If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you know that we are now a flagship store for Quince and Company Yarns, an American fiber company that produces beautiful wool yarns that are sourced and spun in the US. We are so excited about this, that we think it would be really fun to celebrate with a knit along! More on that in a sec- let me tell you about Quince and Co. yarns....
Known in the trade as "territory wool," Quince wool comes from Merino, Rambouillet, and Columbia-based sheep that roam the ranges of Montana and Wyoming. All Quince wool and wool-blend yarns are spun in New England mills with venerable histories. By sourcing the wool in the US and manufacturing the yarn locally, Quince and Co. yarns carry a uniquely low carbon footprint. Besides the fact that this happens to be good for the earth, a happy little side effect is that we can offer a great quality yarn at a very reasonable price.
The things I think are so great about Quince and Co. are that their patterns are well written and beautifully presented in a current but timeless way and their colors are absolutely stunning. I really can't stop looking at the Quince wall in the shop these days. It's just so pretty!
So I think we should do a knit-along, don't you?!
Here's how to play:
Pick one of the following Camilla Patterns you see below.
There's something for everybody! Knit a sweater for yourself, or one for a beloved little girl, or knit a cozy blanket you'll be proud to drape across your lap. We also think this is a really FUN knit. The yarn is an aran weight- that, coupled with a 10.5 sized needle makes for a relatively fast project.
Pick up your yarn (these patterns use Osprey) at our shop- we'll order the color you want and have it in as quickly as possible (usually this only takes 2 days). We have 8 colors currently in stock, but we're happy to get just the right shade for you if you'd like something different. We'll purchase your pattern for you and give you a paper and digital copy free of charge.
During the course of the knit-along, Finch will post tips and tutorials. We'll also post our progress (and maybe your progress too) as we go.
Post your own photos to Instagram, tag us at @finchsewingstudio, and use the hashtag #finchquincealong. Search the hashtag to see how everyone else is doing.... We also started a Pinterest board where we hope to host many more knit-alongs. Follow our Pinterest boards here, follow our knit-along board here. We'll have a big finishing event at the shop and online (more on this later). Post your finished project, and get a chance to win more yarn.
Can't wait to see what you come up with! Oh, and what did I pick?! I'm making a sweater for my little C. I'm using Lupine - a pretty little purple color, and I love how it's coming out. I'm only 2 days in, and I love the progress I've made so far. Makes me think I'll get this one done and still have time for other knitting projects this fall.
Photos courtesy of Quince and Co.