Apple Fiber Studio Trunk Show (and Andrew’s Birthday Celebration) Saturday, August 10th

Save the date:
Saturday, August 10th from 11am to 5pm 

Andrea and Andrew Evans of Apple Fiber Studio in Bellingham, Washington will be stopping by Wasatch and Wool Yarns and bringing with them a beautiful selection of yarn (dyed by Andrea) and samples. This will be one of our most colorful trunk shows! It is also Andrew’s birthday, so we will be celebrating with giveaways with a purchase of Apple Fiber Studio yarn and treats from Windy Ridge Bakery 

They will have two fingering weight yarns, McIntosh, a blend of Superwash Merino, Alpaca and Nylon, and Sparkling Cider, a Superwash Merino, Nylon and Stellina (think sparkle) blend. Both are great for socks, hats, mitts, cowls scarves and shawls. I’m also insisting they bring Jonagold, a DK-weight blend of Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Nylon. If you like soft, thick socks, squishy scarves, cowls or shawls in brilliant colors, Jonagold is the perfect choice. 

Shown below is Mixed Media in Jonagold and Ripple Effect in McIntosh both by Claudia Barbo. 

Help Hours with Susan Lewin

Tuesdays from 11:00am-1:30pm.

If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is free if you have purchased your project from the store. If not, it is $10 per half hour or purchase $10 worth of yarn or other knitting supplies from the store.

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City. 

Utah Yarn Crawl, Brooklyn Tweed Accessories Trunk Show,Shop Pattern, Wool And The Gang

Our Utah Yarn Crawl is back, and this year the theme is us, your LYS (local yarn store). Shops will be showcasing different kits, yarns and patterns. Here at Wasatch and Wool, we have a special store pattern knit up in Rowan’s Alpaca Classic. We are also hosting a trunk show with Brooklyn Tweed and just received a new shipment of cotton yarns from Wool and the Gang. 

Stop by a participating store starting July 13th and pick up your punch card. Visit all the shops in the Salt Lake City vicinity by July 27th, getting your card punched at each one. Turn your card in (at the shop of your choice) and you will receive a special store gift bag. In addition, each shop will have a GRAND PRIZE WINNER, who will receive a $100 store gift certificate. 

This year we have two participating shops in Southern Utah but think of them as extra credit; you don’t have to visit them to earn the kit or be entered in the raffle. However if you are in the vicinity of these new stores, be sure to stop by as they have their own specials that you will want to see. 

Store hours vary so please call each shop to verify times. Wasatch and Wool is the only store open on Sunday, July 14th.

Brooklyn Tweed Accessories Trunk Show
If getting started on holiday knitting is on your to-do list or if you’re a fan of Brooklyn Tweed like I am and just want to enjoy knitting a special something for yourself, please come by to see the beautiful accessories that can be knit in Brooklyn TweedLoft and Shelter. The trunk show starts July 13, the same day as the Yarn Crawl. Shown below are a few of my favorites from the show::
Rosebud and Guernsey Wrap both designed by Jared Flood knit in Shelter, and Warren Street Cowl by Michele Wang and Vectorby Tanis Lavallee both knit in Loft.

Cindy Said to Keep Knitting
Cindy Said to Keep Knitting is actually the name of our store pattern for the yarn crawl. It is designed to be knit in RowanAlpaca Classic, a dk weight blend of superfine alpaca and cotton that is light, airy and wonderful for colorwork with just the right amount of halo. Cindy said to keep knitting but did not mention finishing in time. But no worries, the pattern will be written up in time for the crawl.

Yarn-of-the-Month
Alpaca Classic from Rowan is our Yarn-of-the-Month and is 10% off the entire month of July. Other patterns that use Alpaca Classic are: WoodbineTeesdaleHoughton and Arabella all by Lisa Richardson.

New cotton yarn from Wool and the Gang

We recently received a shipment of two summery, aran weight yarns from Wool and the Gang. The first, Hand Painted Shiny Happy Cotton, is a soft, lustrous, fashion-forward cotton spectacular in sweaters, blankets and just about everything else. Jolie, the high-end women’s clothing store two doors down from Wasatch and Wool had a sweater that looked and felt just like Hand Painted Shiny Happy Cotton.
Shown below is the Vivienne Cardigan from Wool and the Gang.

