Because nothing says I love you like cashmere and other wonderful gifts…

We are so excited to announce that Wasatch and Wool Yarns is now part of the String@ Collection. We have teamed up with Stacy Charles and String in New York City to bring the finest cashmere to Utah. It’s the cashmere for people who love cashmere. Though some of the yarns, Classica and Strata, are 100% cashmere, others such as Dolcetto and Aran 30 are cashmere blends and are at a very good price point. Shown below are: Park City Headband and Cowl  by Annabelle Speer knit in DolcettoGold Coast Tabord/Shrug by Dina Mor knit in Strata, and Scarlett Belted Duster by Joan Forgione in Shalimar.

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Lux Adorna Cashmere

If you have a love for fine fiber, color and design, Lux Adorna is a wonderful choice. We carry several of her kits which are a great gift option because Heidi Hennessy, the creative force behind Lux Adorna, does such a beautiful job putting colors together.  Shown below are: my Audrey Cowl (which you can see in the store if Margaux isn’t wearing it) designed by Smalle which uses one Lofty Lux BraidInauguration Consolation by Casapinka in Menage a TroisEssential Striped Scarf by Xandy Peters which uses Fun Size Bundles Sport plus one skein, andGretta Mitts by Tanis Gray done in Fair Isle Box of Itty Bitties.

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Gift Cards plus one!

From now through the end of the year, receive a $5 gift certificate for yourself with every $50 or larger gift certificate purchased. It’s a nice way to treat yourself when you’re giving someone else a really nice gift.

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Classes and Knit-Alongs (KAL’s):
We now have a weekly knit-along time scheduled on Wednesdays from noon to 2pm. Please stop by to get started, instruction on a technique you don’t understand or even assistance on getting out of an “oops”. The only thing we ask is that you please use materials purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.

Knit Hats for the Holidays Day
Saturday, December 16 from noon-5pm
Not only do hats make great gifts, they also keep you warm. Right now we need both of those things! Making this day even more special, my friend Sue is in town and will be in the store knitting. We featured some gorgeous hat patterns in this newsletter but are always happy to come up with a few other suggestions.

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Suffolk:

Designed by Jo Storie and knit in bulky weight yarn, Suffolk is a quick but still very stylish gift especially with an added pom-pom. A great yarn choice (and the one we will be using in the shop) is Aran 30 Bulky, a 70% extra-fine merino and 30% cashmere blend from the String@ Collection. This hat is also a great first cable project.

Suffolk

Bean:
One more knit hat gifting idea is Bean from Plucky Knitter Designs. This classically cute hat can be quickly knit in sport or fingering weight yarn. A few of our super soft suggestions areRoad to China Light from The Fibre Company, Telluride from Classic Elite Yarns, Cheeky Merino Joy from Rosy Green Wool or (for the very special giftee) Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 100% cashmere 4-ply.

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Felted Clogs:
If you’ve joined us recently for one of our knit-nights, you know how popular Felted Clogs have become to knit as gifts. Designed by Bev Galeskas from Fiber Trend, this is also a great project for new knitters as mistakes tend to disappear during the felting process. We recommend using Lamb’s Pride Worsted from Brown Sheep Company.

Felted Cogs

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

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
December 16 from 9:30-11am.

From your first knitting lesson, help with an ongoing project or even picking out something new, this time is for the new or returning knitter. The fee per session is $15.  Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot.

You will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase for every Learn to Knit class taken.

Knit Nights, now held on Wednesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.  We also host Project Wednesdays from noon-2pm, a time set aside for knit-along assistance and new knitter encouragement. We hope to see you here!

 

Wasatch and Wool Yarns Black Friday Sale extended through Sunday

Yesterday was so much fun that we decided to extend our Black Friday Sale through today, Small Business Saturday, and even “Sofa Sunday” which I’m officially renaming “Sit-and-Knit Sunday.”

All of our Blue Sky Fibers yarns continue to be 15% off for the month of November. 

For the next two days, yarns from Noroand Debbie Bliss will also be 15% off.

Our Super Sidewalk Sale (normally 30% off), is 40% off and we’ve added additional items to the sale.  

Here are a few more project ideas:

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Turkish Bed Socks by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas in Koigu KPPPM and Moroccan Magique by Casapinka in Dragonfly Fibers’ Dragon Sock which is available in a kit.

