Cloud-soft Cumulus from Juniper Moon Farm and Upcoming Classes with Tori

Cumulus from Juniper Moon Farm
Spring is officially here! And two things that many of us think about (other than when will spring actually arrive) are knitting for babies and knitting spring clothing. We recently received a shipment of Cumulusa 94% Israeli Mako Cotton and 6% nylon blend from Juniper Moon Farms, that is wonderful in all these projects! 

Knitting with Cumulus is like wrapping yourself in a cozy embrace. It has a velvety soft and fluffy texture (what you might expect from touching a cloud) making it ideal for garments and accessories worn close to the skin, but don’t let its softness deceive you. It holds up well through the wash. The label says to hand wash and dry flat, but a lot of knitters have found that the yarn does well with machine washing and even being put in the dryer on delicate if put in a washbag. My Juniper Moon yarn rep regularly puts her Cumulus projects in the washer and dryer.

Despite its lofty appearance, Cumulus maintains excellent stitch definition, allowing intricate patterns and textures to shine through. Whether you're creating delicate lace motifs or simple stockinette stitches, Cumulus ensures that every stitch stands out beautifully.

Cumulus comes in an array of stunning colors inspired by nature's beauty, from soft pastels to rich jewel tones. Whether you prefer subtle neutrals or bold statement hues, there's a Cumulus shade to suit every taste and project. And finally, thanks to its unique blend of fibers, Cumulus offers exceptional breathability, keeping you comfortable in a wide range of temperatures.
If you are planning on making a baby blanket, here are two patterns that I recommend for Cumulus. The first is Chevron Baby Blanket from Espace Tricot. This simple and modern baby blanket uses an easy to remember two row pattern which you can also customize by modifying the number of repeats on each row. You can knit this blanket in traditional color palettes or be creative and devise your own.
If you only have 5 hours and you need to knit a baby sweater, I have the solution! It’s the Another 5 Hour Baby Sweater by Beverly Leestma. Most knitters found that they actually could knit it in less than 5 hours using just one skein of Cumulus. The sweater comes in only one size which is 6 months.
If knitting for a baby is not something you need to do right now, here are a few adult size suggestions. The first is Oksa by Caitlin Hunter. Designed for Woolfolk Far which we also stock, Oksa is a top-down seamless sweater featuring slipped stitches and cables which also knits up beautifully in Cumulus.  (Two Oksa test knitters actually knit their Oksa using Cumulus.) Oksa is Caitlin Hunter’s updated take on a traditional fisherman’s gansey. The fit is easily customizable to suit your own style preferences.
The Hayley Sweater by Boston Ma. Knitwear fashion brand Third Piece Design Team is a “cozy oversized sweater perfect for a breezy summer day and a comfortable evening on the deck.” The Hayley Sweater was designed for holding two strands of Cumulus together to create a drop sleeve sweater which you effortlessly layer over a dress, a pair of jeans or even athleisure wear.
Maybe you live where it gets quite warm like Arizona or even in the valley, Half & Half by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas is just the small “something” to throw over your shoulders in the evening or before heading into the supermarket when knit in Cumulus. The first half of this ribbed cowl is knitted flat to split over one shoulder or create an opening in the front or back. Then, it’s joined in the round for a softly draping cowl or collar. Knitters on average used 2 skeins of Cumulus for this project.
Similarly, Coppelia by Hilary Smith Callis can be knit in Cumulus or a Cumulus and Cumulus Stripes  combination. Coppelia is a shawl-cowl hybrid with pretty stripes and simple construction. It begins as a semi- circular shawl but is joined to work in the round to create a cowl with the appearance of a shawl wrapped a few times around the neck.


Upcoming Classes with Tori

More information will be coming soon, but here are dates so you can save them to your calendar...

Rye Worsted by Tin Can Knits – First Sock Class
Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30 from 4-6pm.
The Shift by Andrea Mowry – Slipped-Stitches Class
Tuesdays, April 23 and May 7 from 6:30-8:30pm.
Toe-Up Sock Class
Saturdays, April 27May 4, May 18 from 9-11am.
(More information on the pattern for this class soon.)

Help Sessions with Susan

Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am-2pm.*

(*The sessions on April 17th and 19th are cancelled while Susan is on spring break,)

Help sessions are free if your yarn was purchased from Wasatch and Wool. Otherwise, there is a $25 fee per session.


Please join us Wednesday mornings for our Sit and Stitch at 10am and our new Prosecco and Purls, the first Tuesday of the month from 5-7pm.

There is no charge to join us, but we request that you use yarn purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.

We love when visitors drop by for our knitting get-togethers. If you are working on a project from home. let us help you find a souvenir that you can bring back from your trip to Park City.

Happy Knitting and Crocheting,
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