Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Piper and Ella

Last week Quince and Co. released their newest yarn: Piper.  It's a beauty.  Both the merino and mohair in this 50/50 blend are sourced from Texas.  It's single ply and "almost lace weight", which of course I love, love, love.  Featherweight or Wispy Cardi would be stunning in this yarn. Or how about Ella?


This yarn is soft, and comes in an equally soft color palette.  Even when knit at a loose gauge I found it offered great stitch definition, and so I chose this simple double seed stitch pattern.  This is a minimalist cardigan (or bolero some might say), so if you'd like to try Piper this will fly off the needles and give you something to wear on a cooler evening this summer.

Pattern details:

Shown in size 34” 86.5 cm with no ease

piper / san angelo 605 
3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins

32” circular needle in size US 5 3.75 mm 
double-pointed needles in size US 5 3.75 mm 
24” circular needle in size US 3 3.25 mm 
double-pointed needles in size US 3 3.25 mm

24 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10cm in double seed stitch

Cardigan is worked from the bottom up in one piece to the underarms. Sleeves are worked from the bottom up, then joined to body, and yoke is worked to neck edge. For the collar/band, stitches are picked up around entire piece and worked in rib trim.


Hannah Fettig