E-News June 19th, 2020

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New NORO Ito Colorways

NORO Ito has been a huge hit with our knitters.
We have just received 4 new colorways plus we restocked colors that that sold out during our closure (like the 2 colors used on the Nightshift).
So many great new combos available!
A mosaic based shawl using 2 colorways of Ito.
Each cake is 200g of striping beauty as only NORO can do. We have yet to see a bad combination of colors for this shawl.
Really a poncho- an easy, yet satisfying knit in 2 cakes of Ito.
Ito ZickZack Scarf
A one cake scarf that so much fun to knit. This is a one row pattern! FREE Pattern at TKE.

2 New Berroco Kits

Berroco has outdone itself! We think this is Berroco’s best Drop Ship Project deal yet! They have put together kits for two of their most popular baby blankets in their
These kits can be drop shipped directly to you!
2 new Baby blankets- knit in Comfort products and Berroco is including the pattern book FREE. This isn’t just a pattern- it’s a FULL 158 page Baby & Toddler pattern BOOK full of knit & crochet patterns by Norah Gaughan and the Berroco design team. I’ll repeat… The pattern book is included FREE!!! (a $19.95 value)
Thank you Berroco!
Book sells for $19.95 Get it FREE in these baby blanket kits.

UPDATE!!

I really love the Solaria Baby Blanket!
So much so that I am going to knit this one up myself!
I ordered a kit for myself- as did several of our TKE staff!
Please join us in making this fun baby throw. I am making mine in the color shown since it reminds me of a sun. (Eileen is using Ash Grey)
To make this cheerful circular blanket, one cable is repeated 16 times, resulting in an amazing profusion of texture. Cost $49.
Solaria is knit with 6– 100g balls of Comfort Chunky. And Berroco is letting you pick your color from their full Comfort Chunky color line! When you order your Solaria Kit- remember to add the color number, and suggest a second color choice.
Inspired by 20th Century artwork, this blanket is created with 20 garter stitch squares, some in solid colors, while others use multiple shades. Tackle one block at a time. Cost $79
Select your color set when you order from us.
Comfort Worsted is a yarn you know and love. This acrylic/nylon blend is washable & dryable with low pilling.
Get a closer look at the colors below by checking out the Berroco Comfort Worsted Colorcard.
Moderne Blanket #1
MC 9702 CC 9731, 9733, 9764, 9717, 9753
Moderne Blanket #2
MC 9701 CC 9729, 9720, 9771, 9713, 9734
Moderne Blanket #3
MC 9700 CC 9715, 9714, 9712, 9710, 9772

Julia is leading a new Knit A Long that started

Monday, June 15.

Join Julia on our Facebook Group Page.
Come see us at TKE.
Get your pattern & yarn.
Check your gauge.
And CAST ON!!!!
An interesting, educational, and just plain fun knit for 3 colors of fingering weight yarn. Julia will guide you through this design on our New Facebook Knitter’s Edge Group Page. Join our group now if you don’t already belong. Call, email or come in to get your yarn and pattern for this beautiful project
(we can wind yarns for you now) and cast on.
During this week, Julia has taught how to do bobbles, and led the group through that center triangle section. Some have even moved ahead to Clue #2, the quatrefoil eyelet section, like Audrey did (shown here). No matter what your pace, Julia’s posts will guide you. Please join us.

“Help Sessions” will continue this week and next.

These 50 minute semi-private “classes” will get you over the rough spots in your projects. Cost is $10 cash. Please call us to schedule your session- Monday through Saturday. Teachers are Maggie, Becky, Eileen, and Pat.
Julia will be joining in soon as well.

There are now 3 ways to shop:

  1. Curbside pick up- no contact- let us be your your personal shopper!
  2. Mail order- delivered straight to your door.
  3. Come on in! We are now open! Monday to Saturday- 10am -4pm.

Customer Store Polices for the Yellow Phase

Please note that rewards extension ends Saturday June 20.

 Store hours: 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday.

  •  If you feel ill, do not enter the shop. We are offering contact-less curbside pickup and mail order services. To place an order, please call the shop at 610-419-9276.
  •  In order to abide by Social Distancing Guidelines, only 6 customers are permitted in shop at one time.
  •  Masks should be properly worn at all times when in the shop to protect our staff and other customers.
  •  Use provided hand sanitizer upon entering the shop.
  •  Currently the following areas are closed to the public: bathroom, kitchen, classrooms, and seating area.
  •  No food or drinks are permitted in the store.
  •  Keep social distance rules in mind, please respect each other and our employees.
  •   Beginning Monday June 15, 50 minute semi-private help session “Classes” will be available by appointment only. Please call ahead to reserve your space. Cost is $10 cash only, please bring exact change if possible.
  •   As a courtesy, rewards that have expired between March 17th and June 5th have been extended until June 20, 2020.
  •  We can wind yarn for you.
  •  We have designated the following shopping times for At Risk customers: Mondays from 9-10am, by appointment only.
  •  These guidelines are subject to change; we will continuously reevaluate as the situation evolves.

New Colors, New Design

Hot Cakes
75 Acrylic/25 Wool
404 yd/200g
Worsted Weight 20 sts =4″
2 new colors in this fine line of self striping cakes of Encore Worsted.
404 yards of striping colorway in each 200g cake. The yarn is Encore Worsted and it coordinates with so many Encore solids. 10 colorways available.
Shown above are 6 Hotcakes colorways together with a coordinating Encore Worsted Solid.
F978- Hot Cake Mitered Baby Throw
Our newest Hot Cakes baby blanket is a mitered square beauty. 2 cakes of Hot Cakes plus just one ball of solid Encore Worsted will make up this blanket. FREE Pattern at TKE.
Color 12- Turquoise Treat
Color 11- Sugar Plum
Our new FREE pattern F977 for 4 blocks knit all in one piece. Minimal Sewing. Border is then added to produce a 32″ square blanket. All Garter stitch- this is an easy knit. Learn to pick up stitches with little thinking needed- just pick up every ridge or every stitch. Come see these blankets in person! You could also use 5 colors of Encore- just one ball for each block and one for the border. Very versatile pattern.
Shown below are other FREE patterns for Hotcakes.
Knit from the inside in a pinwheel circle. Just one 200g cake of Hotcakes needed. End the blanket with a wide solid border in Encore Worsted. FREE Pattern.
Another blanket knit from the inside in the round. Just one cake of Hotcakes needed, Then finish it with one ball of Encore Worsted in a solid color. FREE Pattern.

Kits- get them while they last!

As many of you already know, washcloths are my favorite way to learn a new knitting technique. We have several kits available for washcloths to knit in Fantasy Naturale cotton. Learn a new technique with one of these great kits.
Watermelon Washcloth
Learn to knit from the outside edge to the center.
Sunflower Cloth
Learn to increase and decrease in seed stitch.
Flower Power
Learn to knit intarsia.
Stars & Stripes Cloth
Uses an interesting stitch in the red eyelet section.
Starfish
Knit in wedges, learn to work short rows.
Mini Pic a Knit Baby Blanket
A lovely soft and pure knit in Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton.
A great knit that really keeps your interest with changing stitch patterns and colors. Kits are all ready to go in the colorways shown. $40