E-News October 23rd, 2018

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E-News October 23rd, 2018

Festive Fair Isle Stocking – a FREE Pattern

Practice your Fair Isle technique on a holiday favorite.  Knit it in Encore, Galway, Worsted Merino Superwash, 
or Comfort.  Trim it with Caribou for furlike softness.
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Save The Date

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 and Flocking Bulky.
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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 4– New York Hats

New York Ramble Hat– FREE pattern

New York Cabled Hat-  a single cable accents the side of this ribbed hat.  FREE Pattern.

We carry Trendsetter New York in about 10 colors. 

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Trendsetter New York

From Trendsetter, we’re delighted to offer New York- part of their Pure collection. It’s a woolenspun heathered wool yarn with great yardage, and a 2 ply textured twist. New York knits at a worsted weight gauge, but can also be knit down to a heavy DK. Great yardage and a good color range make this yarn a great value! 100% Organic Wool approx 180 yards per 50g hank.
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Lilac Trail Vest

An easy to knit vest that is lght and lofty.  The back features open eyelet and cable work down the spine. 
A true 3 season piece knit in New York.
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New in Moonshine

 

Savy Shrug –  Crochet

Savy Shrug is an easy to crochet topper to work up in Aran weight Moonshine by Juniper Moon. 
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Moonshine is an alpaca/wool/silk blended single ply yarn.  Beautiful subtle color variations give this yarn incredible depth. About 12 colorways avaiable.

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Molly Hat –  a great FREE hat pattern for Moonshine.

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Twin Leaf Lace Cowl– FREE Pattern that uses just one hank of Moonshine.
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A Smaller Eagles Hat

Now our Eagles Hat kit can make a child’s size Eagles Hat- just ask for the additional pattern with your kit purchase.   

Hat kit contains enough Encore Worsted to make an adult hat (or now, a child’s).
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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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What’s In The Pool?

Cashmere Regalo at half price!

 

Cashmere Regalo

Cashmere Regalo is 95% Cashmere with 5% Extra Fine Merino added.  Each 76 yard ball of this Aran weight luxury fiber will take you far.   12 colorways available.

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Cashmere Regalo Hat-
Using the FREE That Easy Guernsey Hat pattern

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Cashmere Regalo Cowl –  FREE Pattern

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Classes Coming Soon

This Week’s Classes

Classes for the weeks of Oct 22 & Oct 29 

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 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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Beginning Wednesday Nov 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 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.

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