Ahhh, I loooooovvve Quince. I keep trying to decide which Q yarn I like best, and I just can’t do it, so I am going to just have to say that they are all my favorite, that works right?
So here are a few words about one of my favorite yarns, Quince and Co Osprey- Osprey is a beautiful plied aran weight yarn. The super soft American wool is strong yet lightweight and the twist allows for incredible stitch definition. And it is an aran weight yarn that comes in 100 gram hanks, yay!, lots of yardage means so many less ends to weave in than 50 gram hanks! And of course Osprey comes in the beautiful Quince color palette. The color that I used is called Chanterelle and I think it is just perfect. It has the neutral tone of a brown and can be worn with so many things, however, because it is such a fair color it is more striking and really shows off the pattern stitches.
Osprey by Quince and Co.(100% American wool; 170 yards 155 meters/100 gram hank)
• 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9) hanks of Chanterelle
And here is a bit of info about the pattern:
Solstice Cardigan is a cozy, easy to wear cardigan knitted in the incredibly soft and quick to knit Quince and Co. Osprey. It is worked in one piece from the top down.
Solstice is cast on at the top of the back of the collar and this part of the collar is worked in rib to the neck. Then the yoke shaping and body pattern stitches begin and stitches for the front collar sections are cast on then the sweater is continued in one piece (except for the pockets). The ribbing at the waist provides a simple bit of waist shaping. Once the body is complete, the CO edges of the front collar sections are seamed to the sides of the back collar section.
The pattern stitches and shaping are all formed using easy techniques. The body section is worked in a Twisted Stockinette Stitch (knit all sts through the back loop on the RS, and purl as usual on the WS) and the “cables” on the sleeve are Faux Cables that use a fun drop stitch technique and no cable needle is needed:)