All Our Own: Wool & Grace Recycled Cashmere
When the opportunity arose to create a cashmere yarn just for Wool & Grace, we had to accept. It’s finally here, our Wool & Grace Recycled Cashmere is a blend of 95% cashmere, 5% wool, and it just so happens to be made of 80% recycled product.
Are you wondering what’s up with recycled yarn? (Don’t worry, we were also when we first learned about it!). Cashmere and wool fibers that would otherwise go to waste at the mill are put to use and spun into gorgeous yarns like this. When you think about how hard all those goats and sheep work to bring us such gorgeous fibers, we want to put every bit to use!
We can’t to knit up this beautiful yarn for holiday gift-knitting. Whether you’re making a Regular Guy Beanie or a gorgeous Guernsey Wrap, put the W&G Recycled Cashmere to use anywhere you need a straight-up worsted-weight yarn that’s better than the basics. Each skein of this gorgeous yarn is 150 yards and $33.50, and once it’s gone, it’s really gone! Come and get it while you can! Click here to learn more and buy online.
Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright
Guernsey Wrap © Jared Flood/Brooklyn Tweed
Loopy Mango Mania
If you haven’t marked your calendars, now is the time: our Loopy Mango Book Signing and Trunk Show is TOMORROW from 12-4pm! Loopy Mango founders Anna and Oejong will be here signing books, being fabulous and inspiring all of your knitting. Books are available for purchase at Wool & Grace for $30, plus we have all of our Loopy Mango favorites in stock for you and your super bulky knitting: Merino No. 5, Big Cotton, Mohair So Soft…
But wait, there’s more! We’re excited to introduce Loopy Mango’s new yarn, Merino Worsted, at the signing tomorrow. This yarn is like the “skinny” version of Merino No. 5. It’s soft and comes in glorious Loopy Mango colors. Considered a worsted-weight, you can knit it on a range of needle sizes for a lots of different fabric effects. It has beautiful stitch definition, making it a punchy choice for cables and texture. Each skein of Merino Worsted is 109 yards and $12.
Remember to come in your Loopy Mango gear. We’re having a Sweata Weatha Flash Mob, and our favorite Sweata Weatha stitcher will get a free signed copy of Loopy Mango Knitting!
Last thing: remember you can get all your Loopy Mango goodies by clicking here.
More New Needlepoint From The Meredith Collection
We’re fiber lovers, so is it any surprise that we snatched up these handsome devils from the Meredith Collection? Llama and Alpaca are two dandy, intricately hand-painted needlepoint canvases from the Meredith Collection. Each measures 13”x13” on 13 mesh canvas and each is $225.
We have loads of other fun and beautiful needlepoint from the Meredith Collection. Click here to see everything available online, or stop by to see the entire collection at Wool & Grace!
It’s That Time Again:
Knitting Class Sign Up Starts Today!
Our first fall session of knitting classes is soon coming to a close, and our next 8-week session of classes begins the week of November 12. Beginners, Intermediate and Combo classes are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays! Check out our class schedule below. Click on class titles to learn more and sign up online.
Beginners Learn to Knit
In this 8-week course, you will learn the basics including how to knit and purl stitches, how to cast-on and bind-off and how to seam. During the course you'll make a pair of fingerless mitt. Students often finish their first project before the end of the course and are ready to learn more skills including making increases and decreases, or working in the round. Available sessions include:
Tuesdays, November 12 - January 7, 12:30pm - 2pm
Fridays, November 15 to January 10, 12:30pm - 2pm
Saturdays, November 16 to January 11, 10:30am - 12pm
For knitters who have mastered the basics, you are ready for your own adventures in knitting. During this 8-week course, expert knitting instructors will shepherd you through the project of your choice. We will help you find a project suitable for your skill level, giving you the opportunity to learn and master new knitting skills. The Intermediate Knitting Class is a perfect opportunity to learn design elements like cables or color-work, about garment construction, or to learn new finishing techniques. Available sessions include:
Tuesdays, November 12 - January 7, 10:30am - 12pm
Tuesdays, November 12 - January 7, 7pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays, November 13 to January 8, 10:30am - 12pm
Beginners/Intermediate Combination Class
This combination class accommodates combines our Beginners Learn to Knit with intermediate knitters. Instructors are here to teach all levels of knitters during this class time! This class is perfect for knitters looking for the consistency of a weekly knitting course. Beginners will learn the basics including how to cast-on, knitting, purling and binding off. Intermediate knitters can use this class as an opportunity to add to their knitting skill set with our expert knitting instructors there to guide you. Available sessions include:
Wednesdays, November 13 to January 8, 12:30pm - 2pm
Wednesdays, November 13 to January 8, 7pm - 8:30pm
Thursdays, November 14 to January 9, 12:30pm - 2pm
Thursdays, November 14 to January 9, 7pm - 8:30pm
Fridays, November 15 to January 10, 10:30am - 12pm
Please note classes are for students ages 18 and over. We request that you use yarn purchased from Wool & Grace for your in-class projects.
Also please note that this session happens during the busy holiday season. An extra week has been added as a make-up week. If you have any questions about your class’s schedule, please call us at 908.277.1431 to discuss make-ups for this holiday session!
Brand New Nube from Katia Concept
Hat Knitting Season has officially begun, and our knitters are coming in for quick-knitting super bulky yarns in droves. So when we were unexpectedly introduced to Katia Concept’s new yarn Nube, we decided that we had to have some and that we needed it RIGHT NOW.
This unique super-bulky yarn looks like a crochet chain, an interesting means of keeping this soft and relatively unprocessed wool together and giving it strength. This construction imparts a subtle texture on the knitted fabric. We are already starting to knit up hats and the quick-and-easy Nube Cowl with this awesome yarn.
The Nube Cowl (pictured below) uses 2 skeins of Nube on a US19 needle. It’s fun to knit and easy to wear - and it’s a great gift-knitting project! Each skein of Nube is 54 yards and $31. Click here to learn more and buy online - the Nube Cowl pattern is free with purchase.
Fall Love for Lana Grossa
We have two new yarns from Lana Grossa for fall, and now that we have had sufficient time to play with these yarns, we are in LOVE. Mary’s Tweed and Fusione are our two new arrivals from Lana Grossa for fall, and this week’s blog is all about our take on these yarns having worked with them and all the fun things we imagine for them. Click here to keep reading this week's blog and to get some Lana Grossa inspiration of your own.
Mary’s Tweed is a worsted-weight blend of alpaca, wool, silk and nylon. It comes in a sophisticated palette of autumn hues, each ball having flecks of tweed that give it a subtle but smooth texture. It’s gorgeously soft and a great yarn choice for almost any project asking for a worsted-weight yarn. Each skein of Mary’s Tweed is 150 yards and $17. Click here to see all the beautiful colors and buy online.
Fusione is a light and soft blend of cotton, alpaca, wool and nylon. It has a loose, almost roving quality to it, which gives it magical abilities to knit at a range of gauges. Considered an aran-weight yarn, you can treat it like as anything from aran to bulky weight. Each color is its own tonal blend of fibers that have beautiful depth. Each skein is 140 yards and $16. You can see all the beautiful colors and buy online here!