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piper spring 2017

by Quince & Co

by Quince & Co

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TABLE OF CONTENTS I NT R O 4 -5

T R I B U TA RY 6 -9

DELTA 1 0 -1 3

EST UA RY 1 6 -1 9

CHA NNEL 20 -24

WAT ER SHED 26 -29

DESI GNER B I O S 30 -33


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A little fluff of a thing. Bring on the breeze, it floats. We love it. Spun from the softest Texas mohair (did you know that Texas used to be the mohair capitol of the world?) and fine merino. Piper is perfect in lace. We love it in crisp, modern cutouts as in the Tributary shawl conjured by Leah B. Thibault. The perfect piece to wear all summer as a lighter-than-air shoulder ornament, or wrapped up around the neck for gentle warmth come fall. We like it, too, combined with lots of stockinette stitch in a flyaway cardigan like Dawn Catanzaro’s lovely Estuary. Piper is wonderful in simple knitted fabrics, garter stitch, for instance, as you can see in the Channel pullover. And it’s perfect for densely populated allover cable patterns—all that texture with none of the weight. You can work it on a large needle for lovely stitch definition. See how it undulates in the wavy Delta pullover. Piper is great in so many things. Try it in your favorite shawl pattern or work it up into a skinny scarf to wear with a tee. Try it in a plain top-down raglan sweater; maybe flair out the body by moving up needle sizes as you approach the hem. And how about stripes? Like simple cardigans? Substitute a pretty texture stitch pattern instead of lace in Estuary’s front pieces. The joys of knitting. Make them yours.

Pam

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tributary by leah b. thibault

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yarn: piper color: lone oak

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delta by pam allen

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yarn: piper color: avocet

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estuary by dawn catanzaro

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yarn: piper color: san angelo

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channel by pam allen

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yarn: piper color: coldspring

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watershed by bristol ivy

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yarn: piper color: lone oak

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designer bios bristol ivy Bristol Ivy is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published with Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People, Quince & Co, PomPom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, amirisu, and many more. website: bristolivy.com ravelry: BristolIvy instagram: bristolivy

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pam allen Pam Allen has worked as a knitwear designer, editor at Interweave Knits, and creative director at Classic Elite Yarns. In 2010 she launched Quince & Co with the idea of sourcing fiber and spinning yarns in the US. The company began with four classic wool yarns in 37 colors. Today the ‘basics’ line comes in 55 colors and Quince now makes and sells eleven yarns originating in the US and two organic linen yarns from Italy. And there’s always a new idea in the works. website: quinceandco.com ravelry: pamallen instagram: quinceandco

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dawn catanzaro Dawn Catanzaro is a sometime indie designer making her home at the very edge of beautiful Portland, Maine. By day she works as Pattern Developer for Quince & Co, and by night she knits into the wee hours, getting pestered by her irksome cat. ravelry: DCatanzaro

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leah b. thibault Based in southern Maine, Leah B. Thibault picked up knitting needles in the winter of 2005 and hasn’t put them down since. A frequent designer for Quince & Co, her work has also appeared in Knitscene and Twist Collective. She also sews, embroiders, spins, and bakes a delicious pie. You can also find her sharing about her creations for a handmade life on Instagram and on her website. website: mscleaver.com ravelry: mscleaver instagram: MsCleaver twitter: Ms_Cleaver

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Quince & Co Piper 2017 lookbook