Quince & Co. Piper

Quince & Co. Piper - All the Colours.  Loop, London. www. loopknitlounge. com

Soft and floaty, Quince & Co.’s new yarn Piper might make you fall in love with mohair in a whole new way. Blended with a 50% mix of merino this yarn has a smoother texture than brushed mohair with more stitch definition, but still a gorgeous halo.  With a range of pastel shades this almost lace weight is perfect for warm and light hats, jumpers and of course shawls.

Piper  celebrates the mohair heritage of Texas – which is maybe not the first place you might associate this fibre with! Texas used to be a big exporter of the lovely fuzzy stuff and though trade has lessened somewhat, there are still breeders of these beautiful angora goats. The fibre produced by these goats is mohair which is spun with merino wool to make the delightful based of Piper.

Angora Goats!

Goat-ally Adorable! Image Courtesy of Quince & Co.

Each colour of Piper pays tribute to Texas as well, with each named after a place in the state. Evocative of the subtle colours of vintage prints, there are ten mouth watering shades to chose from.

(Outer-Inner) Sweetwater and Rock Springs

(Outer-Inner) Sweetwater and Rock Springs

(Top-Bottom) Guadalupe and San Angelo

(Top-Bottom) Guadalupe and San Angelo

(Outer-Inner) Odessa and Abilene

(Outer-Inner) Odessa and Abilene

(L-R) Caracara and Avocet

(L-R) Caracara and Avocet

(Top-Bottom) Amarillo and Longhorn

(Top-Bottom) Amarillo and Longhorn

As always, Quince & Co. have some complimentary patterns, each one encapsulating the classic yet simple and modern aesthetic that they do so well. First up is a designer Loop has fallen for already, Melanie Berg and her Love and Lemons shawl (we interviewed her last week on the blog!) Using three skeins in the sorbet fresh Amarillo Melanie says, ‘it will be as warm and light as sunshine on your shoulders.’

Shawls are always so delightful to knit and to wear, and the eyelet stitch detail of Eudora shows off the subtle shade of Sweetwater, but we think it would be perfect in any colour!

Want a shrug to cover a simple dress in summer and see you through to the winter as a light and warm staple garment? Of course you do! Designer Hannah Fettig  is known and loved for her simple and effortlessly wearable garments and Ella (shown here in the shade San Angelo) is the flattering answer to any knitters ‘what to knit next?’.

Interested in trying Piper? Why not enter our giveaway to win two skeins in the colour of your choice? Leave a comment below saying which one colour you would choose (you can see all the colours again on our online shop) and we will pick a name out of the hat next week. This competition will close at midnight on Wednesday 6th August. (This competition is now closed, but keep an eye out for more give aways in the future)

Good Luck and Happy Knitting!

Quince & Co. Piper. Loop, London. www.loopknitlounge.com

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147 comments on “Quince & Co. Piper
  1. Paulette says:

    I’m a yellow fan and will always steer toward that…the Amarillo is beautiful.

  2. deanna7trees says:

    hard to choose. they are all so beautiful. i think San Angelo is my favorite.

  3. Sarah says:

    I’d love some Abilene for a classic summer cardi.

  4. Angie S. says:

    Wow, this yarn looks dreamy! If I had to choose I would pick Odessa. Gorgeous!

  5. Daniela says:

    I like very much the soft hues and the dreamy look of the skeins. It’s difficult to pick just one, but I’d go for Avocet.

  6. Michelle says:

    So pretty! San Angelo is the one for me.

  7. Teigan says:

    My favourite colour is Abilene!

  8. Cornflower says:

    Blues for me, especially Sweetwater.

  9. Amy says:

    I would love the san angelo, but all the colours are so romantic!

  10. Elaine says:

    Beautiful yarn but I would say the Caracara comes out best.

  11. Ana says:

    My favourite colour is Odessa. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Sue says:

    I think it must be Sweetwater, thank you. ;-D

  13. Hannah says:

    Luverly… I’d go for Rock Springs :-)

  14. Glenda says:

    I would love to knit something in colour Caracara.

  15. Oh my! Caracara had jumped off the screen and twirled itself around my heart…

  16. Lucy Titford says:

    Beautiful yarn. Rock springs is my favourite :) Thank you

  17. Andrea says:

    What a gorgeous yarn! I haven’t had a chance to touch and feel it yet, but just looking at the pictures it looks SO soft and cuddly! To choose just one colour is almost impossible – I especially like the subtleness of the shades – all very wearable and timeless. I can imagine my Grandma wearing an intricate shawl in Long Horn, a baby blanket in Rock Springs or Odessa, and myself wearing a simple wrap cardi in Avocet over a summer dress..
    Yet, if I have to REALLY choose just one shade then I’d go for Amarillo – I have a thing about soft yellow shades these days. :)

  18. Vicky says:

    So hard to choose but I think I’d go for Guadaloupe.

