E-News August 14th, 2018

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It’s Rhinebeck Time!

Tickets on Sale TODAY!

Tickets go on sale TODAY–Tuesday, August 14.

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This Saturday!  

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 of 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, 6 pack, or even 10 pack!  Plus, we will have lots of pattern ideas to share.  Here are just a few:
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Mini Bar Exclusive Shawl- we used 5 minis to create 
this easy to knit piece.  FREE pattern.
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Cirrus – FREE Crochet Pattern.  We crocheted this with a What the Flock 10 step gradient set- (10 minis).
Fun to wear basic socks using Joe Cole’s Watermelon Crush fingering weight plus one mini for heels and toes.
FREE Pattern with your yarn purchase.
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Reverb Shawl –  FREE pattern knit with 5 minis!

Prayer Shawl Gathering

The 11th Annual Prayer Shawl Gathering will be held on Sunday Oct 28.  This is a yearly gathering of Prayer Shawl ministries from the Lehigh Valley and beyond.  If you know of any Prayer Shawl or Charity Knitting groups that may wish to attend, please forward their contact information to me: JoAnne@theknittersedge.com.   It is difficult to keep an updated list without everyone’s help. 
You may also forward the linked Flyer to interested parties to invite them to this event.  Thank you.
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Ravelry Inspirations

This week we are featuring several design ideas which 

are done in worsted weight yarn.

Potawatomi

This accented poncho is an easy, yet interesting knit
that will look & feel great in Worsted Merino Superwash.

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Ciccia Pelos Jacket

This baby/toddler jacket is written for sizes Newborn to 

4 years.  Knit it up in Comfort for an ultra soft feel, and long wearability.
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Flora

With this stunner of a shawl you will want a lighter feel.  We suggest Tosh DK or Neve Cotton.

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Chevron Baby Blanket

For this classic baby blanket- choose Encore Worsted with over 100 colors to choose from.

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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

Sprout Chevron Baby Throw is a FREE pattern using 3 skeins of Sprout.

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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.
Song Baby Hats  — 3 hat designs are available on this FREE pattern for baby/toddler hats using just one ball of Song in each color.
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Classes Coming 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:

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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Pat is here in the evenings this summer- come join her for her last Wednesday evening technique oriented classes.
Reenactment Shawl Knit in Galway Sportweight wool.
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FREE Pattern available with your yarn purchase.
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A crocheted reenactment shawl made with Galway Sport.  Melanie called this: 
Back To Basics Shawl and its available at TKE.
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Designed and crocheted by Melanie Depcinski.  Learn more about this shawl at Pat’s Aug 15 class- from Melanie herself.
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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

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.