E-News November 16th, 2018

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November 16th 2018



One of the best classes of the year is next Monday November 19— 1-3pm

Learn to read crochet charts with Milly.

What you learn in this 2 hour class will 




Learn to read a crochet chart while making a crochet doily.  Yarn will be provided.  Bring hook size C.  
Call to sign up. 

What’s New? 


New Pottery Fun

Several new styles of yarn bowls

These are really cute; well made too.

Mugs make great holiday gifts


New Indulgence Merino 

Indulgence Merino is a DK weight Superwash Merino with Nylon for great warm socks.  Each 150g ball boasts 426 yards!
Indulgence Socks take just one ball – FREE Pattern.
It’s the time of year again to think about Holiday gift knitting and crochet.  For the next 12 weeks we will offer up some great gift ideas for everyone on your list. 

Week 7- Gina & Galway Honeycomb Cowl

With Kureyon, Silk Garden or Gina, you can knit a honeycomb cowl with an added ball of Galway.  
FREE Pattern.
Gina & Galway Honeycomb Cowl –  FREE Pattern

Katia Concept Alpaca Silver

Katia Concept Alpaca Silver is a blend of alpaca and nylon. Very soft and furry, with a hint of glitz.   
About 10 colors available.
The Alpaca Silver 3 color scarf takes just one ball each of 3 colors.  A very easy knit.  FREE Pattern. 
The Drop Stitch Cowl takes just 2 balls of Alpaca Silver.  FREE Pattern. 

Charity Knitting

Each Fall we ask our community to share in a charity knit & crochet project for needy residents of the Lehigh Valley.  This year, with the Help of Mother Laura,  we have identified the following needs:  Scarves and warm socks.  
The soup kitchen has a full box of hats ready to go, but they need scarves and cowls- for men (mostly) & women.   
As we did last year, TKE will also be collecting packages of socks for adults to be handed out at the soup kitchen.  Clean, dry socks are some of the most needed items for the homeless during the winter months.
On your next shopping trip- please consider adding a package of cotton socks to your basket.  It will be a God send to someone in need.
And if you need a scarf or cowl pattern- just ask. 
Or consider this one:  
Knit with one cake of Hotcakes.  FREE pattern
Thank you

Save these Dates!

Many special events are planned for November, December, and beyond.  
Please save these dates!
Tickets don’t go on sale until December 3. 

Classes Coming Soon

This Week’s Classes

Classes for the weeks of Nov 12 & Nov 19 

Click on this link to get the full weekly schedule of classes.
We have over 30 classes each week!
Other classes coming soon:



Tuesday December 11– 6:30 – 8:30pm

Moebius Cast on with Becky

Learn the Moebius cast on while creating a beautiful moebius cowl.  Becky knit hers with just one hank of DK weight Malabrigo Arroyo and a 40″ size 8 needle.
Please call to sign up.  You will need about 350 yards of a sport- DK weight yarn- (we love the Arroyo for its colorways), plus a size 8 needle- size 40- 47″.

Beginning Wednesday November 7–1-3pm

Build your own Ripple Blanket with Becky

This design-your-own ripple blanket will commence on Nov 7 during the crochet class.
Becky has come up with four basic ripple recipes, with instructions and examples for each. Each student should come to class with an idea of what yarn they would like to use and appropriate hook(s). In the first session, we would review the patterns (they are all easy) and hand out the instructions for swatches. After a week or two, each student should return with a swatch she likes and a target size for a blanket/afghan. We’d use the swatch to calculate yarn amounts and go from there. The project would be finished at their convenience.  Call to sign up.

Monday November 19– 1:00 – 3:00

Learn to read crochet charts with Milly

Milly’s Learn to Read Crochet Charts class was so well received that we are holding it again!
Milly will join us for a very special class to teach us how to work those wonderful charts that make crochet a whole lot easier.  Call to sign up.
Bring hook size C (2.75mm).  We will supply the yarn.
Learning to read charts will open your crochet world to so much, including all of the beautiful Japanese and Russian crochet patterns out there.
Saturday, November 17–  1-3pm with Eileen
Yes that’s right!! Eileen will be teaching a class on Saturday Nov 17— 1-3pm.
No need to sign up- just join her!

Monday November 26–1-3pm

Afterthought Heel with Julia

Join Julia to learn about the little knitting miracle called an afterthought heel.
This little sock can be used as a Christmas Tree ornament or as a holder for a gift card.   Yarn packs will be available.  Bring double pointed needles size 5 or 6.
Call to sign up.