2 for Quince and Co: Alba and Helga

quince-co-glen-knitting-pattern-collection-1Quince and Co’s latest design team collection, Glen, has been released and I designed 2 of the 4 pieces! Alba is a simple fingering-weight colorwork hat that uses lovely Finch, leaving you tons of options for beautiful color combinations.

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Helga is a tunic-length pullover with a hood and pockets, because what’s cozier than that? It uses 2 strands of Chickadee, held together, for a beautiful marled look and a heavy-worsted gauge (4.25 sts/inch) that makes it quick-to-knit!

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Both patterns are available individually on Ravelry: Alba and Helga, or as part of the collection here.

 

Summer Knitting

Over the last few months I’ve been busy working on many new projects. One very exciting one has been working as part of the 2016 Quince and Co Design team! I’ve written 9 new patterns in Quince yarns for this project, and the first 2 were released this spring in Quince’s 2 linen yarns, Sparrow and Kestrel.

Meet Pippa, a light linen tank with a sweet back lace detail. Lots of smooth stockinette makes this a great project for your summer travels; it’s a perfect beach knit. The Pippa pattern can be purchased here on Ravelry.

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Jessamin is an open-front cardigan with 3-quarter-length sleeves and and an open lace mesh border. As someone who’d prefer to wear cardigans all year, this was designed to be an extra layer on a cool summer evening. There are already quite a few finished ones on Ravelry to check out! You can purchase the Jessamin pattern here.

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Happy knitting!

-Melissa