern. All patterns are provided in both charted and written instructions.
8.5" x 11", 40 pages
published by NNK Press
printed in the USA
Our 100g "bare" skeins in all-natural, undyed wool and wool blends are a dyer's dream to work with. New to our bare lineup is Owl in Albertine, an excellent medium gray base for overdyeing.
We're thrilled to offer these convenient bundles for dyers—each bundle contains:
The bundle is a great value over purchasing these items individually, and an excellent introduction to dyeing for a small project.
Individual bare skeins are also available here, and the book may be purchased alone here.
Read more about this offering on the Quince blog.
JM Generals Goat's Milk Soap is luxe and silky, handmade from a formula of natural vegetable oils and with all the benefits of added Goat's Milk, with its naturally occurring vitamins and other essential elements that balance, moisturize and soften skin to feel fresh and soothed.
Ingredients Goat's Milk, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Sustainable Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (Lye), Stearic Acid, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter.
Scent Castine [Developed with Quince & Co.] Notes of orange, litsea, bergamot, and rosewood
Handmade in U.S.A. from pure ingredients and free from Parabens and Sulphates.
Packaging 100% Recycled Paper made in U.S.A.
Approximate weight - 4.5 oz
Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Quince and Co. E-Gift Certificate.
The E-Gift Certificates are delivered by email and contain redemption instructions for the recipient.
Liven up your favorite knitting spot with handwoven pillows made exclusively for Quince & Co. by Herron in Chicago, Illinois—created with our very own wool/alpaca Owl and Owl Tweet, showcased in two tastefully distinctive designs.
Pillow 1 (on left in main photo): Owl in Cement, Huckleberry, Cinnamon, Cranberry
Pillow 2 (on right in main photo): Owl in Cinnamon, Huckleberry, and Owl Tweet in Sooty
Includes removable pillow insert
Quince & Co. welcomes the next generation of knitters with Knit: First Stitch/First Scarf, an illustrated technical guide for brand new knitters. This concise book covers every essential detail for learning how to knit: From how to wind a skein and cast on, to fixing mistakes, finishing your project, and reading and understanding knitting patterns.
Each step is carefully explained, with accompanying illustrations by Leila Raabe. Following the technical guide are two beginner’s scarf patterns by Pam Allen—just right for the first-time knitter.
7"x9", 56 pages
Available in pdf, pdf and print book bundle, or kit! Choose which from the drop down menu. Kit includes:
Norah Gaughan, known for her mastery of the knitting craft and for her unique design, brings us an invaluable reference covering the realm of knitted cables in her newest book, Norah Gaughan's Knitted Cable Sourcebook.
Brimming with page after page of painstakingly knitted cable swatches photographed by Jared Flood—many of tge swatches knitted in our workhorse worsted wool Lark and sport weight Chickadee—Knitted Cable Sourcebook belongs on every knitter's shelf, no matter age, skill level, or experience with cables. This is no simple stitch dictionary: In addition to 150 cable patterns with both written and charted instructions, Norah explains in plain language her own knitting principles and the process of designing your own new and unique cable patterns. The book also contains 15 patterns for cabled garments, wraps, and accessories. Highly recommended. Hardcover, published by Abrams.
The Northwoods Hat is one of the many inspiring projects in Kristine Vejar's book, The Modern Natural Dyer. This project is a great first foray into natural dyeing and learning how to naturally dye wool yarn. Once dyed, bulky weight Puffin quickly knits into the Northwoods Hat—a wonderful gift to make for the holidays, or to give as a kit to an aspiring natural dyer.
Included in each kit:
All materials have been pre-measured. Simply use the contents of the jar at each designated step. The instructions for this kit are found in the book.
Please note: Book and kit are sold separately. Order the book The Modern Natural Dyer here.
This kit is available in five colors: New for 2016, sienna (cutch), coral (quebracho red), and original colors red (madder), purple (logwood), and yellow (weld). To see what these colors look like, visit our Puffin natural hand dyes from A Verb For Keeping Warm.
Buy four or more color cards and we'll pack them up for you for free in a handy string-closure paper box, as pictured.
Wool - $7.00
Includes 60-color wool card with a sample card of our 5 wool lines.
Kestrel - $3.00
Owl + Owl Tweet - $5.00
Piper - $3.00
Sparrow - $3.00
Tern - $3.00
Willet - $3.00 note: colorgrown heathers Almond, Cashew, Pistachio not included
Ibis - $3.00
Phoebe - $3.00
Stashbot a comprehensive guide to building a useful stash includes yarn requirement averages for all size sweaters & accessories.
