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Quince & Co Yarns

We are delighted to be one of Quince & Co's flagship stores. These yarns are only available in-store or for phone orders. You can reach us at info@circleofstitches.com or 978-745-9276. These are the lines we presently carry:

Chickadee:

100% American wool / Grown, spun, dyed in USA

Sport / DK weight | 181yd [166m] / 50g

6 to 6.5 sts / inch

Chickadee is a little darling, —soft, plump, springy, and eager to loop into intricate color patterns or delicate textures. Its three plies, spun from soft American wool, are twisted together firmly enough to be sturdy, yet gently enough to be soft and cushiony.

Kestrel:

100% Organic Belgian linen / Spun in Italy

Heavy worsted weight | 76yd [70m] / 50g

3.5 to 4 sts / inch

Kestrel is a new take on a simple linen yarn. Quince took the same Belgium-grown organic linen used in our Sparrow and spun it this time in a ribbon structure. Kestrel knits up quickly at 3½ to 4 stitches to the inch. 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.

Lark:

100% American wool / Grown, spun, dyed in USA

Worsted weight | 134yd [123m] / 50g

4.5 to 5 sts / inch

Lark is a smooth, round, wool yarn, designed to showcase all manner of stitch patterns. Its firm 4-ply structure yields etched twisted stitches, fluid cables, and chiseled allover small textures. Lark is great, too, when you want a good yarn for well-defined color patterns.

Osprey:

100% American wool / Grown, spun, dyed in USA

Aran/heavy worsted weight | 170yd [155m] / 100g | 

3.5 to 4 sts / inch

Osprey is a cushy, comfy, 3-ply Aran-weight yarn spun from fluffy wool fleece. Its relaxed twist gives knits a soft, fluid hand. Texture patterns knitted in Osprey are lofty, light, and easy to work.

Piper:

50% Texas grown kid mohair, 50% Texas superfine merino / Grown, spun, dyed in USA

Heavy laceweight | 305yd [279m] / 50g | 

6 to 7 sts / inch

Quince sourced the softest super fine kid mohair we could find from a Texas herd of angora goats and blended it with super fine Texas merino to make a lighter-than-air, almost lace weight single-ply yarn. Piper has a pretty halo and a subtle sheen, thanks to the long, silky fibers of the mohair. Knit it on a larger needle if you want. It fills in nicely. Great in sweaters, hats, and, of course, shawls.

Sparrow:

100% Organic linen / Made in Italy

Fingering weight | 168yd [155m] / 50g

5.5 to 6.5 sts /inch 

Sparrow is a plain little yarn, beautiful in its simplicity. Its clean, smooth hand is crisp as you knit it. But after washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief soft. Spun in Italy from organic linen grown in Belgium.

Willet:

100% California Cleaner Cotton™ / Grown, Spun, dyed in USA

Sport / DK weight | 160yd [146m] / 50g

5.5 to 6.5 sts / inch 

Willet is our light, summery bird, sourced from high-quality, responsibly grown Cleaner Cotton™. (Visit our blog to get the full scoop on this amazing fiber!) The fiber's long staple length yields a deliciously soft yarn with a hint of pretty sheen. At 6 sts / inch, it works both as a sport and dk weight. In Willet's neat little stitches, we see potential for sweet baby things, cool tanks and tees, pillow covers and summer throws, shawls, and more. Try it in a pretty lace pattern or a well-defined knit/purl texture.