Recently I finally got a chance to try Quince and Co yarn. I’ve heard so much about it and I’ve been wanting to use it for a long time. I’m so happy with this yarn that I thought it would be a great one to start my series of yarn reviews. Quince and Co Lark
- 100% American wool
- Worsted weight
- 134 yards/50g
- 5 stitches/inch
- $6.90/skein (according to Quince site)
I bought three skeins of Quince and Co Lark at Twisted to use for the colorwork project I would be knitting during the Norwegian Colorwork class I was taking at Madrona. It turned out to be perfect for that purpose. Here are some of the things that make Lark a great yarn. Color: The color palette is huge with nearly 50 colors to choose from.
Some of the colors are beautiful, subtle heathers, while others are bright vibrant shades. The hues are lovely and modern with perfect shades of wasabi green, apricot orange and bird’s egg blue. In addition to these perfect eye-catching colors, there is a surprisingly varied selection of neutrals, including no fewer than 5 shades of grey. I used snap pea (green), kittywake (a nice heather grey) and sabine (a deep charcoal) for my colorwork hat and I was so pleased with how the colors set each other off.
Shape: Lark’s 4 plies give it a nice round shape that yields incredible stitch definition. It is really the perfect yarn for colorwork and I can’t wait to use it for textured knitting like cables and twisted stitches. Loft: Those 4 plies also ensure that there is a lot of air in this yarn. As a result it is surprisingly lightweight and warm. I haven’t had a chance to put my Nordic hat to the warmth test yet, but I’m sure it will perform well! Elasticity: Quince and Co Lark is springy, bouncy, squishy and an absolute joy to knit with. It felt so natural in my hands I never found myself struggling with it. It seemed to delightfully twine itself into place. Softness: For a 100% wool yarn, Lark is remarkably soft. It’s probably the lofty, airy quality that accounts for Lark’s softness. I haven’t put it to the nephew test yet, but I’m eager to try it, and I know I would wear it without any concern. Price: At about $7 for a skein of 134 yards, Quince and Co has put Lark at a price point that makes it an option for knitters who want to knit a larger garment out of a good quality yarn. I’m thrilled to have discovered Lark as an option for knitting sweaters! All told, Quince and Co Lark is a fantastic yarn! And I love my finished hat! If you love knitting with wool yarn and aren’t worried about using a non-superwash yarn, Lark is the worsted workhorse you’ve been looking for. Similar yarns: Knit Picks Swish, Cascade 220