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 Heindselman's Knit & Gift
America's Oldest Yarn Shop

September Newsletter, 2021

Make It With Wool Sale!
It is nearing time for our biggest sale of the year: the annual "Make It With Wool" sale. For the entire month of September, everything with any wool content at all is at least 20% off, with some discounts as deep as 80%! And that includes alpaca! Hundreds of different yarns and roving will all be at least 20% off in September. This also includes our ever expanding selection of locally produced handspun and hand dyed yarns, all our wool blend yarns, including Encore, which is the most popular yarn in the store. Wool is an amazing fiber which boasts durability, breathability, versatility, sustainability and all around comfort. Unfortunately many people think they are allergic to wool when that is simply not true. Most people feel they are allergic because they find wool to be scratchy. That's not an allergy, that's just scratchy wool. Merino wool is routinely used to make baby clothes and is dreamy soft. We have over a dozen different merino and merino blend options to choose from. Come in and see (and feel).
Wool insulates and breathes, making it perfect for socks and sweaters in a climate with wide temperature swings during the course of a day, like Utah. And soaking wet, wool still insulates at 80%, out performing any other fiber blend. The ultimate in sustainable, wool is natural, durable and yet biodegrades back into the ecosystem, unlike synthetics. Either you already know of the wonder of wool or you have yet to discover it. Either way, September is your month at Heindselman's where you save at least 20% on anything with wool or alpaca in it.
Some of the savings include Cambria, a DK weight blend of Baby Alpaca, Linen, and Rayon with a soft tweedy look. Regularly $14, closeout is just $7.99.
Homestead, an Aran twist worsted weight wool. Regularly $10, $6.99 during September.
Angora Lux is a long stripe washable DK weight yarn. In a huge 900 yard cake. On sale for just $7.99.
Close-Outs Don't miss out on the assorted wool yarns in our closeout bins including Galway, Cascade 220, and others, just $1.99

Check out our exciting new yarns including the scrumptious organic cotton My Little Sunshine by Jody Long and Cotton Top (Tweedy Cotton) and CottonSoft by King Cole, both DK weight cottons, Bubbles is a new yarn from Raven Frog, a fun bulky weight wool boucle, hand painted and ready for a quick to make project.

Last month we had a close-out yarn sale from a yarn shop that sadly had to shut down. But our sale was a huge success and now, through an estate sale, we have a whole new collection of quality yarns that are available at unbelievable discounts. Yarns from Berroco, Plymouth, Debbie Bliss, Knitting Fever, Classic Elite, and many other top brands. Many are already made up into kits with patterns at such irresistable prices that you can easily use the yarn in the kit to make something of your own! Also, knitting needles, crochet hooks, tote bags, needle cases and so on are all at greatly reduced prices of 50% to 90% off!

We now have a nice selection of blank yarns and the dyes and supplies to dye them. We are selling the dyes by the ounce from our own stock, making them much less expensive. Use acid dyes on protein (animal) fibers and fiber reactive dyes on cellulose (plant) fibers. We have both systems and the yarns are color coded to keep it easy to match the yarn to the correct dye system. They yarns are lovely wools, wool/silks, alpaca, cottons, linens, cotton/bamboos, and more!

It was so much fun we are doing it again! This time it is Friday, October 1st to Monday, October 4th. We have assembled a collection of simple knits and crochet afghan patterns that use bulky yarn and are designed to be completed in a weekend. You choose knit or crochet and get a random pattern. Purchase the yarn and you then have 72 hours from the time on your receipt to bring in the completed afghan to get a 50% rebated credit on the yarn used. Everyone who finished within the 72 hour window wins! And you can buy your yarn ahead of time, you just cant get the pattern until Friday, October 1st. Great opportunity to get your yarn with this sale. Just sayin'.


Butterfly Shawl Support Group: The beautiful short row Butterfly Shawl is what everyone wants lately and it's not hard to make if you know the tricks. Hava teaches those tricks to you to get you through this fabulous piece that you will wear everywhere. 
Saturdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2-4PM. $30 plus supplies.

Two at a time socks:  Never suffer 2nd Sock Syndrome again when you knit both socks at the same time. Heck, you can knit 2 PAIRS of socks at the same time if you want! Hava makes it happen for you and once you do socks this way, you'll never go back! 
Saturdays, Sept 11, 18, & 25 10:30am - 12:30 pm. $35.00 plus supplies.

Intermediate double knitting: Double sided fabric with a finished colorwork design on each side. Students must understand basic double knitting and be able to read a color chart and will complete a set of coasters in this class with Hava. 
Tuesdays, Sept. 14, 21, & 28. 6-8PM. $35 plus supplies.

Intro to Lace: The horror stories you have heard about lace are (mostly) untrue. Hava takes a Stephen King story line and turns it into a Hallmark movie when she teaches you the tricks to making and loving knitted lace. Students will knit several swatches in a myriad of different lace stitches and learn how to read written instructions and lace charts in this class. 
Thursdays, Sept 23, 30, & Oct. 7. 6:30-8PM. $35 plus supplies.

