Turkish Bedsocks Class with Susan, Aslyn and Soundtrack Knit-Alongs and 40% off sale!
Happy Fourth of July!
Can you believe it? Fourth of July is next week! In a year when the days last forever, the months are flying by. I hope that wherever you spend the holiday, you have the opportunity to relax and have fun with or near the ones you love.
Wednesdays July 8, 15 and 22 from 1-2pm
Susan Lewin is teaching a new class this month,Turkish Bedsocksby Kit Hutchin which is one of my favorite patterns. With less than 6 months until Christmas, this fun, great to knit on the go project is the perfect start to holiday knitting. The recommended yarn is Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM). KPPPM is a fingering weight yarn spun from the finest merino sheep. Plied for durability, this lightweight wool is soft, silky, and retains the natural elasticity of merino. An extremely versatile yarn, the Premium Merino is celebrated by fiber artists around the globe and is ideal for both hand knitting and crochet. Hand painted in Ontario, Canada, the yarn comes in stunning one-of-a-kind colorways.
Aslyn by Vanessa Smith was featured in out last newsletter. It was so popular that Susan is leading anAslyn knit along. This fun-to-knit and easy-to-wear hat features beautifully simple textures that together have a dramatic effect. The hemmed, twisted rib brim transitions uninterrupted into a unique, allover lattice texture, which then blends organically into the crown shaping. The hat looks great in both variegated and solid colorways and worn either snug or slouchy! I'm planning on knitting Aslyn in Lucero, a DK-weight Superwash Merino, Cashmere and Stellina blend with a bit of bling from Anzula. Susan is knitting hers in Findley DK, a blend of 50% Merino wool and 50% silk perfect for luxurious accessories.
Marie Greene - Olive Knits Four-Day Knit-Along challenge (though you actually have 32 days to complete.)
Welcome to Marie Greene's 4th Annual 4-Day KAL! The pattern is Soundtrack. a circular yoke pullover with slipped stitch details. This year’s KAL even has 4x more days to knit your sweater (instead of 4-8 days, Marie is giving everyone 16-32 days!) The knit-along runs from July 1 through August 1.
2020 Timeline of Events:
July 1st – Official pattern lands
July 4th – Cast-On Day!
August 1st – End of the official knitalong - but unofficially we can keep knitting.
Where to Participate:
The Olive Knits Student Lounge private Facebook community. Click here to join.
Wasatch and Wool Yarns as well as other participating yarn stores.
Create your own knitalong group with friends!
Frequently Asked Questions
How did the 4-day KAL come about? It started in 2017 when Marie was challenged to knit a sweater over a 4-day weekend. The result? A finished sweater, and an intrigued community who asked for a chance to try the idea for themselves. The 4-day KAL was born.
How does a 4-day KAL work? Whether you’re participating in the Olive Knits Student Lounge on Facebook, or with Wasatch and Wool, your guild or friend group, all you really have to do is buy the pattern and knit along with us at the pace that feels right to you. The official KAL timeline and details will all be provided in the preorder packet download, which is available on Ravelry.
Do I have to knit it in 4 days? Nope. The purpose of the knitalong is three-fold: 1) Have fun and make new friends 2) Enjoy a personal challenge 3) Knit a sweater more quickly than you thought you could. That’s it. Whether it takes you 4 days, 4 weeks or 4 months (hopefully not 4 years), the goal is to keep going and have loads of friends to cheer you on along the way. This knitalong is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, and you’re going to love the support, encouragement and friendship along the way.
This pattern recommends a DK or light worsted weight wool, knit to a gauge of 21 st in 4 in/10 cm on a US Size 5/3.75mm needle in stockinette stitch, blocked. We have a wide selection of yarns to choose from that would be perfect for this sweater. Two are up on our here, Scout from Kelbourne Woolens (and it's 10% off) and Arbor from Brooklyn Tweed. In store, we have Cumbria from The Fibre Co. which would also be a lovely choice and Hikoo Kenzie which is included in our 40% off sale.
Help Sessions with Susan
Susan is available by phone, text, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Google Meet and Zoom for knitting questions. Contact her at 801 560-7854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday: 2-4pm; Tues: 11 am -1pm; Thurs: 2-4pm, and Sat: 11am -1pm.
Appointments can also be prescheduled for any time that is mutually convenient.
If Susan is busy helping someone else, send a text message or voicemail and she will get back to you. With these extended hours, there should be time for anyone who wants help or advice.
If yarn was not purchased from Wasatch and Wool, there is a $10 per 30 min fee, payable by check or Apple Pay. Otherwise, there is no fee for the help sessions or knit-along.
To protect the safety of of our customers and employees, masks and hand sanitizer are mandatory for everyone who enters Wasatch and Wool. Social distancing needs to be maintained, and there is a maximum of four people allowed in the store at any time. We also ask that you use a credit or debit card. If you are more comfortable staying home ordering online and/or utilizing curbside pickup, we continue to offer those services as well. We also can provide private shopping times in the morning upon request.
Our store hours: Tuesday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm. Saturday from 10am to 2pm Closed Sunday and Monday
Knit-nights are back on but are now outside and everyone is six feet apart. Grab your lawn-chair and current project and join us on Tuesdays from 5-6pm (weather permitting).
Stay well and stay happy. I hope to see you all soon.