Posts Tagged ‘Quince & Co.’

Here they are – my first improvised sock pattern! I managed to finish them by 8:30pm on the last day of April – after all, a deadline is a deadline!

And even though the pattern ended up being similar to one that already existed, I’m still pleased with the fact that I came up with this one all on my own.

The pattern is simple: pretty diagonal lace panels separated by a two-stitch seeded rib. It was easy to memorize, but the fact that each round was different kept it interesting.

I worked a standard heel, and kept the bottom of the foot and the toe in plain old stockinette.

For the cuff, I worked a beaded-rib stitch, which I think adds a charmingly old-fashioned touch:

It’s not super-tight around the leg either, which is nice. This Quince & Co. Tern yarn was a dream to knit with! It’s a gorgeous blend of American wool and tussah silk, and is so soft and squishy for a fingering-weight yarn. I will most definitely be using it again!

Since there is a similar version of this sock out there already, I wouldn’t feel comfortable posting the pattern. If you’d like to knit a similar sock, you should check out Wendy’s toe-up version. The cuff and the ribbing are different, but the overall effect is the same.

Here are the details:

  • Pattern: Improvised
  • Yarn: Quince & Co. Tern, 2 skeins in 142/Oyster
  • Needles: Size US 0/2.0mm dpns.

Also, I have some news for you all: after over 8 years of being a stay-at-home Mom, I am heading back into the workforce on Monday! I am both very nervous and very excited about this new phase in my life, but also slightly worried that I’m going to go through some serious. knitting. withdrawal. Maybe I’ll pack some sock knitting along with my lunch each morning for a little lunch-time knitting.

So, have a great weekend everyone…and keep your fingers crossed!

{p.s. And no, this does not mean I’m going to stop blogging. I love all of my knitting friends way too much!}

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I’m thinking about…

{image via Quince & Co.}

…using Quince & Co.’s Chickadee yarn in Frank’s Plum to knit this Shetland Shawl. Also:

{image via Quince & Co.}

Their Tern yarn is so yummy, I am thinking about getting some in this golden Kelp color to use for my June socks. What do you think?

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My new sock yarn from Quince & Co. arrived last week.  Would you like to see?This is their Tern yarn, which is 75% wool and 25% silk. The color is called Oyster/142 and it is absolutely gorgeous!  It’s difficult to describe the color, because sometimes it is the barest breath of blue and sometimes leans a little gray – it really just depends on the light. The fiber is just so soft and beautiful! Even the tag is lovely – a nice sturdy stock with sweet flowers and pretty fonts:I really appreciate this kind of attention to detail, don’t you? It really adds something special to the whole experience of buying yarn.My whole weekend was spent with these beauties, diligently working on a new sock pattern for spring…wait until you see how beautifully this knits up! I will knit as fast as I can, but in the meantime, you should pop over to Quince & Co. and browse their lovely little shop, also, their blog. Happy Monday!

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