New In The Shop: Quince & Co. Core Wool Lines

It’s time to officially let the cat out of the bag and share some exciting news with you all–we’re now a Quince Flagship store, carrying both their linen lines (Sparrow + Kestral) and a selection of the core wool lines including Chickadee, Osprey, and Puffin! Since we couldn’t resist the beautiful wool/silk blend, we’ve also got some of the lovely Tern, a heathered fingering weight (eep!).

Each of Quince’s core wool lines is sourced from American wool known in the trade as “territory” wool. It’s a blend of Merino, Rambouillet, and Columbia-based sheep that roam the ranges of Montana and Wyoming. We love that it’s a renewable natural product that is produced in a number of historic American mills, continuing a strong legacy of local and sustainable textile production in our own backyard. Keep scrolling and check out each of the bases and variety of colors we’ve got for you (and don’t miss our KAL announcement at the end of this post!)

 

Chickadee

Chickadee is a well-rounded, bouncy, and elastic sport weight. Although smooth, tidy, and refined in the skein, it makes a fabric with even stitches, drape, softness, and a hint of halo to smooth things out. Use this yarn when you want etched textures, clean-cut cables, and crisp colorwork patterns. Try it in breezy cardigans when you want fluid drape or in cozy accessories that are comfortable next to your skin.

Weight: Sport
Rec. Needle: US 3-7
Content: 100% Territory Wool
Yardage/Weight: 181 yds/50g per skein
Gauge: 6 sts/inch on size US 5
6.5 sts/inch on size US 3

 

Osprey

Osprey is an Aran weight yarn made from three plies of superfine American merino. The plies are gently twisted together for a cushy yarn with good bounce. Osprey reigns in stockinette and garter; its relaxed plies round and fill out the stitches. And it’s beautiful in texture and color patterns, making them bold and eye-catching.

Weight: Aran/Heavy Worsted
Rec. Needle: US 10/10.5
Content: 100% Territory Wool
Yardage/Weight: 170 yds/100g per skein
Gauge: 4 sts/inch on size US 9
3.5 sts/inch on size US 11

 

Puffin

Puffin is a round, chunky single-ply yarn spun from sturdy American wool fleece. We’ve worked hard to balance the yarn’s loft and soft hand with its durability. Too much twist and it would feel like rope. Too little, it would pill from the get go. Because single plies have a tendency to pill—the fibers on the surface aren’t secured by a twisted, multi-ply structure—we dye Puffin after it’s spun. This means that the surface fibers are ever so slightly felted to make them cling together, more resistant to lifting and pilling.

Weight: Bulky
Rec. Needle: US 13-15
Content: 100% Territory Wool
Yardage/Weight: 112 yds/100g per skein
Gauge: 3 sts/inch on size US 10.5
2.5 sts/inch on size US 13

 

Tern

This fingering weight yarn is made from 75% Territory wool and 25% Tussah silk. This is a humanly produced silk sourced from both wild and domesticated Antherea silkworms, primarily in India and China.

In little Tern, we’ve blended wool and silk for a smooth, defined fingering yarn. We love how the silk fibers lend drape and a slight sheen to knitted fabric. And we especially appreciate the faded colorways which result from the different ways that silk and wool absorb dye. Use Tern in socks; its silk component has great tensile strength and the wool therein contributes elasticity and warmth. Use the yarn in open, swingy cardigans; you won’t believe the drape. Use it for mitts and hats and anything you want next to the skin. Tern is great year round; it’s warm and pretty in winter, but light and flowing worked into a summer cardi.

Weight: Fingering
Rec. Needle: US 13-15
Content: 75% Territory Wool/25% Tussah Silk
Yardage/Weight: 221 yds/50g per skein
Gauge: 9 sts/inch on size US 1
7 sts/inch on size US 3

 

Itching to take these yarns for a spin (pun totally intended)? Join Us for our Next Knitalong!
Next Friday, October 13th from 6-8pm, come cast on with us to create Alicia Plummer’s Peppermint and Pine Hat and Mitten set. Worked up in Quince & Co.’s 3 ply aran weight Osprey, this set will get you ready for winter and/or holiday gift-giving right on time and in fine style. Choose from a range of classic colors and experiment with the colorblocking and subtle texture features within the pattern to suit different folks on your gift giving list or if you’re just feeling adventurous! You can find all the details right here on our KAL event page.

 

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