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From Juniper Moon Farm, Snowfall by Gus Baxter in Moonshineand Between Oceans in Moonshine Chunky by Laura Aylor.

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Copenhagen Calling  by Isabell Kraemer for which I would recommend Swans Island’s Natural Colors Merino and La Crau by Melanie Berg in Rosy Green Wool’s new fingering weight yarn, Merino d’Arles.

And finally, this pullover knit in Rauma Finullgarn. (For more infomation on this sweater, please visit the store.)

Rauma Finullgarn

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

Black Friday Sale – 15% off select yarns.

Just a reminder that all Blue Sky Fibers yarns are 15% off for the month of November.

***For Black Friday (today only), yarns from Noro and Debbie Bliss will also be 15% off.

***Our Super Sidewalk Sale (normally 30% off), today only is 40%. 

***Even better, we have some freshly baked Christmas cookies! 

Here are some great project ideas:

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Long Island Cowl by Nancy Ekvall and Almost a Sock Monkey Hat by Anne Lindquist.

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Great Pelfe by Erika Flory and Silk Garden Garter Stitch Sweater by the Eisaku Noro Design Team.

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#29 Lacy Shawl by Debbie Bliss, Tweed Bow Beanie by Jess Kahele and Baseball Jacket by Debbie Bliss.

Thanksgiving Newsletter

Wasatch and Wool Yarns Design Competition

Designers are the heart of what knitters create. I’m reminded of this daily and want to say thank you from everyone at the store, customers and staff alike. Because of this and to celebrate our three year anniversary, Wasatch and Wool Yarns is proud and excited to announce the Wasatch and Wool Yarns Design Competition. The winner of the competition will receive one of the nicest prizes ever, $750 toward lodging, restaurants, spas or lift tickets in Park City, Utah. Runners-up will be mentioned in upcoming newsletters and knit-alongs. To win, the designer must create a knitting pattern that best fits the theme, “A Knitting Community at 7,000 feet” and use yarn stocked by Wasatch and Wool Yarns. Designers, you don’t need to purchase the yarn from us though we frequently ship yarn from the store here in Park City. Please don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions about which yarns we currently stock. The contest will open on December 1, 2018 and an entry form with additional details will be posted on Wasatch and Wool Yarns’ Facebook page.

Gerty from Anzula

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In keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit, we just received a new yarn from Anzula named Gerty in honor of Gerty Cori, a Jewish Czech-American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The yarn truly is an all-American project. The wool is made from American Targhee, a cross breed of Rambouillet, Corriedale and Lincoln sheep, and named for Targhee National Forest. It’s spun at a mill in the Northeast, and then dyed by Anzula in Fresno, California.

Gerty is fingering weight and 100% Targhee which makes for a wonderfully bouncy, soft, wearable yarn.  A couple of my favorite patterns designed in Gerty are Miki by Angela Tong andFissure by Simone Kereit.

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Fair Isle Box of Itty Bitties Mini Skeins

Lux Adorna Box of Itty Bitty Mini-Skeins

A fairly local hand dyed yarn is from Heidi Hennessy at Lux Adorna Knits in Idaho. Heidi’s passion was knitting and spinning cashmere but she was unsatisfied by the monochrome muted colors of factory produced cashmere yarn. She started experimenting by spinning and dying single strand cashmere and ended up creating stunning multi-tonal yarn that gives even the simplest of projects a richness of character and depth of color. We carry many kits from Heidi but her Fair Isle Box of Itty Bitties is like a box of cupcakes. A couple of patterns designed for the kit are Gretta Hat and Gretta Mitts by Tanis Gray.

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Bandana Cowl
And finally I find myself gravitating to Purl Soho’s patternBandana Cowl for gift giving this year. I became addicted to the TV show Longmire this fall. (I still have several episodes on my DVR so no spoilers please.) My plan between now and the holidays is to spend some relaxing hours in front of the fire catching up on episodes and knitting a few of these out of Blue Sky Fibers’ American Scenic and Juniper Moon’s Moonshine Chunky.

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We will be closed Thanksgiving Day but please join us for holiday cookies and fiber festivities during our regular store hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 24-26. Knit Night on Wednesday, November 22 is cancelled as we will all be home studying up on preparing the Thanksgiving turkey.

