The Super Bowl is tomorrow, and San Fran and KC supporters are certainly very excited for the day. If you are like me and are just looking forward to a good game, you will be knitting, critiquing commercials and checking in on the Puppy Bowl every now and then. As you do all this, you may also start wondering how to bring your knitting to the next level. If this is true, you are the game winner because we have a list of wonderful classes being taught by Tori that you can sign up for even from home.
Learn to Knit Mitts by Katherine Lynn
Learn to Knit Class
Our Learn to Knit class returns with 2 sessions, one in February and then another in March.
The February dates are:
Mondays, February 12th, 19th, and 26th from 9-11am. The first class on the 12th ends at noon.
The March dates are:
Wednesdays, March 13th, 20th, and 27th from 5-7pm. The first class on the 13th ends at 8pm.
$70 plus supplies*
In this class students will knit the Learn to Knit Mitts by Katherine Lynn. Students will learn to cast-on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, slip stitches, ribbing, binding off and weaving in ends.
Supplies needed for the class are US #6 (4mm) knitting needles, 100grams of DK-weight yarn (which needs to be purchased from Wasatch and Wool), lockable stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
Dustland Hat by Stephen West
Advanced Beginner Hat Class
Thursdays, February 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 3:30-5:30pm.
$60 plus supplies*.
Supplies needed for the class are the Dustland Hat by Stephen West pattern, US #6 (4mm) 16inch needles and US #7 (4.5mm) 16inch and double pointed knitting needles, 100grams of DK-weight yarn, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
This is the class for knitters who are comfortable with knitting and purling. Students will knit Dustland Hat by Stephen West. First, there will be a review of casting-on and binding-off. Then, students will learn how to read a pattern, knit a textured stitch pattern, and determine which size of pattern to knit.
Hat and Peak by Maxim Cyr
Introduction to Colorwork Class
Saturdays, February 17th and March 2nd from 4-6pm.
$40 plus supplies*.
Supplies needed for the class are the Hat and Peak by Maxm Cyr pattern, US #3 (3.25mm) 16inch needles and US #5 (3.75mm) 16inch and double pointed knitting needles, 4 colors of sport weight yarn (we will have kits with Journey Sport from Julie Asselin available), stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
This is a class for knitters who have successfully completed several hats and are now interested in learning colorwork. There will be homework that needs to be completed prior to the first class. Knitters will learn stranded colorwork, dominant versus background colors, and how to change and weave-in colors while knitting Hat and Peak by Maxim Cyr.
Monday, February 26th from 11:30am-1:30pm.
$30 (Supplies do not need to be purchased from Wasatch and Wool)
During this workshop, Tori will discuss stitch anatomy and how to identify a problem in your work…and then how to fix it! You will also learn how to repair dropped or twisted stitches. During this workshop, Tori will also cover how to make a ‘gauge’ swatch and measure your work to ensure proper sizing.
Participants in this workshop should feel comfortable casting on and creating a swatch using knit and purl stitches, and reading a simple pattern. Instructions for creating a swatch will be emailed out prior to class.
Sunday Sweater by PetiteKnit
Introduction to Sweater Knitting Class
Saturdays, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, April 13th from 4-6pm (The first class on March 2nd is from 6:30-8:30pm because of a schedule conflict with the Hat and Peak Colorwork class.)
$120 plus supplies*.
More information on supplies coming soon.
This is a class for knitters who are very comfortable knitting, purling, casting-on, binding-off and reading patterns who want to try their first sweater. Knitters who have already knit a sweater but want to review the process will also enjoy this class as Tori leads you through knitting Sunday Sweater by PetiteKnit. Everything from gauge swatches to blocking will be covered. There will be a lot of knitting homework between classes so be sure to schedule time to knit.
Barley by Tin Can Knits
Beginner Hat Class
Mondays, March 11th, 18th, and 25th from 9-11am.
$60 plus supplies*.
Supplies needed for the class are Barley by TinCanKnits pattern, US #6 (4mm) 16inch needles and US #8 (5mm) 16inch and double pointed knitting needles, 100grams of worsted weight yarn, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
This is the class for knitters who are comfortable with knitting and purling. We’ll review casting on and binding-off. While knitting Barley by Tin Can Knits, students will review casting-on and binding-off and learn how to read a pattern, knit textured stitches and determine which size of pattern to knit. If you are trying to choose between Barley and Dustland, Barley is more beginner-knitter friendly.
**The fine print on classes:
*Yarn needs to be purchased from Wasatch and Wool or there will be an additional $35 class fee. Class participants will receive a 10% discount on non-sale supplies. They will also receive the 10% discount on the final day of class for future knitting projects. We recommend that needles are purchased from Wasatch and Wool as there are significant differences between needle brands.
*Classes, if canceled 10 days before the first day of class, can be exchanged for a future class with the same instructor 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 canceled less than 10 days from the first day of class.
My featured yarn this newsletter is Phoebe from Quince and Co. Phoebe is a soft and springy DK weight, yarn that creates a fabric which can be enjoyed all four seasons here in Park City. It comes in lovely colorways with astronomy inspired names. Spun with some of the very best commercial American extra-fine Merino, it is gorgeous in stockinette, ribbing and cables. It is a great yarn choice for sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, shawls and even baby rompers.
My favorite design in Phoebe is Snow Valley by Irina Anikeeva because the mountain and valley pattern reminds me of Park City. Knitted top down, the sweater starts with a basket weave pattern. The combination of textured stitches and colorwork make Snow Valley an engaging knit that you won’t want to put down.
Hadfied by Pam Allen is knit in fisherman’s rib which showcases the beauty of Phoebe yarn. It requires just one skein. Wear it slouchy or fold it over for a soft and warm double-brim beanie. Either way, everyone needs one of these for their head.
Few things are cuter than a baby wearing a romper. Make this Honeybug Romper for your little Sweetie Pie! Designed by Ainur Berkimbayeva for Quince & Co. Phoebe, this romper is sure to become a favorite in your baby's wardrobe. It comes in sizes ranging from 0-6 months to 2-4 years.
My Mariechen which I am knitting in Phoebe has been on an (undeserved) time out as I’ve focused on other projects at the store. It’s time for me to finish this gorgeous cardigan by Isabell Kraemer. This cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan increases to shape the yoke. There is a textured cable and lace panel down the center. I love the classic look of this cardigan and am looking forward to wearing mine later this year.
Wednesday morning and the first Tuesday evening of the month Sit and Stitch
Please join us weekly at 10am on Wednesday mornings as well as on the first Tuesday of the month at 5pm for our Sit and Stitch.
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,