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Holiday Knitting Ideas (Yes, it's time!) Plus Labor Day Weekend Store Hours

Wow, it's hard to believe that summer is almost over. I hope you all enjoyed yours as much as possible given how different our lives are right now. Maybe you were able to enjoy some beautiful walks, hikes or rides and even some time knitting while enjoying the late evening sunsets. Sunsets are now earlier and temperatures are even dipping into the 30's which means it's the perfect time to start our holiday knitting and crochet projects.

It's unlikely we will have holiday markets and strolls this year. Wouldn't a hand-crafted gift be much more meaningful than something purchased during a flash sale on Amazon? It's also important that we support our local stores. The photo above is from Historic Park City, and as a reminder, the local stores in and around Park City will certainly need your business this fall and winter.

Lux Adorna Cowl Kits 

If a kit would help make the decision process a bit easier, we have the perfect one in stock.  Our 100% Cashmere kits from Lux Adorna are now 10% off. This makes the gift a bit more affordable and allows you the joy of working with cashmere as you make something for someone very special. The Colette Cowl, designed by Heidi Hennessy, is a reversible color work cowl. Hearts are on one side and playful checkerboard on the other. Colette Cowl Kits are available in both DK and sport-weight. It is a fun project to knit, or if the giftee enjoys knitting, just give them the kit so they can make it for themself.

We also have kits for Fancy Zebra which was designed by Espace Tricot. Fancy Zebra is a fun and cozy cowl that is warm and snug around the neck with increasing circumference towards the bottom for ample coverage around the chest and shoulders. The dark and light stripes create a modern, graphic look while the bold pops of color at both ends keep it lighthearted. Functional and chic! 

Another cowl idea is Lucy Cowl which uses Lux Adorna Fun Size Bundles. These adorable, happy little bundles of 100% cashmere yarn come with 8 mini skeins.

Chain Link Hat by Whitney Elinoff was our most popular hat in the store last year. The pattern calls for Sequoia from Baah Yarn and most knitters, who had already fallen in love with the beautiful colors this yarn comes in, chose to use it.

I love the geometric shapes in Aneta Gasiorowska's Irma Hat. The instructions have enough to keep you interested but also easy to memorize. The hat calls for Malabrigo Rios which we have in stock. Other ideas are Alpaca Soft DK from Rowan and either Springvale DK or Springvale Worsted from Three Irish Girls Yarn.

If you are looking for a crochet project Heather Walpole's Wearever Wrap is a great choice. The pattern calls for Ewe Ewe Yarn's Wooly Worsted which has become one of our top selling yarns.

The Wearever Wrap is so retro it’s cool again. All your friends will want you to make them their own!

I love this pattern so much it might become an in-store drop-in knit along. Rudolf Panneband/ Rudolph Headband is designed by MaBe. Although originally written in Norwegian, there is now an English translation. I plan to use Rowan's Alpaca Soft DK. Another option is Scout from Kelbourne Woolens. Scout can be purchased here on our website.

Appalachian Baby Christmas Stocking Kit Class with Susan Lewin

Wednesdays September 15, 22 and 29 from 1-2pm

No fee but kit needs to purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.

Susan Lewin is also getting into the holiday spirit and will be teaching an Appalachian Baby Christmas Stocking class. In the class, Susan will review knitting in the round using Magic Loop as well as Stranded Knitting techniques. The stocking will be approximately 20" long and 13" in circumference.

We have a limited number of kits available in time for the class so please contact the store soon to reserve your spot and stocking of choice.

Upcoming store hours:

We will be open on Sunday, September 6 and Monday (Labor Day) from 11am - 3pm.

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8 and 9, we will resume our normal hours from 1pm to 5pm.

The store will be closed from September 10 - 14, but we will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 15.

Regular hours are:

Tuesday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm.

Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

Closed Sunday and Monday

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