E-News December 27th, 2019

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January is “Knit for Me” Month

Soon we all be choosing a project for
January: The “Knit for Me” Month.
We have many ideas for you to consider.

Did you get an Advent Yarn Kit?

Emma’s Yarn Advent Yarn Kit contains 1944 yards of Practically Perfect Sock Yarn. 24 mini hanks of delicate colors shown here above.
Now to decide how to use them……
I am crazy about this one. I would however change the increases to be
more invisible. This design can use all 24 colors in your advent kit!
As written, this won’t use all of your Advent yarn kit, but will use most,
and perhaps you can enlarge it.
This long rectangular scarf will use most of your advent kit, plus the pattern contains instructions for fingerless mitts for your left over yarn.

More Design Ideas for January

Make something for YOU this coming month. Here are a few additional design ideas. And just wait until you see Tuesday’s newsletter! Full of some new designs we have at the shop- ready for you to use!
A lovely lace work design to crochet in a worsted to aran weight yarn
A warm wrap for the cold days ahead. Knit it in DK Merino Superwash
or Kenzie.
A design to crochet in a sport weight fiber such as Nuna. This will get you ready for Spring!
A perfect circular yoke canvas for Madelinetosh Sport or DK.
A textured knit for a DK weight yarn. We suggest trying Malabrigo Arroyo or the lovely Malabrigo Dos Tierras.
A sweet cropped jacket to knit in a heathery shade of Davila.
This elegant piece can be knit up in a sport weight such as Nuna or Madelinetosh Sport.

Our Holiday Hours

A Textured Hat for You to Try

Moss Rib Hat
Our Moss Rib Hat was inspired by a Rhinebeck hat this past fall.
We used Encore Worsted for warmth and washability.
Get the pattern FREE at The Knitter‘s Edge.


This Week’s Classes

 We have over 30 classes each week!

Upcoming Classes & New for January

Reversible Crochet Cowl w/ Becky
Coming in January 2020!
Join Becky to create this 2 color crochet cowl. It’s reversible too. Becky used 2 contrasting colorways of Emma’s Practically Perfect Sock yarn, but any Fingering weight yarn will work. FREE Pattern available for Class participants. Watch for more info on this class- coming soon!
Socks with Maggie
Coming Tuesday evenings in January
Join Maggie on Tuesday evenings this January to knit up the OMG heel socks. You will need a 400 yd+ hank of Fingering weight sock yarn plus Size 1 or 2 needles- DPNs, Magic Loop or 2 circs. Watch for more details- coming soon.
Brioche 201 with JoAnne
Coming in January 2020!
Take your next step in Brioche and knit up a hat. We will probably be making ours in 2 colors. Knowledge of Brioche needed. Watch this space for more details.
Working with 2 Strands & More
Monday Jan 6 | 1-3pm with Julia
In January, Julia will help you learn to easily work with a double strand of yarn or more. Putting 2 strands together will make such a different look. Try it! Here Julia used a sport weight yarn with a lace weight silk/ mohair strand for a soft halo look.
Patterns will be available for class.
Hearth Mitts
Monday Jan 13 | 1-3pm with Julia
Time to make a pair of mitts for YOU. Written for Encore Worsted, but consider a more luxurious yarn such as Worsted Merino Superwash, Madelinetosh DK, or Davila. Pattern will provided FREE in class for class participants. Call to sign up.
New Beginner’s Class
Tuesdays | 3:30 – 5:30pm with Eileen
Eileen is now teaching this Tuesday class. Next project will be the Birthday Cake Cowl to be knit in almost any DK weight yarn. This will be a relaxing knit, while still a learning opportunity. FREE Pattern given out in class. No need to call. Just show up ready to learn!
New Beginner’s Sampler Scarf
Coming in January with Eileen
With 2-3 hanks of Worsted Merino Superwash you can knit up a great sampler- learning new stitches as you go. This class will be on Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm as well as in other beginner’s classes.
More details to follow.
Weaving 101 with Lynn
Monday Jan 20 & 27 | 12:30 – 3:45pm
Learn to weave on a Cricket rigid heddle loom while making a 2 color