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Three Year Anniversary Newsletter!

3 Year Anniversary !!

We are excited to celebrate Wasatch and Wool’s three-year anniversary this month. Blue Sky Fibers (Blue Sky Alpacas then) was the first yarn we stocked at the store and we’ve expanded the number of yarns, patterns and kits from Blue Sky every year. To thank all of you for your support and patronage, all products from Blue Sky Fibers and Spud & Chloe will be 15% off during the month of November. Please come by to look at three of our newest yarns featured below.

American Scenic
The first is a very special one-time only yarn that Blue Sky Fibers developed with fiber designer Tabbethia Haubold of Long Island Livestock. In the past, yarns from Blue Sky Fibers have come from South America. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Blue Sky Fibers launched American Scenic, a Made-in-the-USA 50% US alpaca, 30% US merino and 20% silk worsted weight yarn. Two of my favorite patterns that use American Scenicare Almost a Sock Monkey Hat by Anne Lindquist and Long Island Cowl by Nancy Ekvall.

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Baby Alpaca
I love knitting with this sport weight 100% alpaca yarn because it is so soft and a wonderful stitch definition. Baby Alpaca’s high sheen and springiness make it a great choice for wraps, hats, fingerless mittens and cowls. Another upcoming knit-along is going to be the Albany Alpaca Cowl by JaneVeitenheimer which I love because the colors and pattern remind me of a Pendleton blanket.

Albany Alpaca Cowl

Techno
Techno is a great yarn for knitters who are fans of technology (baby alpaca is blown into a mesh tube of silk) as well as knitters who are looking for a quick knit as this bulky weight yarn doesn’t split. It’s also light, lofty and blossoms when it’s blocked.
Two of my favorite projects that use Techno are: the Sasha Wrap by Sarah Smuland (I would use a Jul Pedestal Button as the fastener,) and Cold Spring Cocoon by JaneVeitenheimer.

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Classes and Knit-Alongs (KAL’s):
Classes can fill up quickly. Please call or drop by the store to  reserve your spot. We now have a weekly knit-along time scheduled on Wednesdays from noon to 2pm. Stop by to get started, receive instruction on a technique you don’t understand or even assistance on getting out of an “oops”. The only thing we ask is that you please use materials purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.

Classic Family Hat Class with Deb Pollard
A three part class on Tuesdays, November 14, 28 and December 5 from 5-7 pm.
The fee for the class is $40. Please sign up in advance as space is very limited. Prior experience working in the round is required.

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Looking for a great gift idea? This is it! This hat is very stretchy and can be made in seven sizes from infant to adult XL.
It features a double-layered ribbed cuff with a tubular cast-on that creates a stretchy and attractive edge. The crown is worked with helical knitting creating jogless stripes, and the top has an unusual bind-off.
Make this hat with Llamor from HiKoo, a 100% baby llama yarn which is now available in bright colors as well as neutrals, or Kenzie also from HiKoo, a wool, angora, alpaca blend. Personalize the hat with a variety of color and stripe variations. (This class was very popular last year and students ended up making several as friends and family requested more hats.)

Brioche Basics Class and Knit-along:
Saturday, November 18 from 9:30am-11am
$20 (for this class you can bring your own materials)

Brioche is a new trend in knitting that has become extraordinarily popular because of the beautiful stitch it creates and though challenging, it’s a lot of fun. In this class, students will learn how to Brioche in one and two colors both flat and in the round. At the end of class, the Brioche knit-along will begin and we can select and start knitting a new Brioche project. If you already know how to Brioche, no need to take the class; just join us for the KAL. Shown below are a few of my favorite Brioche projects: Liguria by Katrin Schubert is a hat we offered a Brioche class earlier this year; Willow by Nancy Marchant; Syncopation Adoration Cowl by Stephen West and Briochealicious by Andrea Mowry.

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Antler Mittens KAL:
These mittens are squishy and warm to keep out the cold and make a wonderful holiday gift! A bold antler cable travels from generous cuffs to the fingertips of the mittens. Designed by Tin Can Knits, they are perfect for a winter’s night stroll or a rousing snowball fight. I’ll be knitting these up in Arranmorefrom The Fibre Co.

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

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
November 11 and December 2 from 9:30-11am.

