Upcoming Knitting Classes (Plus Crochet 5 a day!)

bethlehem jumper by The Petite Knitter
Welcome 2024!
I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing holiday. All of us here at the store wish you a wonderful and peaceful new year.

I am happy to announce that we have a full list of knitting classes this month and we are finalizing plans for crochet classes!

Susan Lewin is back. She is holding help sessions at the store on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm following our Wednesday Morning Knitting and Crocheting which starts at 10am. Help sessions are a great time to get help on projects and ask knitting related questions. There is no fee for the help session if you are using yarn purchased from Wasatch and Wool.
Carbeth by Kate Davies Designs
Carbeth Knit-Along/Class
Fridays, January 12th, 19th, February 2nd, and 9th 10am-noon.
$35 plus supplies*

Susan is also leading a Carbeth Knit-along/class. This is a great opportunity for advanced beginner knitters to knit their first sweater. More experienced knitters will also enjoy the knit-along (KAL) because Susan makes everything fun.

Here is a schedule  of what will be covered each session:

January 12th – Review pattern, establish size and modifications, swatch in the round, cast on.
January 19th - Check in. Sleeves preview.
February 2nd - Join sleeves to body and decrease preview.
February 9th - Collar, washing and blocking.

Carbeth by Kate Davies is a quick to knit  and easily modifiable sweater. It features simple lines and a deep rollneck. In the photo, the pullover is very cropped. Both Susan and I are modifying ours to be longer.

The pattern calls for two strands of DK-weight yarn held together to create a bulky weight. Susan is knitting hers using two strands of Fairytale DK from Dragon Hoard Yarn, and I am knitting mine with two strands of Lore from The Fibre Company. Other yarn ideas are Moordale from Rowan, Leizu DK from Julie Asselin and Roan DK from Primrose Yarn Co. If you prefer to knit with one strand of yarn, yarn recommendations are Cascade Eco+ or Ecological Wool and Brooklyn Tweed Quarry.

*Yarn needs to be purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns or there will be an additional $25 fee per session.

Tori is also back this month with three classes.
Learn to Knit Mitts by Katherine Lynn
Learn to Knit Class
Mondays, January 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 9-11am. (The January 15th session ends at noon.)
$70 plus supplies*

The first class she is teaching is a Learn to Knit class on Mondays. 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.
Pin-Striped Fingerless Mitts by Jenjoyce Design
Advanced Beginner Pinstriped Fingerless Mitts Class
Saturdays, January 13th, 20th and 27th from 4-6pm.
$60 plus supplies*
Combine different colors, variegations and textures to make these attractive and fun mitts. This class is similar to the Learn to Knit Class but Tori will be using Jenjoyce Design's pattern Pin-Striped Fingerless Mitts. Tori will introduce students to two color knitting as well as how to make increases.  She will also discuss ways to modify patterns for sizing . This is a class for students who have already mastered the knit and purl stitch. Supplies needed for the class are 50grams of two colors of DK-weight yarn, US #3 (3.5mm) and US#4 (3.5mm) knittingneedles, stitch markers and a tapestry needle.
Fix-It Workshop
Saturday, January 27th from 6:30-8:30pm
$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.
**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 cancelled less than 10 days from the first day of class.
With the start of the new year, we all have a new list of resolutions. Often, they include eating more nutritionally. We have all been told to eat 5 servings of vegetables per day. But how many should we crochet?

Kerry Lord from TOFT UK, the creator behind Edward’s Menagerie of crocheted amigurumi animals, has launched a new series called Alexandra’s Garden Vegetables. The vegetables are also available as kits.

 At the store, we stock my favorites: Cherry TomatoesChantenay CarrotBaby Aubergine and Peas in a Pod. The kits include TOFT luxury DK pure wool, plant-based toy stuffing, a 3mm wooden crochet hook, a darning needle and an easy to follow crochet pattern. These kits can help us keep our resolutions, or they are a great way to not take them too seriously!
Wednesday Morning Knitting and Crocheting:
Wednesday mornings at 10am.

Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome at our Wednesday morning sit and knits. There is no charge, 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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