Most of these patterns are designed for advanced beginner knitters and crocheters looking to make the coziest of handmade home décor.
Shown above is the Brentwood Throw by Michael Vloedman. Warm and cozy, this colorful throw is what we all need on a chilly day. Pick five colors of Woolstok Tweed to make this must-have throw for your home.
Designed to accompany the Brentwood Blanket (or just beautiful on its own) the Brentwood Pillow also by Michael Vloedman is an intermediate level pattern using a simple slipped stitch technique and four beautiful colors of Woolstok Tweed.
A cuddly friend for your little ones. Bibbo Bear, designed by Bobbi IntVeld is also knit in Woolstok Tweed. This advanced beginner knit uses just two hanks plus a small amount of yarn for that adorable face. This bear makes a great cuddling companion for any child (or child at heart.)
These very functional crocheted baskets are just what you need to stay organized. Woolstok Tweed is held double to make these nesting baskets sturdy. They are the perfect trio for any home and also make a wonderful gift. The Portage Crochet Baskets, designed by Bobbi IntVeld are a great project for advanced beginners. Add stripes of color or make them solid, you can pick the look and color that is just right for your style.
A great project for left over Woolstok Tweed (from the other Blue Sky Fibers Home Collection patterns), the mini-sized Hillman Felted Vessels when felted and air-dried take on a beautiful organic shape. Add color as desired to create your perfect trio.
Completing the Woolstok Home Collection is the one project that uses Woolstok (Worsted). The Berkeley Blanket, designed by Virginia Sattler-Reimer is a colorful and cozy piece using a simple garter stitch with a clean I-cord border. Written for advanced beginners, knitters should select their favorite colors of Woolstok (Worsted) and start knitting these fun stripes.
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.
Mondays from 10am to noon March 13th, 20th, April 3rd and 10th.
$100 plus materials.
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 2 skeins of Bergen from Lang Yarns and US #8 16inch circular needles. 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. Another option is Willet also from Quince & Co.
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.
A very heartfelt thank you to everyone who turned out for the Dragon Hoard trunk show. We had a wonderful time looking at their gorgeous yarn and coming up with project ideas (especially on Saturday when Trysten joined us here at the store.) It was such a successful event that Trysten and I decided Wasatch and Wool should immediately become a stockist.
If you were not able to join us during the trunk show, you can now come by the store and fall in love with Dragon Hoard’s rich deep colors inspired by gothic tones, fandoms, and nature. You will be swept away by the beauty of the hand-dyed yarn. We have 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.
Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry - This super cozy cardigan from Andrea Mowry was the trunk show favorite. Many of us are kniting the pattern in Fairytale DK. The pattern uses four beautiful colors of Dragon Hoard. This sweater will become your go-to après ski cardigan.
Trysten helped me organize colors of Fairytale DK that I am now stocking into potential fades. Stop by the store and pick out colors for your own spectacular fade.
The other pattern many trunk-show customers are now knitting is the Everyday Heavy Slouchy Beanie by Dragon Hoard Designs - The name accurately describes this hat. It is slouchy, cozy, 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. The hat is knit holding one strand Fairytale DK and one strand of Dragon Hoard's Pegasus Mohair.
Another lighter-weight version of the hat is the Everyday Slouchy Beanie which is knit with Myth Fingering and Pegasus Mohair.