E-News November 2nd, 2018

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10,000 New Knitters!

On Saturday November 10!


On Saturday Nov 10 we are joining forces with yarn shops across the country to add 10,000 new knitters to our world.

How it Works: 
24 new knitters (Newbies) will get their first taste of knitting while making a pair of fingerless mitts with a yarn and needle kit supplied by Skacel.  
The 24 knitters (Sponsors) who bring these newbies to TKE will receive a Fingerless Mitt kit of their own provided by The Knitter’s Edge. 
A class for the newbies will be held on Sat 11/10/18 
1-3pm with our Beginner knitting teachers Becky and Julia.  Additional help will be provided by the Sponsors.  We will need their help most during cast on.
What you need to do:  
Find a newbie who would like to learn to knit and call The Knitter’s Edge to sign up. Arrive before 1:00 on Saturday Nov 10 to get a seat in one of our classes. This is not a free class, but it is half price as the pair of knitters will pay as one.  The Sponsors will need to bring double pointed needles size 3 & 5 to work on their own FREE mitten kit.  Call soon as space and kits are limited.
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What’s New?

Pairfect Sock Yarn

REGIA’s innovation makes it easy for every sock knitter to knit two identical socks out of one ball – thanks to the yellow start thread!  6 colorways available.
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New Stitch Markers

This set of six stitch markers will make your knitting extra cute! Choice of many designs. These fun stitch markers not only decorate your knitting but they’re a useful tool for assisting you with following your pattern. The markers are made of 1/8″ birch and the animals are laser cut onto the face.  Made in USA.  
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Lotion Bar Restock

Lotion Bars from A Natural Alternative sold out so fast!  But we ordered more, and added one new scent- Peony.
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F630- Dreambaby Blanket

Pretty blanket knit with double strand of Dreambaby DK.  Not an open fabric, but a firm blanket weight piece.  FREE Pattern.
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Baby Santa Hat Kit

Look at that cute little face.
Make your favorite new baby his or her own Santa Hat. 
Easy fast knit in Encore Worsted.
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Snowman Kits

Make your own snowman with a double strand of sparkly Encore Starz.  It will look like icy snow.  Kit contains all yarn needed plus pattern. 
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Trunk Show this Saturday!  11-3

 
Joe Cole will once again be coming back to 
The Knitter’s Edge; and it’s just in time to add some new colorways to your Holiday Knitting Stash!  Joe will be bringing new colorways in his Flocking Sock Xtra, Flocking DK, 17 micron Aran … plus …
Joe is bringing his new Flocking Freckled- a sock yarn with colornep tweedy specks.
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FREE Sock pattern for Flocking Freckled- 
What The Flock’s new sock yarn with colornep flecks.
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Joe will also have plenty of Ultafine Aran 17 micron merino superwash- my favorite yarn- so soft- like butter!
My Baby Pullover based on Flax by Tincan Knits
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Get here early for the best selection!
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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 5– Natural Bebe Blankets & More!

F867- Dotted Swiss Baby Throw– FREE Pattern. 
Requires just 3 balls of Natural Bebe.  

F870– Shell Flowers Baby Throw– a FREE Crochet pattern that takes just 2 balls of Natural Bebe.

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Natural Bebe is a worsted weight non wool yarn containing Acrylic, Cotton, and Bamboo.
247 yards/100g ball.  We carry Natural Bebe in 8 colors.

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F880– 2 color Cowl– an easy to knit piece- FREE Pattern

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New for Chunky Merino Superwash

 
Bells Mill Cowl – FREE Pattern  This cowl feels so good around your neck.
The Bells Mill Cowl is a FREE pattern for a great technique oriented project.  I am planning on featuring this in my classes and I am sure other teachers will too!  You will need just 2 hanks of Chunky Merino Superwash and 24″ size 10 needles. Size:  21″ x 10″
Chunky Merino Superwash is 100% fine merino in a 3 ply form.  123 yards/100g hank.  17 colors to choose from.
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17 colors are available in Chunky Merino Superwash

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Chunky Merino Cabled Diamond Cowl- FREE Pattern

This is so soft and warm.
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3150- Ripple afghan – a beautiful 3 color baby throw.  Washable and dryable, plus super soft. 
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Cabled Fingerless Mitts- Takes just one hank of Chunky Merino Superwash.  FREE Pattern at The Knitter’s Edge
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Check out Falkland Aran

Our own 2 color ribbed cowl for Falkland Aran- an easy to knit FREE Pattern. 
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Worsted Cabled Hat –  a FREE Pattern that takes just one hank of Falkland Aran.
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Falkland Aran is an absolutely beautiful aran weight yarn from Debbie Bliss.  We carry this stunning 100% certified organic wool fiber in about 12 colors. 197 yards/100g
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Blackberry Stitch Cowl- pattern FREE with yarn purchase.
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Jason’s Cabled Hat –  A FREE Pattern, and it looks great on a man or a woman.
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A Special CAL

Coming 10/27, 11/3 & 11/10– A CAL at TKE!!!

Join Melanie Depcinski at the Knitter’s Edge for her Fall crochet along! This season we will be making the Back to Basics shawl, which was designed in

season we will be making the Back to Basics shawl, which was designed in collaboration with The Knitter’s Edge of Bethlehem, PA to accompany their knit Reenactment Shawl. This shawl uses very basic stitches in a creative way to make a simple but elegant design. It is recommended that you have some experience with crochet, but you certainly don’t need to be an expert by any means!

Melanie will be available live and in person at the shop to help you through the pattern as you craft your new favorite fall and winter wearable. To participate in person, you must purchase the PDF of the pattern by visiting Counting Crafty Sheep on Ravelry,
https://www.ravelry.com/designers/melanie-depcinski
or purchase the pattern at The Knitter’s Edge.
Recommended yarn for the project is Galway Sport wool. This yarn and other choices in historically appropriate fibers are available on site at The Knitter’s Edge and can be purchased when you arrive. Just bring your hook, and printed copy of your pattern, and any additional notions you like to work with.
Please let us know you are coming: 610-419-9276
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$2.00 Odd Balls Fill The Pool this week!

So much to choose from!! All just $2.00

 
The pool is overflowing!  Every hank or ball of yarn is just $2.00 with values as high as $25!  Come dive in for some outrageous bargains.
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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:
 

 

 

Saturday November 3– 1-3pm

Needlefelting with Lauren

It’s time to add some felted ornaments to your tree.

Join Lauren to make some ghomes, Christmas balls, plus many types of flat ornaments formed with cookie cutters.  Call to sign up.
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Monday November 5– 1:00 – 3:00

Building Blocks With Julia

Join Julia to create a blanket made of blocks- learning new techniques as you go.  Join in any time.
Call to sign up.

Monday November 12– 1-3pm

Christmas Santa Gnome with Julia

Join Julia for a fun little project.  Bring some extra cash for a yarn kit.  Bring needles- size 5 and 6.

Please call to sign up.
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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.
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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.
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Tuesday November 6  3:30 – 6:30pm

Weaving 201 with Lynn

Take the next step in your weaving education by exploring colorwork.  You will need to come to class with your loom (or a loaner loom) prewarped with Fantasy Naturale cotton.  You will be all ready to make 4 different coasters.  Call to sign up.

Tuesday November 13 — 6:30 – 8:30

Seaming with JoAnne

Learn to sew your knit pieces together like a professional!  Bring a metal seaming needle.
All else will be provided. Call to sign up.

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