E-News April 30th, 2019

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May Starts Tomorrow

Let’s get a spring fling thing underway- shawls are a wonderful way to express your Springtime feelings!
Knit with one hank of Malabrigo Sock.
So many colorways to choose from.
FREE Pattern.
Knit with 2 contrasting colors of Tosh Merino Light.
Design by Melanie Berg.
Two hanks of Rayon Metallic will create this drapey scalloped shawl.
A lovely design by Lori Versaci.
Just one Freia shawl ball cake will create a rainbow of color shawl.
FREE Pattern.

New Atenti Bags

Springtime is a season for new things- like a new Atenti Bag to carry your most precious cargo: Your knitting! Come see all the new season’s Atenti Designs.

FREE Patterns from Plymouth Yarn Co

A mitered throw for Encore Worsted.
A sampler shawl for Pendenza.
This open vest flows in the front in Pendenza.
This week, you can still receive a FREE pattern for any of these designs with your yarn purchase. The Encore Mitered throw can be knit in Encore, Galway, or Worsted Merino Superwash. The two Pendenza designs can also be knit in Cleo cotton or DK Merino Superwash.
All three garments are at The Knitter’s Edge for you to look at more closely.

WTF LYS Day Colorway

Joe Cole of What The Flock Yarns created a very special Limited Edition Colorway for LYS Day. It is called Abstract Coralline. The yarn was speckle dyed (like we will be doing in Joe’s June 15 class- see below) and then a light coral over dye was applied.
Available in WTF Flocking Sock Extra- ONLY 4 Skeins left!!.
This FREE pattern is knit in Abstract Coralline held doubled. Just one hank needed.
Shown flat-a pretty design and an easy knit.

Update on Events

All 3 Ann Budd Classes are sold out.
1 seat still available for the Md Sheep & Wool Bus Trip
Only a few seats remain for the May 13 Charity retreat-
registration closes this Saturday May 4.
Becky’s Crochet A Long begins on May 1. This is a VERY special
Edie Eckman CAL for beginning and intermediate crocheters.
Please join up. See below for more info.
Dye Class with Joe Cole!
This year’s featured dyeing class at The Knitter’s Edge is called “Speckle It !” and hopefully by the title you can guess what you’ll be doing. That’s right, we’ll be doing one of the many speckling dye methods. You’ll also get the option to do a lite single color over- dye.
There will be 2 sessions on Saturday June 15. 10 – 12pm & 1 – 3pm.
Class cost is $25, which includes materials needed for dyeing. Does not include yarn. Class fee covers the dyeing of 1 skein. Additional skeins may be dyed for an additional fee of $5 per skein.
The Knitter’s edge has the undyed yarn and sock blanks (superwash only for this method) for sale at the shop.
Please wear something comfortable that you do not mind getting ruined. This method of speckling can get messy and you might get dye on clothing.
Dye Class Seats on sale NOW at TKE.
Contact us at TKE to sign up. (610-419-9276) Registration fee payable upon sign up.

Look What’s Coming!

We are working hard on 2 designs for Mid to Late May classes- Nightshift and
The Shift. Mosaic work once again- and you all know how to do it now!
These are going to be fun, fun springtime projects.
Andrea Mowry’s BIG design- a large shawl knit to worsted weight gauge. We are making two shawls- one in 6 colors of Kenzie -a light worsted tweedy yarn, & a second in two colors of NORO Ito. This one is WOW!!
This smaller & lighter cowl style version of the Nightshift is perfect for most any season. We are knitting ours in Silky Wool – just 3 hanks needed. A well priced option, &
so many colors of Silky Wool are available!
Either before – to hone your mosaic skills, or after knitting up Nightshift – to use up left over yarn, consider knitting up these Nightshift Mitts.
FREE Pattern for Worsted weight yarn. Great stash buster.

Ravelry Inspirations

An elegant fingering weight shawl. Loads of solids & semisolids in stock. Consider Breathless, or Vivacious.
Calico, Snuggly 100% Cotton, Cleo or Painted Cotton.
FREE Pattern.
Worked with slipped stitches, turn two hanks of fingering weight yarn into a textured cowl. Consider Happy Feet or Tosh Twist Light.
FREE pattern for springtime coasters to knit in Fantasy Naturale There is also a link to a full size dishcloth (hotpad) on the Ravelry page.


This Week’s Classes
 We have over 30 classes each week!

Upcoming Classes

More May classes coming soon!
Constellate Hat
Tuesdays in May 6:30 – 8:30 with Maggie
It will soon be MadMay- Ravelry’s annual event to celebrate everything Madelinetosh. Maggie would like her new Tuesday project class to celebrate MadMay by taking on the design Constellate. It’s a hat to knit
in TML or Twist Light. Come on LYS Day to choose your Tosh yarn at the sale price, and get your pattern. Do not cast on until after May 1(its the MadMay Rule), but please get a gauge swatch done. Maggie will give you more details on April 30. Please call to sign up. Constellate
Saturday May 18 |1-3pm with Becky
Learn to knit up a mitered square, link them together, and pick up & work a border. With these skills you can make a washcloth, purse, shawl, or even an afghan. Bring size 7 needles. Fantasy Naturale yarn kits will be available. Please call to sign up.
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
Becky’s Saturday afternoon class has become a beginner-intermediate class- both knit & crochet, with a strong focus on techniques. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Please 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. Only 1 seat left.
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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