Quince & Co. Owl

Quince & Co Owl at Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.comLoop is proud to be the European flagship shop for Quince & Co. and  just when we think we couldn’t love their yarns any more, along comes Owl. Lofty and light with a slight rustic feel, Owl is a cozy hug of alpaca and wool.

Quince & Co Owl (Bottom- Top) Paupuan, Sokuke, Albertine, Elf. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

(Bottom- Top) Paupuan, Sokuke, Albertine, Elf

Natural blends take centre stage with a selection from dark tweeds to snowy skies. When over dyed, these natural shades provide the heathered base of the pastel and jewel toned colours.

Quince & Co Owl (L-R) Acacia, Canyon, Cielo, Amethyst, Yucca. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

(L-R) Acacia, Canyon, Cielo, Amethyst, Yucca

A blend of wool and alpaca means a sturdy base with a soft halo, ideal for colourwork as the fuzz of alpaca fills any gaps caused by oddities in tension. Plus, Owl is woolen spun, meaning the natural hollow structure of alpaca fibre is persevered thus maintaining it’s loft and bounce. Blocking transforms the yarn beautifully, allowing the fibre to bloom and create a relaxed and drapey fabric.

Quince & Co Owl (L-R) Elf, Cinnamon, Berent's Sea, Acacia, Sokoke. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

(L-R) Elf, Cinnamon, Berent’s Sea, Acacia, Sokoke

Now you’ve fallen for the yarn, you’ll be glad to know there is a whole host of patterns! Owl features in Quince & Co.’s first printed publication Home, used for a snug shawl/blanket and an oversized cardigan

Hannah Fettig (aka Knitbot) chose Owl as it was the ideal yarn for her colourwork garments in Knitbot Yoked. Inspired by the softer shades, ‘their vintage feel was a natural fit for the collection.’

(L-R) Papuan, Tyto, Cielo, Chamomile, Soukoke

(L-R) Papuan, Tyto, Cielo, Chamomile, Soukoke

Quince & Co. also have an expertly designed selection of accessories to compliment Owl. These designs have just been added to our online shop and are available as PDF’s – Araminta, Falme, Wending, Sherwood Mitts and Fern.

Melanie Berg, who designed Wintermute for Loop, has collaborated with Quince to create a stunning collection using the natural shades of Owl. Linook, Rikochan, Taine, Talamu and Vouvray show the versatile beauty of a classic neutral shade. If you fancy a pop of colour it’s easy to pair natural colours with the dyed shades with Owl as they compliment each other well!

Quince & Co Owl (L-R) Paupuan, Sokuke, Albertine, Elf.Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

(L-R) Paupuan, Sokuke, Albertine, Elf.

We’ve also added the most charming garments that have come from the needles of knittings heavyweights. Maude, a grandpa style slouchy cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hodge, Nori cropped cardie with rib detail by Pam Allen, Sandy a simple tee by Hannah Fettig and a stylish oversized sweater, Jolene from Bristol Ivy.

This giveaway is now closed – thank you to everyone who entered! To celebrate the arrival of Owl we’re giving you lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the Quince & Co. PDF pattern of your choice and one skein of Owl to get you started on your new project. To enter simply comment below letting us know which colour is your favourite (you can view them all here) and which Quince & Co. pattern you’d chose (all the ones that use Owl are featured in this post, but you can also see designs for other weights here).

This competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 15th April 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on nexts weeks blog post. Good luck!

Which leads us to the winner of last weeks giveaway! Congratulations to Robyn Hume who has won two balls of the Cowgirlblues Lace ‘Sea grass is jumping out at me as I live by the sea, pair this with Sable please for warm grey coastal colours shawl.‘ Hooray!

(L-R) Elf, Amethyst, Huckleberry, Yucca

(L-R) Elf, Amethyst, Huckleberry, Yucca

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

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135 comments on “Quince & Co. Owl
  1. I would love to knit the Talamu shawl in Huckleberry with little ripples of Yucca running through it: the names sound as good as the colours look together.

  2. Kaat neesen says:

    I would love to knit the Willard Fair Isle Pullover in colour Acacia

  3. Tammy says:

    I am dreaming of Quince and Co. Their yarn is featured everywhere! I love the color “Elf”. Maybe because it is a cold dreary day here in New Jersey. I have my eyes on the shaw Vouvray…

  4. Monica says:


    I would love to knit ‘Sandy’ in Berendt Sea…. dreamy

  5. Emma says:

    It would have to be the Nori cardi in Hemlock. Not very spring-like, but dare I say browsing all this Owl has me looking forward to autumn…

  6. Jules says:

    Love the Maude cardigan, love the slouchy style to it and I love the colour Chamomile such a gorgeous spring green.

