Design


Love of Knitting

Quince was founded with a deep affection for all knitting. Some days, we crave intricate stitches on tiny needles; other times, we want a quick, comforting project on chunky yarn with large needles. Either way, we're happy making something we know we'll want to wear.

We tend toward projects that are both useful and friendly—the sweater you reach for when you’re about to make tea or grab the dog's leash for a walk. But we also like the precious, labor-of-love, little jewel of a knitted accessory: A delicately cabled mitt, a lace shawl, you know—a special piece that carries the memories of making it.

We also think that the choice of yarn and fiber in a project is a critical design element. We try to imagine how a particular design will best showcase our yarns’ advantages: Their weight and drape potential, how they fill out and define stitches, their suitability for this texture or that, and the natural fibers’ characteristics. And just as importantly, we think about how it feels to the wearer.

Longevity 

Last but not least, we want our designs to withstand the test of time. Good knit design should carry a long shelf life. Whether a month or a decade out from a pattern's release, we strive to offer patterns that are timeless—irresistible to the discerning knitter, and wearable for many years to come.

Pattern Writing 

We want your knitting experience to be a pleasure, and your project to be a success. To that end, we've written our knitting patterns in as clear and user-friendly a way as possible. We've explained the techniques we use, added notes, and offered links to full descriptions of specific techniques we prefer.