  19. Eileen says:

    I think it’s got to be Amarillo and knit Ella absolutely beautiful :)

  20. Elspeth says:

    All the colours are lovely but I like Sweetwater the best. A gorgeous deep blue and such an attractive name. It conjures up delicious dainty springs and tranquil pools. Calming, soothing and refreshing all at the same time.

  21. Gorgeous colours, but I think Avocet is the one that speaks most to me (today anyway!)

  22. Anett Kiefer says:

    Mmh, very difficult. The yarn looks gorgeous and I would choose Abilene.

  23. Tine says:

    This yarn looks great – I would love to knit in colour San Angelo.

  24. Annie Wells says:

    Ok so I’m a bluff old traditionalist but I adore the Avocet colour or maybe non-colour. Gorgeous

  25. Kate says:

    All beautiful shades – but Guadaloupe is just perfect.

  26. Nicole says:

    They’re all beautiful, but I’m partial to Sweetwater.

  27. Maiju says:

    Amarillo looks really, really nice!

  28. Eva says:

    CaraCara look absolutely lovely, my fingers are itching…

  29. Patricia Birbeck says:

    Feast for my tired eyes. Beautiful colours, can imagine shawls in all of them,, but, if push came to shove I’d opt for Amarillo.

  30. redrouge says:

    Difficult to choose. They all look lovely.

  31. Sue says:

    Love the Odessa, would make a lovely Autumn hat and Cowl.

  32. Nina says:

    Sweetwater is just to die for!! It looks so soft as lovely :-)

  33. Janine says:

    I can’t believe that the glorious Caracara hasn’t attracted even more followers. It looks so sumptuous that I will have to get my hands on it. Imagine the Eudora shawl knitted in that…

  34. marilyn gibson says:

    I love the beautiful soft blue Sweet Water and would knit
    love to knit a shawl like Eudora

  35. Alison McKenzie says:

    Caracara would be my choice. Brighten up a Scottish winter with a shawl this colour

  36. Caracara would be my choice as it would make a beautiful shawl to brighten up a Scottish winter. Thanks

  37. Caracara would be my choice of colour. It would make a beautiful shawl to brighten up a Scottish winter. Thanks

  38. Jo says:

    Odessa would be the colour for me – a lovely dusky pink.

  39. Rowan says:

    Ooh, Caracara I love as it reminds me of rosy cheekbones! Sweetwater is a heavenly name though.

  40. Sue says:

    Abilene because it looks so decadent!

  41. Mit says:

    Odessa. Gorgeous

  42. Lynn says:

    What beautiful yarn! All the colours are gorgeous but Caracara wins for me, subtle but bold and just right to see me through into Autumn :-)

  43. Ann dewey says:

    Caracara ! No doubt!… But maybe… Heck is hard to pick a favourite .

  44. Marte says:

    So hard to choose just one. But it will have to be Seawater.

  45. Sally says:

    Caracara would be nice. It has just enough coral red in it to appeal as a scarf or a shrug and would be lovely framing the face.

  46. Amy C says:

    Rock Springs or Guadalupe please -it must be the blue sky connection!

  47. Liesbeth says:

    Amarillo. Very difficult choice!

  48. Anne G says:

    I’d choose longhorn for a “special occasion” shawl.

  49. Alicia says:

    Avocet or Odessa are beautiful for one of the shawls.

  50. claudia horner says:

    A shawl in San Angelo would be simply yummy!

  51. Julie says:

    It’s caracara for me – would make a lovely late summer into autumn shawl – how about love and autumn leaves?

  52. Sali says:

    Rock Springs is my favourite, although I would stripe it with Amarillo.

  53. Sarah Hine says:

    Abilene is just beautiful.

  54. Cath Cinnamon says:

    Mmmm. Gotta be rock water, swimmingingly gorgeous for a warm post-dip cover up!

  55. Tracy says:

    I think Odessa is probably my favourite, this yarn looks so lovely

  56. Cath Cinnamon says:

    Mmm. Swimmingly gorgeous gotta be Rockwater for post-dip cover up!

