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.

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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.

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.

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(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.

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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.

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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!)

 

Wasatch and Wool Yarns – New Yarns, Classes and Spectacular Summer 👓 Sidewalk Sale

Welcome Summer!

(A gorgeous view from my hike this morning.)

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I love summer knitting! It’s so much fun taking a break from wool and enjoying the textures of summer: cottons, linens and all sorts of warm weather friendly blends. Also, these yarns tend to look just beautiful knit with just a simple stitch pattern. The best example of this is Mesa, a sport-weight hand dyed rayon yarn, from Mary Gavan. Cast on 56 stitches and knit every row in garter stitch. The resulting scarf is just mesmerizing.  Mary is an indie dyer from Tucson, Arizona and her colors and yarns all reflect a strong Southwest influence. Mesa has been extraordinarily popular in the store this season. I’ve just introduced Canyon which I expect to be just as popular. Shown below is Mary Gavan’s Easy Lacey Shawl and Summer Wrap knit in Mesa and Variable knit in Canyon by Petra Breakstone. Another beautiful pattern that uses Canyon is the Manzanita Poncho by Stacey Yamauchi.

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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.

Insouciant 
Summer is a great time to try knitting a garment especially if you are a new knitter. One of my favorite patterns is Insouciantby Julie Hoover. This tee features meticulous details including a rolled neck, exposed raglan seams and side slits, and has a very flattering silhouette. It also shows off the texture of the yarn so linen and linen blends as well as silk blends further enhance the tee. The tee calls for a lace weight yarn held double stranded but I would recommend (especially for a newish knitter) a sport weight yarn such as Louet’s Euroflax. Elsebeth Lavold’sHempathy or Juniper Moon’s Zooey so only one strand at a time is needed.

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Lilikoi and Kukui
If you are preparing for cooler summer evenings up here in Park City (or colder days in air conditioning elsewhere), you are going to want to join us on this knit-along using Universal Yarn’s Bamboo Pop. Light and breezy, Bamboo Pop is a machine washable 50/50 cotton/bamboo blend that makes great warm weather projects for adults and kids all at a wonderful price point. The knit-along will be one or both – pick your favorite – of these shawls designed by Tori Gurbisz. Lilikoiis on the left and Kukui is on the right.

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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:
We are really excited to announce that we have Pat Ronneberg coming back to teach a couple of classes!

The first one is a Disaster Recovery class which will meet on three Wednesdays, June 14, 21, and 28 from 10-11:00am. She will be covering just about anything that can go wrong (and often does) when knitting. The class fee is $45 which includes all 3 sessions and Pat will even help you get back on track with old projects that were put aside after a knitting disaster. We expect that this class will sell out quickly. Please call the store to register in advance and to get homework and a list of materials to bring to class.

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The second class is on Knitting with Beads. (Please stop by the store to see some beautiful samples that she has knit up.) This class will be one one hour session held on Saturday, June 17 at 10:00am. If you need more time to practice you are welcome to stay and knit. The fee for this class is $20. Again, we expect that this class will sell out quickly so please call the store to register in advance and get a list of materials to bring to class.

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
June 24 and July 1 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. The recommended first project is the Garter-Stitch Scarf and Sideways Handwarmers from Churchmouse Yarns. 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.

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BUILDING BLOCKS
Monday, June 19 from 6-8pm.

Improve your knitting skills one square and one month at a time. Every pattern in Building Blocks focuses on the development of a skill while knitting a lovely square that can be seamed into a beautiful afghan. The Building Blocks workshop allows participants to work on their blocks at their own pace throughout the year. Instruction will be one-on-one as needed during the class.

As a special incentive, there is no fee for the class as long as you purchase your supplies from Wasatch and Wool Yarns. Otherwise, it is a $20 fee for the class.

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**Spectacular Summer Sidewalk Sale**
June 1 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. Some of the first items in the sale will be 8-ply Cashmere from Jade Sapphire, as well as an assortment of yarns from Plymouth, Sublime and SweetGeorgia. 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!

 

 

Wasatch And Wool Yarns May Events

Spring has arrived up here in Park City. Days are long, the daffodils have been beautiful and the tulips are beginning to blossom. If you’re like me, you are thinking about who you can knit baby gifts for as well as what knit/crocheted projects I’ll need for summer. Something I’m not very good at is planning way ahead for the holidays. However, we have a knit-along planned that will help you with this.

*One quick item to note: Due to a family obligation, the store will be closing early on May 17. Our hours that day will be 11:00am – 2:00pm.

