E-News April 17th, 2018

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Join The Knitter’s Edge in celebrating the First Annual Local Yarn Store Day on Saturday, April 21st! 

Stay tuned for information on Special Events, Sales, and Activities!  

Watch for Friday’s Newsletter! 

 
Local Yarn Store Day is a brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day created by TNNA Yarn Group. The inaugural LYS Day will take place on April 21 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!
 
Just wait to see what we have 
in store for you!
 

    The Thrill of Hand Dyed Yarns

 
The Knitter’s Edge carries one-of-a-kind yarns by several handdyers.  Here we feature three of them, including our favorite local dyemaster- Joe Cole.
 3 Irish Girls
They are committed to creating unique, stunning colorways- and they do meet their commitment!
We carry Adorn Luxe- a fingering weight blend of Merino and nylon. Custom milled for Three Irish Girls, the merino has an extra silky smooth texture and the nylon helps maintain its durability.
 
Hitchhiker Beyond– Knit using just one hank of Adorn Luxe,  the color variations are subtle yet powerful.
Vibrance of Strangers ended up being the perfect showcase for our 3 Irish Girls Yarn.
Meadowcroft Dyeworks– 
This PA Father & Son dye team will knock your socks off with their colorways!
 

Rockshelter sock will amaze you with the vividness of the colors. 

Be Simple Variations– an easy to knit FREE scarf pattern needing just one 100g hank. 
 
Guatemalanness- the #1 colorway from Meadowcroft Dyeworks 
 
What The Flock Yarns
Meet the work of owner Joe Cole- our favorite local hand dyer- a man known for his Love of NEONS!

Reverb Shawl– A FREE pattern for  What The Flock Flockin’ Sock- a yarn that POPs

Solfege Shawl– shown here in “After Me Gold are You!”.  This was a colorway Joe designed for St. Patty’s Day, yet it just keeps on selling!
Joe’s What The Flock 10 Step minis are an absolute shop favorite!
Layla Beaded Shawl (we skipped the beads) was knit using Joe’s 10 Step in blues.

News from The Edge

 
FREE EVENT!  SAVE the DATE!
Join us on April 21 for Local Yarn Store Day! Noted crochet author and designer Sharon Silverman will be at The Knitter’s Edge from 11 am – 2 pm to celebrate all things crochet! 
 
Sharon’s patterns showcase crochet’s versatility in everything from high-fashion garments to oh-so-adorable baby items to home décor at every skill level. Wait until you see the samples! We’ll have a trunk show and demos to inspire you, plus a book signing and great deals on Sharon ‘s books including Crochet Scarves, Tunisian Crochet, Crochet Cowls, Easy Afghans, and more. Sharon will help you choose the perfect yarn. Come meet the author and try your hand at some crochet projects!
Books that Sharon will be bringing for sale and a book signing:
From Stackpole Books: 
    Crochet Cowls 
    Tunisian Crochet for Baby 
    Crochet Scarves 
    Crochet Pillows 
    Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the      Ease of Crocheting 
    Beyond Basic Crocheting 

    Basic Crocheting 

From Leisure Arts: 

    Circular Afghans 
    Crochet Refresher 

    Easy Afghans 
    One-Skein Baby Projects 
    Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets 
    Tunisian Shawls 
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Classes Coming Up Soon
 
This Week’s Classes
Click on this link to get the full weekly schedule of classes- we have over 30 classes each week! 
 
Other classes coming soon:
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Wednesday May 2– 6:30 – 8:30pm
2 handed Fair Isle refresher with Linda Miller
We had to postpone this class due to snow (no more of that I hope).  Call to sign up, there are still a few seats available.  There is homework.

The Sunset Slouch Hat provides perfect training in 2 handed Fair Isle work.  We worked this FREE pattern in Worsted Merino Superwash.

Wednesdays– 1-3pm Crochet with Becky

This week: 
Time to tackle another afghan square
 
Learn to crochet with us- beginner’s as well as seasoned crocheters welcome.   Many project ideas available including our exclusive Crochet 101 series.  Call to join us. 
        
           

CLASSES WITH JULIA

Lace Work with Julia 
Monday April 16 & 23– 1-3pm
Beginning lace work.
Try your hand at lace with Julia’s help.  
4 swatches will be done to dip your toe in… then maybe a Lace sampler scarf?

Call to sign up.

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Wednesdays 10-12- Julia’s class becomes a beginning (and general) knit & crochet class
Wanting to learn to knit or crochet?  Here is another beginner’s class to join.  Find one that fits your schedule.  Call to sign up.
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Monday April 30– 1-3pm
Silk Hankies with Julia
Learn to create a knittable strand of silk from Silk Hankies to create a scarf.  Now this is one fun class!  Bring a range of needles: 5-7 or so.  
Call to sign up.
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New Beginner’s Classes in progress-

Beginning Knit & crochet- your choice

Saturdays 10-12pm with Becky
Saturdays 1-3pm with Martha


Whether you are a newbie knitter or crocheter, join Becky or Martha for a new beginner’s class.  Call to sign up.
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   What’s in The Pool? 

   Jeannee– Last 3 days on the pool
   Just $3.00/50g ball
Jeannee Worsted has been sadly discontinued.  It is a wonderfully soft blend of cotton & acrylic.  Machine Wash & Dry.  Stock up now at this great low price.  
A perfect yarn choice for socks, baby blankets & chemo caps.  Note: We filled it up again!  Pool is full!