E-News July17th, 2018

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Join us this weekend for our Annual Tent Sale.  The parking lot will feature a large tent filled with all kinds of close out specials!  We have so many cotton & cotton blends to offer this year, as well as yarns of every weight and composition.  Big Plus:  Huge selection of buttons at super low prices.  Magazines too at a price you can’t resist. 

More details in Friday’s newsletter
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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 weaving 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.  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.
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What’s New from What The Flock!

Joe Cole’s new 17 micron Aran weight Superwash Merino is incredible.  It is so soft and squooshy you won’t be able to resist it.  We knit up the cowl shown below and people can’t stop touching it and squeezing it.  You will want one around your neck too. 
7 colorways available right now- more to come. 
Our new Traveling Cowl takes just one 100g hank of WTF’s new Aran weight superwash merino.  
Soooo Soft.   FREE Pattern with your yarn purchase.
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New from What The Flock- caked skinny striped yarn for socks.  Each cake contains 464 yards of Fingering weight superwash merino/nylon blend.  10 wild striped shades available.

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These skinny stripes make really sharp looking socks. 

Let the yarn do the work. 
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Grab & Go!

 
New Grab & Go cotton cloth kits- enough yarn to make 1 cloth.  3 patterns included
Multidirectional
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Ripple Time cloth
Rib & Garter Cloth
Our always loved baby washcloth kits to knit up with Eco Baby Cotton.  Enough yarn to knit at least 3 cloths, 6 pattern choices, plus a small bar of A Naturale Alternative soap in the scent: Baby Powder! 
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Crochet Fish Cloth Kits- just grab your hook and you are ready to go.
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Shark week starts Sunday! (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 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.
UPDATE!!- We have found that Silky Wool can be used as well- You will need 5 skeins plus size 7 needles.
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Reenactment Shawl Knit in Galway Sportweight wool.

FREE Pattern available with your yarn purchase.

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.
This year Pat will be featuring a Reenactment Shawl- a shawl commonly worn in the 1800’s.  We will have 2- one knit in Galway Sportweight wool, and a second knit in a cotton linen blend called Zooey. (pictures coming Friday).  Consider knitting a shawl with Pat.

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 our special sessions does not fit your schedule- do not worry- beginners are always welcome in any regular class, at any time. 
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Its Time for Baseball!!  

Tickets on sale until July 27.

 
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.