E-News July 31st, 2018

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Need a Campside Shawl for those cool evenings? 

Campside  –  Its summertime and you may be spending some family time by the campfire.  Need a nice wrap  Try this FREE design from Alicia Plummer.   We knit ours in Madelinetosh Tosh Sport.  You could also try Cleo cotton or Nuna.

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.

 

Look What’s Back!

Hug This Kits are Back in Stock!!

Each kit comes with enough yarn to make a blanket, a free pattern, and a stuffed animal with arms long enough to hug the blanket.  A great gift!   Additional patterns available as free downloads by Clicking Here
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Basketweave Blanket 

FREE Pattern with kit purchase at The Knitter’s Edge

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The Tent Sale Yarns- 

These are on sale now!!

 

Some additional info on a few of our sale yarns.

Chateau by Classic Elite

A blend of Baby Alpaca and Bamboo with a chainette construction.  Same yarn as Chalet- but in dyed colors.
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Chalet by Classic Elite
Same blend of baby alpaca and bamboo as Chateau,  Chalet is natural shades of Baby Alpaca.   The 2 yarns can be used interchangably.  Chunky weight gauge.
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Color Block Bias Shawl – perfect for either Chalet or Chateau or a mix of both.

 

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Our New Aran Cashmere

95% Cashmere and 5% Merino combine for a super soft Aran weight fiber.  76 yards.  12 colors available at a super low closeout price.
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Our Cashmere Cowl- a FREE pattern that took just 3 balls of our New Aran Cashmere.  What a great gift giving idea! 
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What’s New?

Illimani Sabri

I went to TNNA this June to look for one yarn in particular- a new fingering weight cotton.  I found a perfect one.  Introducing Illimani Sabri:  a sweet soft blend of 85% Organic Cotton & 15% Baby Alpaca.  
5 beautiful natural shades plus 2 marles (blends of 2 colors). Wonderful for knitters, crocheters and weavers. Try one of these designs while we get something done for a shop sample:
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Unimaa– FREE pattern needing just 
2 hanks of Illimani Sabri. 
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Slow Curves is a new design by Joji.  Written for 4 colors, it could easily be knit in just 3 colors – using 3 hanks of Illimani Sabri (1300 yards).
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New Uneek Fingering by Urth Yarns

Uneek Fingering is a self-striping, hand dyed superwash merino in rich, vibrant colors. 435 yds/100g hank
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One hank of Uneek Fingering knits up into 
The Hitchhiker– The #1 pattern on Ravelry.
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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

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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Julia’s continuing Building Blocks Class!

 
Monday August 13 1:00 – 3:00pm

Building Blocks with Julia

 
Julia will be holding her Building Blocks Class on August 13 this month.  Never too late to join in.

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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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A shawl knit in Zooey-
a cotton/ linen blend.
FREE Pattern.
Linen may have been more likely used than wool in early colonial days
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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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