Partnering with Quince & Co. to carry their yarns has been one of my goals since opening LYS. I had already fallen in love with the simple, wearable designs of Pam Allen, so when she founded Quince & Co with values I shared—maintaining a low carbon footprint by sourcing wool and spinning it locally, encouraging quality and sustainability over quantity and disposability—I knew I wanted their yarns in my shop. I was able to carry their linen at first, and after three years, I am now able to carry their other yarns. I have started out with Lark, Owl, and Puffin. Lark is 100% wool, worsted weight, with good definition…perfect for a piece which is rich in stitch texture. Owl is 50% alpaca and 50% wool, and also worsted weight. The colors have an added depth from being dyed over one of the darker naturals. Puffin is a single-ply bulky; warm and squishy, it makes great winter garments and accessories. At the Yarn Tasting on February 8th from 5-7, we’ll be knitting with Puffin, then on Saturday at 10:30, I’ll be teaching a class on a simple brioche cowl using Puffin. Customers will receive a 20% discount on Puffin and the class on Friday night. Come in the shop to feel and admire these fabulous yarns.
Read more about Quince & Co.’s story here.