E-News October 26th, 2018

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Friday, October 26, 2018

E-News

 

Perky Little Hat

Now this is one good looking hat!  Shown here knit in Rasta, You can also use Reserve Robust, What the Flock Flocking Bulky, and Freia Bulky.  We have lots of yarns to choose from.

Rasta, as well as the other bulky yarns listed above, is a hand dyed one ply that’s so soft and full of color.
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3 Irish Girls Has Arrived!

 
Ardent– a very hard shawl to photograph- but so pretty in person.  Takes just one hank of 3 Irish Girls Adorn Luxe.
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Lightning by Martina Behm.  Such a pretty shawl with a lightning bolt accent. Just one hank of 3 Irish Girls Adorn Luxe needed. 
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Adorn Luxe by 3 Irish Girls is a fingering weight 85% Superwash Merino/15% Nylon blended fingering weight fiber.  The merino has an extra silky smooth texture and the nylon helps maintain its durability.  We brought in a large selection of colorways in Adorn Luxe.
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Save The Date

 
Joe Cole will once again be coming back to
The Knitter’s Edge; and it’s just in time to add some new colorways to your Holiday Knitting Stash!  Joe will be bringing new colorways in his Flocking Sock Xtra, Flocking DK, 17 micron Aran and Flocking Bulky.
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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 4–New York Hats & More!

Ramble Hat- FREE pattern

Cabled Hat – FREE pattern

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Glen Abbey Hat– great texture from just one hank.

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New York His & Hers Fingerless Mitts FREE pattern

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Trendsetter New York– available in about 10 colors

From Trendsetter, we’re delighted to offer New York- part of their Pure collection. It’s a woolenspun heathered wool yarn with great yardage, and a 2 ply textured twist. New York knits at a worsted weight gauge, but can also be knit down to a heavy DK. Great yardage and a good color range make this yarn a great value! 100% Organic Wool approx 180 yards per 50g hank.
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Lilac Trail Vest

An easy to knit vest that is light and lofty.  The back features open eyelet and cable work down the spine. 
A true 3 season piece knit in New York.
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New for Seasons

 

Blueberry Twist Infinity Scarf- Takes just 3 balls of Seasons.  You can also make it shorter with 2 balls, and sew ends together to make a cowl.  FREE Pattern.

Seasons is a chunky weight gauged light and lofty blend of wool and acrylic.  The self striping colorways are so interesting.  Many to choose from. 

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Seasons Bed Socks- knit up these socks in no time on large needles- great holiday gift!  FREE Pattern

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Seasons Mitered Baby Throw- So much easier to knit than it looks.  FREE Pattern.  It’s a great lap throw too.

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Soft & Furry


Furreal- one ball makes a hat or a cowl 
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The Furreal Hat is a FREE Pattern
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Sirdar Touch

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The Touch Cowl is a super fast knit, and takes just one ball of Touch.  FREE Pattern. 
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A Special CAL

Coming 10/27, 11/3 & 11/10– A CAL at TKE!!!

Join Melanie Depcinski at the Knitter’s Edge for her Fall crochet along! This season we will be making the Back to Basics shawl, which was designed in

season we will be making the Back to Basics shawl, which was designed in collaboration with The Knitter’s Edge of Bethlehem, PA to accompany their knit Reenactment Shawl. This shawl uses very basic stitches in a creative way to make a simple but elegant design. It is recommended that you have some experience with crochet, but you certainly don’t need to be an expert by any means!

Melanie will be available live and in person at the shop to help you through the pattern as you craft your new favorite fall and winter wearable. To participate in person, you must purchase the PDF of the pattern by visiting Counting Crafty Sheep on Ravelry,

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/melanie-depcinski

or purchase the pattern at The Knitter’s Edge.
Recommended yarn for the project is Galway Sport wool. This yarn and other choices in historically appropriate fibers are available on site at The Knitter’s Edge and can be purchased when you arrive. Just bring your hook, and printed copy of your pattern, and any additional notions you like to work with.
Please let us know you are coming: 610-419-9276

What’s In The Pool?

Cashmere Regalo at half price!

 

Cashmere Regalo

Cashmere Regalo is 95% Cashmere with 5% Extra Fine Merino added.  Each 76 yard ball of this Aran weight luxury fiber will take you far.   12 colorways available.

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Cashmere Regalo Hat-
Using the FREE That Easy Guernsey Hat pattern

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Cashmere Regalo Cowl –  FREE Pattern

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Classes Coming Soon

This Week’s Classes

Classes for the weeks of Oct 22 & Oct 29 

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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Beginning Wednesday Nov 7–1-3pm

Build your own Ripple Blanket with Becky

This design-your-own ripple blanket will commence on Nov 7 during the crochet class.
Becky has come up with four basic ripple recipes, with instructions and examples for each. Each student should come to class with an idea of what yarn they would like to use and appropriate hook(s). In the first session, we would review the patterns (they are all easy) and hand out the instructions for swatches. After a week or two, each student should return with a swatch she likes and a target size for a blanket/afghan. We’d use the swatch to calculate yarn amounts and go from there. The project would be finished at their convenience.  Call to sign up.

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 Nov 13 — 6:30 – 8:30

Seaming with JoAnne

Learn to sew your knit pieces together like a professional!  Bring a metal seaming needle.
All else will be provided. 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.

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