Stashbot is your yarn shopping companion! If you find a yarn you cant live without, this guide will help you determine how much you should buy. This guide will pay for itself over and over as it saves you from purchasing more skeins of yarn than you need. Just as important it will keep your stash useful as you will be sure to have enough yarn to knit the projects you would like. Included is an article by Hannah on stash psychology with tips on how to change your stash for the better.
Stashbot includes yarn requirement averages for gauges 3 - 8 stitches per inch / 2.5 cm.
All yarn requirements are presented in both yards and meters.
8.5" x 5.5", 8 pages
Never miss your mark with Twig & Horn’s stitch marker combo pack, which comes with 20 large, 20 small, and 20 removable markers. Each type comes in two colors (10 white, 10 gray) – handy options to have when tracking multiple actions in a given row, or as a stitch-counting aid. These markers are made of plated steel, housed together in a charming cork-topped glass bottle.
Knit, sip; repeat from first to last drop. Nothing goes with knitting quite like a hot cup of tea or coffee. Wheel-turned and featuring hand-mixed glazes, these mugs and pour-overs were made for Twig & Horn by ANK Ceramics of Lincolville, Maine. Perfect for those who want their crafting experience to be handmade from start to finish.
Please note: Mug and pour-over are sold individually.
Microwave and dishwasher safe
Glaze is "Antique White", a pretty off white with subtle visual texture
Form follows function. Keep straight needles orderly and attractively stored in our knitting needle vase, made for Twig & Horn by hand by Ariela Kuh of ANK Ceramics in Lincolnville, Maine. Never lose another knitting needle to the shadows of an uninspired drawer. Each vase is handmade and unique.
Antique White - For the minimalist in your life, the glossy cream white is flecked with tan for a subtle and intriguing finish.
Moon - Bold calligraphic patterning on a textured matte white glaze with a stone-like finish—these eye-catching vases demand attention.
Sky - Pretty blue and white with a smooth, glossy finish, this pattern reminds us of a soft summer sky. This vase will keep your needles safe and sound while your head is in the clouds.
Each vase is handmade and unique.Approximately 5.5" tall, 3.5" diameter at opening
An essential for every knitter, stitch markers can help you track your place within a row, mark right side from wrong side, count off stitch repeats, and more—infinitely useful little things to new and expert knitters alike. Packaged in a small glass bottle with cork top, these coilless metal pins are coated and glide smoothly over both wood and metal needles without catching on your yarn.
25 stitch markers per bottle
Fits up to US 10.5 / 6.5mm needle
Keep them within easy reach with the Twig & Horn Notions Dish.
Twig & Horn's Wool Notions Pouch is the perfect everyday carry solution for fiber artists. Sized to hold needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers, and other essential tools of the craft you need to keep safe and secure in your bag with you, wherever you may go. Plenty of room for tucking in a smartphone or small memo book or knitting journal, too.
Made of the same materials as their Wool Project Totes, these pouches are lined with cotton muslin and feature a contrasting-color zipper with a bison leather pull.
Orange, with light blue zipper
Grey, with green zipper
Blue, with orange zipper
Black, with cream zipper
Twig & Horn yarn bowls are the solution to keeping your yarn from rolling away and falling to the farthest corner behind the sofa (where it inevitably falls in with the no-good dust bunny crowd). Guide fine- or heavy-gauge yarns down the slot to the opening, where it will stay safe and secure while you knit, yet ready to release the yarn without breaking if needed.
Turned by hand in Maine and finished with natural oils for protection, each sturdy yet light bowl is unique—no two are alike. Please note the red oak bowls have a slightly oval shaping.
American red oak - A warm, slightly darker wood with textured grain.
4" tall, oval measurements of 5.5" and 6.5" at opening
Kristine Vejar, fiber fanatic and founder of A Verb for Keeping Warm, brings us her first book, The Modern Natural Dyer.
Whether you are an aspiring natural dyer, a seasoned hand, or would just like to know more about the process of using natural dyes, this book is full of inspiration and in-depth instruction.
In The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with natural dye extracts. Demystifying the “magic,” Vejar explains in explicit, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting color. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and twenty projects for home and wardrobe, The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.
Kits for The Northwood Hat, one of the lovely projects in the book, have arrived and are available in our store.
Bare yarn/book bundles containing 3 skeins of our Bare yarn and The Modern Natural Dyer are now available.
Our tote bag is made from 100% recycled cotton, and printed in New England.
16"W x 15.5"H; 5" bottom gusset