Carrie’s Yellow Quince & Company Puffin
100% American wool – grown, spun & dyed in the USA
2.5 – 3 sts per inch on US 10.5 – 13 needles
112 yds – 100 g
Puffin is a round, chunky single-ply yarn spun from sturdy American wool fleece. Quince & Co. has worked hard to balance the yarn’s loft and soft hand with its durability. Too much twist and it would feel like rope. Too little, it would pill from the get-go. Because singles have a tendency to pill—the fibers on the surface aren’t secured by a twisted, multi-ply structure—Puffin is dyed after it’s spun. This means that the surface fibers are ever-so-slightly felted to make them cling together, more resistant to lifting and pilling.
Puffin knits up quickly on a size US 13 or 15 [9 or 10mm) needle to make garments with a subtle halo and comfortable hand. It’s great for outdoor sweaters, and it’s perfect for the quick hat or pair of mittens.