Now that the week has hit a temperature high of forty fahrenheit and we’re all mistakenly thinking Spring has arrived early, Wool and the Gang — a knitwear label and now knitting collective — decided to get some birds together at New York Standard Hotel. The trappings: spiked hot cider and hot chocolate. The goal: to get New York lassies to buy Wool and the Gang knitting kits, now 15% off at the Standard shop.
These aren’t just your regular wooly women. Started by Lisa Sabrier, a former model from the Swiss Alps and dancer/photographer, Carolyn Main, a Kiwi from New Zealand, Wool and the Gang created hats, scarves, and snoods (yes, you read correctly!) that were once the rage of Paris. They caused so much buzz that Colette decorated the windows with their wares. It all started when the two gals went searching for carefully tended sheep in Peru. Scarves made from baby alpaca feel divine!
If you’d like to try to knit one yourself, check out the instructions for the “Foxy Roxy” in the large knitting kit — $149– with five balls of yarn with which you can play. Of course you can provocatively tie that scarf around a tee and your Hudson jeans! The New York showroom and studio will be planning more knitting parties like the one shown here. For more info: WOOLANDTHEGANG