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.