  57. bordergirl says:

    Quince and Co. just gets better and better…..Piper is a great addition to their lovely yarns. I’d choose Sweetwater for a lovely shawl. Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Cath Cinnamon says:

    Think I mean Rock Springs, or have I invented a new colour way? C.

  59. Christel Vanhulle says:

    Caracara is my favourite, such a warm colour

  60. Jules says:

    Caracara is a lovely colour for a summer shawl, thanks for the giveaway.

  61. Deb says:

    Guadalupe please – love the blues!

  62. Joanne says:

    Amarillo because “Is this the way to Amarillo, every night I’ll be hugging my pillow, dreaming dreams of Amariillo” especially if it has been knitting from this beautiful looking yarn.

  63. Alison says:

    It’s got to be Caracara. What a fabulous shade, and so warm for the coming autumn

  64. Kate Duncan says:

    Rock Springs. The colour matches my eyes. But all the colours are stunning.

  65. Linda Rumsey says:

    Sweetwater, such a gorgeous shade!

  66. lea says:

    So so pretty, definitely in love with the longhorm and amarillo <3

  67. Amanda Chorley says:

    They’re all so gorgeous, but I think I’d go for Abilene. Neutrals all the way!

  68. This wool looks delightfully soft! My favourite colour is definitely Caracara because it is bright and summery.

  69. Carole says:

    Has to be Caracara, beautiful

  70. Helenlp says:

    Ooh I love Sweetwater

  71. Deb Hickman says:

    It looks gorgeous yarn, they are all beautiful but I love the Caracara.

  72. Jane hamilton says:

    San Angelo is subtely stunning. It suits Ella perfectly. That’s my favourite but caracara and rock springs are a close second and third. One of those wools I can’t wait to touch to see if it’s as dreamy as it looks

  73. Jane says:

    San Angelo is subtely stunning. It suits Ella perfectly.

  74. Anja says:

    Caracara for me please :-)

  75. Mia says:

    What a lovely yarn! Amarillo caught my eye especially, so that’s what I hope to win :)

  76. Mrs Mary Volkering says:

    Sweetwater for me please!

  77. Linda says:

    Oh my gosh…how do you choose one of these beauties.
    I am drawn to Rocksprings and Longhorn together but Rocksprings would win out.

  78. Linda says:

    They are all lovely, my favourite is Guadalope

  79. All the colours are good enough to eat, but I’d choose the Caracara above the rest. :)

  80. Claire says:

    My favourite is Odessa, thanks for the giveaway

  81. Catherine says:

    Sweetwater is just gorgeous.

  82. Emily says:

    The sweetwater shade is gorgeous, my favourite out of a very lovely range.

  83. Jen says:

    Gorgeous. Caracara is my fave x

  84. Kate says:

    I can never resist the watery colours in the end… And San Angelo is the one for me here! Beautiful! I have never knitted with mohair ever! Well I hope I shAll one way or another soon. :-) thanks for the chance.

  85. Victoria says:

    Caracara is just perfect.

  86. Lotte says:

    Caracara, please :)

  87. Monica Farragher says:

    I’d love the Caracara! What a beautiful red.

  88. Philippa Swann says:

    Caracara – anticipating the soft colours of Autumn, not far away…

  89. Zoe Willis says:

    Decisions, decisions. I think the Sweetwater is smashing, particularly in the Eudora shawl. I hope this range proves a popular one for you, as it should.

  90. Jenn says:

    The San Angelo would look beautiful in any season!!

  91. beth says:

    Caracara is one of the prettiest reds I’ve ever seen! That really calls my needles to come knit!

  92. Oooooh such a tough choice as they are all beautiful. Gorgeous patterns too. I think Amarillo is my top choice.

  93. sue says:

    I really love Quince and Co yarns, so I guess Piper will also fight to gain a place in my stash! Cacara looks very appealing-that would be my choice

  94. mrs robinson says:

    Such beautiful gentle colours… Tricky to choose, but do love San-Angelo…

  95. RENE WALKIN says:

    Definitely Caracara for me!

  96. Gulden Balkan says:

    Longhorn.. White and soft, heavenly

  97. Karin says:

    Oh, not easy … Longhorn is my choice

  98. Di says:

    It looks beautiful! I love Amarillo – not usually a yellow fan but it’s fabulous. looks so light and fluffy.

  99. Elise Leung says:

    These look stunning, and soft. I love all the colors but especially the Caracara.

  100. Karen says:

    So difficult to choose just one! Caracara it is!

