E-News October 12th, 2018

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Its almost the holidays!

I featured this Koko Bean Hat last week.  Now we have it knit at the shop.  Perfect for this Holiday season and beyond.  FREE Pattern.  We knit it up with just one hank of Worsted Merino Superwash.  Come try it on.

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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 2  Crochet Cabled Hat

This FREE hat pattern needs just 1–100g ball of Encore Tweed.  You can also use Encore, or Galway as shown below.  The Encore Tweed makes it a perfect men’s size while the Galway (being a bit thinner) makes the hat more of a ladies’ size.

Encore Tweed comes in many colors- all with natural colored nep providing the Tweedy look. 
Encore Tweed can also make a great pair of knit Men’s fingerless gloves!  FREE Pattern takes just one ball of Encore Tweed.

Our Exclusive Hooded Scarf patterns needs just 3 balls of Encore Tweed.  FREE Pattern at the Knitter’s Edge.  This is a great pattern for Beginning Knitters.

Our Cabled Crochet Hat looks just as great when crocheted in Galway Worsted.  Just one ball needed.

 

Unchained Melody Hat– FREE pattern until Nov 1.
Knit it in 2 colors of Galway Worsted.  Great time to practice your 2 handed Fair Isle technique (we got a class for that!)

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This is Cool!

 
I love things in our craft with a history.  So I had to share a photo of this. One of our customers brought this crochet hook in to show us.  It belonged to her Grandmother. Perhaps about 100 years old.  
Definitely well used.
 

 

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Ravelry Inspiration

A lovely easy to knit cardigan for Autumn.  Simple lines in front and terrific accent in the back.  Knit it in a DK weight yarn such as DK Merino Superwash.
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Beautiful cables down the back.  Check out the ravelry page for Marquette Cardigan to see more photos.
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Diddy Hedgehog

What a cutie to crochet.  FREE Pattern.  Work it up with leftover yarn or use Encore– Pat’s go to yarn for toys. 
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Tendrilly

What an absolutely lovely shawl.  We suggest knitting it in
Mad Hatter- a beautiful DK weight superwash merino.
Nuna- a bamboo and silk containing merino, would also look wonderful- providing even more drape and shine.
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The Dog Ate My Homework

When you need a great handknit sweater for that very special grandchild- consider this one.   We suggest knitting it in Madelinetosh Sport or Dk for the best colors.  Machine washable & dryable too.  Sized from Newborn to Age 10. 
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What’s New? 

 

Croft

The Croft – 100% Shetland Tweed Aran
Shetland Island Wool is a fibre celebrated for its fineness, warmth and strength.
The high levels of crimp and wave in the fleece make it ideal for a hand knitting yarn. The Croft has a soft and silky handle that retains a lot of durability.  The Knitter’s Edge is proud to feature The Croft in 8 fine colorways.
One Hank of The Croft will make this men’s or women’s Hat- FREE Pattern.
Croft Mitts are hearty and warm.  Make them in 2 sizes- for women or for men. FREE Pattern.  Uses just 1 hank.
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Fair Isle Cakes

NEW 150g cakes of worsted weight merino/nylon blend.  Perfect for boot socks of course!  But also great for other cold weather gear. 
Just one cake of Fair Isle will make this hat and fingerless mitts!  FREE Patterns at The Knitter’s Edge.

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What’s in The Pool?

Arequipa Boucle– 50% off!!

A chainette constructed blend of Baby Alpaca and Nylon.  Soft and lightweight natural shades.  

Works up at 3 sts =1″.  109 yards/100g
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2995- Arequipa Boucle Poncho– FREE Pattern with your yarn purchase this week

F633- Arequipa Boucle Cowl– FREE Pattern.

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Classes Coming Soon

This Week’s Classes

Classes for the weeks of Oct 8 & Oct 15 

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

 

 

Monday October 15– 1-3pm-

Linen Stitch with Julia

Have you ever wanted to learn the elegant Linen Stitch but were afraid it was too difficult?  When worked in the round, Linen Stitch is easy to do.  Join Julia to create a Linen Stitch cowl.
You will need just one hank of Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky to knit up your Linen Stitch Cowl.  Lots of colorways to choose from.  Call to sign up.
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Monday October 22 & 29– 1:00 – 3:00

Dog Sweater With Julia

Knit up a sweater for your favorite 4 legged friend.  We will be using Encore Worsted and a pattern supplied in class.  Please come with your dgs measurements- neck to top of tail, and chest circumference.  Bring size 6 & 8 needles.  Please call to sign up. (This sweater is obviously too large for the dog here- we will make sure yours fits).
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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.

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Tuesday October 30– 3:00 – 6:30

2 Handed Fair Isle with Linda Miller

Learn to work Fair Isle in the round by carrying the yarn with both hands.  This is an important class that will help you master this technique to take on the many Fair Isle designs out there that are so popular right now.  If you don’t feel confident by the end of this class you can stay with Linda into her regular Tuesday night 6:30 – 8:30 class on Oct 30.   Call to sign up.  There is Homework!! You will need to get your project hat started before class.  Homework info given at time of sign up.
This is a $18.00 class.