E-News August 3rd, 2018

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Musikfest starts today!! 

Runs August 3-12, 2018.  If you are in Bethlehem for the Fest, make sure you visit us at The Knitter’s Edge!  We have lots of project ideas for Festival knitting and crocheting!

Coming Soon!  Save the Date!

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Come join Joe Cole of What The Flock Yarn & Fiber at The Knitter’s Edge for a fun Saturday on August 18th from 11am-3pm while we host “Mini Bar Madness.”

This event will showcase over 50 colors on 20g fingering weight Superwash Merino minis for you to pick from. We’ll also have something special setup for those that buy 5 or more minis. What’s not to love about creating your own color palette?  Make you own 5 pack or 6 pack, or even 10 pack!  Plus, we will have lots of pattern ideas to share.

Joe will also be bringing many skeins of his new 17 micron Aran weight superwash merino- it is pure
Yumminess!!
Just a few of Joe’s 17 micron Aran weight Superwash Merino– many, many more colorways coming for 
Aug 18- Mini Bar Madness Day!
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What’s New!

New From Urth Yarns:  Uneek Sock kits!

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Each kit contains 2 prewound cakes of Uneek truly unique self striping hand dyed merino.  A beautiful collection of vibrant colors.  FREE Patterns available on the Urth Yarns Website for socks such as the one shown here below. 

Uneek Classic Sock– FREE Pattern

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Our own FREE Sock pattern!  Get it FREE with your Uneek Sock Kit purchase at The Knitter’s Edge.  Come see them in person!

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More New Stuff!

Illimani Sabri

I went to TNNA this June to look for one yarn in particular- a new fingering weight cotton.  I found a perfect one.  Introducing Illimani Sabri:  a sweet soft blend of 85% Organic Cotton & 15% Baby Alpaca.  
5 beautiful natural shades plus 2 marles (blends of 2 colors). Wonderful for knitters, crocheters and weavers. Try one of these designs while we get something done for a shop sample:
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New Uneek Fingering by Urth Yarns

Uneek Fingering is a self-striping, hand dyed superwash merino in rich, vibrant colors. 435 yds/100g hank
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One hank of Uneek Fingering knits up into 
The Hitchhiker– The #1 pattern on Ravelry.
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Classes Coming Soon

This Week’s Classes

 Classes for the weeks of July 30 & August 6 

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

Fair Isle!

Monday, August 13– 1:00 – 3:00pm

2 Handed Fair Isle Refresher with Linda Miller

Need some rehab work on your 2 handed technique?

Join Linda Miller for this 2 hour refresher if you have previously taken her full al day 2 handed Fair Isle course.   Regular $8.00 class  Call to sign up.

You can choose from these two great projects:

Sunset Slouch Hat  – No stranding required.

Knit in Worsted Merino Superwash

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Frosty Twilight Cowl – Stranding required.

Knit in Worsted Merino Superwash

Dyeing!

2 Dyeing Classes with Joe Cole

Saturday Aug 25 — 10-12 and 1-3.
Joe has an exciting new technique to share with you for this class. Yarn Marbling! He’ll be showing you how to yarn marble on knitted blanks in fingering and aran weight, as well as on regular skeins.  Come see the dyed blanks & hanks in person!
(Disclaimer: results will vary from person to person and between preknit fabric and loose skeins.)
Price for class will be $30 (excluding yarn).  Fee is payable by cash or credit card at time of sign up.
The Knitter’s Edge will have Yarn & Blanks needed for class for purchase.
If you’d like to dye additional yarn, an extra $5 for class + purchase of the additional yarn will be required.  Call to sign up.
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WEAVING!!

Monday August 20 & 27-  12:30 – 4:00pm, and 12:30 – 3:30pm

Weaving 101 with Lynn

Learn to weave using a Cricket rigid heddle loom.  Class includes 6.5 hours of instruction, all class handouts, Galway yarn for a scarf such as the one shown here, and loan of a cricket loom for the week.  Cost $85.  Call to register- class size limited to 6 students.
 

Julia’s continuing Building Blocks Class!

 

Monday August 13 1:00 – 3:00pm

Building Blocks with Julia

Julia will be holding her Building Blocks Class on August 13 this month.  Never too late to join in.

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Pat is here in the evenings this summer- come join some of her Wednesday evening technique oriented classes.

Reenactment Shawl Knit in Galway Sportweight wool.

FREE Pattern available with your yarn purchase.

Wednesday Aug 8 — 6:30 – 8:30pm

History of Knitting in America with Pat

Every year Pat adds to this class.  A great lecture- just bring your knitting and listen & learn.  Call to sign up.

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This year Pat will be featuring a Reenactment Shawl- a shawl commonly worn in the 1800’s.  We will have 2- one knit in Galway Sportweight wool, and a second knit in a cotton linen blend called Zooey. (pictures coming next week).  Consider knitting a shawl with Pat.
Wednesday Aug 15 — 6:30 – 8:30pm

History of Knitting in the Lehigh Valley

Pat is still doing researching for this, her last lecture of the 2018 summer session, and we may eventually change the name of the class.  Pat is trying to develop a lecture on how knitting and other handwork came to PA and the Lehigh Valley.   Call to sign up.
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A shawl knit in Zooey-
a cotton/ linen blend.
FREE Pattern.
Linen may have been more likely used than wool in early colonial days
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Beginner Classes!

At TKE we are proud to have so many classes perfect for beginners. If one of our special sessions does not fit your schedule- do not worry- beginners are always welcome in any regular class, at any time.