Kestrel is a new take on a simple linen yarn. Quince took the same Belgium-grown organic linen that they use in their little 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.
76 yards, Heavy Worsted Weight, 100% Organic linen / Spun in Italy
Quince and Co. is a Portland, Maine company with a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns spun from natural fibers, be they soft & sensuous or rustic and sturdy.
We recommend that you hand wind this yarn at home due to the nature of the tape. When done on our ball winder it pulls the tape and you lose some of the characteristics we love about this yarn. Here is our handy guide on how to do this at home.
In light of recent events, we have had conversations with Quince + Co, and the former owner is no longer affiliated with Quince. They are working on a succession plan and all profits are going back to the people that work day to day in the running of their business and investing in the company. They are being as transparent and accountable as possible and have regular updates on changes they are instilling in Quince on their own blog. We are following this and continuing to wait and see how the company makes these important changes. We do believe that an organization and people have an opportunity to make things right when faced with challenges, especially when many others rely on them for employment.