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.

 

Please Join Us For Two Great Classes Taught By Miriam Felton. Short Rows And Fixing Lace Mistakes

Mark your calendar for an educational and fun day here at the store. If you feel as if your knitting isn’t advancing as quickly as you would like or that you would like the knowledge to take on new types of projects, particularly sweaters, you will enjoy and benefit from the classes we are offering this month.

Miriam Felton will be teaching two classes 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.

Short Row Exploration is the first class she will be teaching and will run from 9:30am until 12:30pm.

Since opening the store, 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 that are important for shaping everything from bust darts to ear flaps. In this class Miriam will cover Wrap & Turn short rows, Japanese short rows, the Yarnover method, Shadow Wraps (aka Mother-Daughter Short Rows), and German Short Rows. Each type of short row has its pros and cons and Miriam will discuss the best method for a particular type of project. Students 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? Never fear! Even the best lace knitters make mistakes, but the key to fearless lace knitting is knowing how to recognize and fix mistakes. In this class 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. The details on this sweater or so feminine and elegant yet it’s a versatile addition to any wardrobe. The V neck shaping is echoed by a V at the back of the neck. The smocking is continuous across the front shoulder and the back shoulder, where it’s attached to an angled back for a better fit. The pattern calls for Swans Island Natural Colors Collection Worsted which we still have some skeins of in our sale basket. Other yarns we carry that would be beautiful in this sweater areCumbria from the Fibre Company, Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers, Malabrigo Rios and Kid Classic from Rowan.

Other Mim favorites of mine are: Dimorphous Mittens which use Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend combined with a sock yarn; Chromaticity CowlBroadwyn ShawlAdamas ShawlPorifera SocksRivel Cardigan and Solis which also calls for Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend.

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.

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 very reasonable, just $5 for the hour and a half.

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

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

What are you doing New Year’s Day?

What are you doing New Year’s Day?
How about joining us at the store for some relaxing knitting or even to start a brand new 2019 project. A good friend of mine once told me that January is “Knit for Me” month. I couldn’t agree more!

The store will be open from 10:30am to 3:00pm and we will also have light refreshments. If you are still in your pajamas (or even last night’s party clothes) no worries. Just come as you are.

Need new ideas? Some of my favorite projects are shown below.

We currently have all the colors of Spincycle Yarns’ Dream State used in Andrea Mowry’s Nightshift. We can even kit it up for you in a special Wasatch and Wool Yarns knitting bag.

This beautiful crocheted cowl can also be done as an infinity scarf. Churchmouse Yarns and Teas designed their Mobius Cowlusing Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze which we stock in several lovely colors. Another option would be Loft from Neighborhood Fibers.

Belle, a design by Quail Studio, uses Rowan’s luxurious yarn,Brushed Fleece (a bulky weight wool and alpaca blend.) With a contrasting yoke, stand up neckline and raglan sleeves, this sweater is super soft and easy to wear.

This lovely, easy to wear scarf uses one of our newest yarns,June Cashmere Lace Weight. The team behind June Cashmere bring 100% cashmere sustainably sourced from small family farms in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia to the US market. The cashmere is gathered in Kyrgyzstan, processed by artisans in Europe, then finished and dyed in Maine.
Rainfall Scarf, designed by Kristin Eksuzian, uses two skeins of this luxurious light fingering weight yarn.

Ribbed Lace Scarf also from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas uses Rowan’s Cocoon, a bulky weight, soft blend of merino and kid mohair. Knit on size #10 needles and an easy to remember stitch pattern makes this a great on-the-go project.

Ready to get back to Brioche? Kotte from Jonna Hietala, the editor-in-chief of Laine Magazine, was in such demand that she had to release the pattern ahead of the magazine publication date. Kotte means cone in Swedish evoking her love of pine trees.
The pattern for the gorgeous sweater will be released early as well.

 

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.

 

Help Hours
Susan will be returning for her Tuesday help hours on Tuesday January 8th 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 very reasonable, just $5 for the hour and a half.

Classes
New classes for the new year will be announced in our upcoming January newsletter. 

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday Update:
In addition to our Black Friday discounts and our Mega Wool Winder giveaway, we are giving away patterns with a purchase of the corresponding yarn (but only for today, Small Business Saturday.)

Llumeneres from Kate Gagnon Osborn is an adorable and versatile cabled hat knit with Kelbourne Woolens’ yarn Andorra.Andorra is a 2-ply merino wool, highland wool and mohair blend that comes in assortment of beautiful colors.

On a cold winter’s day, nothing beats the comfort, practicality, and vintage charm of a classic crocheted beanie especially when adorned with a pompom. Hedgerow hat designed by Abbey Swanson at The Firefly Hook uses Juniper Moon FarmMoonshine Chunky to create a lovely hat reminiscent of a hedgerow mounded with snow.

#08 Marled Cowl is from Noro Knitting Magazine’s Fall/Winter 2017 edition and was designed by Audrey Drysdale. Its colorful textured honeycomb pattern strikes a balance between cushion and drape. The yarns used on the project are Noro’s Silk Gardenand Silk Garden Solo. Worked in the round on a size #11 needle, this is a quick project.

 

If you’re a bit more ambitious and want to knit an entire set of fingerless mitts, hat, cowl and socks, Jenny Watson’s Umiña Collection is a wonderful place to start.Umiña from Marisol is a warm and scrumptious blend of alpaca and merino. Stop by the store just to give this luxurious yarn a squeeze.