"Breathe And Hope" Mini-Local Yarn Store Day
“Breathe and Hope” is the name of the shawl that Casapinka designed for Local Yarn Store Day 2020 which had been planned for this Saturday April 25th. As the day is being postponed until the fall, Casapinka, to support local yarn shops everywhere, created Mini - LYS Day and is still releasing “Breathe and Hope” for this weekend.
The shawl, made from slip stitches and simple colorwork, has an asymmetric triangle shape and uses two skeins of fingering weight yarns - about 400 yards each.
Casapinka has given local yarn shops codes for a free Ravelry download of “Breathe and Hope” that we can give our customers when they purchase yarn for the shawl between now and April 26.
The kits I put together for “Breathe and Hope” are all inspired by travel. The kit above uses Dream in Color Smooshy in Cashmere. The variegated colorway is Grand Canyon Centennial, and the tonal is Tex Mex. Smooshy with Cashmere is a luxurious blend of 70% Superwash Merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon. The smooth, plied base, combined with Dream in Color Yarn's unique dyeing process, gives Smooshy with Cashmere its deep and lushly-shaded tones.
Grand Canyon Centennial was so popular that we sold out after our Instagram post, but we are bringing more in. If you are interested in this colorway, please orderhereor email/message/phone the store. We will send you a code for the free "Breathe and Hope" download.
If you are in need of a quick trip to a Caribbean island. (St Thomas maybe?), Twisted Owl Fiber Studio's colors are almost like being there. The variegated colors shown above would be gorgeous with the tonal Cherry (second yarn from the left). The yarn is2 Ply Sock, an 80/20 blend of Superwash Merino and nylon. You can create your own kithereon the website All of our Twisted Owl Fiber Studio yarn is 15% off.
Feeling a bit more like a trip to Hawaii? Mira Cole, the artist dyer behind Baah Yarns, captures that perfectly with her new color Slice of Summer. The base isLa Jolla, a 400 yard fingering weight 100% Superwash Merino. The solid colorways are Summer Lilac, Iris and Baia. These kits can be purchased here.
As we look into May, Wasatch and Wool will begin to slowly reopen as a brick and mortar store. My plan is start with private shopping hours first. Please look for updates in upcoming newsletters and Instagram/Facebook posts. In the meantime, keep knitting and crocheting, and enjoy the beautiful weather coming up this week.