The second yarn in from Wool and the Gang is Billie Jean, a 100% upcycled, chemical free, sustainable yarn. Billie Jean looks and feels like a light, smooth cotton, but it’s actually leftover denim. Off-cuts get scooped up and re-spun rather than heading to a landfill. This also saves 20,000 liters of water for every kilogram of upcycled denim. Billie Jean is a year-round yarn that is especially perfect for the warmer months. 
Shown below is the Mesh Sleeve Jumper by Irene Lin knit inBillie Jean.

Summer Shawl KAL
Courage Shawl by Shannon Cook
This summer looks to be a bit cooler than ones in the recent past. Having something warm to throw around your shoulders in the evening is a wonderful idea. We just receivedGermantown from Kelbourne Woolens and Dream State from Spincycle Yarn (with a few more colors arriving soon.) Karen is busy kitting up some beautiful colors for this inspiring project from Shannon Cook.

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Help Hours with Susan Lewin

Tuesdays from 11:00am-1:30pm.
(No session Tuesday, July 16.)
If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is free if you have purchased your project from the store. If not, it is $10 per half hour or purchase $10 worth of yarn or other knitting supplies from the store.

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City.

Wool People Thirteen, Ronoculus, Spincycle And Three Irish Girls Restock Squares

Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 13

Inspired by the interplay of “nature and structure such as modern gardens, urban oases and other constructed spaces where nature invites itself in and people seek daily refuge”, Brooklyn Tweed’s Wool People 13 uses lace and cable motifs to create curve and twine with crisp lines and architectural silhouettes. The mood is playful but still hardy, soft and just a bit untamed like wisteria climbing up vines.

The sweater shown above is Culm by Fiona Alice knit in Peerie.Peerie is one my favorite yarns from Brooklyn Tweed. It is a bouncy, fingering weight worsted spun made from western sheep. It’s great for cables, lots of stockinette and lace. Shown below is the Runnel Scarf by illitilli also in Peerie. Other Peerieprojects from Wool People 13 are Laceleaf by Alejandra Graterol and the Ensata ScarfHat and Cowl by Amy van de Laar.

Spincycle is back in stock!
We just received a new shipment from Spincycle Yarns. If you have been thinking about knitting Andrea Rangel’s Dissent or Caitlin Hunter’s Koivua in Dream State or Newleaf by Jennifer Steingass or Shiftalong by Andrea Mowry in Dyed in the Woolthis is a great time to stock up.

New shipment of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers
We also just received a new shipment of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers including new colors of Craggy Tweed and Foxy Lady. As a reminder, our Knit-and Crochet along with The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers is just beginning. When you purchase any of our The Farmer’s Daughter yarns and then show us your finished project by Labor Day, you will be entered to win a gift basket worth $75 in TFDF yarn. The winner from Wasatch and Wool will then be entered in the Grand Prize drawing with winners from other select TFDF stockists to win a guest spot at The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers 2020 Montana Mountain Retreat.  In past years, Andrea Mowry, Caitlin Hunter and Bristol Ivy have been teachers. You can enter up to 3 times to improve your chances. Rules and Frequently Asked Questions  can be found at https://thefarmersdaughterfibers.com/summer-lys-kal. The project I’m working on is Baubles from Andrea Mowry. Baubles is a mix of brioche and bobbles and certainly more of a challenge. If you are thinking about taking it easy this summer, Waiting for Rainby Sylvia McFadden is a lovely choice.

Help support Idle Knot and “Babies without Borders” and join us for a potluck Knit Night on Tuesday, June 25 from 6-8pm.

We will be hosting a very special knit night to knit 5″ squares that will be blended with other squares to create baby blankets for newborns in Lesvos, Greece refugee camps as they and their families await in overcrowded camps for asylum in whatever country will open their doors to them in order to escape the violence and strife of their previous lives.
Please bring some stash yarn and an appetizer, entree, dessert or beverage that you would like to share. (What – no stash? Just let us know that you will need some and we will make sure to have extra.) Be sure to RSVP to let us know if you are able to join us. If there is a lot of interest, we will definitely schedule a second evening.
Visit https://idleknot.weebly.com/about.html for more information or if you can’t join us, instructions on how to participate in other ways.

Help Hours with Susan Lewin

Tuesdays from 11:00am-1:30pm.
If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is free if you have purchased your project from the store. If not, it is $10 per half hour or purchase $10 worth of yarn or other knitting supplies from the store.

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City. 