From your first knitting lesson, help with an ongoing project or even picking out something new, this time is for the new or returning knitter. The fee per session is $15.  Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot.

You will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase for every Learn to Knit class taken.

Knit Nights, now held on Wednesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.  We also host Project Wednesdays from noon-2pm, a time set aside for knit-along assistance and new knitter encouragement. We hope to see you here!

New Yarns, Knit-Alongs and Classes this October

Fall foliage has been so pretty this year in Park City, setting the stage for our theme this October at Wasatch and Wool, its all about color. Upcoming is a day of classes on colorwork and steeking, a new DK weight yarn from the Fibre Co. that comes in a wonderful assortment of gorgeous colors, a Halloween colorwork knit-along and a special sale on all yarn and books from a company known for its self-striping yarn.

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Arranmore Light from the Fibre Co.

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to visit Kilcar in County Donegal and brought back a fair amount of yarn souvenirs. This area of Ireland is known for spinning yarn with colorful, heathered slubs. Though sturdy, this yarn is not very soft but it’s very warm and thus a longtime favorite of fishermen. The Fibre Co recently came out with Arranmore Light, their version of a DK weight Donegal wool; however, they added cashmere and silk making the yarn luxurious and lustrous.
Shown below are a few very fun patterns designed forArranmore LightCandy Darling by Kate Gagnon Osborn; Bibbeby Meghan Kelly and Ultraviolet by Courtney Kelley.

Kelbourne Woolens Arranmore Light Collection

        

Kelbourne Woolens Arranmore Light Collection

Kelbourne Woolens Arranmore Light Collection

***We also carry Arranmore (the aran version.) Please stop by the store to see the beautiful colors and texture of this yarn.

Special Sale on all Noro yarn!

Another treat this month is that all of our Noro yarn is 25% off.
For the past 40 years, Japan’s Eisaku Noro’s artistry in blending vivid colors and diverse fiber types has remained unsurpassed. Wearing a garment created with Noro yarn is like wearing a work of art. Be sure to stop by this month to take advantage of this great sale.
Shown below are Great Pelfe by Erika Flory and the Silk Garden Garter Stitch Sweater by the Eisaku Noro Design Team.

Noro Great Pelfe by Erika Flory     Noro Sik Garden

Classes and Knit-Alongs (KAL’s):
We now have a weekly knit-along time scheduled on Wednesdays from noon to 2pm. Please stop by to get started, instruction on a technique you don’t understand or even assistance on getting out of an “oops”. The only thing we ask is that you please use materials purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.

Introduction to Stranded Knitting and Steeking Classes with Jeffrey Wall

We are excited to offer a couple of colorwork classes with Jeffrey Wall later this month. Jeffrey and his husband, Dennis, are The Yarn Guys, importers of Norwegian yarn including Rauma and also have their own line of Z-twist yarn for Twined Knitting. Also, he is well known for his translations of Norwegian patterns into English and for teaching knitting classes throughout the United States.

Rauma Finullgarn

(The above sweater is one of my favorites designed by Rauma and translated by Jeffrey.)

Introduction to Stranded Knitting:
Tuesday, October 24 from 10am-1pm
$50 plus materials

Learn tips and tricks to make sure your colors work well together including color dominance and how to hold yarn with 2 strands in your right hand, 2 strands in your left hand and 1 strand in each hand. Jeffrey will recommend strategies on picking out colors and ways to limit puckering.
Materials – 2 balls (1 each of 2 different colors) RaumaFinullgarn and size 3mm (US 2.5) needles.

Steeking Class:
Tuesday, October 24 from 2:30pm-5:30pm
$50 plus materials (which can be the same used in previous class)

In this class, students will make a cup cozy while learning and practicing how to prepare knitting to be steeked, how to sew and cut the steek and how to pick up and work button bands or steek bands that will cover your cut stitches for a professional finish.

These classes are very limited in size and we expect them to sell out quickly. Please call or drop by the store to reserve your spot.

Ghosts and Widows:
If you are really in the spirit of Halloween, we have a KAL ofGhosts and Widows by Amber Darling.  Are you into cute ghoulish ghosts or are you more into creepy spiders? Both options are available on the same pattern so make both!  Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted is perfect for this fun to knit and relatively quick project.

