Every once in a while, I stumble over something I truly love.
If you’re following me already for a while, you know that one of these things is Quince & Co., a lovely fiber company from Maine, USA, led by an amazing group of women.
They produce a wonderful line of thoughtfully conceived yarns spun from American natural fibers or sourced from overseas suppliers who grow plants, raise animals, or manufacture a yarn in an earth- and labor-friendly way.
But not only their yarns are amazing – they also offer stunningly beautiful knitting (and crochet!) patterns, put together wisely and with a great sense of style. They collaborate with a lot of knitwear designers I admire – Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Hannah Fettig, Bristol Ivy, just to name a few. And Pam Allen and Carrie Bostick Hoge, two of the founders of Quince & Co., contribute with timeless and beautiful designs to this portfolio.
Every once in a while, Quince & Co. bring out a new collection of patterns. Do you remember last year’s Scarves, Etc. 2013 compilation?
I’ve been amazingly lucky to have one of my designs included – Iszara, an eye-catching crescent shawl that plays with color and shape.
Iszara is worked in Quince & Co. Finch, a neatly twisted fingering-weight yarn with the slightest of halos. I found it wonderful to work with, and the finished object is soft to the touch and a treat to wear.
Now, one year later, it’s time for Scarves, Etc. 2014!
Alas, the time has not yet fully come, but a little teaser just went online. Just a photo, nothing else.
Enjoy – and stay tuned! Only a couple of days until the collection goes live. I’ll let you know about it!