E-News April 19th, 2019

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Welcome Back Ann Budd

World renowned designer, writer, and teacher Ann Budd will be with us once again this June. We are offering 3 classes with Ann on Tuesday June 11 & Wednesday June 12. Classes go on sale TODAY! Discounts available for early registration, and for Full Registration for the 2 days. Read the full flyer and the synopsis of each class. This is a great opportunity. You don’t want to miss this.
LYS Day is Coming Soon
Join The Knitter’s Edge in celebrating the Second Annual Local Yarn Store Day on Saturday, April 27th! Stay tuned for information on Special Events, Sales, and Activities!
Local Yarn Store Day is a brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day created by TNNA Yarn Group. The 2nd Annual LYS Day will take place on April 27 and is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft. Vendors and retailers alike are coming together to showcase the benefits of locally owned yarn stores through an array of special products, classes and more!
Our Sales Continue
Our great close-out prices continue on so many fine yarns.
A Special Spring Gift
Bunny Cloth
FREE Bunny Cloth pattern to knit up in no time. We used our new Sirdar Snuggly 100% cotton. One 50g ball should make 2-3 cloths.
Canopy Fingering- 28% off
Canopy Fingering is a beautifully soft blend of Baby Alpaca, Merino Wool, and Bamboo.
200 yards/50g hank.
Many colors to choose from, and it’s still on sale!
A special mosaic 2 color cowl taking just 2 hanks of Canopy Fingering.
A FREE pattern for a lightweight spring hat to knit in
Canopy Fingering.
Ravelry Inspirations:
The crown of the hat is based on a rose window like those found at Notre Dame in Paris.
FREE Pattern to knit in Twist Light and Happy Feet 100.
Color as only Stephen West can do. We saw this shawl in the shop last weekend- it turned many heads!
Knit in Fingering weight.
An easy knit using Encore Worsted or our sale priced Toy Box collection.
FREE Pattern.
Crochet this colorful bag in Berroco Medina.
FREE Pattern.
For Our Veterans
Patriotic Prayer Shawl
A prayer shawl design perfect for our Veterans in Hospice.
Knit with just 3 balls of Encore Worsted. We will collect the finished shawls and deliver them to local hospice units.
And to help you out:
6 colors of Encore (2 reds, 2 whites, & 2 blues) are on sale 10% off
until end of April.
Textured Bricks Shawl & Throw
For those who want a larger shawl or throw.
It takes 2 balls each of 3 colors for the shawl and 3 balls each of 3 colors
for the throw. FREE Pattern – see the download link above
Upcoming Special Events
Our Bus Trip to MD Sheep & Wool Festival has a couple of seats still available- call soon to sign up. Date: Saturday May 4.
Our Charity Retreat on May 13 still has some seats available. You will want to sign up soon so as to not miss out on this relaxing day.
This Week’s Classes
 We have over 30 classes each week!
Upcoming Classes
April offerings are full of technique classes and
new multi class projects. More May classes coming soon!
New Beginner’s Class
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 with Regina
This will be a class with a theme- “Washcloths are a Great Way to Learn”. Using Fantasy Naturale cotton, Regina will help you work your way through many techniques- learning new knitting skills -one cloth at a time. Shown here are cloths done in 1 week by beginning knitters. Please call to sign up.
Beginner & Intermediate Class- Knit & Crochet
Saturdays 1-3pm with Becky
Starting Saturday April 6, Becky’s Saturday afternoon class will become
a beginner-intermediate class- both knit & crochet, with a strong focus on techniques. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Please call to sign up, just so we know who’s coming.
Easy mosaic work. Knit it in Malabrigo Dos Tierras or another
DK weight yarn.
A stunning Mosaic shawl. We knit ours in Silky Wool- 3 colors needed.
Use other DK weight yarns as well.
Mosaic Shawl with Julia
Monday April 15 & 29 | 1-3pm.
I am always asked “What more can I do with Mosaic work beyond washcloths?” Well, here are some perfect examples. Both of these beautiful shawls are knit with DK weight yarns. Call to sign up.
Mosaic Shawl & Exploration Station- Catchup Class! with Julia
Monday, May 6 | 1-3pm
Haven’t finished your shawls yet? Come to this catch-up class to make more progress. Please call to sign up so we know who is coming.
Weaving 101 wth Lynn
Tuesday May 14 & 21 | 3:30 – 7:00pm
Learn to weave with our beginner’s class on the Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom. Class includes 6.5 hours of class, loan of the loom, all handouts, plus yarn for your first project- a scarf. Only 6 students per class. Cost: $85
Call to register.
Short Rows with Becky
Monday April 22 | 1-3pm
Learn to work short rows while making a cloth with Fantasy Naturale.
Becky will take a look at other short row methods as well. Other short row cloth patterns will be available for you to take home too. Please call to sign up.
Needlefelting with Lauren
Saturday April 27 | 1-3pm
Needlefelting is fun! You can needlefelt onto a flat piece or you can create 3D creatures such as this snail. So many options! Call to sign up. This class does fill up!
History of Knitting with Pat
Saturday April 27 | 1-3pm
Pat will continue her lecture series (now it’s a series) with History of Knitting in the Scandinavian countries, as well as Iceland, Eastern Europe, the Faroe Islands and the Baltic. Call to sign up, and bring your knitting. Part 3- Coming soon:
History of Knitting in the Americas.
Skill Builder CAL
Wednesdays 4-6pm with Becky
Begins May 1
On May 1, Becky will take up Edie Eckman’s Skill Builder CAL project.
The yarn used for this afghan is Encore Worsted- with over 100 colors to choose from! Increase your skill level, one afghan square at a time.
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