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Yarn Tasting with Three Irish Girls' Erin, Learn to Crochet with Deanna and Malabrigo Caprino

Yarn Tasting with Erin McFarland of Three Irish Girls Yarn Monday, February 24 at 5pm $15 Bring an assortment of needle or crochet hook sizes as the "tasting" will include yarns of several different weights. *Please call or email the store to reserve your spot. This event will fill up quickly. Erin McFarland, the dyer who creates the spectacular array of colors that define Three Irish Girls Yarn will be hosting a yarn tasting at Wasatch and Wool on Monday, February 24th at 5pm. They are also bringing a trunk show of their yarn that you can shop beginning at 4pm and again after the tasting.  Erin B., Erin's new assistant, will also be joining us to answer questions and suggest pattern ideas to highlight their beautiful yarn.

Learn to Crochet with Deanna Saturday, February 22 from 9:30am-12:30pm $25 plus materials to be purchased from Wasatch and Wool *Please register by Friday, February 21 so we will be able to prepare a kit for your lesson. If you are new to needle arts and would like to learn to crochet or if you are a knitter and have always been interested in learning, Deanna is teaching a learn to crochet class from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the store on Saturday, February 22. During this class, you will crochet three different trivets: a granny square, a double crochet round, and a single crochet square. The three different trivets teach a wide range of beginning skills: chain stitch (which is the foundation of crochet), single crochet, double crochet, crochet in the round, increasing, and back-and-forth crochet. We are hoping Deanna will teach more advanced classes in the future, and this one will become a prerequisite. Some upcoming class project ideas are shown below:

Windowpane Scarf by Adrienne Lash

Cocoon Sweater Shrug by Kelly Brooks

Baby Yoda by Octoberin_thechair

Caprino from Malabrigo Caprino, the newest yarn from Malabrigo, is a luxurious blend of Merino wool and Cashmere certain to become one of your favorites! It is wonderful in anything that is worn next to the skin such as cardigans, pullovers, scarves, cowls and hats. It also has great stitch definition so textures, stranded knitting and cables work up beautifully. Shown below is Ikigai Cowl designed by Breean Elyse Miller in Caprino. It is a one skein project and is an excellent way to get to know this scrumptious yarn.

Sock Knitters Inspirational or SKI for short: Tuesdays, February 18 and 25 (more dates coming soon)

Sock knitting has become such a favorite of our knitters that we are starting an informal sock knitting club. For now, the meet up time is going to be 11am on Tuesdays. If you would like to discuss new patterns, techniques or just need a bit of sock-knitting comradery, this is a great group for you.  A couple of very cute sock patterns that I recently found are Staying in Socks by Virginia Sattler-Reimer who many of you know because she also designed the Blue Sky Fibers 21 Color Slouch and 21 Color Mitts in Woolstok Worsted. The other is Flibbertigibbet by Lisa K Ross which was designed using Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock.

We are also proud and excited to announce our 20 for 10 initiative. If you followed Wasatch and Wool this past year, you may have noticed that we had an evening featuring local non-profits. That night we learned a lot about Peace House and how important gift cards are to the domestic abuse victims and their families who have fled there. The gift cards bring back a sense of normalcy and control to their lives because they can shop locally for clothes and other necessities. When people arrive at Peace House, they often have only the clothes that they are wearing. The 20 for 10 initiative encourages everyone to bring in a $20 gift card from TJ Maxx or Walmart that the domestic abuse victims can use. In return, you will receive 10% off your entire purchase (including sale yarn) that day. Please don’t hesitate to contact the shop if you have any questions or would like additional information.

If you like a particular yarn or a featured project but you aren’t currently in town, please email, message or give the store a call (435)575-0999. We would be happy to send you a knitting care package from Park City.

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