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.
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.
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.