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Behind the Scenes by Michelle Hunter (Knitpurlhunter):

If you are more about the treat than the trick, Michelle Hunter’s new KAL is starting this week. This unique mystery pattern is a gorgeous cabled design sure to increase your cable skills and knowledge. Behind The Scenes is knit as a long rectangle that may be worn as a scarf or stylishly buttoned into a cozy cowl.

The cowl is knit in HiKoo’s brand new yarn Oh! This bulky weight 100% alpaca is named Oh! for a reason. Stop by the store and pick up a skein and you’ll quickly figure out why.  Behind the Scenes is a two skein project and we carry the buttons Michelle recommends.

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

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
October 7 and November 4 from 9:30-11am.

From your first knitting lesson, help with an ongoing project or even picking out something new, this time is for the new or returning knitter. The fee per session is $15.  Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot.

You will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase for every Learn to Knit class taken.

Knit Nights, now held on Wednesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.  We also host Project Wednesdays from noon-2pm, a time set aside for knit-along assistance and new knitter encouragement. We hope to see you here!

 

Wasatch And Wool Yarns September Events

Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser
Wasatch and Wool will be donating $10 for every skein of Twisted Owl yarn sold at the store during the month of September to the YouCaring.com Houston Flood Relief Fund organized by JJ Watt. If you’re familiar with Twisted Owl, you know that Abby and Byron Owens, the incredible team that create the speckle and variegate dyed skeins of yarn in truly happy colors, are from Longview Texas. Everyone here at the store is so glad to be able to help out in the relief effort and give everyone a great excuse to try this uplifting yarn.

Twisted Owl

Marianated Yarns Trunk Show
We are hosting a trunk show with Marianated Yarns on Thursday, September 21 from noon to 4pm. In addition to her gorgeous colors on scrumptious bases (including Scrumptious High Twist), the famous paint cans will return to the store for those hours only. If you didn’t have a chance to purchase one during the yarn crawl, please don’t miss this event.

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Knit-Alongs (KAL’s):
We now have a weekly knit-along time scheduled on Wednesdays from noon to 2pm. Please stop by to get started, instruction on a technique you don’t understand or even assistance on getting out of an “oops”. The only thing we ask is that you please use materials purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.

Turkish Bedsocks:
From Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, these incredibly cute little socks which are knit up using one 50 gram skein of Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) are a quick knit, a great way to give socks a try and make a wonderful gift. This KAL was so popular with customers who are making multiple pairs that we are highlighting it again this month.

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Copenhagen Calling:
Now that it is beginning to turn cooler, this beautiful project from Isabell Kraemer is a snugly infinity style cowl that uses 2 colors and 3 different stitch patterns. I’m knitting mine in Swans Island Natural Colors Collection. Please stop by the store to take a look at it and pick out colors for yours.

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Dream Club – Beachcomber:
Wasatch and Wool will again host Dream Club with Dream in Color Yarns. This is a yarn club featuring a one-time only color of yarn paired with a special pattern. We will also have a few Champagne (actually Prosecco and sparkling water) Cast-ons along the way to celebrate these special kits. The first kit includes BFL Silk DK, a brand-new yarn from Dream in Color and the pattern for Chelsea Berkompas’ Beachcomber shawl. The inspiration for this project comes from the Sonoran desert—now bursting with life after the heat of summer.

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Rylie and Building with Lace by Michelle Hunter:
We just received a shipment of Michelle Hunter’s new bookBuilding with Lace. In this book, Michelle has created a carefully designed sequence of stitch patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult stitch patterns. When combined, the stitch patterns make one elegant shawl.
The suggested yarn for the shawl is Rylie from HiKoo. Lusciously soft baby alpaca is enriched with the elegant drape and gleam of mulberry silk and the rustic tactile appeal of linen. Dyed in soft pastels, beachy brights and glowing neutrals, Rylie is ravishing.

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

Classes:

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
September 9 and 16 from 9:30-11am.

From your first knitting lesson, help with an ongoing project or even picking out something new, this time is for the new or returning knitter. The fee per session is $15.  Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot.

You will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase for every Learn to Knit class taken.

Knit Nights, now held on Wednesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.  We also host Project Wednesdays from noon-2pm, a time set aside for knit-along assistance and new knitter encouragement. We hope to see you here!