Appalachian Baby Yarn
Appalachian Baby is the yarn that I use for knitting gifts for very special little recipients. you’ll want to use for hand knit or crocheted baby gifts. It is a natural US certified organic cotton that has been spun with a twist that makes the cotton exceptionally soft. There are no dyes that can irritate sensitive skin, and it machine washes and dries beautifully. We carry kits for baby blankets, washcloths and baby hats as well as individual skeins for sweaters. Shown below are Baby Soft Blanket and Lamb’s Ear Hooded Cardigan.

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Bamboo Pop
If you are preparing for cooler summer evenings up here in Park City (or colder days in air conditioning elsewhere), you are going to want to purchase some skeins of Bamboo Pop from Universal Yarns. Light and breezy, Bamboo Pop is a machine washable 50/50 cotton/bamboo blend that makes great warm weather projects for adults and kids. (And, did I mention that it is a great price point?) The store will be hosting a KAL with Bamboo Pop in June. The project will be one or both – pick your favorite – of these shawls designed by Tori Gurbisz. Lilikoi is on the left and Kukui is on the right. Bamboo Pop also knits up beautifully in Heidi Kirrmaier’s Vitamin D sweater which is a current KAL at the store.

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Skinny Jeans
Another fun choice for a summer project is Tahki Yarns Skinny Jeans – A ribbon yarn with a true denim-dyed effect. Great for crisp and full-bodied fabrics to create casual tops, wraps and accessories. Shown below is the Asbury Park Shawl by Irina Poludnenko.

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Classes and Knit-Alongs (KAL’s)
In addition to classes, 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.

Knitting in the Round for Fingerless Mitts or Socks Class
Wednesday May 24, 9:30 – 11:00am
$15
Please call or drop by the store to sign up.

Black Locust Mitts KAL
Wednesdays beginning May 24, noon-2pm

Recently I posted on Facebook a photo of fingerless gloves knit in Arroyo from Malabrigo. A few of you a requested a class to learn how to knit them. I just received a new shipment of Arroyo so now is the perfect time to cast-on this project. Even better, knit them now and you will have one less gift to make for the holidays later this year. If this is the first time you have knit in the round or you just need a refresher, the Knitting in the Round class will prepare you for the KAL. In the class, we will practice knitting in the round on double pointed needles as well as Magic Loop. The Black Locust Mitts, designed by Jessica Yesin, are shown below.

Black Locust Mitts

Park Silly Market Bag KAL
$10 KAL fee
Wednesday May 24, 4:00-6:00 pm

The Park Silly Sunday Market reopens on June 4. Wouldn’t it be great to have your own handmade tote in which to carry your new treasures home? Local designer and knitter Cathy Miller designed an awesome little bag which is just perfect for Park Silly and farmers markets everywhere. My favorite feature is the single strap handle which makes it very comfortable to carry. Cathy will guide you through this KAL which makes it more special because you’ll have the chance to knit with the designer. The recommended yarn is Zooey Aran from Juniper Moon.

Park Silly Bag

Vitamin D Knit-along continues..
Vitamin D, designed by Heidi Kirrmaier, is a swingy cardigan worked from the top down in one piece. The yoke involves classic raglan shaping for the sleeves, and radial eyelet increases for the back. The pattern is very well written making this a wonderful project for an advanced beginner/intermediate knitter.

Vitamin D

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
May 13 and May 27 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. The recommended first project is the Garter-Stitch Scarf and Sideways Handwarmers from Churchmouse Yarns. 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.

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BUILDING BLOCKS
Monday, May 15 from 6-8pm.

Improve your knitting skills one square and one month at a time. Every pattern in Building Blocks focuses on the development of a skill while knitting a lovely square that can be seamed into a beautiful afghan. The Building Blocks workshop allows participants to work on their blocks at their own pace throughout the year. Instruction will be one-on-one as needed during the class.

As a special incentive, there is no fee for the class as long as you purchase your supplies from Wasatch and Wool Yarns. Otherwise, it is a $20 fee for the class.

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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 Late March Events

March has been a great month here at Wasatch and Wool, but even if your bracket is “busted”, there are still a lot of great events at the store over the next few weeks. We’ve also received shipments of gorgeous yarn from Hawaii all the way to Alaska. Please come by to see them (and I promise that I won’t talk about basketball.)

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This yarn is also available in a kit with a pattern designed by Waikiki local Antje Gillingham. Pulakaumaka also known as “Obsession” is stunning when knit with Hanalei yarn.

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Evoking a much different color palette, Alaskan yarn dyer Bobbi Daniels lives in Sitka and teaches local women to spin and dye yarn. We are lucky to carry her beautiful yarn in the store. We have a beautiful assortment of colors and weights of yarn that will make your next project even more special.

