quince & co
contents introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
palmatum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
shinbashi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
gathering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
sine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
cooperi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
daphnis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
รกgata. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
biddeford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
lake superior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
wrap up. Curating an annual collection of scarves (etc) is always a fun and interesting exercise. How can we possibly pare down when there are so many wonderful ways to bundle wool around the neck? The options are limitless. An accessory can be the perfect "breathing" project—something that fits in between larger, loftier knitting goals that require more time and concentration than one finds at their disposal, that can be picked up here and there as precious little bits of time allow, and that can be completed relatively quickly. Scarves, unlike garments, can be worn day in and day out, as often throughout the week as needed—so frequently reached for, these useful adornments, happily donned. This year we brought the focus back to the simple scarf: Sine, Shinbashi, and Daphnis all representing the simplest (and simply stunning) long, classic scarf, each one a portrait of versatility that a simple long rectangular canvas provides. Sine, with its pretty wave pattern, Shinbashi with subtle color and texture, and the substantial cables and proportions of Daphnis all give the knitter plenty of options. Sometimes warmth needs to go bigger. Crossing, Ágata, and Palmatum are all breathtaking wraps and shawls that fit the bill. Cowls—continuous loops of warmth—are beautifully represented, too, with Biddeford, Cooperi, and Lake Superior. And, of course, it wouldn't be Quince without a traditionally shaped, sweet little shawl, Gathering, to bring it all together. We chose our favorite wooly yarns to place in the hands of this year's crop of talented designers, and they each made something truly special that we hope you'll enjoy having on your needles and around your necks. Cast on, and keep warm. With love,
quince & co 4
yarn: phoebe color: mars
Palmatum by hanna maciejewska
Shinbashi by stefanie sichler
yarn: lark colors: chanterelle audouin
Gathering by stella ackroyd
yarn: tern color: tyrian
Sine by lori kaake
yarn: lark color: smoke
yarn: phoebe colors: ursa mercury
Cooperi by kelly anderson
yarn: owl color: sokoke
Crossing by hanna maciejewska 19
yarn: osprey color: nightshade
Daphnis by carolyn kern
yarn: chickadee colors: kumlien's gull clay audouin kittywake shell maple 24
รกgata by paula pereira 25
Biddeford by jenny sauselein
yarn: lark color: canvas
yarn: puffin colors: kittywake damson slate
Lake Superior by denise degidio
contributors Stella Ackroyd Stella is a professional knitting pattern designer and trained pattern writer. She developed her skills whilst working at Rowan Yarns, and has an expert knowledge of pattern construction. She enjoys creating elegant patterns which are a joy to knit and perfectly suited to modern family life. Stella now works as a freelance knitting pattern designer and pattern checker from her home in Northumberland, where with her husband she keeps a small flock of Shetland sheep.
ravelry: SEAknitting instagram: @stellaackroyd
Kelly Anderson By day Kelly is a research associate at Colorado State University. Her sister Lauren taught her how to knit in 2003, she discovered her local knitting shop while attending college, began knitting every day and developed a passion for knitting and all things yarn-y. She now teaches knitting classes at My Sister Knits in Fort Collins, CO. With their support (along with family and friends) Kelly started designing knitwear in 2017.
ravelry: kellyanders instagram: @deercatdesigns
Denise DeGidio As a fiber artist, knitting is rather new to Denise's resumé. She has studied various areas of the medium for many years and recently began teaching at the University of Wisconsin–Superior as a Fibers instructor. Denise appreciates using traditional craft and techniques to stay connected to how these methods and materials have been used over time by various cultures, which is ever more rare in the modern world. Incorporating the elements of art and principles of design help her inspirations come to life, and living in Northern Wisconsin—in close proximity to Lake Superior, her favorite inspiration—she finds that the nature surrounding her in daily life inspires her work.
website: metalandwool.com instagram: @metalandwool
Lori Kaake Lori is a passionate knitter, instructor, and lover of fiber. She lives in Arizona with her husband and children. She’s a work-at-home mom who spends her free time expressing her creativity in many forms and encourages others to do the same.
website: sweetloreley.com ravelry: MamaKaake
Carolyn Kern Carolyn grew up a maker in a family of crafters and needlework artists. She has a real need to "make things" each and every day. After her children left the nest, Carolyn began teaching knitting classes and writing patterns for her students. Knitwear design has gradually become her form of artistic expression utilizing the technical skills and attention to detail picked up from her career in engineering. Carolyn lives with her husband in northeastern Pennsylvania, where she periodically takes breaks from her daily knitting to blog about it.
website: carolynkernknits.blogspot.com ravelry: ckknit instagram: @ carolyn_kern
Hanna Maciejewska Hanna happily admits to being a yarn lover and knitting maniac. She lives in Poland with her husband and 8-year-old daughter, who sometimes draws things for her to knit up.
website: hadaknits.com ravelry: HadasLittleCorner instagram and twitter: @hada131
Paula Pereira Paula believes that inspiration comes from nature, people, and daily life, using yarn and needles as tools. She is particularly fond of mathematics and geometry, which enables her to design garments and accessories. She lives in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with her husband, 2 dogs, and tons of beautiful fibers.
website: peaceknitlove.com ravelry: paula-pereira instagram: @PAULAPKL twitter: @PaulaPKL
Jenny Sauselein Jenny's knitting journey began in 2009, when her sister casually showed her how to knit stockinette stitch while sitting in a hospital waiting room. As soon as those first few wobbly rows began transforming into fabric, she was completely smitten. Quickly immersing herself into this big, wonderful knitting community, she hasn't looked back. By day, Jenny is a marketing and brand director living in Delaware, but by night, she's plotting her move to a sleepy little coastal town in Maine, where she hopes to join the fiber community professionallyâ€”and sit by the ocean and knit.
website: thornwoodknits.com instagram and twitter: @thornwoodknits 33
Stefanie Sichler Stefanie creates from a place of being inspired by her surroundings, whether through knitting, embroidery or painting. Knitting (as well as any other creative endeavor) is not just about the finished product; each project is filled with lessons and successes along the way. Stefanie's hope is that her versatile garment designs pose a bit of a knitting challenge while still providing a meditative, relaxing journey.
website: fiberjourneys.com ravelry: fiberjourneys instagram: @fiberjourneys
Acknowledgements special thanks to:
dawn catanzaro jerusha neely leila raabe hallie ojala-barrett
hallie ojala-barrett mariah lang
test knitting /
anita h. / betsy i. / brenda p. / bri r. christina g. / christine p. / crystal f. diane z. / fay w. / glenna e. ina w. / ingrid c. / josephine c. linda p. / linda w. / maria i. marie h. / nadia p. / rachel k. rachel w. / rebecca t. / sally g. sarah l. / sofia l. / sue h.