E-News Sept 21st, 2018

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Dyer Island by Lori Versaci

Loris newest design is an easy to knit and easy to wear Cardigan based on her beloved vest pattern Summer Fog.  Sleeves and an additional pocket have been added. Knit this in a sport to DK weight yarn such as Mad Hatter, Rustic Tweed, Kenzie, or for a year round garment: Calico.  
This garment has special meaning to Lori….
Many of you know that my labrador, Ash, is in critical care as I launch this pattern. I will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this pattern to Animal Emergency and Specialty Care of Portland Maine, to thank all the people there who have tirelessly cared for our dear boy!
Summer Fog is a ‘go to’ Vest for those transitional weather days.  We knit ours in Rustic Tweed.

Fun Fall Ideas … and all FREE!

Cabled Pumpkins– FREE Pattern

Knit yours in Encore Worsted.  

F748- Encore Stadium Throw– an essential part of fall knitting:
a blanket in your team colors.  Work it up in Encore Worsted,
4 balls each of 2 colors needed.  FREE Pattern, and we have the throw at the shop for you to see.


F466 Pumpkin Pullover Make your favorite little one a holiday pullover in Encore Worsted.  Sized from 2-10. FREE pattern.
This garment is at the shop for you to see as well.


Candy Corn Hat – a FREE Pattern to knit in Encore Worsted.
More seasonal ideas coming soon.  This is a fun time of year for knit & crochet!

And I saved my favorite for last!

The Candy Corn Hat fits perfectly!
I think she wants some matching socks…


NORO Ito Continues to Shine

NORO’s new Ito is a 200g Cake of Kureyon Wool with over 30 colors in each Aran weight cake. 
8 colorways are available in NORO Ito. 
Our new Ito Chevron Poncho- just 2 cakes needed. This is an absolutely beautiful piece- and just the time for it- Enjoy the Autumn season in your Ito Poncho.
The pattern for the new Ito Chevron Poncho is in the New Noro Magazine- and it’s in stock now!
Other patterns for Ito are included in the magazine as well.  Our other designs- shown here are FREE with your purchase of Ito.
Noro Ito Zick Zack Scarf –  FREE Pattern
Noro Ito Garter Chevron Wrap –  FREE Pattern

What’s New?



Furreal Faux Fur makes a wonderfully soft cowl.  Just one ball is needed.  FREE Pattern. 
Fast Knitting on a size 17 needle!!
Furreal 100% Polyester comes in 100g balls of 71 yards.
7 colorways available.
The Furreal 1 ball hat is a quick knit.  FREE Pattern.

Imagination is a 100% acrylic multicolored fiber with a super soft prefelted feel.  This machine washable yarn will make great baby garments such as the blanket shown below.  We have hats & scarves knit in this fiber as well.   174 yds/100g


Our 3 ball baby throw is a FREE pattern. 

A larger 6 ball version is also available.

Whats in The Pool?

Bio Sesia 5- Just $4.00 a ball!

Last week in the pool

100% Organic Cotton- Fingering weight.  196 yards/50g

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:


Monday Sept 17 & 24– 1:00 – 3:00  

Class continues next week!

Entrelac with Julia

Spend a couple of sessions with Julia learning the technique known as Entrelac.  Wonderful for self striping yarns such as Noro Silk Garden, Kureyon or 
our new Ito.  Julia has scarf, hat, & cowl sample pieces to share as examples.  Bring a selection of needles if you have them- 16″ & 24″ circulars in sizes 6-8.   Your chosen yarn and project will determine exactly what needles you need.  Call to sign up. 

Tuesday Sept 25– 6:30 – 8:30

Class continues next week!

Fair Isle Mittens & Hat with Linda Miller

What beautiful Fair Isle Mittens- knit in 2 colors of Galway Worsted.  The Golden Oak Mittens now have a matching Golden Oak Hat – Linda has worked this up as well.  Patterns will be provided by the designer at a discount during the class.  You will need 2 balls of Galway Worsted for the set.  Call to sign up.  Must have experience with 2 handed Fair Isle work. 


Monday October 1– 1-3pm

Building Blocks with Julia

The building blocks program will take you methodically

through advancing your knitting skills while making an afghan. Join in at any time  This class runs once a month.  Call for more details.

Monday October 15– 1-3pm- NOTE!! New Class date!

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.

Saturday Sept 29– 1:00 – 3:00

Needlefelting with Lauren

We love it when Lauren comes for a class- and especially during Pumpkin time.  This is a great My First Needlefelting Class project.  You will get it done before the end of class.   Call to sign up. 


Tuesday Oct 16 & 23– 3:30 – 7:00pm

Weaving 101 with Lynn

Join Lynn for your first lesson in Weaving.   Included are 6.5 hours of class, all handouts, yarn to make a scarf plus loan of the loom for the 2 classes and week in between.  Cost is $85.  Call to sign up and for more information.

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..

Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival: Save the Date

To be held at The Macungie Memorial Park. 
More more info: VIsit the Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival website: www.LVfiberfest.com