We fell in love with Quince & Co’s Sparrow last summer – a plain little fingering-weight linen yarn, beautiful in its simplicity. You may have seen the Westbourne sweater Lisa knit up or our popular (and free!) Summer Fling bag pattern designed for it. This week we’re very happy to announce the addition of Sparrow’s big sister, Kestrel, to our inventory. Kestrel is a new take on Quince’s simple Sparrow – still the same Belgium-grown organic linen but spun this time in a ribbon structure. The yarn’s flat surface adds a slight texture to knit and purl stitches and the finished fabric has incredible drape. And at at 3½ to 4 stitches to the inch, Kestrel knits up quickly for satisfying projects that will surely be finished before summer is. Like all things linen, woven or knitted, items made with Sparrow and Kestrel only get better as you wash and wear them.
See project ideas below…
(Photos: Quince & Co.)
Hamlin Peak is a stylish and flattering cardigan that is worked from the top down. Swingy, fresh, and practical.
Sweet Pleat by HANNAH FETTIG
(Photos: Hannah Fettig)
Sweet Pleat is an easy, no-fuss summer dress pattern with instructions for sizes 6 months through 12 years. Note that all edges are “raw” because this garment is linen and edges can be ironed flat.
Sandshore by Alicia Plummer
(Photos: Alicia Plummer)
Sandshore is a seamless cardigan worked from the top down. A clean mesh lace forms an intersection down the back, set slightly asymmetrically for interest.
Togue Pond by Pam Allen
(Photos: Karen Templer)
Togue Pond is a simple top with a curved hem that dips slightly in back. A lovely uncomplicated shape with minimal embellishment.
Tolt by Veronika Jobe
(Photos: Veronika Jobe)
Tolt is actually a simple rectangle that is magically seamed and folded to create a gorgeous summer tote with modern style. Brilliant!