E-News December 31st, 2019

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What Do You Want to Learn in 2020?

New Techniques such as: Intarsia, Fair Isle, Brioche,
Mosaic, Cables, Entrelac?
Knit my First… Sweater, Mittens, Socks, Shawl?
Learn finishing such as Seaming, Blocking?
Whatever it is, we’ll have a class for it in 2020!

Did you get an Advent Yarn Kit?

There is only ONE left! Better get it now!

Look What’s Coming to The Knitter‘s Edge

Save The Date to welcome Ryberry Yarns!

Located in Hillsboro, Oregon, Ryberry Yarns is a home-based business established three years ago by Fiber Artist Kathy Simpson.
Kathy will be sending a beautiful display of fibers including her Signature Collection, Marlie Collection, and Yak Collection as well as mini gradient sets.
Watch this space for more info and photos to come as we get closer to Jan 18.
Ryberry Yarns Trunk Show is being brought to us by The Yarn Liason.
One of our favorite dyers: Joe Cole of WTF yarns has a new business venture: The Yarn Liaison. In 2020, Joe will be bringing us some of the best hand dyed yarns in the business. There are many Indie dyers out there who are too far away to visit TKE with a Trunk Show, Though The Knitter’s Edge is the hosting shop, Joe, as the Yarn Liaison, will be the very knowledgeable brand representative here at TKE for the trunk shows. If you are an Indie Dyer who wants to try a trunk show with The Yarn Liaison, please contact Joe Cole for more information. The Yarn Liaison Project.

More Design Ideas for January

Make something for YOU this coming month. Here are new garments we have at the shop- get to take a closer look before choosing one for your
January Knit for Me project!
Knit this top down Fair Isle in Wonderland Mad Hatter DK weight Merino. We used DK Merino Superwash Collage for the Fair Isle work.
Short sleeved garter stitch cardigan to knit with Encore Mega.
FREE Pattern.
A simple top down short sleeved pullover to knit in Neve Cotton as shown, or Calico cotton/acrylic blend.
A textured knit for a DK weight yarn. Body is knit in one piece with sleeves picked up and knit down. We knit ours in DK Merino Superwash.

Our Holiday Hours

Mitts and a Fair Isle Hat to Try

FREE until January 31 and written in 2 weights- Aran & DK. We suggest Homestead for the Aran, and Davila for the DK.
FREE Pattern for some fast and easy cabled mitts worked in the round.
We suggest knitting them in Homestead or Homestead Tweed as shown here.

Classes

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

Upcoming Classes & New for January

Reversible Crochet Cowl w/ Becky
Beginning Jan 15 & 18
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.
Beginning in class sessions on Wed Jan 15 | 1-3pm and 3:30 – 5:30pm plus Sat | 1-3pm.
Socks with Maggie
Beginning Tues Jan 14 | 6:30 – 8:30pm
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.
Brioche 201 with JoAnne
Coming in January 2020!
Take your next step in Brioche and knit up a hat. We will 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 wool scarf. Class includes 6.5 hours of class, yarn for scarf project, loan of loom, plus all handouts. Cost: $85.
Must call to register. You will be glad you did- weaving is fun! Class size limited to 6 students.