 

Alexandra’s Crafts Trunk Show and Solar Eclipse at Wasatch and Wool Yarns *Wednesday, August 23*

August 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alexandra’s Crafts Trunk Show:

On Wednesday, August 23 we will again host a Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair kick-off  trunk show with Alexandra’s Crafts. Not only are Alexandra’s yarns wonderfully colorful, they feel really nice in your hands as you knit/crochet with them. Her line of yarn includes superwash merino, yak, silk and cashmere blends.

Shown below is a truly timely shawl, Solar Eclipse* designed by Kelly Forster knit in Alexandra’s Crafts new hand-dyed and hand-painted yarn Dark Side of the Moon. (We have this yarn in stock if you would like to have it on your needles in time for the actual solar eclipse on Monday.)
*This pattern will be free with the purchase of 2 skeins of Dark Side of the Moon.

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We will also have a large selection of Alexandra’s gradient yarn. Let “compassion powers activate” with The Kindness KAL Shawl  by Jaala Spiro. Another very pretty choice for this yarn is Trestleby Lynette Suchner.

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Stop by the store to see these and other beautiful projects. The trunk show runs from noon-6pm on Wednesday, August 23.

August New Yarns, Classes and Knit-Alongs

What I did on my summer vacation…
In late July, I took a week to go back east. While I was in the Washington, DC area, I took an afternoon to visit Kate and Susan and Dragonfly Fibers in Virginia. 
Kate Chiocchio, the indie dyer and founder of this friend and family run operation, is known for her fabulously rich and happy colors. Below are photos of Kate hard at work on a rainy afternoon cooking up some of her beautiful colors, yarn waiting to be dyed, freshly dyed yarn drying (or not given the weather) and my basket which will soon be full and headed to Utah later this month.           5bc9ca47-59a3-4e91-acae-febae6faf921          00cc63a2-ef14-470c-86bf-45dad29f1cf5

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I was able to bring home a few souvenirs from my trip.  In honor of shark week, the San Jose Sharks or shark fans and followers everywhere, Kate put together the Great White Mitts kit which includes the pattern by Maureen Foulds.
Though still in pre-order, I was also able to bring back a couple of Dragonfly’s kits for Casapinka’s Moroccan Magique Wrap Summer KAL.

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Knit-Alongs (KAL’s):
We now have a weekly knit-along time scheduled on Wednesdays from noon to 2pm. Please stop by to get started, instruction on a technique you don’t understand or even assistance on getting out of an “oops”. The only thing we ask is that you please use materials purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.

Both of our knit-alongs this month come from the team at Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. I’m attracted to both their simplicity in lines as well as their knit now and wear very soon functionality.

Turkish Bedsocks 
These incredibly cute little socks which are knit up using one 50 gram skein of Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) are a quick knit, a great way to give socks a try and make a wonderful gift. I’m making a pair to stash in my travel bag to use when going through security. The pattern calls for mattress stitch seeming but there is a simple modification that avoids having to do that.

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Polka Dot Scarf
So if summer has come to an end, you should at least have polka dots to stay cheery and upbeat into fall. Churchmouse created ‘dots’ with a widely spaced eyelet stitch pattern that’s easy to knit and easy to remember. A slip stitch edging gives a slightly firmer edge to your scarf—no curling! Slip stitches and an i-cord bindoff are skills that are used and we are happy to teach during this KAL. The pattern calls for Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze or Isager’s Alpaca Strik 1and we have both in stock.

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Blue Sky Fibers recently released their new lookbook for 2017-2018. The yarn and patterns evoke a warm rich spirit. The store is now fully restocked in Woolstok, a worsted weight 100% wool with excellent stitch definition and a very nice price point. Shown below is the Janesville Jacket by Jane Veitenheimer. We will be featuring more of their yarns and patterns in upcoming newsletters.

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

Classes:

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Gail Hecox will be leading a class on knitting Diane Soucy’s Baby Tunic (which actually goes up to size 24 months.)The class will meet on four Fridays, August 25, September 1, 8 and 15 from noon-1:00pm. The class fee is $40 which includes all 4 sessions. Skills learned in the class are: knitting a raglan sleeve, picking up stitches; making a placket with a button hole, and personalizing the pattern to make your own design choices. This is a great beginner sweater knitting class that will enable you to go on and make a sweater for yourself! Be sure to stop by the store to see the Baby Tunic Gail knit up using Plymouth Encore.