  7. Karen says:

    Love the colour of amethyst, and it would look great knit into Araminta cowl!

  8. So many lovely colours, but Cranberry really pops out for me.

  9. Katie Parker says:

    I love the shade Elf and the the pattern Ricochan, the Owl yarn looks beautiful!

  10. Chris Granville-Edge says:

    Amethyst would make a beautiful warm hug,knitted up in the cowl pattern Araminta,please!

  11. melody says:

    Such a wonderful opportunity. I wouldn’t be able to chose only one color. All of them are absolutely gorgeous.
    I’m in love with Hannah Fettig’s design, so I would probably choose one of hers, but I also love Fern and Wending.

  12. Johanna says:

    The colour Cerulean is divine and I love the look of the Nori cardigan!

  13. Jennifer Smith says:

    A beautiful yarn :-) I really love the knitbod yoked&would love to knit a yoked sweater. I’ve recently started knitting colourways&the story behind the collection is lovely my mum was my inspiration for knitting. The colours are stunning but I think a yoke done in acacia would be beautiful xx

  14. Joan Barclay says:

    I would like to make Wending in Yucca.

  15. Loren says:

    I love the Tamalu shawl in the Elf color of Quince and Co.

  16. Pearl says:

    Acacia and Araminta the perfect combination I think. Have to go to the shop and have a look at Owl properly I have a feeling that the photos don’t do justice

  17. Cassie says:

    From the moment I laid my eyes on it, Nori was the one. As far as the colour my goodness that is a hard one, Huckleberry is at the top of the list though (Cielo was a close second though).

  18. Louise says:

    I really love Elf, and I’d use it to knit up the Talamu shawl with bright stripes of Rosebay running through it.

  19. steph says:

    Sandy in Elf!!! Looks like Owl could become a stash staple!

  20. Maria says:

    I would knit a Sandy top in Acacia. Beautiful

  21. Pernille says:

    I would love to knit Araminta in Cielo :) Is it such a pretty pattern and the yarn looks so soft for a cowl. The perfect combination!

  22. Nyree Dawn Dowell says:

    Ooo it’s gotta be Chamomile!! Loving grellow tones at the moment – perfect spring colour!!

  23. Sara says:

    For our climate here in Australia I think the ‘sandy’ Simple tee in Albertine would be perfect! Love all the colours so hard to choose……fingers crossed!

  24. Linda says:

    My favorite color is Albertine 306 and the pattern I like is Vouvray by Melanie Berg. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  25. Sheryl Collier says:

    Araminta would be the pattern I woul like to choose and the colour cinnamon is one that catches my eye. Not very summery but I tend to knit in the summer for winter and vice versa.

  26. Alison Collins says:

    This looks like such gorgeous yarn! I would choose the calm Cielo and make the Sherwood mitts

  27. Hannah says:

    Ooh pretty! I’d have to go for the Genevieve pullover, and Huckleberry’s definitely winking at me…

  28. Susanne says:

    My favorite is Elf, a very beautiful bright Grey….

  29. Anita Scroggins says:

    Having my first grandchild and parents don’t want to know what it will be ahead of time. So I’ve been knitting in earth tones. I love Acacia and the More better Baby Sock pattern.

  30. Lisa Bolton says:

    So many lovely colours, I picked one, then picked again and again, finding it nearly impossible to choose just one favourite colour I would choose ‘Canyon’ and would love to knit this with the ‘Araminta’ to wear with my favourite duck egg blue coat.

  31. Anna Svendsen says:

    Cielo 318 is absolute wonderful!! <3

  32. Adriana Salgado says:

    Jolene, jolene, jolene, joooleeeeeeene….in Albertine! :D

  33. Ailsa says:

    It has to be sokoke, a soft snuggly cardi , oh and a throw and maybe some cushions. A beautiful colour that evokes sweet memories of childhood and a favourite aunts knitted love.

  34. Nina says:

    My favourites here are the neutrals! I love how rustic and soft they look. Albertine would be my top choice, although they’re all stunning!