  101. Vivienne says:

    Sweetwater is moody and beautiful

  102. Brenda Johnson says:

    Would love to be lucky enough to win Caracara – It looks good enough to eat!

  103. Sue Krekorian says:

    Well, I need a Sweetwater Eudora, just for starters…

  104. Fiona says:

    Oh I think Avocet is a beautiful shade so i would go for that one for a lovely summery shawl.

  105. Donna says:

    So difficult to choose, but has to be the divine Amarillo for me. Just beautiful.

  106. Sharon says:

    Amarillo..The shawl convinced me!


  107. Sharon says:

    Amarillo. The shawl convinced me!

  108. Anne says:

    Oh! …..I just love the look of this! Any yarn with a halo will win me over! Sweetwater would be the color I would love to try!

  109. Jill says:

    I really LOVE Quince yarns. My colour choice for Piper would be Sweetwater please.

  110. There isn’t one I don’t love, the tones are so subtle, but I think Sweetwater would be my first choice.

  111. Jen says:

    Sweetwater! :-)

  112. Jo says:

    I’d go for Rock Springs. Gorgeous.

  113. Mary says:

    San Angelo is the one for me! But all of the colours are beautiful :-)

  114. Erin Wright says:

    Love love love the San Angelo color. All are gorgeous.

  115. Danielle says:

    Awesome giveaway. I’d choose Caracara if I were the lucky winner.

  116. Tanya says:

    I would choose San Angelo. But they are all lovely!

  117. Claire says:

    Ooh tough choice but Guadaloupe for me.

  118. Amy says:

    I am drawn towards the subtle Avocet. Very lovely colors all around!

  119. Laura says:

    I’d like to pick them all but I’ll choose Odessa

  120. Helen says:

    Beautiful! San Angelo please!

  121. Cathy s says:

    Tough decision, yet I’m drawn to guadalupe

  122. Johanna says:

    Such pretty colours! San Angelo would be my first choice.

  123. Marcia D. says:

    I adore the Caracara – it would be my first choice, although it’s tough to pick just one.

  124. Charlotte Cunningham says:

    Odessea looks a beautiful colour

  125. Karen Jacobs says:

    As I’m still into the small sized knits for my daughter: a wonderful caracara lace work shawl and ‘riding hood’ would make autumn and winter seasons to treasure

  126. Diane says:

    Odessa is gorgeous! The whole line looks yummy…

  127. Susan Barnes says:

    They are all so beautiful that it’s a hard choice. But I guess Odessa. It’s the first pink shade I’ve liked in a long time.

  128. Kriste says:

    Love all the colors!!! Esp odessa. Can’t wait to try this new yarn out…

  129. Gigi says:

    So surprised to see these lovely yarns named after Texas towns. I grew up in San Angelo — we had a wool & mohair festival every year — back in the day. There was even a Miss Wool crowned at the event ^v^. I’m so pleased to know the fibers coming from our part of the world are being so well used & shared!

  130. Bernie says:

    I LOVE Caracara. So lovely so appealing …

  131. Knittyship says:

    Sweetwater is perfection!

  132. Amy B says:

    I love the Avocet!! Perfection.

  133. André says:

    Odessa for me is a gorgeous hue, ready for moving into Autumnal colours but still light enough to wear in late Summer.

  134. anna says:

    gorgeous yarns and patterns! the palette is really beautiful so it’s hard to choose, but i’d go for the neutral Longhorn to start with i think.

  135. Gemma says:

    Gorgeous, Avocet is my favourite.

  136. Gemma says:

    San Angelo. It looks yummy.

  137. Lynne says:

    Beautiful, dreamy colours. I’m a blues girl so it would be Rock Springs for me.

  138. Angèle says:

    Beautiful, Sweetwater…..lovely

  139. Fiona Moore says:

    Avocet is a beautiful shade.

  140. I would love Rock springs – I have been to this little town in the hill country: it’s home of the newspaper ‘Texas Mohair Monthly’.

  141. Sarah says:

    Beautiful yarn! It’s not easy to choose among these lovely shades but I think Rock Springs is my favourite.

  142. Kathryn Hoyle says:

    It’s hard to choose a favourite but I would love to make a shawl with San-Angelo.

  143. Coralie says:

    Definetly Odessa for me! Absolutely gorgeous yarn!

  144. Jacqui says:

    They are all lovely……Caracara is my gorgeous favourite! Thank you :)

  145. Annie says:

    What a beautiful looking yarn, soft & luxurious to knit a lovely shawl. I think my favourite would be San Angelo

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