Please call the store to register in advance. We ask that you purchase your supplies for this course from Wasatch and Wool.

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
August 12 and 26 from 9:30-11am.

From your first knitting lesson, help with an ongoing project or even picking out something new, this time is for the new or returning knitter. The fee per session is $15.  Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot.

You will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase for every Learn to Knit class taken.

**Spectacular Summer Sidewalk Sale**
Now through the rest of the summer (if yarn still remains.)

Wasatch and Wool Yarns has been open since November 2014 and we have yet to have a big clearance sale. This is ending June 1. It’s time to get rid of some older inventory so we can restock with more beautiful yarns and accessories. New yarns will be added to the sale throughout the summer so please stop by often.
Items will be reduced by 30-60%.

Knit Nights, held on Tuesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.  We also host Project Wednesdays from noon-2pm, a time set aside for knit-along assistance and new knitter encouragement. We hope to see you here!

 

 

 

Wasatch And Wool Yarns July Events

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing everyone one a really happy Fourth of July!
The weather has been just wonderful here in Park City. We’ve had great evenings for knitting out on our decks and patios while enjoying the nice temperatures at the end of long summer days.

(The store will be closed on July 4th.)

DanDoh Trunk Show
Saturday, July 1- Sunday, July 9
We are so excited to be hosting our first DanDoh Trunk Show this upcoming week at the store. Yumiko Alexander designs fun and fashionable garments and accessories with a Japanese aesthetic. Though from Japan, she currently lives in Arizona so her designs and the yarns that she has created for them are perfect for warm weather. All of her designs are so beautiful it’s hard to have a favorite but if I had to choose, I would pick herForest Weave top which is shown below.

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Some other pieces that we are showing are (clockwise from top left)  MirrorNouveauMeadow’s Night and Duality. Please stop by and try on the samples. Maybe you’ll be able to pick a favorite –  if not, knit a couple.

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Mary Gavan Mesa is back in stock.

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In my June newsletter, I had mentioned Mesa, a hand dyed sport weight rayon in gorgeous Southwest inspired colors from Mary Gavan. This yarn has been very popular and we sold out last month. We just received a new shipment so if you were interested in joining us on the Easy Lace Shawl and Summer Wrap (shown below) knit-along, this would be a good time to stop by the store and purchase a skein or two.

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If you like to purchase some yarn or a kit but aren’t currently in town, please give the store a call. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City.

Yarn for all Seasons Shop Hop
July 12-July 15th (and July 16 only at Wasatch and Wool)

Get ready for Shop Hop 2017! Wasatch and Wool Yarns will be one of eight participating yarn shops in the “Yarn for All Seasons” event. Pick up your punch card and take it around to each of the stores to get a stamp from July 12th thru 15th (16th here in Park City.) Once you return your full card to any of the participating shops, you’ll be entered to win fun prizes! As part of the fun, you’ll get to enjoy new samples, make-and-takes, and free patterns during the event.

Shop Hop

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
July 22 from 9:30-11am.

From your first knitting lesson, help with an ongoing project or even picking out something new, this time is for the new or returning knitter. The fee per session is $15. Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot.

You will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase for every Learn to Knit class taken.

**Spectacular Summer Sidewalk Sale**
Now through the rest of the summer (if yarn still remains.)

Wasatch and Wool Yarns has been open since November 2014 and we have yet to have a big clearance sale. This is ending this summer. It’s time to get rid of some older inventory so we can restock with more beautiful yarns and accessories. Items in the sale are 8-ply Cashmere from Jade Sapphire, SweetGeorgia and Knit Collage which was just recently added. We also have needles from Knitter’s Pride and accessory bags from Yarn Pop and DellaQ. New yarns will be added to the sale throughout the summer so please stop by often.
Items will be reduced by 30-60%.

Knit Nights, held on Tuesdays, are a great, relaxing mid-week break. They are from 6pm-8pm.  We also host Project Wednesdays from noon-2pm, a time set aside for knit-along assistance and new knitter encouragement. We hope to see you here!
***Knit Night is cancelled for Tuesday, July 4th!  The store will also be closed that day. Enjoy the fireworks!)