WWKIP Day And Granito KAL, Milo, Easy Folded Poncho Two At A Time Socks With Susan And Qing Fiber

World Wide Knit in Public  Day Returns
Saturday, June 8!

June 8th is World Wide Knit in Public Day. From Australia to Ireland and even Africa, knitters and crocheters take this day to get together and knit/crochet in public. Please join us at the store as we host a knitting get together with homemade cookies and lemonade. Bring a project and a lawn chair as we knit or crochet from 11am-5pm.

If you aren’t in the Park City area, there may be an event near you, or find a few fiber friends and start your own.

This past month there was a lot of excitement about knitting Joji Locatelli’s Granito using Milo, the favorite from our Manos del Uruguay yarn tasting. Granito is a basic, relaxed fit sweater with big pockets on the sides making it a wonderful garment for lounging and relaxing. Our shipment of Milo is arriving on Monday and World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday is the perfect day to start this knit-along. Even better, Milo, a gorgeous 65% merino and 35% linen single ply, is our yarn of the month and 10% off in June.
Another beautiful sweater that uses Milo is Sunset Primrose by Heidi Reszies.

If a sweater is a bit much for your summer knitting or if you’re looking for something that is perfect for a long car trip, Churchmouse Yarns, Easy Folded Poncho is another great project to start on World Wide Knit in Public Day. Saturday only we are doing 10% off the yarn for this project as well. We recommend Felted Tweed from Rowan.

Two-at-a-Time Socks with Susan using Magic Loop 

Saturday, June 15, 22 and 29 from 10-11:30am

Class fee is $45 
Yarn must be purchased from Wasatch and Wool

Knit a pair of top down socks at the same time! This great summer knitting and second sock syndrome preventing class has been often requested and we are excited to finally have Susan teaching it.

The class will be broken down into the following three sessions:
1. Magic loop review and cast on for two-at-a-time socks.
2. Heel flap techniques and gussets in magic loop.
3. Finishing the toes -painless grafting  

Each class will be 60-90 minutes long, and the socks should be done by the end of the third session as long as you complete the leg and foot sections between classes.

*The only prerequisite for the class is that you must be able to knit  in the round using Magic Loop (Susan is very strict about this. If you are interested in taking the class but do not know how to do Magic Loop, Susan is offering a class on Saturday, June 8 from 10am-11am. The cost is $10.
*Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot, purchase and wind your yarn into two equal balls before Thursday, June 13.

New Yarn

Layla from Qing Fibre is our newest indie-dyer. 
Qing Fibre is an indie hand-dyed yarn brand based in London, United Kingdom. She is known for her wide selection of unusual variegated colours, big range of vibrant colours as well as luxury fiber bases. The first base of hers that we stock is Silky Merino Singles, a single ply, fingering weight yarn with a gorgeous lustre and beautiful drape. It knits up well on 3mm or US 2.5 – but a larger needle will give you a delicate, lacey look.

Qing Fibre Silky Merino Singles is the suggested yarn in several Stephen West patterns. Shown below are Stripescape, Marled Mania Sweater and Stripified.

West knits, original knit patterns by Stephen West

Help Hours with Susan Lewin

Tuesdays from 11:00am-1:30pm.
If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is free if you have purchased your project from the store. If not, it is $10 per half hour or purchase $10 worth of yarn or other knitting supplies from the store.

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City. 

Join us for a fun evening of “tasting” Manos del Uruguay yarns (and other savory bites) as well as gorgeous new Manos del Uruguay patterns.

Manos del Uruguay Yarn “Tasting”
Wednesday, May 15 from 6-8pm

We have wonderful knit-night planned for Wednesday, May 15. My friend and Manos del Uruguay yarn rep, Heather McVicker is stopping by with yarn for us to try out. She is bringing by 10 different yarns from the Manos del Uruguay line. Some of these yarns we already stock, and a few others are ones that we will soon be bringing in. We will look at project ideas and colors. This is a great time to pick out a summer project or to begin your holiday knitting.
If you would like to join us, please just give the store a call so we can reserve your spot.

So why Manos?

The Manos Cooperatives, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, was founded by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, and are still, few opportunities for work. Though Manos initially sold handicraft at local shops, the business gravitated to spinning, dying, weaving and knitting. The “faded”, striated colors of Manos yarn were the result of heating yarn for dyeing in large, iron kettles over wood fires. Over the years, the dying process has been refined to provide consistency of color without losing what has become the trademark stria shading.
The Manos Cooperatives provide health insurance, retirement pensions, paid vacations and paid maternity leave for their members. Moreover, members enjoy a sense of achievement and of self-determination. Also, the first kindergartens in Uruguay were begun by the Manos Cooperative, to provide childcare for the artisans.
And their yarns are lovely to work with.

