Posted on May 13 2015
I LOVE the Quince & Co. yarns that we’re now carrying at Knitterly. Kestrel is a Belgium-grown organic linen that is spun into a ribbon structure. It’s a heavy worsted weight and knits up quickly at 3.5 to 4 stitches to the inch. It has an incredible drape, and it’s flat surface adds a slight structure to simple knit and purl stitches.
Quince Kestrel Yarn
The yarn looks so pretty their little skeins! We also have a lot of Quince and Co. patterns at the shop. As soon as I saw Heidi wearing the sweater she made from the Quince Kestrel and the Davis Tee pattern by Pam Allen, I knew I had to make it too!
I think the pattern would be flattering on many different body types. It hangs loose from the body, and the knitted fabric has a wonderful drape.
The yarn is so lovely to work with and knits up fast. TheDavis Tee is knit in the round on #10 needles, and the pattern has been easy so far. I’ve quickly knitted to the place where the front and back are separated. But, I think I might make my version of the sweater a little longer that what is called for in the pattern. There are some fun techniques in the pattern: short rows and three-needle bind-off… just enough to hone your skills. I’ll let you know how the sweater turns out… I can’t wait to wear it!