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.
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.
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!