A few of my favorite new patterns that use Manos del Uruguay yarns are shown below:

  • The first is Incise, a collection of hats from Hunter Hammersen which uses either Maxima or 
    Alegria Grande
  • If you are thinking about knitting something for the home,Snap, Crackle and Pop from Lindsay Ingram includes three different pillow patterns so you can make one or all three in Maxima;
  • A spectacular crochet project is Pensdale from Angelia Robinson which is crocheted in Serena.
  • Sunset Primrose is a garden inspired cardigan from Heidi Reszies that uses Milo,
  • and finally Meseta Cardigan from Susanna IC that also uses Alegria Grande.

We still have a few of our exclusive Fino Mini-Skein color sets. The five mini-skeins add up to one skein of Fino, a single-ply 70% Merino 30% Silk scrumptious and elegant light-fingering weight yarn.  Pattern suggestions are Charnley Scarf and Rings of Rings Cowl by Lisa R. Myers.

Help Hours with Susan Lewin
Tuesdays from 11:00am-1:30pm.
If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is free if you have purchased your project from the store. If not, it is $10 per half hour or purchase $10 worth of yarn or other knitting supplies from the store.
Susan is also guiding our current Knit-Along, a sweater of your choice from Marie Greene’s new book, Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks or from Ravelry.

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City. 

Local Yarn Store Day Saturday April 27 including special yarn and patterns, upcoming Brioche Class and Marie Greene sweater knit-along continues.

Local Yarn Store Day is a brick and mortar shop appreciation day created by the TNNA Yarn Group. Launched in 2018, the second annual Local Yarn Store Day will take place on April 27 and is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft. Vendors and retailers alike are coming together to showcase the benefits of locally owned yarn stores through an array of special products, classes and more!

Wasatch and Wool will be celebrating Local Yarn Store Day from 11am-5pm this Saturday. Wear or bring (even if only a photo) your favorite knit/crochet project from this past year and join us on this special day to support and celebrate local brick and mortar yarn stores. We will have exclusive new colors from Three Irish Girls Yarns, Dream Color to Life (formerly Dream in Color), Manos del Uruguay and Alexandra’s Crafts and free (for Saturday only) patterns from Brooklyn Tweed, Manos del Uruguay and Casapinka. We will also have prizes, giveaways and special one day only discounts.


Riotous Shawl by Jessica Correa is knit in Dream Color to Life’s Centennial.

Dream Color to Life is celebrating Local Yarn Store Day by creating a one-time-only color Grand Canyon Centennial in honor of Grand Canyon National Park’s 100th Birthday. Ten percent of her proceeds of this colorway are being donated to the Grand Canyon Conservancy. There are two patterns, which will be free on LYS Day, designed to highlight this colorway as well. The first is Riotous Shawl by Jessica Correa which usesSmooshy with Cashmere in the following colors: True to Life, Tex Mex and Grand Canyon Centennial. The second pattern isMagical Thinking by Casapinka which also uses Smooshy with Cashmere in Joshua Tree, Prickly Pear and Grand Canyon Centennial.

Three Irish Girls Yarn designed an entire collection for this year’s Local Yarn Store Day. The colors in the collection are:

Variegated- Ewe Keep Us In Stitches
Gray- Brick and Mortar
Yellow- Sunny Side Of The Street
Speckled- Big Baller
Pink- Stitch N’ Bitch
These colors so reminded me of spring that I’m stocking them in Adorn Luxe, Springvale DK and Springvale Worsted.

Casapinka’s Magical Thinking is one suggested pattern for the Adorn Luxe. My favorite for these yarns is Purless by Rosemary (Romi) Hill. This pattern can be knit in all three gauges of our Three Irish Girls Local Yarn Store Day yarn.

We also restocked our Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted Cable Hat Kits.

Manos del Uruguay has a brick-and-mortar shop exclusive Fino Mini-Skein color set just for Local Yarn Store Day. The five mini-skeins add up to one skein of Fino, a single-ply 70% Merino 30% Silk scrumptious and elegant light-fingering weight yarn. Manos del Uruguay is also providing two free patterns, one is Rainbow Showers which is crocheted and the second one is Mesh which is knit.

