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Quince & Co. Kestrel

April 16, 2015 Julie

Quince & Co. Kestrel Yarn{Quince & Co. Kestrel in Porpoise, Rosehip, Senza, Pebble, Aegean, Minos, Anemone, Yarrow + Cove}

Now HERE is a yarn that summer wardrobe dreams are made of. As soon as Quince & Co. Kestrel and Sparrow yarns arrived last week, I couldn’t help but imagine myself sporting a few new tops and accessories made of this gorgeous linen. With warm weather fast approaching, I knew I had to get started on my first project with linen over the weekend.

This is the first of two posts introducing you to the latest yarn to join the Home Made shop. Let’s start with Quince & Co. Kestrel. Kestrel is made of organic linen spun into an aran-weight yarn with a ribbon structure that adds a slight texture to simple knit and purl stitches. It’s available in the most gorgeous color palette and, as with all linen fabric whether its knit or woven, your finished project will get better with wash and wear. How could we not fully embrace a yarn that improves with age just as we do?! Says the woman with a birthday next week. . .

Quince & Co. also has the most beautiful patterns to accompany their yarns so you’re never at a loss as to what to knit. I’ve chosen my top five projects with Kestrel to share, but you can check out all their projects for Kestrel here.

Quince & Co. Togue Pond Pattern{Togue Pond : knitting pattern and photograph by Quince & Co.}

Quince & Co. Hudson Pattern{Hudson : knitting pattern and photograph by Quince & Co.}

Quince & Co. Hamlin Peak Pattern{Hamlin Peak : knitting pattern and photograph by Quince & Co.}

Quince & Co. Peony Pattern{Peony : knitting pattern and photograph by Quince & Co.}

Okay, one more project idea. Don’t you think this breezy cardigan would be perfect for Summer, too?

I chose Kestrel in the versatile blue gray called Pebble for my Togue Pond and am following a few of these alterationsI think skipping the ribbed short rows at the bottom hem will create a more flattering tank for my my curvy figure. Thankfully, this yarn knits 3 1/2 to 4 stitches per inch and I don’t have to knit sleeves (the beauty of a tank!) because I’m already gearing up to move along to the Hudson cowl after I finish. Because that’s just how it goes.

Which project will you knit with Kestrel?

 

Quince & Co. Kestrel and Sparrow linen yarns are now sold at Home Made! So, stop in and treat yo’self.

 


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