E-News July 13th, 2018

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CALLING ALL WEAVERS!!

 

Monday July 23-  12:30 – 3:30pm 

Weaving 201 with Lynn

 

In this 3 hour class you will examine 4 colorwork designs as worked in Fantasy Naturale on a loom you will prewarp prior to class.  Loan looms available.  Class fee is $35.  2 hanks of Fantasy naturale cotton (solids) are also required.  Call to register and for more information on this Level 2 class.

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NEW CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT
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.

(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 it’s an extra $5 for class + purchase of the additional yarn.
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One Yummy Yarn- Back in Stock!

Cuzco Cashmere– a sport weight Silk/Baby Alpaca/Cashmere blend.  You won’t believe how soft this fiber feels.  This yarn and these small designs 
will make for perfect vacation projects.  
MORE COLORS have just arrived.
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3156- 3 color cabled cowl – requires just 3 balls of Cuzco Cashmere.

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Its Time for Baseball!!  

Tickets on sale for only 2 more weeks- get yours now.

 
Our 8th Annual Iron Pigs outing will be held on 
Monday, August 27.  Tickets are on sale now.  
Cost $11.  Cash only please.  Call for more info or see the flyer download below.   We must have our final count in by July 27 so please get your tickets reserved now.

 

Come knit with us at Coca-Cola Park.
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Click Here to download the full flyer for the August 27 game. 
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What’s New?

 

New from What The Flock- caked skinny striped yarn for socks.  Each cake contains 464 yards of Fingering weight superwash merino/nylon blend.  10 cool shades available.

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These Skinny stripes make really sharp looking socks.  l

Let the yarn do the work. 
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Calico Summer Hats

Calico is a soft blend of cotton and acrylic.  This DK weight yarn works up well in hats as well as garments, and baby blankets.  
Here we have used it to create 2 new hat designs for summer.  These patterns can also be used to create wonderfully soft and easy care chemocaps.  Calico is available in about 20 colors at The Knitter’s Edge.   267 yds/100g ball

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Cresting Clouds Lace Hat- FREE Pattern.  Uses less than 1 ball of Calico. 

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Horseshoe Lace hat- FREE Pattern.   Uses less than 1 ball of Calico.
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Ravelry Inspirations!

 

Summer Kimono– FREE Crochet pattern

Summer Kimono is written for a fingering weight yarn  Try it in Anne cotton for this summer, or consider Tosh Merino Light for fall. 

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Pizza for Breakfast

 A shawl written for 3 colors of Silky Wool.   We have so many colors to choose from. 

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Big in Japan

A fast and easy knit  with subtle detail.  Knit it in Hempathy for summer or in New York for fall.
 

Grab & Go!

 

Shark week is coming!  (cue ominous music here) So get your shark cloth ready.  Kit contains pattern and enough Fantasy Naturale to make one cloth. 

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NEW!!  Oven Towels are the best, and during the summer- you can even attach them to the outdoor grill!  Each kit contains enough Fantasy Naturale cotton yarn to make 2 Oven Towels- reversing colors for the second one.  Buttons included.
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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:

Needlefelting with Lauren- Saturday, July 21– 1-3pm

One of our favorite special classes will be coming around again later this month.  Call to sign up. 
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Technique Classes

We will be adding technique classes for the summer- come add to your skills with these one time classes.
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Monday July 16  1-3pm Intarsia with JoAnne

Intarsia is a technique of making areas of color in your knitting without carrying the yarn behind.  This technique allows for flexible color changes.  Yarn kits will be available.  You will need bobbins and size 7 needles.

Call to sign up.
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Monday July 23-  12:30 – 3:30pm

Weaving 201 with Lynn

In this 3 hour class you will examine 4 colorwork designs as worked in Fantasy Naturale on a loom you will prewarp prior to class.  Loan looms available.   Class fee is $35.  2 hanks of Fantasy naturale cotton (solids) are also required.  Call to register and for more information on this Level 2 class.

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Monday July 30 1:00 – 3:00pm

Tunisian Star with Becky

 
Using Tunisian Crochet, create this star washcloth/hotpad in any weight of yarn.  Here are two examples.  Various yarn sizes & hooks can be used.  Call to sign up.
 
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Pat is here in the evenings this summer- come join some of her Wednesday evening technique oriented classes.
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Wednesday July 18, 25 & Aug 1 — 6:30 – 8:30pm

Faroese Shawl with Pat

Knit up a beautiful shawl with Pat.   The Faroese styling creates a piece that will stay on your shoulders.
Must come to class with 421 sts loosely cast on a size 6 needle.  You will need about 1000 yds of fingering weight yarn.  Pattern will be provided in class.  Call to sign up.
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Wednesday Aug 8 — 6:30 – 8:30pm

History of Knitting in America with Pat

Every year Pat adds to this class.  A great lecture- just bring your knitting and listen & learn.  Call to sign up.
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Wednesday Aug 15 — 6:30 – 8:30pm

History of Knitting in the Lehigh Valley

Pat is still doing researching for this, her last lecture of the 2018 summer session, and we may eventually change the name of the class.  Pat is trying to develop a lecture on how knitting and other handwork came to PA and the Lehigh Valley.   Call to sign up.
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Beginner Classes!

At TKE we are proud to have so many classes perfect for beginners. If one of these special sessions doe not fit your schedule- do not worry- beginners are always welcome in any regular class, at any time. 
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Wednesday 10-12 with Julia – Beginning knit & crochet 

Welcome all newbies.  Call to sign up.

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Wednesdays– 1-3pm with Becky –  Crochet for all levels

Learn to crochet with us- beginners as well as seasoned crocheters welcome.   Many project ideas available including our exclusive Crochet 101 series.  Call to join us.
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Spend your Saturdays with us:

Saturdays 10-12 with Becky- Beginning Knit & Crochet

Whether you are a newbie knitter or crocheter, join Becky for a new beginner’s class.   
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Saturdays 1-3 with Martha- Beginning Knit & Crochet

Whether you are a newbie knitter or crocheter, join Martha for a new beginner’s class.  Call to sign up.

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What’s in the Pool?   LAST WEEK

Arequipa Boucle –  50% off

 

Arequipa Boucle– now Half Price!

100g balls of big fluffy light Baby Alpaca in a chainette construction.  6 colors available.  Many design ideas available at the shop. 
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2994- Women’s Pullover

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F804 – FREE Pattern for a two tone hat

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 2995 – Women’s Poncho

This poncho is super cute & super warm.
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6 colors available in Arequipa Boucle, and it works so well with the rest of the Arequipa line: Adventura, Worsted solids, and Fur as well as the entire Worsted Merino Superwash Line.