E-News May 7th, 2019

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Shifts are Happening!

The Shift Cowl
Our Shift in Silky Wool
Here is a picture of our Shift Cowl – just completed. We used purple, lime, and yellow Silky Wool. We are starting a second one in 3 colors of Nuna– It will be done shortly.
The Nightshift is a large shawl knit in worsted weight yarn (but really almost any weight yarn will do). Below are pictures of our 2 Nightshifts in progress- they will be done by week’s end. Take a look at the colors in NORO Geshi for a soft version of the NORO Ito Nightshift.
6 Colors of Kenzie are used in this Nightshift- one ball each. Shawl is about half way done. We will have this one in our hands by week’s end.
2 cakes of NORO Ito were used in this Nightshift. Shawl is over half way complete- we will see this one tomorrow or Wednesday.

Mother’s Day!!!

Consider an Atenti Bag for Mother’s Day.
Our entire stock is now on sale at 10% off until May 11.
AND THERE IS MORE!!!!
Tear Drop Pure Silk Project bags from Thailand.
2 styles, about 10 colors. All on sale this week 50% off!
Were $23.00 now only $11.49. They are going fast.

A New NORO Yarn

Geshi by NORO is a blend of Cotton/Rayon/Silk/Wool in a large 656 yds/200g cake. Yarn has next to the skin softness, and stunning as always NORO colors. Try our FREE Pattern for a beautiful one cake triangular shawl or knit the Nightshift in Geshi!! 2 cakes- one of each color will work great!
Geshi is presented in a 200g cake
8 beautiful colorways available

Update on Events

Becky’s Crochet A Long began last week. This is a VERY special
Edie Eckman CAL for beginning and intermediate crocheters.
Please join up. Meets Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm
See below for more info.

Dye Class with Joe Cole!

This year’s featured dyeing class at The Knitter’s Edge is called “Speckle It !” and hopefully by the title you can guess what you’ll be doing. That’s right, we’ll be doing one of the many speckling dye methods. You’ll also get the option to do a lite single color over- dye.
There will be 2 sessions on Saturday June 15. 10 – 12pm & 1 – 3pm.
Class cost is $25, which includes materials needed for dyeing. Does not include yarn. Class fee covers the dyeing of 1 skein. Additional skeins may be dyed for an additional fee of $5 per skein.
The Knitter’s edge has the undyed yarn and sock blanks (superwash only for this method) for sale at the shop.
Please wear something comfortable that you do not mind getting ruined. This method of speckling can get messy and you might get dye on clothing.
Dye Class Seats on sale NOW at TKE.
Contact us at TKE to sign up. (610-419-9276) Registration fee payable upon sign up.

Ravelry Inspirations

A cosy sleep sack for your little one. Knit it in Encore Mega.
FREE Pattern.
At MD Sheep & Wool we saw many cropped tops to wear over dresses- Cool look for Tuscan Aire or Seasons.
Just 2 rectangles sewn together!
The loopy edge is optional! Work it in Sabri II, Calico, or DK Merino Superwash for Fall.
The perfect topper for spring and summer evenings. Knit it in Hempathy or Cleo for Spring,
Nuna for Fall.

Classes

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. Choose your Tosh color, and get your pattern. Please call to sign up. Constellate
NightShift
Mondays 1-3pm with Julia
Beginning May 13
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 also taking on The Shift!
Mondays 1-3pm with Julia
Beginning May 13
The Shift Cowl is finished and at the shop to view. We knit it in Silky Wool.
Now knitting one in Nuna. So many other Sport to DK weight yarns to use as well, such as Cleo & Phoenix DK.
Mitered Squares
Saturday May 18 |1-3pm with Becky
Learn to knit up a mitered square, link them together, and pick up & work a border. With these skills you can make a washcloth, purse, shawl, or even an afghan. Bring size 7 needles. Fantasy Naturale yarn kits will be available. Please call to sign up.
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 owl cloth knit last week- time to learn cables! Please call to sign up.
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.
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.
Note time change.
This week: Skyping with Edie!
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.
Needlefelting
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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