Projects: Quince and Co Kestrel
Quince and Co Kestrel is a new take on a simple linen yarn. Quince and Co. took the same Belgium-grown organic linen that they use in their little Sparrow and spun it this time in a ribbon structure (actually its a 'chainette' - a small knitted tube). Its flat surface adds a slight texture to simple knit and purl stitches. But we think the best thing about it is its incredible drape. Like all things linen, woven or knitted, Kestrel only gets better as you wash and wear it.
When you want quick summer knitting in lovely linen, use Kestrel! It knits up quickly at 3½ to 4 stitches to the inch on 6mm/US10 needles and it looks great in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) and simple silhouettes—the better to show off its texture and drape.
- 100% organic linen
- 50g/70m (76yds)
- heavy worsted weight
- 20 sts = 4" on 5mm/US8 needles
- 14 sts = 4" on 6.5mm needles
- Patterns for this yarn
- Pattern ideas on Ravelry