E-News October 16th, 2018

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Time for Some Halloween Fun!

Halloween Cat Washcloth– Just one hank of Fantasy Naturale cotton will make this cloth- just don’t use the size 3 needles the pattern recommends (use size 6 or 7 needles instead).  FREE Pattern.

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Now this is really a fun cloth to knit up!  Make it in Fantasy Naturale cotton.  FREE Pattern.
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It’s the time of year again to think about Holiday gift knitting and crochet.  For the next 12 weeks we will offer up some great gift ideas for everyone on your list. 

Week 3  Icon Shoulder Wrap

This week we offer a really special wrap.  This easy piece takes just 2 –50g balls of a new chunky gauged yarn called Icon.  We carry Icon in about 10 colors- each one full of tweedy, glittery interest for a fun Fall knit.
FREE Pattern.

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Trendsetter Icon

Icon is a blend of Alpaca, Nylon, Silk and Cotton.  This light and lofty fiber has a hint of glittery paillettes shining through.  You need to see this yarn up close to really appreciate it.  Come take a look.
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Icon Traveling Cowl

Just 2 balls of Trendsetter Icon are needed to knit up this super soft traveling cowl.  Bands of knit and purl travel around the cowl in a dart like fashion.  An easy knit.
FREE pattern with your yarn purchase.

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Working with Handdyed Yarns

 
Working with handpaints,  any handpaints, can be an exciting knit or crochet experience.   At The Knitter’s Edge we try our best to always remind our customers how to properly work with handpaints.   We suggest the following:
1.  If working with a combo of very dark and very light colors, make a small swatch first and test wash it.  Dark or saturated colors can sometimes bleed to release excess dye.  Don’t let it ruin a great project.  See us for remedies if your test swatch shows bleeding upon washing.
2.  If using more than one skein of a colorway in your project- alternate skeins every 2-4 rows to prevent both pooling and striping due to color variations.  Remember that these yarns are handdyed- no two are exactly the same.
3. At The Knitter’s Edge we pride ourselves on having a knowledgeable sales staff to help you in yarn selection and throughout the creation of your project.  We won’t let you down.  We are here for you- just ask. 
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Autumn Ideas- ALL FREE

Madeleine Shawl –  FREE

A beautiful masterpiece to knit in any one of our Fingering weight yarns.  About 1–100g skein needed. 

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Riverbank –  FREE

A fun striped hat- make it in any color combo- or use the combo shown for a Halloween Hat.  We suggest knitting this in Encore Worsted.  

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Chloe Infinity Scarf

Crochetters are going to love this fast project.  

Try Noro Ito or maybe even Marble Chunky (add a few more chains).  It will work up so quickly that you will want to experiment with more yarns. 
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What’s New?

 
Amazing Grace Angel Wing Shawl– an absolutely lovely crochet shawl- taking less then one cake of United Foursome.   An easy crochet project.  FREE Pattern.
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United Foursome is a blend of machine washable Lamb’s wool and cotton. Each cake contains 1531 yards. Available in 6 colorways. 
United Foursome– you are going to love it!!


The Amazing Grace Angel Wing Shawl is a large shawl, and can be made even larger if desired- one cake of United Foursome has plenty of yardage!
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Croft

The Croft – 100% Shetland Tweed Aran
Shetland Island Wool is a fibre celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength.
The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. The Croft has a soft and silky handle that retains a lot of durability.  The Knitter’s Edge is proud to feature The Croft in 8 fine colorways.
One Hank of The Croft will make this men’s or women’s Hat- FREE Pattern.
Croft Mitts are hearty and warm.  Make them in 2 sizes- for women or for men. FREE Pattern.  Uses just 1 hank.
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Classes Coming Soon

This Week’s Classes
Click on this link to get the full weekly schedule of classes.
We have over 30 classes each week!
Other classes coming soon:
 


 

Saturday November 3– 1-3pm

Needlefelting with Lauren

It’s time to add some felted ornaments to your tree.

Join Lauren to make some ghomes, Christmas balls, plus many types of flat ornaments formed with cookie cutters.  Call to sign up.
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Monday October 22 & 29– 1:00 – 3:00

Dog Sweater With Julia

Knit up a sweater for your favorite 4 legged friend.  We will be using Encore Worsted and a pattern supplied in class.  Please come with your dgs measurements- neck to top of tail, and chest circumference.  Bring size 6 & 8 needles.  Please call to sign up. (This sweater is obviously too large for the dog here- we will make sure yours fits).
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Monday November 19– 1:00 – 3:00

Learn to read crochet charts with Milly

Milly’s Learn to Read Crochet Charts class was so well received that we are holding it again!
Milly will join us for a very special class to teach us how to work those wonderful charts that make crochet a whole lot easier.  Call to sign up.
Bring hook size C (2.75mm).  We will supply the yarn.
Learning to read charts will open your crochet world to so much, including all of the beautiful Japanese and Russian crochet patterns out there.
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Tuesday November 6  3:30 – 6:30pm

Weaving 201 with Lynn

Take the next step in your weaving education by exploring colorwork.  You will need to come to class with your loom (or a loaner loom) prewarped with Fantasy Naturale cotton.  You will be all ready to make 4 different coasters.  Call to sign up.

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Tuesday October 30– 3:00 – 6:30

2 Handed Fair Isle with Linda Miller

Learn to work Fair Isle in the round by carrying the yarn with both hands.  This is an important class that will help you master this technique to take on the many Fair Isle designs out there that are so popular right now.  If you don’t feel confident by the end of this class you can stay with Linda into her regular Tuesday night 6:30 – 8:30 class on Oct 30.   Call to sign up.  There is Homework!! You will need to get your project hat started before class.  Homework info given at time of sign up.
This is a $18.00 class.