E-News June 23rd, 2020

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Going Green! Our Favorite Color!

On Friday June 26, our counties are Going Green, which means we can relax some of the Covid-19 restrictions just a bit- while still maintaining a safe environment for all.

Customer Store Polices for the Green Phase

 Store hours: 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday.

 

  •  If you feel ill, do not enter the shop. We are offering contact-free curbside pickup and mail order services. To place an order, please call the shop at 610-419-9276.
  •  In order to abide by Social Distancing Guidelines, only 10 customers are permitted in shop at one time. We can handle small groups now.
  •  Masks should be properly worn at all times when in the shop to protect our staff and other customers.
  •  Use provided hand sanitizer upon entering the shop.
  •  Currently the following areas are closed to the public: kitchen, and seating area. Bathrooms are now open.
  • Staff will be cleaning and disinfecting frequently throughout the day.
  •  No food or drinks are permitted in the store.
  •  Keep social distance rules in mind, please respect each other and our employees.
  •  Beginning Friday June 26, we will offer 90 minute help sessions, which will feel more like classes as four students can be present. These sessions are available by appointment only. Please call ahead to reserve your space. Cost is $10 cash only, please bring exact change if possible.
  •  We can wind yarn for you.
  •  We have designated the following shopping times for At Risk customers: Mondays from 9-10am, by appointment only.
  •  These guidelines are subject to change; we will continuously reevaluate as the situation evolves.

New “Class” Help Sessions: 4 students at a time.

So get three of your knitting buddies together and sign up for a session.

Sessions are: Monday with Julia, Tuesday with Maggie, Wednesday with Becky, Thursday with Eileen, and Friday & Saturday with Pat.

Sessions are: 10:00 – 11:30, 12:00 – 1:30, 2:00 – 3:30.

Flat Rate Shipping! $5.95

We know many of you are not quite ready to venture out yet.
We appreciate that you are using Mail Order more than ever before. To make these transactions faster for both of us, and to let you know up front what your mailing costs will be, effective immediately, and for a limited time, we will be offering Flat Rate Shipping at a cost of only $5.95 on all mail orders-
certain disclaimers apply. It’s time to take advantage of this offer, and get some projects set up!

A New TKE Crochet Kit with a

Facebook Crochet Along
5 panel crochet blanket designed by Edie Eckman for Encore Worsted.
This is a large afghan- 48″ x 59″.
Becky has developed 4 color option sets for this Crochet A – Long.
6 balls of color A, 5 balls of color B, and 2 balls each of colors C & D. Get these 15 – 100g balls of Encore, plus the Plymouth Pattern 3392 mailed directly to your door for $5.95 flat rate shipping. You can even save that shipping cost by coming to the shop to pick up your kit (no contact curbside pick up), or coming inside and picking your own colors!
Color Set A
Color Set B
Color Set C
Color Set D
Join Becky beginning Monday June 29 on our Facebook group page to work on this 5 panel afghan. Each of the 5 panels will teach you a new technique. Get your yarn now and get ready!! Becky is using color set D.

2 New Berroco Kits

UPDATE!!!

Eileen and I really, really love this Solaria Drop ship kit. We both purchased one- mine is the bright yellow as shown (it looks like a sun), and Eileen’s is a soft Ash Grey Heather. We both invite all of you to get yourself a kit and join us starting Monday July 6 to work up this blanket. I have already make an enlargement of the chart to make it easier for you. You’ll need some size 10.5 circular needles. Please join us!
Berroco has outdone itself! We think this is Berroco’s best Drop Ship Project deal yet! They have put together kits for two of their most popular baby blankets in their
These kits can be drop shipped directly to you!
2 new Baby blankets- knit in Comfort products and Berroco is including the pattern book FREE. This isn’t just a pattern- it’s a FULL 158 page Baby & Toddler pattern BOOK full of knit & crochet patterns by Norah Gaughan and the Berroco design team. I’ll repeat… The pattern book is included FREE!!! (a $19.95 value)
Thank you Berroco!
Book sells for $19.95 Get it FREE in these baby blanket kits.
To make this cheerful circular blanket, one cable is repeated 16 times, resulting in an amazing profusion of texture. Cost $49.
Solaria is knit with 6– 100g balls of Comfort Chunky. And Berroco is letting you pick your color from their full Comfort Chunky color line! When you order your Solaria Kit- remember to add the color number, and suggest a second color choice.
Inspired by 20th Century artwork, this blanket is created with 20 garter stitch squares, some in solid colors, while others use multiple shades. Tackle one block at a time. Cost $79
Select your color set when you order from us.
Comfort Worsted is a yarn you know and love. This acrylic/nylon blend is washable & dryable with low pilling.
Get a closer look at the colors below by checking out the Berroco Comfort Worsted Colorcard.
Moderne Blanket #1
MC 9702 CC 9731, 9733, 9764, 9717, 9753
Moderne Blanket #2
MC 9701 CC 9729, 9720, 9771, 9713, 9734
Moderne Blanket #3
MC 9700 CC 9715, 9714, 9712, 9710, 9772
Julia is leading a Knit A Long that started
Monday, June 15. It is going very well.
Join Julia on our Facebook Group Page.
An interesting, educational, and just plain fun knit for 3 colors of fingering weight yarn. Julia will guide you through this design on our New Facebook Knitter’s Edge Group Page. Join our group now if you don’t already belong. Call, email or come in to get your yarn and pattern for this beautiful project
(we can wind yarns for you now) and cast on.

There are now 3 ways to shop:

  1. Curbside pick up- no contact- let us be your your personal shopper!
  2. Mail order- delivered straight to your door.
  3. Come on in! We are now open! Monday to Saturday- 10am -4pm.

New Colors, New Design

Hot Cakes
75 Acrylic/25 Wool
404 yd/200g
Worsted Weight 20 sts =4″
2 new colors in this fine line of self striping cakes of Encore Worsted.
404 yards of striping colorway in each 200g cake. The yarn is Encore Worsted and it coordinates with so many Encore solids. 10 colorways available.
F978- Hot Cakes Mitered Baby Throw
Our newest Hot Cakes baby blanket is a mitered square beauty. 2 cakes of Hot Cakes plus just one ball of solid Encore Worsted will make up this blanket. FREE Pattern at TKE.
Color 12- Turquoise Treat
Color 11- Sugar Plum
Our new FREE pattern F977 for 4 blocks knit all in one piece. Minimal Sewing. Border is then added to produce a 32″ square blanket. All garter stitch- this is an easy knit. Learn to pick up stitches with little thinking needed. You could also use 5 colors of Encore- just one ball for each block and one for the border. Very versatile pattern.
Shown below are other FREE patterns for Hot Cakes.
A one cake baby blanket for Hotcakes. FREE Pattern.
Just two cakes of Hotcakes needed to crochet this textured blanket. FREE Pattern.

Kits- get them while they last!

As many of you already know, washcloths are my favorite way to learn a new knitting technique. We have several kits available for washcloths to knit in Fantasy Naturale cotton. Learn a new technique with one of these great kits.
Watermelon Washcloth
Learn to knit from the outside edge to the center.
Sunflower Cloth
Learn to increase and decrease in seed stitch.
Flower Power
Learn to knit intarsia.
Stars & Stripes Cloth
Uses an interesting stitch in the red eyelet section.