E-News October 9th, 2018

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E-News October 9th


Fiddly Bits– a FREE Pattern– If you are like most of us- you have a stash of leftover yarn stored away.  You can’t bring yourself to throw these tidbits out.  Well now there is a great pattern to make a wonderfully colorful cowl with all those scraps of fingering weight yarn.

Fiddly Bits

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

Galway Worsted is 100% Peruvian Highland wool.  
We carry about 50 colors of Galway at TKE.  
Joji’s Rafa Hat – a FREE Pattern for an interesting knit hat that really fits!  Shown here in Galway Collage- just one 100g hank needed.


What The Flock Inspiration

We just restocked our selection of WTF 10 step gradients- including Joe’s newest color set:  Chili!  
Come pick out your 10 step set and make your own Bruinen Shawl.
Bruinen Shawl is a gorgeous crocheted piece to work up in one of WTF’s 10 step gradient sets.  FREE Pattern.  Pattern is mostly charted- great for those learning to read crochet charts.

You can also create your own 10 step set with a selection from our WTF mini skeins (we have lots!)
What The Flock 10 step gradient sets come in many color combos.


What’s New? 

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.


NEW Sirdar Pattercake

3 new colors of Pattercake really round out this great yarn line of gradient cakes.
Now there are 10 colorways- each self striping in a very soft acrylic nylon blend.  
So what can you do with these great cakes?
Pattercake Baby Blanket- FREE Pattern that takes just one cake.
Colourwheel Scarf & Mitts –  FREE Patterns that together take just one cake. 

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

2995- Arequipa Boucle Poncho– FREE Pattern with your yarn purchase this week

F633- Arequipa Boucle Cowl– FREE Pattern.

3140- Warm Topper –  FREE Pattern
Two Tone Hat –  FREE Pattern

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.

Tuesday October 9– 6:30 – 8:30

Learn to read crochet charts with Milly

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 Japanese and Russian crochet patterns out there.

Sunday October 14  4-6:30pm

Yoga + Knitting Class

Join Amanda & JoAnne at Creative Actions Yoga for an evening of knitting – crocheting, wine, and 1 hour of restorative yoga.  Stretch your creative senses, then relax.  We will be making yoga socks.

CLICK HERE to download the flyer on this fun event.