E-News May 28th, 2019

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Join us in #HatNotHate

The Knitter’s Edge is proudly joining forces with Louis Boria (Brooklyboyknits) to knit & crochet blue hats as part of the #HatNotHate Program to stomp out bullying.
Louis has a personal interest in bringing this program to Bethlehem’s Donegan Elementary and Broughal Middle School as this Bethlehem native attended these schools himself!
So please help us help Louis collect 600 hats for an October 2019 #HatNotHate event at Donegan.
In this newsletter you will find several worsted weight hat patterns (with more to come). All hats need to be blue- medium to darker blues the best and please only solid colors- not variegateds. We need hats for children ages 5-10 as well as adult sizes. Louis wants every person at Doneghan to be wearing a blue hat- from the kindergartners to the principal.
All of today’s patterns are written for Encore Worsted, but you can also use Holiday Lights (big supply on sale!!), Comfort Worsted, Worsted Merino Superwash, and other washable worsteds of your choosing.
Please join us in our efforts- 600 hats is something we can definitely do!
The Knitter’s Edge is Bethlehem’s official drop off point for #HatNotHate- and we are looking forward to seeing you!
Louis Boria visited us during a recent What The Flock Event

FREE Patterns for HatNotHate

Holiday Lights is Encore with a glitter strand, in a bright Blue.
Yarn is available for Our #HatNotHate project.
We have 270 –100g balls available at half price- now only $3.25. Each ball can make up to 2 hats, depending on size. Color is Louis approved!

Linaza in The Pool

33.3% off!!
Large color palette of this Alpaca/Linen/Tencel Blend is available
at The Knitter’s Edge.
A light asymmetric cardigan
One of 2 Cowls on this easy to knit pattern set for Linaza.
A very pretty Scalloped shawl for Linaza.
One hank of Linaza needed.
Call to register for Joe Cole’s Newest Dyeing Class: Speckle It! Saturday
June 15 | 10-12 and 1-3pm. Sign up for either session. Call for more info.

Prayer Shawls for our Veterans

20% of our local hospice patients are Veterans. Hospice units are always asking for Red, White & Blue prayer shawls for these special people.
Below are 2 shawl patterns- FREE to you.
With just 3 balls of Encore Worsted- quickly knit up this shawl
Written for 2 balls each color for a large shawl or 3 balls each color for a throw


This Week’s Classes
 We have over 30 classes each week!

Upcoming Classes

Constellate Hat
Tuesdays in May 6:30 – 8:30 with Maggie
It is now MadMay- Ravelry’s annual event to celebrate everything Madelinetosh. Maggie’s new Tuesday project class is celebrating MadMay
by taking on the design Constellate. It’s a hat to knit in TML or Twist Light.
No class on Tuesday May 21. Last class for this project is May 28.
Anthology–Beginning June 4
Tuesdays with Maggie 6:30 – 8:30pm
Design your own Fair Isle Hat or Cowl. This wonderful fun design by Tin Can Knits comes with black & white grid charts to color in with colored pencils. See what your project will look like before you knit. We love Tin Can Knits! This is a
FREE Pattern. Check out Ravelry to see what over 500 others have done! Any yarn, any gauge, and any size.
Mondays 1-3pm with Julia
Continues June 3
Join Julia to knit up your “one of a kind” Nightshift shawl or Shift cowl. We will have several samples to show and so many colors of yarn to choose from. If you can’t make Julia’s class- join in almost any other class to work on your shawl. This is a shop wide project! We are all joining in!
Julia is also taking on
The Shift!
Mondays 1-3pm with Julia
Continues June 3
Two Shift Cowls are finished and at the shop to view. We knit one in Silky Wool, another in Nuna. So many other yarns to use as well.
Soldotna Crop with Julia
Mondays 1-3pm with Julia
June 3, 10 plus Summer Mon & Wed Mornings
Knit in Silky Wool, this adorable crop top is so fashionable these days. Julia will lead you through the Fair Isle work in this fine design. During the Summer, come to Julia’s Monday &/or Wednesday morning classes for additional; work on the Soldotna Crop or Navelli.
Navelli with Julia
Mondays 1-3pm with Julia
June 3, 10 plus Summer Mon & Wed Mornings
Another cropped Fair Isle Top- this one knit in a fingering weight yarn such as Breathless. Julia will lead you through this design if you choose, on June 3, 10, and beyond for great summer knitting.
New Beginner’s Class
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 with Regina
This will be a class with a theme- “Washcloths are a Great Way to Learn”. Using Fantasy Naturale cotton, Regina will help you work your way through many techniques- learning new knitting skills -one cloth at a time. Shown here is an eyelet washcloth done this week- Learning Lace! Please call to sign up.
Log Cabin Cloth
Saturday June 8 |1-3pm with Becky
Join Becky to learn how to create a Log Cabin Design. Includes color choices, picking up sts, calculations. Fantasy Naturale yarn packs available. Size 7 needles needed. Please call to sign up.
Skill Builder CAL
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm with Becky
Began May 1, ongoing class
Join Becky to take up Edie Eckman’s Skill Builder CAL project.
The yarn used for this afghan is Encore Worsted- with over 100 colors to choose from! Increase your skill level, one afghan square at a time.
This Wednesday: Skyping with Edie!
Beginner & Intermediate Class- Knit & Crochet
Saturdays 1-3pm with Becky
Becky’s Saturday afternoon class has become a beginner-intermediate class- both knit & crochet, with a strong focus on techniques. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Please call to sign up.
History of Knitting in The Americas
Saturday June 1 | 1-3pm with Pat
The final part of Pat’s lecture series- This time on knitting history close to home. Pat has the best stories in this part (in my opinion). Call to sign up please so we know how many to expect. Plan on bringing your knitting.
Saturday June 1 | 1-3pm with Lauren.
Needlefelting is fun- you all know that by now. First timers can make something great- like this turtle!
Bring extra cash for fiber and needles. Call to sign up.
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