Rowan Yarns is also supporting local yarn stores. The patterns for Corinthian and Arabella will be free with the purchase of Rowan Yarn but only on Saturday and Sunday. The Corinthian,designed by Martin Storey, uses Rowan Felted Tweed DK, a wonderful, tweedy yarn with a felted look. Arabella by Lisa Richardson is an adorable multi-color infinity cowl that usesRowan Alpaca Classic, made up of soft alpaca fibers blown into a delicate cotton core creating an airy DK yarn that is a delight to knit.

Brioche Refresher Class

Friday, April 26 from 9:30-11:30am
Class fee $33.50 which includes 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft and the Skipp hat pattern.
*Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot and pick out your yarn before Thursday, April 25 at 6pm. 

We will have a special Brioche class on Friday which will be focused on knitting the Skipp hat by Jared Flood. Skills that will be covered are knitting two color brioche and the Rib Cable Cast On. The class fee includes two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loftwhich should be picked out and wound before the start of class.
If you don’t need the class and just want to start knitting Skipp, we will give you a download code with the purchase of Loft. The coupon is valid through April 30.

Help Hours with Susan Lewin
Tuesdays from 11:00am-1:30pm.
If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is free if you have purchased your project from the store. If not, it is $10 per half hour or purchase $10 worth of yarn or other knitting supplies from the store.
Susan is also guiding our current Knit-Along, a sweater of your choice from Marie Greene’s new book, Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks or from Ravelry.

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City. 

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks by Marie Greene now in stock, Three Irish Girls Trunk Show, new Knit-along (KAL) and store hours for Saturday, April 6

Marie Greene’s Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeksis now in stock!

If you are interested in purchasing our book but are unable to come in this weekend, we can still have Marie sign a copy for you. Please give the store a call today or Friday.

Beginning Tuesday morning, April 9, we are going to host a Seamless Knit Sweaters – Pick Your Favorite Knit-along (KAL). It looks like the weather will be wonderful for knitting next week, so please come and join Susan Lewin and myself at the store. (No pressure to finish in two weeks, I plan on something closer to two months…)


Cobble Beach Dotted Tee

Marie’s morning workshop Knitting Dutch Gansey’s is full but there are still two spaces in her afternoon class, The Pickup Artist.

The Pickup Artist
Saturday, April 6 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Class fee $75
Join us for Marie’s mind-blowing sweater finishing class – you will learn her unique, renegade finishing techniques that you’ll not see anywhere else. You will never dread sweater finishing again! You’ll learn:
• Marie’s formula for button band stitches
• An untraditional approach to picking up stitches (with incredible results)
• Three techniques for getting a better neckline on your sweaters
• How finishing can change the fit (for the better, or the worse)
• Why finishing starts when you cast on.
 All students who enroll for a class will receive a 10% off coupon that can be used the day of class. Also, if you enroll in both classes, you will receive a special Wasatch and Wool Swag bag. 


North Channel Collared Cardigan

Three Irish Girls Trunk Show

The Three Irish Girls Yarn trunk show including knit samples of a few Marie Greene patterns have arrived! The colors are spectacular. My favorites are Controversy and Sleight of Hand. Adorn Luxe, Springvale DK and Springvale Worsted knit up beautifully in Marie’s patterns.

If you can’t make it April 5th or 6th, we will have samples and Three Irish Girls Yarn through the following week.

Store Hours
Because of the classes on Saturday, we will have abbreviated store hours. The store will be open from 12:30pm to 1:45pm. It will reopen again at 5pm and close for the day at 7pm.


Stowaway Chevron Pullover

Over the past few months, we have become a Brooklyn Tweed stockist and a Rowan Flagship Store. This means that it’s time to put some of our older favorites on sale at 40% off. These include all our Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, Encore, Swans Island Natural Colors as well as a few others that we no longer have room. Please stop by and stock up for holiday knitting/crochet projects.


Alouette by Lisa Chemery knit in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City.

Knit NightsKnit Nights, held on Wednesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.

