E-News June 25th, 2019

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TNNA Report

Amanda & I just returned from TNNA- our yarn industry’s annual trade show.
Long hard days of looking at yarns and accessories for the shop- but fun days full of inspiration. We ordered lots of new yarn goodies and brought some stuff back with us too. Watch for some new toys later this week! Here are just a few of the highlights:
A bunch of new Atenti bags, new styles and new prints.
Several came back with us too!
A new Vendor- Emma’s Yarns. Beautiful handdyed colorways by 2 sisters who grew up in a yarn shop. They get it! They understand what we need, and what you need.
The Malabrigo booth is always a blast to visit and we dropped some serious coinage here. So many colors…..
I can’t wait for this one to arrive!!!
From Sirdar: 50 colors of 100% cotton in mini balls. Patterns galore for small toys & we will come up with some other ideas too! Gonna be fun!
For you cat lovers out there- a felted cat bed. We fell in love with it immediately. Sure your cats will too.

Iron Pigs Baseball!!

Join us once again for our annual Iron Pigs Game!!
Monday August 19th at 7:05pm
Tickets are on sale now at The Knitter’s Edge- $11
(cash only please).
Please join us- its always a fun night of knitting & baseball!

Just Arrived: Cumulus!

A chunky weight cotton that is ultra soft and light as air.
You must touch this fiber to appreciate its excellence.
94% Israeli Mako Cotton: one of the finest in the world, with just a touch of nylon to help it keep its form.
So many colors, including Dappled shades.
A classic look using just 2 hanks of Cumulus. FREE Pattern
A beautiful wrap for 2 hanks of Cumulus- so soft around your shoulders. Pattern written and charted.

Ravelry Inspiration

A stunner of a shawl, and large in size. Crocheted by Becky with one Cheshire Cat fingering weight gradient kit. FREE Pattern on Designers blog
Another fine design for Cumulus and Cumulus Dappled.
A bright and warm crochet throw for the little one. Make it in Encore Worsted or Comfort.
FREE Crochet Pattern

Classes

This Week’s Classes
 We have over 30 classes each week!

Upcoming Classes

Anthology
Tuesday evenings
6:30 – 8:30pm with Maggie
Design your own Fair Isle Hat or Cowl. This wonderful fun design by Tin Can Knits comes with black & white grid charts to color in with colored pencils. See what your project will look like before you knit. We love Tin Can Knits! This is a
FREE Pattern. Check out Ravelry to see what over 500 others have done!
Maggie is using DK Merino Superwash. Anthology
Its Summer Project Time
Monday July 1 | 1-3pm with Julia
Summer is a great time to work on a larger sweater or shawl project. So if you have one started or want to begin a perfect summer garment- Join Julia on July 1. Julia has lots of warm weather knitting ideas, such as Julia’s own design: Storm Chasing.
Call to sign up.
NightShift, & The Shift with Julia
Summer Mon & Wed Mornings 10-12pm
Join Julia to knit up your “one of a kind” Nightshift shawl or Shift cowl. We will have several samples to show and so many colors of yarn to choose from. If you can’t make Julia’s class- join in almost any other class to work on your shawl. This is a shop wide project! We are all joining in!
Soldotna Crop with Julia
Summer Mon & Wed Mornings 10-12pm
Knit in Silky Wool, this adorable crop top is so fashionable these days. Julia will lead you through the Fair Isle work in this fine design. During the Summer, come to Julia’s Monday &/or Wednesday morning classes for additional work on the Soldotna Crop or Navelli.
Navelli with Julia
Summer Mon & Wed Mornings 10-12pm
Another cropped Fair Isle Top- this one knit in a fingering weight yarn such as Breathless. Julia will lead you through this design if you choose, during any Monday or Wednesday morning summer class, plus Monday July 1 | 1-3pm.
New Beginner’s Class
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 with Regina
Regina’s class is working on hats in the round right now, and soon will be taking on a baby sweater in pieces where they will learn increases, decreases. and most importantly seaming! Please call to sign up.
Horizonte – NEW CLASS in July
Mondays 10-12pm & 1-3pm
Fridays 10-12pm & 1-3pm w/ Debra
Debra’s design for a textured poncho in one of our favorite yarns: Silky Wool. This easy knit provides variety for the knitter as it progresses upward. Call to sign up- come to any of Debra’s classes throughout the week. Begins Monday July 1.
Beginner & Intermediate Class- Knit & Crochet
Saturdays 1-3pm with Becky
Becky’s Saturday afternoon class has become a beginner-intermediate class- both knit & crochet, with a strong focus on techniques. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Please call to sign up.
Skill Builder CAL
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm with Becky
Ongoing class
Join Becky to take up Edie Eckman’s Skill Builder CAL project.
The yarn used for this afghan is Encore Worsted- with over 100 colors to choose from! Increase your skill level, one afghan square at a time.
This Wednesday: Skyping with Edie!
Needlefelting– NEW Class time
Saturday June 29 | 1-3pm with Lauren.
Needlefelting is fun- you all know that by now. First timers can make something great- like this Cactus or Bluebird!
Bring extra cash for fiber and needles. Call to sign up.

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