It’s been five years since the dream of owning a yarn store in Park City came true. A very heartfelt thank you to all who have come in and been part of this dream. You’ve been my friends, knitting companions and inspiration along the way. I’m so thankful for the wonderful people who have worked in this store. The fact that we are here and going strong five years later is in large part because of you.
Rowan featured Wasatch and Wool Yarns in their Autumn/Winter 2019 Newsletter which was a tremendous honor for our store. Here is a link if you would like to read the newsletter online: https://knitrowan.com/en/news-events/newsletters/rowan-autumn-winter-2019-newsletter.
It has been a year since we have become Rowan’s Utah flagship store and Rowan yarns have been a wonderful addition to the depth of yarn choices we offer. Their yarns range from great for baby (Softyak DK) to big, chunky and warm (Big Wool) to rustic and heathered (Felted Tweed) to seductively soft and decadent (Sultano.)
We just received a Mode Collection trunk show at the store that includes some pieces that we showed at Stitches as well as a few new ones. Shown below is one of my absolute favorites, Cropped Sweater by Georgia Farrell knit in Alpaca Soft DK.
|November Knit Along #1|
Lingmoor by Lisa Richardson
Tuesdays 11-2 starting November 19.
One of my favorite yarns from Rowan is Moordale, a 70% wool and 30% alpaca blend that is all sourced and milled in the British Isles. The color range is comprised of a range of neutrals and on-trend brights. The shades work beautifully on their own for lace cables and texture or combined in colorwork. The wool has a low micron count which means that it is soft to the touch. If you are looking for a fun colorwork project, I highly recommend Lingmoor by Lisa Richardson. It was a fun knit, and if you are interested in casting on your own, I would be happy to share a few tips I learned while knitting mine.
A few other ideas to knit using Moordale are Buckler Hat – which Karen knit up as a sample for the store, Fingle (and Buckler Sweater) and Curlew all designed by Martin Storey.
November Knit Along #2Ribbed Lace Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Tuesdays 11-2 starting November 19.
My customer Joanne recently finished her first Ribbed Lace Scarf using Cocoon from Rowan. The scarf came out so beautiful that I need to cast-one and make one. Rowan Cocoon is such a gorgeous yarn that a simple stitch pattern is all that is needed to make this warm and cozy scarf. Because it is knit on size 10 needles, it is a relatively quick project.
One way that I can say thank you for the last five years is to offer 15% off all Rowan yarn through Christmas Eve, December 24th if you are a reader of my newsletter. Just be sure to let us know when you checkout.
We recently added a new line of needles, addi Rocket Squared and they’ve quickly become a store favorite. The combination of slightly rounded squared edges and a textured tip surface promote positive ergonomics when in use – stimulating circulation and reducing tension which is helpful to those who struggle with grip issues. Plus, the needles just feel really good in your hands.
Holiday Ornament Class with Deanna – $20
(*includes all materials though please sign up at least 5 days in advance.)
Saturday, December 14 9:30-11am.
These ornaments are adorable on trees and also as a little gift for fiber loving friends. There is even an option to make a crochet version.
Classes with Susan Lewin
Tiny Sweaters – $15
Saturday, November 23 10-11:30am or
Wednesday, December 4 10-11:30am
(We may be able to add more class times if requested.)
Fun to knit and even more fun to give, these tiny sweaters designed by Miriam Felton can be used as ornaments, package or wine bottle toppers, or even cozies for soft-boiled eggs.
Top Down Socks for Beginners – $45 ($60 if not using yarn purchased from Wasatch and Wool)
Four class sessions all from10-11:30am:
Saturday, December 7
Monday, December 9
Friday, December 13
Monday, December 16
There is a prerequisite magic loop, flexiflip or knitting in the round on two circular needles class for any student who is not confident using at least one of these techniques. It will be held on Monday, December 2 from 10-11:30am. There is no additional charge for this class.
If you are interested in taking one or all of these classes, please stop by, email or call the store at least three days prior to class to get your materials list.
Help Sessions with Susan Lewin
Below is a chart that will clarify how Help Sessions with Susan are structured. Our goal is to make the sessions easier to attend and help the knitter more efficiently. It is not meant to restrict access to anyone and aims to prioritize those who are participating in shop activities. If you know you need more in depth help, please try to pre-schedule with Susan.
Come on in and work on your project at any time. For all hours that aren’t Susan’s help hours, the Wasatch and Wool staff are happy to help with quick fixes though if the shop is busy, we ask for your patience as you may need to wait or come back at a quieter time for assistance.
November store hours
Regular store hours this month except for the following days:
Monday, November 25 – 11:30am – 6pm
Wednesday, November 27 – 11am – 5pm
Thursday, November 28 – CLOSED
Friday, November 29 – 11am-5pm.