Two summer knit-alongs that include opportunities to win some very nice prizes!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
It’s hard to believe that it is the beginning of summer (especially with the snow Saturday morning!). Hopefully you have had the opportunity to enjoy some hikes, walks or rides and enjoy the spectacular beauty of spring in Park City over the past few weeks.
With spring comes a few of our favorite knit-alongs. The first is the annual Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Local Yarn Shop Knit & Crochet Along.
Farmer’s Daughter Fibers (FDF) has teamed up with a few of their local yarn shops including Wasatch and Wool to bring you an amazing summer of fiber fun to keep those needles moving and get a start on fall projects! Beginning this Memorial Day Weekend, when you purchase Farmer’s Daughter Fiber yarn from us, you will be eligible to sign up for the FDF Knit & Crochet Along. Bring your finished objects into the store, send us a photo of a finished project or even better tag us in a social media post wearing your finished project anytime until Labor Day and you will be entered to win a Farmer’s Daughter Fibers gift basket ($150 value). You can even enter up to 3 times to increase your chances! The project can be a simple hat, a shawl with complex brioche or anything in between.
Lesley Anne Robinson, of Knit Graffiti Designs, created this gorgeous shawl using The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers’Foxy Lady. Prairie Lace Shawl is a great beginner brioche pattern. The techniques used are knit, purl, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases and asymmetrical triangle on the bias shawl shaping. Leslie also offers an online course, Mastering Brioche with Knit Graffiti which would be a great class to take this summer if you have decided to stay at home. There is a larger four skein version of the shawl which uses four different colors of Foxy Lady or the smaller two skein version done in two colors. Foxy Ladyfrom The Farmer’s Daughter is a a silky, smooth 70% SW Merino and 30% Silk high twist sock weight yarn, with a glorious 428 yards. What we love aboutFoxy Ladyis that even though the yarn is delicate and classy, the high twist gives the yarn support and structure. As Candace English, the owner and dyer of FDF says, it’s “perfect for any farm or town girl.”
If you are looking to get a start on holiday knitting, or just want to work on something a bit smaller and faster to knit, we recommend theAbington Hatdesigned by Jennifer Lassonde. Knit in Farmer’s Daughter Fibers’ Craggy Tweed, Abington Hat uses twisted stitches and cables as the focal point of this otherwise simple hat. Craggy Tweed is a soft, smooth, and lofty fiber. Made up of 85% Superwash BFL & 15% NEP. The rich and dynamic colors will make this modern tweed pop for any garment!
Other ideas for FDF Foxy Lady and Mighty Mo which we also stock are:
Tegna by Caitlin Hunter;
Sparkling Cider by Kristin Lehrer;
Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry;
and Love Note by tincanknits.
Other ideas for Craggy Tweed are:
Odyssey Shawl by Joji Locatelli;
Coba by This.Bird.Knits;
and Kobuk by Caitlin Hunter.
One more knit along that will begin shortly is the Marie Greene - Olive Knits Four Day Knit-Along challenge. And just so you know, it is perfectly fine if it takes longer than four days. More information on this in an upcoming newsletter.
Breathe and Hope shawl by Casapinka
Since we are no longer able to to offer help sessions and classes in person, Susan Lewin is teaching and helping online. A Breathe and Hope knit-along is already underway on Tuesdays at 10am via Zoom but she would still love for you to join.
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, I ask everyone who enters Wasatch and Wool to wear a face mask and use the hand sanitizer set up for you by the door. 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 will remain the same as our curbside pickup 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.
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