A very big thank you...
Our Grand Opening Celebration was a wonderful success! It was so nice seeing so many friends from the old store as well as new ones we have made at our new location. The knits and crocheted projects you brought or wore were excellently made and I hope they give you years and years of enjoyment. As we are now officially open, I'm excited to share with you new classes, new yarns and new knit-alongs for 2023.
Learn to Knit
Saturdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm (January 7, 14, and 21)
$60 plus materials
Switch Trick Cowl Class
Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm (January 5, 12, and 19)
$60 plus materials
Kainoruusu Mittens class
Mondays from 11am to 12:30pm (January 9, 16, 23, and 30)
$80 plus materials
Our new instructor, Tori Reed, is teaching three classes this January.
The first is a Learn to Knit (Snowflake Cowl). It will take place on Saturday January 7th, 14th, and 21st from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Class participants will learn to knit by making the Snowflake Cowl which was designed by Tori. Yarn needed for the class is Snowflake from Lang Yarns. Skills covered in the class are the knit stitch, the purl stitch, long-tail cast-on, ribbing, knitting in the round, reading a pattern, reading your knitting, binding-off, weaving in ends, finishing, and a general understanding of yarn and gauge.
The second class is the Switch Trick Cowl Class. It will take place on Thursday January 5th, 12th and 19th. This squishy, chunky cowl, designed by Jenny Monteleone is a quick knit and full of techniques. Happy, fun stitches, including brioche rib, tuck stitches, and a stretchy i-cord bind off will be covered in the class. These techniques will make your color combination shine. Flip the cowl upside down or switch it to be worn inside out, any direction exposes this cowl's reversible beauty.
The third class is the Kainoruusu Mittens class. It will take place on Monday January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Finnish designer, Sari Nordlund, has quickly become a favorite in the store. Kainoruusu is the Finnish word for a species of rose. The delicate and romantic rose pattern on the mittens is inspired by the Scandinavian knitting heritage and the traditional flower painted furniture of Western Finland.
The mittens are started at the cuff. The thumbs are shaped with thumb gussets that are incorporated into the colorwork pattern. The mittens are worked in three colors but only two colors are worked at the same time. Tori knit the class sample in Brooklyn Tweed Peerie, but similar yarns such as Wool Local from Erika Knight or Cumbria Fingering from the Fiber Co. would also work.
Skills covered in the class are knitting in the round, stranded colorwork with two colors at a time, reading a chart, and picking up stitches.
*Supplies for all classes need to be purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns. As a thank you, class participants will receive a 10% discount on all non-sale supplies. We recommend that needles are also purchased from us as there are significant differences between needle brands.
*Classes, if cancelled 10 days before the first day of class, can be exchanged for a future class only. We enforce this policy on behalf of our teachers who have committed their time and expertise. There are no exchanges or refunds for classes cancelled less than 10 days from the first day of class. Participants not using yarn from Wasatch and Wool will be charged an additional $20.
Rasta isn't a new yarn for us, but what is new are the exciting new colors Malabrigo has dyed this year. A few of my favorites are Marte, Yo-yo, Candy Cane and Draco shown above. The hat pattern is Wheatley Toque by Julia White. Another hat pattern option is 7DaysBeanie by BKnitsHandmade shown below.
Thursdays in January beginning January 12th from 10:00 to 11:00am.
Please join us for our first knit-along in our new store. It is an opportunity to get together and knit. If you have a question on the pattern, we are there to help. The only requirement is that you use yarn purchased from Wasatch and Wool.
I have been trying to decide between several PetiteKnit patterns. Then, I realized why not let the knitter choose. This way you get to decide if you want to knit an Oslo Hat or Hipster Hat, or a Sophie Scarf or Sophie Shawl. The patterns are shown below, but I warn you, it will be difficult to pick just one!