Our Dragon Hoard Trunk Show and Upcoming Classes!

Sometimes winter storms can work out for the best. This time Winter Storm Olive is bringing us our Dragon Hoard Trunk Show 2 days earlier. The trunk show is now set up in our second room and it is beautiful! The trunk show still runs through Saturday, the 25th, when Trysten will be joining us in the store.  

 Many of you are already know and love Dragon Hoard’s rich deep colors inspired by gothic tones, fandoms, and nature. For those who are new, you will be swept away by the beauty of the hand-dyed yarn. 

There are sweater quantities of Fairytale DK, a 100% Superwash Merino, Myth Fingering, a 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon blend, and
a few colors of Pegasus Mohair, a 72% Kid Silk and 28% Mohair blend. Though we hope to become a stockist of Dragon Hoard later this year, these five days will be the only time we will have the yarn in the store for the next several months.

Color Preview:

Shown below are a few of the colors included in this trunk show (Nevermore, Achlys, Apothecary, Cinnamon Apricot Spice, and Ritual) but you really need to come in and see the full array of colors. 
Cinnamon Apricot Spice
Coffee Talk by Tracie Millar - These socks which use two colors of Myth Fingering are a great take-along project to your favorite coffee shop or even knitting with a few friends here at Wasatch and Wool. As part of the trunk show, we have kits that have one main color and one contrasting skein for heels and toes. We also have kits that have one main color and two contrasting colors so you can knit the heel in one color and the toe in another. 
Comfort Fade Cardi  by Andrea Mowry - This super cozy cardigan from Andrea Mowry is the most knit pattern using Fairytale DK and uses four beautiful colors of Dragon Hoard. This sweater will become your go-to après ski cardigan.

Trysten dropped off a range of colors perfect for this sweater. Even better, she displayed them on our table in an order that you can use to fade from one to the next. The progression of colors is stunning. I will be starting my Comfort Fade Cardi in the morning. Anyone want to join me?
Sanderson Sweater by Dragon Hoard Designs - This beautiful, oversized sweater features a split-hem, a turtleneck, and a slightly cropped style. It can be knit with Fairytale DK alone or, for absolute coziness, add Pegasus Mohair. Trysten was wearing this sweater when she came by the store today. The pullover is perfect for snowy days like today!
Everyday Heavy Slouchy Beanie by Dragon Hoard Designs - The name accurately describes this hat. It is slouchy, great for every day, and is the heavier yarn-weight version of the hat. What it doesn't describe is how gorgeous the hat looks in Dragon Hoard's hand-dyed colors. That hat is simple but includes one technique (provisional cast-on) to learn if you choose. You can also add a strand of Dragon Hoard's Pegasus Mohair for a softer look.
The projects shown above are just ideas. We are always happy to help you find your next project.
Upcoming Classes

Tori is back in March with three new classes and our Learn to Knit class. Here is what she is offering

Hilltop Family Hat Class
Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm March 9th and March 23rd
$40 plus materials.

Learn to Knit Class (Snowflake or Bergen Cowl)
Saturdays from 3:30pm to 5pm.  (The first class is 3:30-5:30pm.) March 11th, 18th, and 25th.
$60 plus materials.

Edie Class
Mondays from 10am to noon March 13th, 20th, April 3rd and 10th.
$100 plus materials.

Tiilda Class
Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm March 14th and 28th
$40 plus materials.
Our first class this March is the Hilltop Family Hat Class. It will take place on Thursdays March 9th and 23rd from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

This is an advanced beginner class and is a good progression for those who have completed the Learn to Knit class. It is also for those who have knitted before but need some guidance. Feeling comfortable knitting, purling, and reading a simple pattern are the prerequisites for the class.

Students will knit the
Hilltop Family Hat by Sara Cookson. They will learn the German Twisted Cast-on, joining and working in the round, decreasing stitches, and working on double-pointed needles. This hat pattern has almost everything a knitter could want. It has a range of sizes from newborn to adult large and is great for any gender. It is a one hank project that can be worn as a slouch, with a classic brim, or even inside out.

*Yarn needed for the class is environmentally friendly and naturally soft Blue Sky Fibers' Printed Organic Cotton (Worsted). It is also a great yarn for transitioning from our chilly winter to more mild weather.
Our Learn to Knit Class will take place on Saturdays March 11th, 18th, and 25th from 3:30pm to 5pm. (Our first class will run from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.) Class participants will learn to knit by making the Snowflake Cowl which was designed by Tori. This is a class for novices. No prior knitting experience is required.

*Yarn needed for the class is either 2 skeins of Snowflake or Bergen from Lang Yarns and US #7 or US #9 16inch circular needles. (Snowflake will use the US #7 needles and Bergen the US #9)  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.
Are you looking forward to warmer weather? The Edie Class will help you get ready by helping you knit a tee which will be perfect for warmer days ahead. It will be held on Mondays, March 13th, 20th, April 3rd, and 10th from 10am to noon. This is a class for adventurous advanced beginners or intermediates. Students should feel comfortable casting-on, working in the round, and reading a simple pattern before taking this class.

Students will knit Edie by Isabell Kraemer. They will learn about sizing, gauge, positive and negative ease, slip stitches, German Short Rows, and picking up stitches. Edie is a simple tee worked with raglan increases from the top down.

*The yarn that we highly recommend is Sparrow from Quince & Co. Other options are Rowan Cotton Cashmere or Softyak DK


Have you ever seen a beautiful, cabled sweater or hat and wondered how those stitches are made? Our fourth class is the Tiilda Hat Class in which students will learn how to cable. This class will take place on Tuesdays, March 14th and 28th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Class participants will knit the Tiilda Hat by Inese Sang. This is an advanced beginner class and students should feel comfortable knitting, purling, and reading a simple pattern before signing up for this class. 

*Bulky weight yarn is needed for the class. We recommend 100 grams of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, The Fibre Co. Tundra, Malabrigo Mecha, or Rowan Merino Aria. A tapestry needle and stitch markers will also be useful.


Please note that supplies need to be purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns, but as a thank you for attending our classes, students will receive a 10% discount on all non-sale supplies. They will also receive a 10% discount on the final day of class for all non-sale purchases. Participants not using yarn from Wasatch and Wool will be charged an additional $30. We recommend that needles are purchased from Wasatch and Wool 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. 

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