One Ring Scarf: Hava will help you knit this advanced intermediate double knitting project. The gorgeous 6 foot scarf has the writing of The One Ring (from The Hobbit) going down the length. Students need approx 800 yds each of 2 colors of sock weight and size 3 needles.
Saturdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, & 23. 2-4PM $30 plus supplies.

BEGINNING ENTRELAC: Even if you don't recognize the term, you will recognize entrelac, the stitch pattern that creates diagonal blocks. It has so many fun applications and Hava shows you the tricks (because there are some) to make it happen for you. Students make a cowl in this class.
Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16. 6-8 PM. $35 plus supplies.

BEGINNING BRIOCHE: A lovely, super elastic fabric that looks great from either side. Worked in a single color as an interesting texture or in 2 colors to create 2 different colored fabric surfaces. A few tricks to learn and you are on your way. Hava makes it painless as you complete a cowl in this class. You will need 50gm each of two colors of dk yarn and a 24" US size 5.
Saturdays, Nov. 13, 20. 10:30-12:30. $35 plus supplies.

TOP DOWN CONSTRUCTION DESIGN: This is a design class using a template Bobbi created that allows you to write a pattern for endless styles of sweaters for any size or shape person, using any yarn and any stitch pattern. Students bring a 6"x6" knitted swatch that they would like to make a sweater out of and using the template and measurements, write the pattern to complete the sweater they envision. Students will receive a blank template that they can use.
Tuesday, October 5, 6-8 PM. $25.

2 COLOR KNITTING: Learn to read charts with Kit. Learn how to knit colorwork. Bring size 8 needles and 2 colors of worsted weight wool yarn. Class Fee $25.00
Tues Sept 14 6-8 pm

FREE LEARN TO KNIT WITH ELIZABETH: Elizabeth is back!!Beginning July 16th Every Friday from 4:00 - 6:00, Elizabeth will be teaching a FREE Learn to Knit Class which even includes materials. Children (8+) can attend with a parent.
WEEKLY OPEN KNIT/CROCHET HELP NIGHTS: 6-8 pm every Wed and Thursday. Bring your projects that you need help with, come in for help, eat chocolate and enjoy the fun. $5.00/session.


BEGINNING SPINNING: Bobbi will introduce you to your newest obsession as you learn to spin your own yarn from fiber. Students will learn to spin both on a drop spindle and a spinning wheel. Try various wheels and fibers to find what "sings to you"! All supplies, and the use of the drop spindle and spinning wheel are included.
2 sessions - Fridays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1 4-6PM OR 6-8 PM.
Or sign up for October classes: 4 sessions over 2 weeks - Tuesdays and Saturdays October 12, 16, 19, 23 4-6PM OR 6-8 PM.

SPINNING 201: You have learned how to spin, so what now? Join Bobbi and the next level of fun at the wheel. Explore plying variations and learn Navajo plying which allows you to create a 3 ply yarn from a single strand. Discuss wheel settings and what to tweak to get the effect you want in your yarns. Try out various exotic fibers with input on how to maximize their best qualities. Students bring their wheel and 2 bobbins at least a quarter full of yarn, and a third empty bobbin. If you do not have a wheel let us know and we will make arrangements for you to use one of ours. All supplies are included.
Sat. Oct 9, 6-8 PM. $35


BEGINNING RIGID HEDDLE WEAVING: Join Bobbi and dip your toe in the weaving water with the user friendly, simple to understand rigid heddle loom. Students will learn to warp the loom and will weave 2 pieces in the class: a plaid scarf and a sampler table runner. Class fee includes all supplies.
Wednesdays, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3. $90.

BEGINNING HARNESS LOOM WEAVING: Start your weaving adventure! Learn to warp a multiple harness loom and weave 3 pieces in this eye opening class with Hava. This class meets twice a week for 6 sessions total.
Tuesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 from 6-8 PM AND Saturdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23 from 10:30-12:30. $95 plus supplies.


BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR AMIGURUMI: Kit is our resident amigurumi master and she is accepting apprentices in this one shot class . Get started into the fun world of this crochet sculpture technique. Students will need a working knowledge of crochet, an E hook and one skein of Encore worsted weight yarn. 

NEEDLE-FELTED ANGELS: Make a Christmas Angel for yourself or your tree with Kit. All materials provided: $25.00
Tuesday Sept 21st 6-8 pm

KNITTED KNOCKERS: These are the knitted breast prosthesis for breast cancer survivors. We have filled the immediate need for the Huntsman center, but before we send them off, if you know anyone who has / had breast cancer and would like to have one of these wonderful, soft prosthesis, please let us know and we can give you one.

Join us every Wednesday evening from 7-9 when we plug in a fun movie, sit around on the couch and work on our projects, oh yeah, and have snacks! As far as we can tell it is the most fun you can have on a Wednesday with your clothes on.

The 1st Friday of every month from 6 to 9 PM is the Downtown Provo Art Stroll. Explore the art scene in Provo. We will feature a different local artist each month. Be sure to check the tiny yellow door for fun art exchange pieces

2021 KAL/CAL Knit or crochet a gnome each month. Each month get the kit complete with yarn and stuffing for $12.99, or the pattern for $3.00. Patterns and kits are available the first of each month. See the models in the store and join the fun!