Ann Budd’s “Five Easy Pieces”

In praise of Ann Budd's Five Easy Pieces

After a veritable forty days in the desert, new knitting patterns are finally starting to drop at a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pace again. There have been several lovelies this week that will have to wait for future New Favorites, but right now I want to talk about Ann Budd’s new collection for Quince & Co., Five Easy Pieces. It’s a hat, a pair of gloves, a pair of mittens, a scarf and a pair of socks. All lovely. But true to Ann Budd form, each one is written up in five different gauges, from fingering to chunky, corresponding to the five core Quince yarns. (The one exception being there’s no chunky version of the gloves.) Plus, most of the simple stitch patterns are based on multiples-of-four stitches, so you can swap them around amongst the different patterns at will. I’m already picturing that chevron cable on a hat. (Which, come to think of it, would look a whole lot like this, no?)

You can see all five patterns here, view the lookbook here, and download the ebook here.


In other news, I’m happy to be able to tell you that both of the Fringe Supply Co. totes can now be found at the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store in Portland (among all these other fabulous shops). Sorry I don’t have any knitting to show you this week, but that’s the kind of week it’s been. All the more reason I’d love to hear about what you’re making …

9 thoughts on “Ann Budd’s “Five Easy Pieces”

  1. I love this new Quince and Co collection too! I hadn’t realized that you can knit each pattern in different gauges. That’s awesome!

    As far as what’s on the needles: an indigo-blue Walpole for MEEEE!! (can you tell I’m excited?)

  2. We have a guest but I may get more knitting done than I thought. I can knit and talk (or listen,as the case maybe.) A hat is the easiest piece to work on, as I’m so easily distracted. This one I may have to keep rather than sell. Its my husband’s handspun in white, black and red, all woven randomly together. Its gorgeous stuff! So I’m making up patterns and have been ripping out when I don’t like the look or when the hat’s too large. I may have it now. Also have a pair of simple socks that are close to finished (multi-bright colors!)

  3. I’ve got a dove grey Korrigan baby sweater on the needles right now, and it is so satisfying to knit, and to look at. So satisfying in fact, that I’m very tempted to buy myself another skein of the yarn to make one for an if/when future baby, so I’m not too sad when I hand this one over to my friend who is expecting…

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