E-News August 10th, 2018

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What’s New!

F873- Merino Cashmere Zigzag Cowl- FREE Pattern with your yarn purchase.  This design takes just one 100g hank of Merino Cashmere DyeForMe. 400 yards/100g

Merino Cashmere DyeForMe comes in just one color- natural.  

Perfect for Joe Cole’s Dye Class on Aug 25

 

Breathless by Shalimar is a scrumptious blend of SW Merino, Cashmere, and Silk.  420 yards/100g. Hand dyed in beautiful tonals- here is just a sampling of our new colorways.

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Our own Breathless Cowl is a FREE Pattern with you purchase of just one hank of Breathless.  We have many other design ideas too.  This is a lovely fingering weight yarn for shawls, scarves,  and sweaters. 

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Coming Soon!  

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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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Almost Gone!

Hug This Kits- make a sweet baby throw.  

Just a couple left.
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Uneek self striping sock kits- man did these ever go fast!!  Only a few left.  Make a pair of matching socks. FREE patterns available.

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Several styles of beautiful handcrafted bags are still available at about 50% off!  But going fast for sure!

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Our exclusive Oven Towel kits have sold so very well.  Each kits contains 2 full balls of Fantasy Naturale Cotton, 2 buttons, and a great pattern.  Each kits makes two oven towels.  Only a couple of kits left.

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Rhinebeck!

Yes! The Knitter’s Edge will be chartering 2 buses to Rhinebeck- the NY State Sheep & Wool Festival.  
The dates are Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, August 14.  The buses do sell out so get your friends together this weekend to choose which day you want to attend. 
A flyer with full information will be in Tuesday’s Newsletter– watch for it late Monday night.
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What’s in The Pool?

Sprout & Song at 40% off!

Sprout by Classic Elite

Sprout  is a 100% organic cotton at a nubby chunky weight gauge. 109 yards/100g
This is the perfect yarn for baby items such as our Sprout eyelet edged blanket- FREE Pattern with your yarn purchase- takes just 3 hanks.

 

Song by Classic Elite

Song is a soft cotton/wool blend.  This is a great year round yarn.  Wonderful for baby as well as adult pieces.
110 yds /50g  DK weight gauge.
The Song Cap is a FREE design needing just one ball of each color.  You will love how this Fair Isle hat feels.
 

Classes Coming Soon

This Week’s Classes

Classes for the weeks of August 6 & August 13 

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.

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.
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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.
A crocheted reenactment shawl made with Galway Sport.  Melanie called this: 
Back To Basics Shawl and its available at TKE.
Designed and crocheted by Melanie Depcinski.  Learn more about this shawl at Pat’s Aug 15 class- from Melanie herself.

Wednesday Aug 15 — 6:30 – 8:30pm

History of Knitting in the Lehigh Valley & Surrounding Area

Pat is still doing researching for this, her last lecture of the 2018 summer session.  She will discuss 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.