  35. Deb says:

    I love BARENTS SEA and I would do Falme

  36. Janine Bowers Wild says:

    I would make Wending using Cielo. Absolutely gorgeous!

  37. Mel McLaughlin says:

    I would knit the Wending pattern using the Acacia colour way. I love the undulating pattern on the cowl and the colour of Acacia reminds me of the sea so the two seem to go together perfectly.

  38. Andre says:

    The Vouvray shawl would be lovely and the colour for me on this beautiful sunny day has to be Cielo.

  39. Gale says:

    I would love to make the Nori cardigan in Acacia. Their yarns are the best!

  40. Susan Hughes says:

    Kaye’s cardigan in Cielo and another in Amethyst

  41. Louise Reardon says:

    I would like to knit Sandy in Canyon. Love both. All the yarn colors are beautiful. I also would like to knit the hat and mittens in the same color.

  42. Vanessa says:

    I can’t resist a beautiful top down pullover and I’ve been admiring the knitbot yoked collection since it was published my all time favourite is the Willard fair isle pullover but I think I’d pick Cielo and brighten it up with a spring sky blue. :D x

  43. Bernadette Davis says:

    I would love to knit Edith in Berent’s Sea. (very hard to pick one colour – they’re all gorgeous.)

  44. Kelly Mains-Sheard says:

    Gorgeous – so hard to choose but the Gyre scarf in Cielo are calling me!…

  45. Paula Tucker says:

    Cerulean and tamale for me – perfect match

  46. Marjorie Cotton says:

    Rikochan in Elf! It would look lovely!

  47. Janet says:

    Gorgeous colours and great patterns! I’d love to knit Araminta in Papuan.

  48. Maria says:

    Such lovely wool!! After much consideration I would make the Sandy tee in Paupuan – gorgeous cosy knit :)

  49. Janet says:

    Oh my goodness how do you manage to choose just one colorway, maybe Huckleberry.
    Jolene is the pattern I would love to knit.

  50. Kate says:

    I love Huckleberry and I’d like to knit Kaye’s Cardigan – that’s a beauty!

  51. Jean Sadler says:

    The fair isle jumper would be a good beginning on my learning fair isle patterns. I would use cinnamon with the zig zag in elf.
    I live on the coast of Skye and always need warm cosy jumpers!

  52. Anne MacKenzie says:

    Oooh gorgeous yarn
    I desire the araminta cowl
    perfectly matched with Huckleberry Owl

  53. Nat Legg says:

    Rosebay! reminds me of the beautiful waste ground flower of the same name.

  54. claudia horner says:

    Sandy looks lovely and oh so wearable, in Berent’s Sea. Yum!

  55. Tracy says:

    Hemlock for me

  56. Gisela says:

    I’d make Sherwood mitts in acacia, it will be fine

  57. Karen Stickle says:

    I would like to try to make the Wending design using the Elf colour.

  58. Andrea says:

    I have never tried any of Quince Co wonderful wools. I keep admiring the designed garments and accessories and could image knitting and wearing most of them. Sadly, it is not easy to save up for a 9 or 10 balls to make myself a gorgeous garment when I don’t want to skip on my boys’ nutrition and they constantly need new shoes or trousers. But I could definitely see myself knitting the cute little Sherwood Mitts in the Chamomile shade. They would be the perfect thing on chilly mornings when doing the school run. The colour looks a bit yellow and a bit green – fresh spring shade of new buds and mowed grass.

  59. Jean Ashley says:

    I love Kaye’s Cardigan… I would probably want to make it with the main color being Barents Sea.

  60. Cornflower says:

    Sherwood Mitts in Elf.

  61. Donna says:

    Loving the Sherwood Mitts and the gorgeous colourway ‘Elf’. Fingers crossed.

  62. Ingrid says:

    I love the fern hat pattern and amethyst to knit it with!
    All the colours look beautiful

  63. RENE WALKIN says:

    Hello! Yucca would be my choice of colour and Sandy, the pattern. Fingers crossed!!!!

  64. Philippa Swann says:

    The simple T Sandy in that lovely inky blue Huckleberry; something to pull on quickly when the wind picks up at the seaside!

  65. sue c says:

    they are all lovely but my favourite is Amethyst and I would knit sandy a lovely top

  66. Kate says:

    Sherwood Mitts in Bog would be wonderful!

  67. judi gomes says:

    All the colours are beautiful but for me it would have to be a Sandy tee in Amethyst.