Marie Greene Knit, Sip and Sign Evening, and Workshops (including a new workshop on Saturday!) Weekend/Retreat


Marie Greene Weekend/Retreat
Marie Greene the designer, blogger and teacher behind Olive Knits is coming by the store on April 5th and 6th! We have some importantupdates for the weekend so please keep reading. I first wrote about Marie back in June when she was hosting her Beekeeper Cardigan(shown above) KAL challenge. 
Marie also writes a very informative bi-weekly newsletter called Olive the Things and has a blog. Her latest, The Worst that Can Happen, is about letting go of worry in our knitting. This blog really hit home because I find it so often in myself and in customers who spend too much time being bogged down by uncertainty and the fear of failure that they don’t allow themselves to experience the joy of trying new things. Her article can be found here at Olive Knits.
Below is Brookings by Marie which I’ve almost finished. I’m thrilled with the fit and I’m just waiting to take her new afternoon class, The Pickup Artist before finishing the neckline.

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks
Knit, Sip and Sign

Friday, April 5 5:30-7:30pm
Please call the store to RSVP by April 4.
(*No walk-ins will be allowed.)

Our weekend/retreat is going to start with a chance to knit, enjoy some wine or sparkling water and have Marie sign your own copy of her new book, Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks: 20 Patterns for Flawless Cardigans, Pullovers, Tees and More.

If you’re visiting from out of town, I’ve arranged for a discounted hotel rate at the Hyatt Place Park City. Please use this link to make a reservation https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/utah/hyatt-place-park-city/slczp?corp_id=G-WW19, or call the store and we can give you more information.     

If you’ve ever struggled complete a pullover or been too intimidated to start one, Marie’s designs in this book will help you achieve stylish, long-lasting, professional-quality knits in less time than you thought possible. You will also relax and have fun while knitting them.
There is no fee for this wonderful opportunity to meet Marie. Also, with the purchase of Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, you will receive a coupon for 10% off your purchases that evening.

Below are more patterns from Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeksshown in yarns that we stock at the store: Seaside Pleated Cardigan in The Fibre Co. CumbriaShoreline Textured Cardigan in Magpie FibersSolsticeAbbey Pier Eyelet Pullover in Three Irish Girls Springvale DK, and Riverbank Cropped Pullover in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor.

Marie Greene’s Classes

Knitting Dutch Ganseys

Saturday, April 6 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Class fee $75
On Saturday, April 6, Marie will offer two classes at the store. The first is Knitting Dutch Ganseys. In this brand-new class from Marie, you will learn the fundamentals and history of this beautiful, traditional seamless sweater style. You’ll even knit a tiny gansey in class! Marie will discuss Gansey history and traditions and an overview of Gansey construction. She will show you how to knit bragworthy sweater armpits and two techniques for shoulder grafting. Information will also be given on understanding gussets as well as fabric density and gauge.
The photo below is of Marie’s January Gansey. What isn’t shown is the back of the sweater which is adorable. Please take a moment to view other knitters’ projects, particularly the one by YarnFolkAnn. https://www.ravelry.com/projects/YarnFolkAnn/january-gansey

The Pickup Artist
*new afternoon class*

Saturday, April 6 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Class fee $75
Join us for Marie’s mind-blowing sweater finishing class – you will learn her unique, renegade finishing techniques that you’ll not see anywhere else. You will never dread sweater finishing again! You’ll learn:
• Marie’s formula for button band stitches
• An untraditional approach to picking up stitches (with incredible results)
• Three techniques for getting a better neckline on your sweaters
• How finishing can change the fit (for the better, or the worse)
• Why finishing starts when you cast on.
 All students who enroll for a class will receive a 10% off coupon that can be used the day of class. Also, if you enroll in both classes, you will receive a special Wasatch and Wool Swag bag. 

Three Irish Girls Trunk Show
Another of my favorite patterns from Marie is her Petra knit in Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe which is a custom milled 85% Merino 15% Nylon extra silky smooth fingering weight yarn. I have been hoping to have a Three Irish Girls Trunk Show and Marie’s visit gave me the perfect opportunity. In case you can’t make it April 5th or 6th, we will have samples and Three Irish Girls Yarn through the following week.

Marie Greene Book Signing/Wine Tasting and Workshops, Three Irish Girls Trunk Show and Brooklyn Tweed

Marie Greene
Marie Greene is coming by the store on April 5th and 6th! Marie Greene is the designer, blogger and teacher behind Olive Knits. I first wrote about Marie back in June when she was hosting her BeeKeeper Cardigan (shown above) KAL challenge – to knit the entire sweater in 4 days though not necessarily consecutively.
I decided against the challenge, but I did knit one of her other patterns, Brookings (shown below) which has become one of my all-time favorite knit sweaters. I chose Rowan Kid Classic for my project. The fit is wonderful, and I love the cable detail down both the front and on the sleeves. 
Marie also writes a very informative bi-weekly newsletter called Olive the Things and has a blog. Her latest, Break up with the Ball Band, can be found here at Olive Knits.

