I was so excited to learn recently that yarn company Quince & Co. just released their first crochet pattern ebook. I was even more excited to learn that the five beautiful crochet patterns in this book were created by terrific designer Rebecca Velasquez. My excitement really bubbled over when the company offered me the chance to offer my readers a 15% discount on their order, including not only the pattern ebook but also the yarn to make the patterns! Read on to learn more about this limited time offer.
About Quince & Co.
Quince & Co. is a small yarn company that focuses on offering very select high-quality ethically-sourced and ethically-produced yarns. They also offer patterns. The company was launched as a result of the passion between two knitters and one spinner so to date they have focused on offering yarns and patterns for knitters. However, they are a crochet-friendly yarn company and want to start reaching out to us crochet lovers, too. The new crochet pattern ebook they’re offering is a part of that desire.
The New Crochet eBook
This first crochet pattern book from the company is really beautiful. You can get a sneak peek of it by checking out their online lookbook. The pattern book itself has five patterns from knit and crochet designer Rebecca Velasquez. It also includes a note from her and an interview with the designer, which gives us some fun personal insight into the person behind the patterns. One thing that I was really touched to learn was that Rebecca had learned to crochet from her grandmother and then set aside but picked it up again when her grandmother passed away as a means of connecting with her; I’ve written a lot about crocheting through grief and crocheting for connection so this resonated with me immediately.
The five patterns in this ebook are for a shawl, a scarf, a hat, a set of beautiful fingerless crochet mitts and a lovely crochet sweater (each of which you can see pictured throughout this post).
Quince & Co. Yarns
I mentioned above that this company is concerned about ethically sourcing their wool, which is something I respect a lot. Let them tell you a little bit more about this in their own words (from their website):
“We offer wool yarns that are sourced and spun in the US. Known in the trade as “territory wool,” our fiber comes from Merino, Rambouillet, and Columbia-based sheep that roam the ranges of Montana and Wyoming. All our wool and wool-blend yarns are spun in a New England mill with a venerable history. By sourcing our wool in the US and manufacturing our yarn locally, we minimize our carbon footprint.
But, hey, as much as we want to promote our American sheep and yarns, we also want to enjoy the pleasures of fibers that aren’t readily available in the US. We also want to be responsible for what we import. So, when we blend our wool with other fibers, we find out as much as possible where, how, and by whom they came to be. If we’re sourcing a yarn from a plant fiber, we want to know if it was grown in conditions that are healthy for the soil and for those who tend and harvest it.
If we’re looking for an animal fiber, we want to know if the animal was raised in a way that sustains the earth and preserves the culture of the people who raise it.”
Each of the yarns that are sold by this company is named after a bird, like an osprey or a puffin.
Thanks to Quince & Co. for being generous I’m able to offer you a 15% discount off of a purchase from this yarn store if you order online today or tomorrow. Here are the details:
- Go to the Quince & Co. store to purchase the crochet patterns that you want. You can purchase all five of Rebecca’s patterns in one ebook here. (Alternatively, you can purchase the individual patterns from them here, but note that you only get the discount if you order the full ebook.)
- Then you will want to add the yarn to your cart. If you click on any individual pattern, it will provide you with the information that you need about that pattern’s yarn requirements. For example, the Queen Anne’s Shawl (which is the crochet pattern at the top of this post and also on the cover of the ebook) calls for 2 skeins of Sparrow Yarn. Sparrow is a 100% organic linen yarn that comes in seven different color options and only costs $8.90 per skein before your discount.
- Add all of the patterns and yarns to your cart and get ready to check out. At checkout, enter the code CROCHET15 and the discount will be applied to your total order.
- Wait for your yarn to arrive and get stitching!
This 15% discount is good all day today, March 20, 2012, and through midnight tomorrow 3/21/13.