Celebrate good times with Wool and the Gang at New High (M)art on Saturday
Instead of dropping some bills on a knit scarf, beanie or cropped scarf off the rack, Wool and the Gang encourages fashionable young people to darn-it-yourself with needles and yarn.
Wool and the Gang makes ready-to-knit kits with balls of yarn, knitting needles and instructions plus online video tutorials on its website. The pattern choices include beanies, shoulder wings (pictured), snoods, scarves, fingerless gloves, headbands and leg warmers priced from $69 to $189. Wool and the Gang makes knitting fun by adding funky yarn choices such as chunky Crazy Sexy Wool and ultra-soft Sugar Baby Alpaca. For those that don't have the patience to knit a cropped sweater, Wool and the Gang also makes ready-to-wear knitwear knitted by hand in the Peruvian Andes priced from $85 to $350.
Wool and the Gang was founded by Lisa Sabrier, a former model, and pal Carolyn Main in Switzerland, where both women live in the Alps. Recently, the brand opened a studio in New York's SoHo and hosted an in-store knitting chalet at Paris' Colette last winter.
On Saturday, New High (M)art in Los Feliz is hosting a meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. with Wool and the Gang designer Aurélie Nicod, who worked with Balmain's Christophe Decarnin, doling out knitting tips.
Unfortunately, a rocking chair isn't included.
1720 Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 638-0271. 6 to 9 p.m.
-- Max Padilla
Photo credit: courtesy of Wool and the Gang