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February 10, 2017

How was your snow day?  
We hope you got some knitting done?  
This month we have been featuring afghans & throws that can make perfect snow day knitting projects because they can keep you warm while you knit!  Come see what we have.

Rainbow Throw- Encore Book 644

A book of 15 child throws, each using a double strand of Encore. 
Worsted Merino Superwash Sampler Throw Book 656

12 squares knit in beautiful superwash merino yarn.
Encore Throws- Book 638

15 large quick knit throws in a double strand of Encore Worsted. 
Cotton Supreme
Baby Heart Throw- FREE pattern

FREE patterns for cotton baby blankets- hearts as shown above and sailboats (not shown).

Yarn of the Week- 10% off- 
Sublime LOLA
on sale 2/7/17 to 2/13/17

Sublime Lola is a truly beautiful super chunky yarn. It is spun from the finest quality extra fine merino wool in Italy. Lola comes in the most exquisite colour palette of classic neutrals, soft pastels and bold fashion shades. 

Lola one ball cowl- FREE pattern

Lola one ball hat-- FREE pattern

Lola 3 ball moss stitch scarf.

Make this easy garter stitch scarf with 3 colors of Lola.

 Valentine Freebies

We suggest Encore Worsted for your Heart Hat.

Knit up this FREE pattern in Fantasy Naturale at 5 sts =1".   
This makes a great 8" square washcloth!

 Ravelry Ideas

A colorful top to knit in a sport weight yarn such as Tenzing, Nuna or DK Merino Superwash.

Pattern written for Zooey by Juniper Moon- a Cotton/Linen blend for Spring.
Tarni Shawl

Tosh Merino Light- YES!!
Pattern is written for 3 colors of Fingering weight yarn.

  Erigeneia- crochet- FREE
So pretty in Cheshire Cat Gradients or better yet!!!- the WTF Gradient sets- even the 10 pack!
Perfect pattern choice for Tenzing Merino/ Yak blend- so warm.

What's New?

Joe Cole of What The Flock yarns has created a Yarn color of the month. February is Katy Perry Month. January was Chaka Khan.

This January colorway from Joe is absolutely STUNNING!  
The Yak content lends brown undertones to the purple, turquoise & gold.  Wow does that ever give these color depth!  
Chaka Khan colorway-- my personal favorite.

New Knitting Bags from Thailand have just arrived. Several new styles and colorways available. Carry your projects in style!

New February Cloth Kits- 
Make one of these washcloths with Fantasy Naturale

Each kit contains 50g Fantasy Naturale and a bar of A Natural Alternative Soap in the new scent Sandlewood Rose. 

American Worsted by MJ Yarns
American Worsted lives up to its name. The wool is 100% raised, milled and dyed in the USA. The merino is as soft as you'd expect but with a really high twist.

Texture and color work join forces to create a really dynamite hat- needs just one hank of MJ Yarns American Worsted.

Brickless requires just 2 hanks of MJ Yarns American Worsted

New Classes

Our next Open Weaving Night is Monday Feb 20   6:30 - 8:30pm
Please call to sign up. 
This is a FREE event

Needle Felting- Saturday, Feb 18 -- 1-3pm with Lauren

Join Lauren for another great Saturday of needle felting.  Call to sign up please.

Building Blocks Afghan 
Monday Feb 13-- 1-3pm with Julia

Come make a great throw and learn so many new stitches along the way.
Call to sign up.  Make 1 square a month

Beginning Brioche with JoAnne
Tuesday Feb 14 6:30 - 8:30pm

Learn to work Brioche while making  2-3 color cowl.  
Yarn: Purchase 2-100g hanks of Ella Rae Superwash Merino Chunky for a 2 color cowl, or 
3-50g balls of Rialto Chunky (see pool info below) for a 3 color cowl. You need to bring a 24" size 10.5 circular needle, and 1 stitch marker.

Weaving 101 with Lynn
Tues. 2/21 & 2/28-- 3:30 - 6:30pm

Learn to weave a scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom.
Class Fee includes all materials, and loan of the 15" Cricket loom, plus 6 hours of lesson.  Call for more details and to register.

Advanced Cast ons & Bind offs
Monday, Feb 20  1-3pm with JoAnne

Join me to learn several more advanced cast on & bind off techniques such as provisional cast ons and kitchener stitch to name just two.  This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate knitters.  
Bring size 8 or 9 needles- double points and straights.

Call to sign up
Beginning Wednesday Feb 8
1-3pm   Crochet with Debra Field

Debra's class will be participating in the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" donation of preemie and newborn hats.  They have chosen 3 patterns to work with.  These free patterns will be available at class.  Bring hooks size G-I. 
100% cotton or acrylic yarns such as Dreambaby DK, Comfort, Eco Baby Cotton, or Cotton Supreme are appropriate for use.


What's in the Pool?

Rialto Chunky- 40% off


Rialto Chunky is a squooshy soft superwash Merino.  We have a pool full still available at a very low price. 66 yds/50g ball.   We have many patterns available.

My Brioche Cowl

I knit my latest Brioche cowl (Hester's Cowl by Lori Versaci) with just 3 balls of Rialto Chunky- 1 ball each color.

Just 2 balls of Rialto Chunky will make this lace hat.  This is a FREE pattern.  Knit this hat from the top down.


This Week's Classes


Click on the link to get the full weekly schedule of classes- we have

over 30 classes each week!  

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I know you will find one you will enjoy... and remember, 
there is never a commitment.  Try one class, or several, it's your choice.
JoAnne Turcotte
We are located at:
1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA. 
Our Store Hours are:
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9:30 - 9:00
Fri/Sat/Mon: 9:30 - 4:00
Closed Sundays