Happy St. Patrick's Day! 17% off on Townhouse Yarn's from Dublin! Plus our Adopt a Native Elder's "Annual Chrismas Stocking Program" to knit hats for K thru 4th graders!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

To celebrate I had wanted to hire a group of Irish Step Dancers, pass out green beer and bowls of corned beef and cabbage, but decided to keep it simple and put our beautiful Townhouse Yarns from Dublin, Ireland on sale.  For Friday and Saturday only, Clarendon Sock and Olla No. 2 are 17% off.
If you are a knitter and you have been to Dublin, chances are you have visited This is Knit in the Powerscourt Townhouse Shopping Centre. I visited Dublin last summer and fell in love with Townhouse Yarn's Clarendon Sock and Olla No. 2.  (Townhouse Yarns is owned by the same women who own This is Knit.) I was thrilled when I found out that we could stock Townhouse yarns here in Park City. 

Shown above is Clarendon Sock, which is an 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% nylon blend.  It is a super-soft fingering weight yarn with fantastic stitch definition. Just because it is called a sock yarn, however, does not mean it is only for socks! It is a resilient yarn that is soft and versatile which makes it ideal for garments, scarves, shawls, and other accessories.
Pathway Socks by Oakwood Knits were designed for Clarendon Sock. These toe-up socks feature elongated slip stitches, cable crosses, and linen stitch texture to create the winding paths on the sock fronts. 
Another idea for Clarendon Sock is the lovely Turntable Pullover from Ailbíona McLochlainn. Put on your favorite record and get out your knitting needles! This 1970s inspired sweater is all about the relaxed vibes. Worked from the top down with contiguous dropped shoulders, the Turntable Pullover will woo you with its easy, swingy fit and contemporary construction.
And finally, Martina Behm's Hitchiker has been a favorite for years and is a lovely one skein project. Clarendon Sock would be shine in this adorable garter stitch scarf which is a great project for new knitters and those who want to take a break from larger or more complicated patterns.
The second yarn from Townhouse Yarns is Olla No. 2 which is is a 100% Irish spun and dyed lambswool that manages to be strong, soft, warm, and lofty all at the same time. If you are thinking about colorwork or textured patterns, Olla No. 2 is a wonderful choice. Two patterns that I want to knit in lovely Olla No. 2 are Scéal Grá also by Ailbíona McLochlainn and Malahide by Renée Callahan.
Scéal Grá (pronounced scale grah) means ‘love story’ in Irish Gaelic. You create your own love story through the lace of this delicate sweater designed by Ailbíona McLochlainn. Worked seamlessly from the top down, this lightweight, easy-to-wear top offers multiple shaping options and extras, including a flounced hemline, a bodysuit extension, and various sleeve lengths and styles. The circular yoke features a delicate blossom inspired lace motif, elements of which are also echoed in the edgings of the sleeves. 
Named after a seaside neighborhood near Dublin Malahide, by Renée Callahan, is a round yoked sweater, worked seamlessly from the top-down with pretty stranded color work in the yoke and around the edges. If you are looking for a light-weight short-sleeved sweater with gorgeous colorwork, Mallahide which was designed for Townhouse Yarns' Olla No. 2, should be the next project on your needles.
*The projects shown above are just ideas. We are always happy to help you find your next project.
Support Adopt a Native Elder's "Annual Christmas Stocking Program" in knitting or crocheting 1000 hats.

All of us here at the store are very excited about joining Knit for Peace SLC in supporting Adopt a Native Elder's "Annual Christmas Stocking Program" for kindergarten through 4th grade children attending school on Navajo reservations. According to an Adopt a Native Elder representative, "School kids living on the Navajo Reservation face enormous challenges. Many of those challenges are directly related to the fact that so many of them grow up in impoverished homes. The Adopt a Native Elder program aims to bring a small bit of happiness to 1000 school children each year through our Christmas Stocking Program. Volunteers fill each stocking with school supplies, gloves, small toys and treats and top these off with a handmade hat or beanie." The goal of the program is to receive 1000 knit or crocheted hats that will go on top of these stockings.

If you are interested in knitting or crocheting a hat, Adopt a Native Elder has a few requests:
  1. Sizing - Adult sizes only but can be adult small through adult large.
  2. They are handcrafted, either knit or crocheted.
  3. Acrylic or Superwash wool only.
  4. The cutoff date to accept hats is September 15th, 2023,
  5. And finally, please spread the word.
Wasatch and Wool is acting as a drop-off point. If you make a hat, please feel free to drop it off at the store. Also, we will be having knit-along hours when we can gather and work on hats together. For other knit-alongs, we request that you use yarn from the store. In this case, please feel free to bring in and use stash yarn. Again, it needs to be acrylic or superwash only. If you don't have stash yarn, we have some yarn in our sale room that is perfect for this project, Ewe Ewe Yarns' Wooly Worsted and Aalta Core. Both are 30% off. We will be announcing hat knit-along times very soon so please stay in touch either via our newsletters or on our website Wasatchandwool.com.  We also have hat pattern recommendations should you need one.
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