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Our first shipment of Dos Tierras from Malabrigo has just arrived. Dos Tierras means “two lands” highlighting the two sources of the two wonderful fibers found in this soft yarn. Malabrigo spun together their fine Uruguayan Merino with baby alpaca from Peru to create a DK weight yarn that is as versatile as it is beautiful. This yarn is great for accessories and hand-wash friendly garments with lace, cables, colorwork or textured stitches.

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LickinFlames Trunk Show and Reception with Jim Atchison

Lickin Flames 1   Lickin Flames 2

Reception with Jim Atchison:
Tuesday, March 28 at 5pm
LickinFlames Trunk Show:
Tuesday, March 28, beginning at 2pm through Sunday, April 2

Many of you have fallen in love with and purchased the gorgeous LickinFlames yarn bowls that we have at the store. Jim Atchison, the artist behind these bowls, will be at the store on Tuesday March 28 to speak about how his ceramics are made. Beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing for five days following the reception, we will have a trunk show including more bowls, shawl pins and other pieces I haven’t carried in the past.

Please let us know if you will be joining us here at the store for this wonderful event.

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Merino March Madness
Last year we celebrated Malabrigo March Madness. This year we’re celebrating Merino March Madness. There are so many wonderful yarns made from merino wool that we can’t just limit ourselves to Malabrigo.

First, we are hosting a Cheeky Merino Joy trunk show from March 23 – April 3.

Rosy Green Wool’s Cheeky Merino Joy is a lovely organic merino yarn that is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified which means: the sheep do not have to suffer painful mulesing; no dangerous chemicals are used, and the workers are treated fairly. The yarn is very soft (much like cashmere), machine washable, spun and dyed by small producers in England and available in beautiful colors.

The samples we will have in the store are Girl in Me,Drachenfels and Heidschnucke from Melanie Berg, Vitamin Dcardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier which is one of our current knit-alongs, and Turks and Caicos from Amy Herzog.

(Shown below are Girl in Me and Heidshnucke.)

Girl in Me   Heidschnuke

Second, we’re also really excited because we just received a shipment of new colors as well as gradient packs from Koigu in their Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) colors. To celebrate, we will be hosting a Find Your Fade knit-along. Andrea Mowry’s fun and creative shawl will be beautiful knit with this one of a kind merino yarn.

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.

The Find Your Fade Merino March Madness KAL

Though I’m knitting mine in the Koigu KPPPM mentioned above, we carry numerous merino yarns that would be wonderful options for Find Your Fade. These include, Mechita from Malabrigo, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio’s  2-Ply and Supersock, Rhapsody Fiber Arts’ Perfect Sock and Three Irish Girls’ Adorn Luxe.

This KAL will start with a “Champagne Cast-On” on  Wednesday, March 29 from 6-8pm. Enjoy some sparkling wine (or water) and other refreshments as you pick out yarn and begin this great project. As space is limited, please call or drop by the store to let us know you will be joining us.

Find your Fade

 

Vitamin D Knit-along continues..
Vitamin D, designed by Heidi Kirrmaier, is a swingy cardigan worked from the top down in one piece. The yoke involves classic raglan shaping for the sleeves, and radial eyelet increases for the back. The pattern is very well written making this a wonderful project for an advanced beginner/intermediate knitter.
We carry several yarns that will knit up beautifully into this sweater. A few suggestions are Silky Wool from Elsebeth Lavold,Kimono from Zitron, Yellowstone from Stitch Sprouts, Sulka Nina from Mirasol, Cheeky Merino Joy from Rosy Green Wool and Road to China Light from The Fibre Company which is the yarn I’m using. If you’re beginning to plan for spring/summer, a couple of our new yarns (Bamboo Pop from Universal andHempathy from Elsebeth Lavold) would be perfect and both are at wonderful price points.

Vitamin D

Classes:

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
April 1 and April 8 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. The recommended first project is the Garter-Stitch Scarf and Sideways Handwarmers from Churchmouse Yarns. Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot.

In conjunction with the Olympic Pentathlon challenge, you will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase for every Learn to Knit class taken.

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BUILDING BLOCKS
Monday, April 24 from 6-8pm.

Improve your knitting skills one square and one month at a time. Every pattern in Building Blocks focuses on the development of a skill while knitting a lovely square that can be seamed into a beautiful afghan. The Building Blocks workshop allows participants to work on their blocks at their own pace throughout the year. Instruction will be one-on-one as needed during the class.

