E-News May 3rd, 2019

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Spring Projects

Time to get a spring project underway!
How about this one:
The Shift Cowl
The Shift
Our Shift in Progress
Here is a picture of our Shift Cowl in progress. We used purple, lime, and yellow Silky Wool. Using the lime and yellow were probably too close in color. I should have used pink instead of the lime, but I thought it would be too bright, while in fact it might have been better that the colors I chose. There is always something new to learn. (And this cowl will still look great!!).

Mother’s Day!!!

Consider an Atenti Bag for Mother’s Day.
Our entire stock is now on sale at 10% off until May 11.
AND THERE IS MORE!!!!
Tear Drop Pure Silk Project bags from Thailand.
2 styles, about 10 colors. All on sale this week 50% off!
Were $23.00 now only $11.49. They will go fast.

WTF Disney inspired yarns in stock

Joe Cole of What The Flock Yarns visited us last month for an awesome trunk show full of Disney inspired colorways. Many of the colors are now back in stock. Come see! What wonderful Mother’s Day gifts these hanks will make!
knit in the Ariel Colorway
knit in Malificent colorway
Knit in Pocahontas Colorway
3 Stunning shawls to knit up in
a What the Flock
Flocking Sock Extra colorway
Just one hank needed.

Update on Events

Maryland Sheep & Wool Bus Trip is tomorrow
Registration for the May 13 Charity Retreat ends tomorrow-
Saturday May 4. Call Now.
Becky’s Crochet A Long began last week. This is a VERY special
Edie Eckman CAL for beginning and intermediate crocheters.
Please join up. Meets Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm
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 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.
See below for Classes on the “Shifts” or join in any of our 30 + classes to work on it- and bring a friend!
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

A FREE Crochet pattern for a baby blanket to work up in
Snuggly DK or Calico DK.
A long scarf to show off colors in a Cheshire Cat Gradient set.
FREE Pattern.
A set of FREE Patterns for a
lovely matched pair.
Knit them on Breathless.
The perfect poncho for Spring and summer evenings. Knit it in Encore or Worsted Merino Superwash
FREE Pattern.

Classes

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

Upcoming Classes

Constellate Hat
Tuesdays in May 6:30 – 8:30 with Maggie
It is now MadMay- Ravelry’s annual event to celebrate everything Madelinetosh. Maggie’s new Tuesday project class is celebrating MadMay
by taking on the design Constellate. It’s a hat to knit in TML or Twist Light. Choose your Tosh color, and get your pattern. Do not cast on until after May 1(its the MadMay Rule). Maggie has more details. Please call to sign up. Constellate
NightShift (& the Shift)
Mondays 1-3pm with Julia
Beginning May 13
Join Julia to knit up your “one of a kind” Nightshift shawl or Shift cowl. We will have several samples to show and so many colors of yarn to choose from. If you can’t make Julia’s class- join in almost any other class to work on your shawl. This is a shop wide project! We are all joining in!
Mitered Squares
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 is an owl cloth knit last week- time to learn cables! 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. Class is full.
Skill Builder CAL
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm with Becky
Begins May 1
Join Becky to 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.
Note time change.
Next week: Skyping with Edie!

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