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Welcome back! (Now open online, for curbside pickup and even local delivery.)


Wasatch and Wool is reopening! The store will be open online and for curbside pickup beginning Tuesday, December 15. I wish I could invite you inside but for everyone's safety and especially for the sake of our doctors and nurses, that is not possible at this time. If you are in Park City and your order is $65 or higher, I would be happy to deliver your purchase directly to you.


Obviously so many things are different this holiday and winter season. If you are like me, you are finding yourself leaning into the fiber arts now more than ever. Perhaps the greatest thing about knitting and crochet is how the rhythm of the stitches and the sense of warmth that the yarn gives, helps us cope in turbulent times. The project we create is something we can cherish either for ourselves or as a gift to someone we love.


It would be a pleasure helping you find a project for yourself or a gift for someone who could use a bit of calm. A few items are up on the website here (more inventory will be posted daily) or contact the store by phone 435.575.0999 or via my website and clicking on Contact on the top of the page. As a thank you to you all, everything in stock is 15% off.


Ribbed Lace Scarf Kit - pattern by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

From Churchmouse Yarns and Teas: "A simple stitch pattern and a gorgeous yarn are all you need to express your personal style."


This warm and woolly scarf is knit in Cocoon from Rowan Yarns. Cocoon, a blend of merino wool and kid mohair, creates beautiful textures, be it cable stitches or lace patterns.

I just finished knitting my Ribbed Lace Scarf in Cocoon. I enjoyed the project and love the result. It is the perfect scarf for this winter especially because it keeps me cozy and comfortable - something I really appreciate as I spend more time social distancing outside in the cold weather.


The kit includes 5 skeins of Cocoon and the Ribbed Lace Scarf pattern. Please let me know if you would like the pattern added directly to your Ravelry account.



The World's Simplest Mittens from Tin Can Knits


Currently on my needles is The World's Simplest Mittens from Tin Can Knits. The pattern includes sizing from toddler to adult large as well as instructions for yarn ranging from fingering to bulky. I'm using Maxima from Manos del Uruguay.


Maxima is a soft and squishy kettle-dyed merino and one of the most popular yarns in the store. The worsted weight one-ply construction makes it a great all purpose yarn, and the fantastic yardage means I only need one skein to complete my adult medium mittens. The yarn comes in happy, bright, intense colors that spread joy.


Below are photos of Maxima which I have in stock. The first photo shows the following colors (from left to right): Shocking, Sand, Lagoon, Helium and Marie Antoinette. The second photo shows: Oxblood, Cincuenta, Leo and Fruits of the Forest.


52 Weeks of Socks from Laine Publishing


Earlier this year Laine Publishing released their first hardcover book which became an instant bestseller. 52 Weeks of Socks contains 52 knitting patterns from 46 designers and is a true encyclopedia of socks.


Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style for which Laine is known and loved. It includes patterns from some of my favorites including Joji Locatelli, Rachel Coopey, Andrea Mowry, Caitlin Hunter, Paula Pereira, and many others. Shown below are Intersections by Marceline Smith, 3 Leaves by Paula Pereira, and Vervain by Sachiko Burgin. 52 Weeks of Socks can be purchased from Wasatch and Wool online here.



A lovely gift would be to pair 52 Weeks of Socks with a few skeins of SOCKS YEAH! from CoopKnits.


SOCKS YEAH! is a 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon fingering weight yarn. Each skein is 50 grams and 231 yards. (For most sock patterns you will need two 50gram skeins, longer socks or large foot sizes may require more.)


This soft yet durable yarn is available in shades that were carefully chosen by Rachel Coopey to coordinate beautifully together. SOCKS YEAH! is a wonderful choice for socks (of course) as well as shawls mittens and garments. It can be purchased here.



New Store Hours (for curbside pickup):

Tuesday through Friday from noon to pm.

Closed Saturday through Monday

The store will be closed on December 24th and 25th as well as January 1st 2021.

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Susan Lewin is now off on her own, but she would love to help you with:

  • Virtual Knitting

  • Knitting Help

  • KALS (Knit a longs)

  • Blocking

Contact Susan at 801 560-7854 (text or call)

slewin@me.com for more information.


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To quote NY Yankees catcher, manager, and hall of famer Yogi Berra, "It's Déjà vu all over again." I have decided to close the brick and mortar side of Wasatch and Wool on January 29th for an extended