E-News April 23th, 2019

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Ann Budd Classes Selling Fast

World renowned designer, writer, and teacher Ann Budd will be with us once again this June. We are offering 3 classes with Ann on Tuesday June 11 & Wednesday June 12. Classes are on sale now! Discounts available for early registration, and for Full Registration for the 2 days. Read the full flyer and the synopsis of each class. This is a great opportunity. You don’t want to miss this.
UPDATE: Both The Top Down Yoke Sweater class & the Steeking class are almost sold out. The Read your Knitting class is not! This surprised us as this is a class that is suitable for ALL our knitting customers (beginners- experts) and packed full of important knowledge for ALL knitters. Please take another look at the listing for Reading Your Knitting, and sign up! Remember- it includes learning to read charts!!

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 (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.
Sign ups begin on Thursday April 25.
Contact us at TKE to sign up. (610-419-9276) Registration fee payable upon sign up.
On June 15- Make your own speckled colorway!
Like Joe’s new EXCLUSIVE LYS Day Colorway
Abstract Coralline (on sale Saturday April 27).

LYS Day is Coming

Pat’s History of Knitting Part II
Saturday June 27 | 1-3pm
Lauren’s Needlefelting Class
Saturday June 27 | 1-3pm
Join The Knitter’s Edge in celebrating the Second Annual Local Yarn Store Day on Saturday, April 27th! New & Exclusive colorways, FREE patterns, Needlefelting class (sign up) and Pat’s History of Knitting Part II. More info in Friday’s Newsletter.
Local Yarn Store Day is a brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day created by TNNA Yarn Group. The 2nd Annual LYS Day will take place on April 27 and is designed to show support for our favorite small business.
Please support your Local Yarn Shop- this Saturday, and everyday!

NEW Colorways of Madelinetosh

Honey Cowl & matching Honey Hat
Both FREE patterns for Madelinetosh Tosh DK. Come see all the new colorways in all of our qualities of Madelinetosh. Available NOW!

Our Sales Continue

Our great close-out prices continue on so many fine yarns.

Ravelry Inspirations

FREE pattern for an Eco friendly market bag. Knit it in Neve cotton, Fantasy Naturale, or Zooey.
Knit up this stranded hat in
Canopy Fingering
FREE Pattern for a crochet top or layering piece. We suggest Berroco Comfort or Neve Cotton.
An elegant scarf to knit in a sport weight yarn- may we suggest Nuna or Baby Bamboo for a bit of sheen.

For Our Veterans

Patriotic Prayer Shawl
A prayer shawl design perfect for our Veterans in Hospice.
Knit with just 3 balls of Encore Worsted. We will collect the finished shawls and deliver them to local hospice units.
And to help you out:
6 colors of Encore (2 reds, 2 whites, & 2 blues) are on sale 10% off
until end of April.
Textured Bricks Shawl & Throw
For those who want a larger shawl or throw.
It takes 2 balls each of 3 colors for the shawl and 3 balls each of 3 colors
for the throw. FREE Pattern – see the download link above


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

Upcoming Classes

April offerings are full of technique classes and
new multi class projects. More May classes coming soon!

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

Starting Saturday April 6, Becky’s Saturday afternoon class will become
a beginner-intermediate class- both knit & crochet, with a strong focus on techniques. ALL ARE WELCOME.
Please call to sign up, just so we know who’s coming.
Easy mosaic work. Knit it in Malabrigo Dos Tierras or another
DK weight yarn.
A stunning Mosaic shawl. We knit ours in Silky Wool- 3 colors needed.
Use other DK weight yarns as well.
Mosaic Shawl with Julia
Monday April 15 & 29 | 1-3pm.
I am always asked “What more can I do with Mosaic work beyond washcloths?” Well, here are some perfect examples. Both of these beautiful shawls are knit with DK weight yarns. 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.

Needlefelting with Lauren

Saturday April 27 | 1-3pm

Needlefelting is fun! You can needlefelt onto a flat piece or you can create 3D creatures such as this snail. So many options! Call to sign up. This class does fill up!

History of Knitting with Pat

Saturday April 27 | 1-3pm

Pat will continue her lecture series (now it’s a series) with History of Knitting in the Scandinavian countries, as well as Iceland, Eastern Europe, the Faroe Islands and the Baltic. Call to sign up, and bring your knitting. Part 3- Coming soon:
History of Knitting in the Americas.

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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