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks
Book Signing and Wine Tasting

Friday, April 5 5:30-7:30pm
Please call the store to RSVP by April 4.
(*No walk-ins will be allowed.)

Marie’s visit is going to start with a book signing and wine tasting on Friday, April 5. Her new book, Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks: 20 Patterns for Flawless Cardigans, Pullovers, Tees and More was just published last month. If you’ve ever struggled complete a pullover or been too intimidated to start one, Marie’s designs in this book will help you achieve stylish, long-lasting, professional-quality knits in less time than you thought possible. You will also relax and have fun while knitting them.
There is no fee for this wonderful opportunity to meet Marie. Also, with the purchase of Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, you will receive a coupon for 10% off your purchases that evening.

Below are more patterns from Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks shown in yarns that we stock at the store: Seaside Pleated Cardigan in The Fibre Co. CumbriaShoreline Textured Cardigan in Magpie Fibers SolsticeAbbey Pier Eyelet Pullover in Three Irish Girls Springvale DK, and Riverbank Cropped Pullover in Brooklyn Tweed Arbor.

Marie Greene’s Classes

Knitting Dutch Ganseys

Saturday, April 6 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Class fee $75
On Saturday, April 6, Marie will offer two classes at the store. The first is Knitting Dutch Ganseys. In this brand-new class from Marie, you will learn the fundamentals and history of this beautiful, traditional seamless sweater style. You’ll even knit a tiny gansey in class! Marie will discuss Gansey history and traditions and an overview of Gansey construction. She will show you how to knit bragworthy sweater armpits and two techniques for shoulder grafting. Information will also be given on understanding gussets as well as fabric density and gauge.
The photo below is of Marie’s January Gansey. What isn’t shown is the back of the sweater which is adorable. Please take a moment to view other knitters’ projects, particularly the one by YarnFolkAnn. https://www.ravelry.com/projects/YarnFolkAnn/january-gansey

Knitting on a Timeline
Saturday, April 6 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Class fee $75
In Knitting on a Timeline, Marie will show you how to gauge your knitting speed and break your projects into a manageable timeline so you can set realistic knitting goals and finish what you start. This new class is a companion to Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks. Marie will show you:

  1. How to knit a “time swatch”.
  2. How to calculate your knitting speed.
  3. How to break down a project into manageable goals.
  4. Why any size sweater can be knit more quickly than you might think!
  5. How to keep knitting fun – without feeling rushed – while knitting on a deadline (or in time for the holidays.)

All students who enroll for a class will receive a 10% off coupon that can be used the day of class. Also, if you enroll in both classes, you will receive a special Wasatch and Wool Swag bag. 

Three Irish Girls Trunk Show
Another of my favorite patterns from Marie is her Petra knit in Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe which is a custom milled 85% Merino 15% Nylon extra silky smooth fingering weight yarn. I have been hoping to have a Three Irish Girls Trunk Show and Marie’s visit gave me the perfect opportunity. In case you can’t make it April 5th or 6th, we will have samples and Three Irish Girls Yarn through the following week.

New Yarn at the Store!
Brooklyn Tweed

I am so excited that Wasatch and Wool is now a Brooklyn Tweed Stockist. I am a supporter of American made wool and am very happy that my store can encourage mills such as Harrisville Designs in Harrisville, New Hampshire which has been in operation since 1794. We carry Loft, Peerie, Vale, ArborShelter and Quarry. I will be featuring more designs and projects in upcoming newsletters but wanted to include Stillwater by Marie Greene shown above which is knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and Ludlow by Julie Hoover which is currently on my needles and knit in Loft.

Help Hours with Susan Lewin
Tuesdays from 11:30am-2:00pm.
If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is free if you have purchased your project from the store. If not, it is $10 per half hour or purchase $10 worth of yarn or other knitting supplies from the store.

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City. 

Knit NightsKnit Nights, held on Wednesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.

Class Update, New Yarns And Project Ideas For Late February And Early March

Class Updates

We still have openings in the two classes taught by Miriam Felton  at the store on Tuesday, February 26.

Miriam or “Mim” but never “Mimi” lives, knits, crochets, designs, and sews in Salt Lake City. She teaches knitting classes all over the country and has had patterns published by Interweave Press in magazines in magazines and books. Her designs have also been in online magazines, Knitty and Twist Collective. She has also done several designs for Manos del Uruguay.

