Wool and The Gang

Ever since I could remember I loved knits. From when my grandmother tried to teach me how to crochet, I’ve always wanted to be able to make my own yarn creations. The dream was to make beautiful wool into chunky sweaters and scarves and cozy up, especially on a snowy day like today! Yet, lo and behold, like my singing career (which has actually made people fall on the floor laughing), my knitting career is crippled by a few inherent character traits, which are good in some respects but bad for knitting…

Wool and The Gang is one of those shops that gives you the option of making your own clothes by hand or they can sell you  hand-knit and ready-made by someone more skilled… The Peruvian Wool is thick and luxurious. I’ve been obsessing ever since I first walked past their store a few months ago, peering in the windows at the chunkiest of chunky knits and gorgeously simple branding. It hits all my weak spots. When Deanne, Ann and were out shopping, I totally had to check this out again, and of course I caved and got my very own Wool and The Gang sweater. Hey, January Sales, it was half off!

Anyway for those of you who haven’t seen it… take a look, it’s certainly drool worthy wool—try saying that 5 times in a row!

jennineWool and The Gang

Comments 45

  1. Carly

    Similar vibe at Vagabond boutique in Old City Philadelphia.
    Little different as they carry other things besides knits, but they have handmade items that are so gorgeous and also sell yarn for all the knitters out there.
    There blog is great too and they use it as a tool to sell online http://shopatvagabond.blogspot.com/

  2. Laura Connell

    What an amazing title for the shop! I, too, have dabbled in knitting. When I finished working at the end of my first pregnancy I knit two beautiful sweaters for my impending little one and it was surprisingly easy. I cried when she was finally old enough to wear it remembering that she wasn’t yet born when I made it. It sounds hokey but there is a lot of love that goes into a handmade garment. It’s priceless.

  3. Casey

    Oooh! I don’t know what is better: yarn or a place where you can drool over other people’s knitting work! :) This looks like an amazing place.

    ♥ Casey | blog

  4. Melina

    I love chunky knits! I too wish I were talented (and patient) enough to make my own, but those are so adorable! Love the scarf and the seafoam green colored creation!

    xx Melina

  5. Style Eyes

    I love those extra chunky knits. I took have harboured an ambition to hand knit stuff but unfortunately I just have so much else to do and no patience.

  6. Mousevox

    My stint at knitting, which lasted about 2 days, seems similar to your own. Lucky for us, talented people like this exist! And what a fun name for a business!

  7. Kaitlyn

    I love that knits are so homely and comforting yet really never go out of style come the F/W season. Winter’s rolling around next for us here in Australia so they’re on my mind!

  8. Nickie Frye

    Ooooooh, I love me a chunky knit! I learned to crochet (sort of) once, but I think I made like one scarf & gave it up as a hobby pretty much immediately. I don’t have the patience to see it through to the end. When I have an idea, I want it to magically & immediately appear before me. Unfortunately, I’m not much of a magician either. Shoot. I love the name Wool and the Gang! That is so cute!!

  9. Fashion Herald

    I’ve got to drop by and buy some of that wool to add to my collection of unfinished knitting projects. No, seriously, that chunky wool is gorgeous, and that weight makes it faster, and easier to knit.

  10. Lois

    I can go mad in wool/yarn shops. I’m forever bringing back bags full of the stuff! This place would be a danger to my purse and pocket (in a good way) :)

  11. Kayla

    I just love that colour of green she is knitting!
    You have a wonderful blog, if you could come
    and follow mine :)


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  13. Bobby

    This reminds of a book I read, The Friday Night Knitting Club.
    So cool!

    P.S. I signed the petition. I hope you get everything sorted out soon x

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  21. Karen Lohn

    I am trying to contact someone at Wool and the Gang to obtain permission to use an image of their bag stuffed with yarn and needles in a book that I am writing entitled Peace Fibres: Stitching a Soulful World. It would include a short statement about their organization.
    Could you help contact them?
    Much appreciation,
    Karen Lohn

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