As a special incentive, there is no fee for the class as long as you purchase your supplies from Wasatch and Wool Yarns. Otherwise, it is a $20 fee for the class.

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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 March 2017 Events

We have a fantastic month of March planned and it includes one of my favorite times of the year. Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, you can still have a great time with March Madness at Wasatch and Wool.

Patty Lyons coming to Wasatch and Wool:

Patty Lyons

Patty Lyons is heading up to Park City on Monday, March 13, 2017 to teach two classes. The classes are sold out but we are celebrating her joining us by having a 15% off everything in the entire store on Monday, March 13 but only from 6-9pm. The store will be closed the rest of the day in order to conduct the classes. (Students enrolled in either one or both of Patty’s sessions can take advantage of the sale all day long.)

LickinFlames Trunk Show and Reception with Jim Atchison:

Lickin Flames 1 Lickin Flames 2

Reception with Jim Atchison:
Tuesday, March 28 at 5pm
LickinFlames Trunk Show:
Tuesday March 28, beginning at 2pm through Sunday, April 2

Many of you have fallen in love with and purchased the gorgeous LickinFlames yarn bowls that we have at the store. Jim Atchison, the artist behind these bowls, will be at the store on Tuesday March 28 to speak about how his ceramics are made. Beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing for five days following the reception, we will have a trunk show including more bowls, shawl pins and other pieces I haven’t carried in the past.

Please let us know if you will be joining us here at the store for this wonderful event.

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Merino March Madness
Last year we celebrated Malabrigo March Madness. This year we’re celebrating Merino March Madness. There are so many wonderful yarns made from merino wool that is seems unfortunate to just limit ourselves to just Malabrigo.

First, we are hosting a Cheeky Merino Joy trunk show from March 23–  April 3.

Rosy Green Wool’s Cheeky Merino Joy is a lovely organic merino yarn that is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified which means: the sheep do not have to suffer painful mulesing; no dangerous chemicals are used, and the workers are treated fairly. The yarn is very soft (much like cashmere), machine washable, spun and dyed by small producers in England and available in beautiful colors.

The samples we will have in the store are Girl in Me,Drachenfels and Heidschnuke from Melanie Berg, Vitamin Dcardigan by Heidi Kirrmaier which is one of our current knit-alongs, and Turks and Caicos from Amy Herzog.

(Shown below are Girl in Me and Heidshnuke.)

Girl in Me     Heidschnuke

Second, we’re also really excited because we just received a shipment of new colors as well as gradient packs from Koigu in their Painter’s Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) colors. To celebrate, we will be hosting a Find Your Fade knit-along. Andrea Mowry’s fun and creative shawl will be beautiful knit with this one of a kind merino yarn.

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.

The Find Your Fade Merino March Madness KAL

Though I’m knitting mine in the Koigu KPPPM mentioned above, we carry numerous merino yarns that would be wonderful options for Find Your Fade. These include, Mechita from Malabrigo, Twisted Owl Fiber Studio’s  2-Ply and Supersock, Rhapsody Fiber Arts’ Perfect Sock and Three Irish Girls’ Adorn Luxe.

This KAL will start with a “Champagne Cast-On” on  Wednesday, March 29 from 6-8pm. Enjoy some sparkling wine (or water) and other refreshments as you pick out yarn and begin this great project. As space is limited, please call or drop by the store to let us know you will be joining us.

Find your Fade

Vitamin D Knit-along continues..
Vitamin D, designed by Heidi Kirrmaier, is a swingy cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece. The yoke involves classic raglan shaping for the sleeves, and radial eyelet increases for the back. The pattern is very well written making this a just a wonderful project for an advanced beginner/intermediate knitter.

We carry several yarns that will knit up beautifully into this sweater. A few suggestions are Silky Wool from Elsebeth Lavold,Kimono from Zitron, Yellowstone from Stitch Sprouts, Sulka Nina from Mirasol, Cheeky Merino Joy from Rosy Green Wool and Road to China Light from The Fibre Company which is the yarn I’m using. If you’re beginning to plan for spring/summer, a couple of our new yarns (Bamboo Pop from Universal andHempathy from Elsebeth Lavold) would be perfect and both are at wonderful price points.

Vitamin D

Classes:

Beginner Knitting Saturdays
March 18 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. The recommended first project is the Garter-Stitch Scarf and Sideways Handwarmers from Churchmouse Yarns. Please call or stop by the store to reserve your spot.

In conjunction with the Olympic Pentathlon challenge, you will receive a coupon for 15% off your next yarn purchase for every Learn to Knit class taken.