  68. Adele Sullivan says:

    I love the colour ‘Elf’ and the ‘Sandy’ pattern- would love to win!

  69. asteride says:

    I like the Willard Fair Isle Pullover and my favorite color is Elf. I like light neutral colors and I’m very partial to cream and white.

  70. Lulu says:

    Kaye’s Cardigan in Snowy? A dream! With all the dots in other Owl colors!

  71. Cora Breen says:

    Cranberry is the one for me – I’m on a health drive so this is the only one for me.

    Pretty please :-)

  72. Miranda mcdade says:

    i like the pattern Fern and the colour Canyon. But I also love all of knitbot’s designs too!

  73. Michelle says:

    The Sokoke color is drawing me to it, and I’m thinking probably it would be a great cowl. And y’all do have some lovely cowl patterns!

    I’ve been looking at Melanie Berg’s patterns in Ravelry for some time. It was great to see some in this post.

  74. Helene says:

    I’d totally choose hannah fettig’s knitbot joked pattern and i think my favourite yarn colour is huckleberry! So very lovely!

  75. Jill Jones says:

    Canyon is THE colour for the base of the Birdie Cardigan………..yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

  76. Ooh – it has to be Yucca! … Or Tyto? Love that one too… or…

  77. Gill says:

    I’d love to make Sandy using Elf or cerulean – it’s so hard to choose! I’ve knitted with alpaca wool before and it’s so beautifully easy to work with.

  78. E Glavin says:

    I am intrigued by the fiber blend of Owl. Falme would look great in cerulean, and it would make my blue eyes shine brightly!

  79. Nicole Ryksen says:

    I would love to knit the Nori cropped cardi in Acacia…TOO CUTE!

  80. Diana McMillan says:

    Hard decision, but ‘Edith’ in Canyon is my choice!

  81. Kate Clayton says:

    I would choose the Araminta cowl pattern in the gorgeous cielo colour, beautiful!

  82. mrs robinson says:

    All beautiful… I think a shawl – maybe Wintermute – in Cilantro would be dreamy

  83. Wendy Johnson says:

    Hemlock is my favourite shade, and I would love to knit the Sherwood mitts.

  84. Susan says:

    Would love to knit Sandy in ROSEBAY.

  85. Ann dewey says:

    I love the acacia colour and think a wending pattern would suit well. The owl looks fanatasic in all colours. Thanks for the lovely posts I look forward to them

  86. Nicki says:

    Love the idea of Sandy in Elf. Gorg.

  87. christine says:

    I love the look of the NORI cardigan…
    I would love to knit it in the beautiful chamomile!

  88. Lesley Webb says:

    All the colours are so gorgeous, but I would dearly love to make Hannah Fettig’s Kaye’s Cardigan with Papuan as the main colour.

  89. Kate says:

    Those Sherwood Mitts would look great in chamomile!

  90. Sonja Loyd says:

    Loving everything,but I really like the Maude, a grandpa style slouchy cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hodge,in Yucca,its a color for all seasons,where I live in Northern Ohio ,this wonderful sweater will keep me toasty and comfy.Thank you or a chance to enter your giveaway.

  91. Debbie says:

    Sandy in Albertine – but the rest of the colours are tempting too.

  92. Calypso says:

    I would love to knit Nori in Elf. I love this combination!

  93. Marisa Spehar says:

    I’d love to make the Nori cardigan in the Elf colorway:)

  94. Judy Phillips says:

    What scrumptious fiber! I’d love to try the Willard beret and mitt patterns in Canyon and Elf but that Wending scarf is pretty tempting, and Araminta is gorgeous… and that is how we become addicted!

  95. Tara says:

    I love the Tyto! Using it for the Sandy tee would be a dream.

  96. Susan Kolstad says:

    Have loved Maude for a long time. Maude would be spectacular in Huckleberry! My favorite color way is always grey, but Maude begs for a color!

  97. rachel barton says:

    Rosebay and the maude cardi

  98. Emma Estevens says:

    It would be Lena in Elf for me.

  99. Kate says:

    All the colours are gorgeous and work so well together. Particularly like Cielo, which would look great knitted into the Azalea camisole top for the spring sunshine.

  100. Johanna says:

    Kaye’s cardigan is my favourite,knitted in Cinnamon and dots in cranberry and snowy

  101. Ghazale Jamsheed says:

    Lovely colours! Cielo is my favourite. Would like to make the Birdie cardigan.

