• Image of Pre-order: Quincythia Kit in Quince/ Forsythia
  • Image of Pre-order: Quincythia Kit in Quince/ Forsythia
  • Image of Pre-order: Quincythia Kit in Quince/ Forsythia
  • Image of Pre-order: Quincythia Kit in Quince/ Forsythia
  • Image of Pre-order: Quincythia Kit in Quince/ Forsythia

Maddie Harvey designed the beautiful Quincythia shawl using Woollenflower yarns:

“I bear a basket lined with grass;...
And a quince in hand, - not one
Is set upon your boughs below;
Not set, because their buds not spring;
Spring not, ‘cause world is wintering.”

For A Picture Of St. Dorothea, Gerard Manley Hopkins

Knitted in beautiful airy, naturally-dyed yarn, Quincythia is a light but cosy shawl, perfect for the changing seasons. Named after the spring plants whose flower colour matches the yarn (quince and forsythia), the shawl is mainly knitted in soothing garter stitch, with columns of slipped stitches and a ‘double-pass’ section to keep the knitter’s interest piqued.

This preorder kit will be ready to ship on Monday, August 10, and includes:

1 skein of Woollenflower Whorl (72% kid mohair/ 28% silk, 210m/ 50gm), dyed with cochineal + madder to the warm salmon-pink of flowering quince

1 skein of Woollenflower Shetland 1 (100% organic Shetland wool; 350m / 437 yds per 50g), dyed with birch to the fresh yellow-green of forsythia

The kit does not include a copy of the Quincythia pattern- you can purchase it directly from the designer, Maddie Harvey, on Ravelry or Payhip.

Please note that the price given for postage does not cover tracking or insurance over £20; please contact me if you would like to upgrade the service used.