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BUILDING BLOCKS
Monday, March 20 from 6-8pm.

Improve your knitting skills one square and one month at a time. Every pattern in Building Blocks focuses on the development of a skill while knitting a lovely square that can be seamed into a beautiful afghan. The Building Blocks workshop allows participants to work on their blocks at their own pace throughout the year. Instruction will be one-on-one as needed during the class.

As a special incentive, there is no fee for the class as long as you purchase your supplies from Wasatch and Wool Yarns. Otherwise, it is a $20 fee for the class.

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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 February Events

If you feel like I do today, you are very much craving the sun and are looking forward to better weather ahead. Though I can’t charter a plane and fly us off to a tropical beach, our upcoming events and knit-alongs will hopefully be the next best thing.

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Our next Knit Night falls on Valentine’s Day and what could be a better way to celebrate the friends you’ve made here at the store than with a Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day Party. Making the event even sweeter, everything in the store will be 10% off.

Patty Lyons at Wasatch and Wool:

Patty Lyons

We are thrilled to announce that Patty Lyons is heading up to Park City on Monday, March 13, 2017 to teach two classes.

Magic of Perfect Blocking
9:30am-12:30pm
Why spend all that time knitting a garment only to stop short of making it look great? Blocking is an essential part of finishing your garment off perfectly. Blocking evens out your stitches, sets your size and in some cases can even mask your mistakes. In this workshop, we will go over the three main methods of blocking (wet, steam and spray) and learn how to use all the tools such as blocking boards and wires. We’ll also discuss blocking unusual shapes, special stitch patterns as well as learn a bit about different fiber properties. Come on, don’t stop short of the perfect finish.
Improve Your Knitting Technique
2:30-5:30pm
There’s always room for improvement! Does your knitting “row out” (your purl stitch looser than your knit stitch), are you looking for a better way to control your knitting gauge? What about alternative ways to tension your yarn when working with stiff yarn or slippery yarn? We’ll explore ways to improve your knitting technique by looking at stitch sizing, the correct exit path of your stitch, a better way to make a clean edge, neater increases and decreases and look at things like which cast ons and bind offs to use when. The last part of the class will be open for all knitting questions, so come with your questions and let’s explore our knitting.

This is very exciting for me because I’ve learned from Patty in formal classes at knitting conventions as well as in yarn stores that she used to manage in New York. The price for each class is $50, but if you sign up for both it will be $90 for the day. This is actually a great price for the caliber of teacher that Patty is. Spots are very limited so please call or drop by the store to reserve your place.

LickinFlames Trunk Show and Reception with Jim Actchison

Lickin Flames 1 Lickin Flames 2

Reception with Jim Atchison:
Tuesday, March 28 at 5pm
LickinFlames Trunk Show:
Tuesday March 28, beginning at 2pm through Sunday, April 2

Many of you have fallen in love with and purchased the gorgeous LickinFlames yarn bowls that we have at the store. Jim Atchison the artist behind these bowls will be at the store on Tuesday March 28 to speak about how his ceramics are made. Beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing for five days following the reception, we will have a trunk show including more bowls and shawl pins as well as pieces I haven’t carried in the past.

Please join us here at the store for this wonderful 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.

Vitamin D Knit-along
Vitamin D, designed by Heidi Kirrmaier, is a swingy cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece. The yoke involves classic raglan shaping for the sleeves, and radial eyelet increases for the back. The pattern is very well written making this a just a wonderful project for an advanced beginner/intermediate knitter.

We carry several yarns that will knit up beautifully into this sweater. A few suggestions are Silky Wool from Elsebeth Lavold,Kimono from Zitron, Yellowstone from Stitch Sprouts, Sulka Nina from Mirasol, Cheeky Merino Joy from Rosy Green Wool and Road to China Light from The Fibre Company which is the yarn I’m using.

Vitamin D

Liguria Class, Champagne Cast-on and Knit-along
March 1, 6pm-8pm
Liguria, from Katrin Schubert Designs was inspired bythe landscape, people and food of the Mediterranean region of Italy. This slightly slouchy beanie is knitted in an easy brioche stitch pattern, four repeating pattern rounds form a leaf pattern around the hat. This is a perfect beanie to use two-color brioche and a great way to fulfill one of the events of the Wasatch and Wool Olympic Pentathlon Challenge.

On Wednesday, March 1, we will meet at 6pm to review the Brioche stitch and then at 7pm cast on for the hat while enjoying some sparkling wine (or water) and other refreshments. As space is limited, please call or drop by the store to sign up. Class fee is $10. Experience knitting in the round is required.

Liguria