As soon as I got my hands on the Quince & Co. yarn, I knew I knew I wanted to create a non-knitting project, something that would introduce more folks to this beautiful yarn. I was particularly drawn to the plump, super soft Puffin wool and the drapey, lustrous silk/wool Tern. MAV and I spent a great deal of time just admiring and playing with the yarn, noticing textures and patterns in our surroundings, thinking up color stories and tossing items of inspiration back and forth before I developed the idea for the necklaces. Much of this inspiration is included in Interwoven; we hope it will inspire you to create your own color story with Quince & Co. yarn.
I ended up designing two styles of necklaces featuring my favorite yarns and utilizing a simple braiding and wrapping technique. You will find complete instructions for both The Tern and The Puffin necklaces in Interwoven. They are suited to even the novice crafter. If you can braid and tie a knot, you can make these necklaces. You will also find suggestions for how to customize the designs with beads and decoration or alter them to make bracelets or headbands.
To make one necklace you will need two skeins of either Puffin or Tern Quince & Co. yarn in complimentary colors. To make The Puffin, choose a main color of Puffin yarn and then a skein of either Tern or Puffin for the contrasting binding (Puffin creates a slightly more bulky binding, Tern is more refined). For The Tern, choose one main color of Tern yarn (this design can also be made with multiple colors of Tern) and one for the binding. Depending on the heft and size of your finished products, the skeins will be enough to make several necklaces. Make one for yourself and more for holiday gifts!
You can find Interwoven only at Quince & Co.. I hope you have just as much fun making necklaces as MAV and I did. Don’t forget to share with us what you create. Enjoy!