Big sister to Willet, our worsted weight Whimbrel is sourced from the same high-quality, responsibly grown organic cotton. The fiber's long staple length yields a deliciously soft yarn with a hint of pretty sheen. At a gauge of 4.5 stitches per inch, this versatile 3-ply cotton yarn is destined to become a true workhorse, suitable for garments, shawls, and accessories for all seasons.

Originally developed using Cleaner Cotton™, grown in California, we are now spinning Whimbrel using GOTS-certified 100% organic cotton fiber from the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Collective. As we transition our fiber source for this delightful yarn, you may receive Whimbrel made with either organic cotton or with Cleaner Cotton™;  your skeins will be labeled accordingly. Visit our blog to read the full story of Quince’s transition to 100% organic cotton!

All-natural, colorgrown heathers: Almond, Cashew. Rarer than white cotton varieties, colorgrown cotton contains natural green, brown, and red pigments. Almond and Cashew are made from white Cleaner Cotton™ and USA-grown brown colorgrown cotton.

A note about our dyed cotton: Some colors may show dye runoff during blocking or washing, especially with highly saturated colors; this is normal. Machine wash cold with like colors only. For best results, hand wash recommended, lay flat to dry.

On sale


linen / heavy worsted weight

$ 8.40 $ 10.50


organic cotton / sport weight

From $ 8.50

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