30½ (34, 37½, 41, 44½, 48, 51½, 55)” bust circumference
shown in size 30½” [77.5 cm] with 3½” [9 cm] negative ease
Quince & Co. Sparrow
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Sans
1 skein Pigeon
pair in size US 3 [3.25mm]
24″ circular needle in size US 2 [2.75mm]
23 sts and 30 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in St st, after blocking
Quince & Company linen yarn, Sparrow, is spun in Italy from flax grown organically in Belgium. Why, you might ask, is Quince & Company, a business dedicated to American fiber and spinners, bringing in a little brown bird from Europe?
A yarn company specializing in domestic wool needs to think about summer knitting, too, if it’s to thrive. Enter Sparrow. We love its durability, smooth hand, and silky appearance. Could we make it here? Not hardly. Garments knitted with linen only improve with wear and washing.
As nice as a Sparrow piece is right off the needles, over time it will soften and drape, and the color will develop a lovely patina.