The first class, Short Row Exploration, which will run from 9:30am until 1:30pm is a must for any knitter getting into knitting sweaters with shaping.
I have found that short rows tend to cause confusion and even a bit of fear in knitters. They are used to create wedges in your knitting. Because the rows are knit only part way, several times in a row, knitters’ counts tend to get off. Also, the process of the turn can cause holes if not done properly. (There is so much here that neither Susan or Margaux can adequately cover it a help session.)  In this class Miriam will cover the best methods of how to knit a show row for your project.  Wrap & Turn short rows, Japanese short rows, the Yarnover method, Shadow Wraps (aka Mother-Daughter Short Rows), and German Short Rows will be explored as well as they plusses and minuses of each. Students in the class must be able to knit and purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease. Having done any kind of short rows is helpful.
The second class which will be held from 2:30pm-5:30pm is  Fearless Lace Knitting: How to Fix Mistakes.
Do you dread making a mistake in your lace knitting? Even the best lace knitters make mistakes, but the key to fearless lace knitting is knowing how to recognize and fix mistakes. Miriam will cover how to fix missing yarnovers, how to correct mis-leaning decreases, how to unknit one stitch at a time, how to rip whole rows without losing your stitches, and dropping down individual repeats to correct mistakes. For each of the techniques Miriam will discuss when to use them and how to determine which mistake has been made.
The cost of each class is $60 which is a tremendous value because early next month, Miriam will be teaching at Interweave Yarn Fest and her classes are more than double that amount. Also, I’m limiting the size of the classes to only 10 people.  If you sign up for both classes, there is a $5 discount per class.
We are also offering a 10% storewide discount to all students for that day.
The photos above are all of my favorite Mim pattern, Vinculum Cardigan.

Easy Mittens Class with Thrums

Wednesday, February 27 from 10am-4pm
Price $30
Because the first class sold out so quickly, Susan Lewin will be teaching a second one-day intensive class to learn how to knit thrummed mittens based on a pattern written by Debi Wilbur. Thrums add soft and cushy warmth for cold winter days. The class will be 6 hours long but most of your time will be spent working on your mittens. Ideally, you will have at least one mitten knit by the time you leave.
Please contact the store to reserve your space. We expect it to be a very popular class again.

We ask that you please use materials purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.

Help Hours with Susan Lewin
Tuesdays from 11:30am-2:00pm.
If you are having problems finishing a sweater or your colorwork has you all tangled up, Susan will keep your project moving forward. The cost of the drop-in help is free if you have purchased your project from the store. If not, it is $10 per half hour or purchase $10 worth of yarn or other knitting supplies from the store.

Help hours are cancelled for February 26 due to the classes with Miriam Felton.

New Yarn

You may have read about the saga of the Clinton Hill Cashmere falling off the chairlift at Deer Valley, if not please check out either the store’s post on Instagram or Facebook. Now that we’ve recovered from the mid-air acrobatics, I’m excited to announce that we stock Clinton Hill Cashmere.

Bespoke from Clinton Hill Cashmere is the softest and most luxurious yarn we have ever had in the store. The loft, softness and sheen on this yarn is just incredible. New York Magazine actually rated it the best cashmere. Clinton Hill Cashmere is located in Brooklyn, New York and Rebecca Kevelson, the owner, has worked for Vogue Knitting Magazine and String Yarns.  Bespoke, a new yarn that launched in late 2017 is created by one of the most exclusive Italian mills. Accompanying the fabulous yarn are exclusive designs with fashion forward, yet classic styling.

Shown above are just a few of my favorite designs knit in  Bespoke from Clinton Hill Cashmere. They are Gold Street,  Uncle John’s BeanieWestern Wrap and Cityscape.

March Knit-Along
It’s been a while since the store has done a knit-along (KAL). Joji Locatelli, one of my favorite designers just released a gorgeous shawl pattern, Odyssey Shawl, which is free as a thank you to the knitting community that has embraced her. (If you have a moment, please read her project description post on Ravelry.) I can’t think of a better project to be our first KAL of 2019.
We also just received a new shipment of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers  Craggy Tweed. That would be a great yarn choice for the project as would Versus from Spincycle.

If you like a project but you aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City.

Knit Nights
Knit Nights, held on Wednesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.