Fall is here and it’s time to keep our necks warm again. Introducing the Fleurette Cowl, made with Quince & Co.’s Piper, a beautiful blend of 50% superfine texas merino and 50% super kid texas mohair. This yarn is a pleasure to work with and to wear. Although I tend to love mohair in all of its forms I think that Piper might convert a lot of knitters who think they don’t care for mohair. The quality of the merino and the mohair speaks for itself and Quince gets the balance of the fibers and the plumpness of the strand just right. The result is the elasticity, roundness and stitch definition of merino with the sheen, halo and drape of mohair. And one skein of Piper goes a long way; once the cowl was cast off there was still enough yarn to knit a fingerless glove. In fact, this yarn is inspiring quite a few designs, so check back for Fleurette’s companion pieces in the coming weeks. If you’re in the New York City area, Piper is available at Gauge + Tension in Greenpoint, Brooklyn along with a sample of the cowl and a tempting array of other hard-to-find yarns.