  102. Penny Tasker says:

    I really love all the colours – but today my favourite is Cerulean. Pattern has to be Sandy.

  103. Katlijn says:

    Chamomile is such a lovely colour, a forest hat maybe?
    I keep dreaming and hope I can visit loop one again in real life!

  104. Maria says:

    Willard pullover in cielo and paupuan…warm and cozy in chevrons!

  105. Janet Chappell says:

    I would love to knit Sandy in Elf, although all the colours are lovely.

  106. Andrea says:

    It has to be Edith in Rosebay – just gorgeous.

  107. Alicia says:

    Cinnamon is beautiful.
    Sabrina gloves look pretty good.

  108. Marie Le Quelenec says:

    Cerulean is scrumptious. Lena pattern is great.

  109. Ella Gordon says:

    I would love to knit Fern using Albertine, you can’t go wrong with a grey hat!

  110. Kylie says:

    Sandy in the color Papuan would be a fun knit!

  111. Debbie M says:

    So many great colors! Would love to see Bog 323 IRL. Jolene looks like my kind of sweater!

  112. Monica says:

    I will love to knit Sandy in Huckleberry colour way please it will be amazing as a layer tee

  113. cate hiebert says:

    I would love to knit Sandy in Cinnamon. Scrumptious!!!

  114. Anna James says:

    Cinnamon flavoured Wending Cowl – what a delicious recipe!!

  115. Katrina says:

    Any colour and any pattern would be PERFECT. I love the yarn.

  116. Karen says:

    All of the colours are beautiful, but I particularly like Acacia and would love to knit the Sherwood Mitts.

  117. Emma says:

    Hemlock is a gorgeous, deep, dark green and would make a lovely pair of Sherwood mitts.

  118. Ailsa says:

    I love Elf, I would make a generous shawl to snuggle up in on the cool summer evenings.

  119. Sarah says:

    I’d love to make Fern in Huckleberry; I’m in need of a lovely blue hat!

  120. monika says:

    Canyon .. yes please – the colour looks so soothing

  121. Sarah M says:

    I’d love to knit Nori in Rosebay. Beautiful yarn :)

  122. I’ve fallen in love with Kaye’s cardigan – love the spotty bits on it. All the colours of owl look great, I like its slightly faded tweedy look – but my favourite to knit Kaye in would have to be acacia (green).

  123. Emma says:

    I love the colourway huckleberry and would knit sandy short sleeve tunic. I think it would be a wardrobe staple xx

  124. Nicola Bartholomew says:

    I would knit Sandy – because its so versatile, in Abyssinain (what doesn’t grey go with?!!!!)

  125. Kate Duncan says:

    I love the raspberry colour but would love to knit Thaine in elf so that would be my choice. I would be the envy of my friends at the weekly Knit and Natter group I attend

  126. Kate Duncan says:

    I love the raspberry colour but would love to knit Taine in elf so that would be my choice. I would be the envy of my friends at the weekly Knit and Natter group I attend

  127. Karen Wilde says:

    I would love to knit Jolene in Cielo. I love its fresh Spring and Summer sky blue and I can imagine Jolene’s waterfall fronts swirling in the breeze.

  128. Brenda says:

    I’d love to be “Wending” my way in chamomile. A lovely burst of colour for the coming cooler weather here in South OZ!

  129. Tracey says:

    Amethyst is a gorgeous colourway! It jumps right off the web page. Buy me! Buy me! Can you hear it calling you too?
    The pattern that I would be most likely to put in my “to knit” list…Taine…loving them both! Buy us! Buy us! Oh I’d better turn my iPad off now before I get myself into trouble…

  130. Gemma says:

    I love the colour of canyon, pattern wise Nori is gorgeous but I also think Willard is a beauty. Also a Bergen Cowl by Carrie Bostick Hoge in Owl would be a winner too. Owl cowl! Thanks Loop.

  131. Jane says:

    I am drawn to Amethyst and Canyon, though Acacia is also a contender – one neutral would probably have to be included too !
    The Birdie cardigan is a delightfully fresh ‘take’ on colour knitting, and I love to knit yoked sweaters. This pattern reminds me of holidays by the sea with sunshine and soft breezes, so maybe Acacia ……….. or possibly one of the others….I really can’t decide.

  132. Kate says:

    I love the Huckleberry colour and would love to use it in the Willard Fair Isle pullover!

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