E-News July 24th, 2018

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Our Tent Sale has moved inside!

 

Our annual Tent Sale was a HUGE success, and we have lots of wonderful yarns left!  If you couldn’t make our sale- come see us this week- many great bargains remain.

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The Tent Sale Yarns

 
Some additional info on a few of the sale yarns- 3 really special ones that you may not have seen before.
 

Cashmere Regalo

A very light & lofty Italian worsted weight fiber.  
76 yds/25g.  95% Cashmere, 5% Fine Merino Wool.   
12 colors- now at a super bargain price.
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Just 3 balls of Cashmere Regalo will knit up into this supersoft cowl.  FREE pattern with your yarn purchase. 

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Arequipa Boucle

Think of this yarn knitted into the yummiest afghan you have ever cuddled. So squooshy soft.
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Cashmere de Cotone

An elegant cotton with a touch of cashmere for yumminess.  12 sophisticated tonal colors available.  
125 yds/50g balls.  Perfect for luxury pieces. 
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Artisan Bags in the pool!

Unbelievably LOW priced!

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These bags are beautiful- stunning shimmery threads.  Now at a very low price- you will want more than one!

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Yo-yo project bags

Floral project bags

These small project bags are 100% Silk, and great for gift giving, or for yourself!   
Just $12.

What’s a SSP?

 
Years ago I “un-vented” * a special decrease to use when I needed a pairing for an SSK.  I called it p2togtbl. Today this is becoming known as SSP.
*un-vented:  From Elizabeth Zimmermann: “One un-vents something; one unearths it; one digs it up, one runs it down in whatever recesses of the eternal consciousness it has gone to ground. I very much doubt if anything is really new when one works in the prehistoric medium of wool with needles.” 

 

  • SSP
  • Step 1: On the wrong side of your fabric, slip the first stitch of the decrease to the right hand needle knitwise.
  • Step 2: Slip the second stitch of the decrease to the right hand needle knitwise.
  • Step 3: Place both slipped stitches back onto the left hand needle.
  • Step 4: Purl both stitches together through the back loop.
  • Or watch this video 
 

Grab & Go!

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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Our Intarsia Flower washcloth is now a kit.  
Each kit contains 3 colors in Fantasy Naturale plus the pattern to knit up one cloth. 
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Crochet Fish Cloth Kits- just grab your hook and you are ready to go.
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Make a summer watermelon cloth with our Fantasy Naturale Grab & Go Kit
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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:

Fair Isle!

Monday, August 13– 1:00 – 3:00pm

2 Handed Fair Isle Refresher with Linda Miller
Need some rehab work on your 2 handed technique?
 Join Linda Miller for this 2 hour refresher if you have previously taken her full al day 2 handed Fair Isle course.   Regular $8.00 class  Call to sign up.

You can choose from these two great projects:

Sunset Slouch Hat  – No stranding required.
Knit in Worsted Merino Superwash
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Frosty Twilight Cowl – Stranding required.

Knit in Worsted Merino Superwash
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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.
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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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Tunisian Crochet!

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.
BONUS- on Aug 1 Pat will discuss Continental Knitting techniques as well.
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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 next week).  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 Friday.

 
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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