E-News March 15th, 2019

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Our First Crochet- A- Long

May 1- Our Skill-Builder CAL Begins

Edie Eckman’s Amazing Crochet- A- Long on Ravelry will be complete next week. 12 beautiful crochet afghan squares!

On May 1, Becky will take up this CAL project at TKE in a new on-going Wednesday afternoon class. Edie will be Skyping us to check on our CAL’s progress. She’s as excited as we are!

Please take a serious look at Edie’s Skill Builder Crochet Blanket Ravelry page and consider purchasing the pattern for this CAL now before the price goes up. Yarn used for both afghan sizes is Encore Worsted- with over 100 colors to choose from! Increase your skill level, one afghan square at a time.

Becky’s CAL begins May 1- Wednesday 4-6pm

Please call to sign up.

Make this afghan your summer project!

New Beginner’s Class Coming Soon

Starting Saturday April 6, Becky’s Saturday afternoon class will become

a beginner’s class- both knit & crochet, with a focus on techniques as well.

Becky’s New Beginner’s Class- Starting Saturday April 6 | 1-3pm.

Please call to sign up, just so we know who’s coming.

Another New Beginner’s Class!

Tuesdays | 4- 6pm beg. April 2.

A weekday beginners class with a new teacher- Regina. She’s been a regular here at the Edge for quite some time and teaches knitting to a loyal fan base near her home. We are very fortunate to have Regina joining us at TKE to teach beginning knitting.

This will be a class with a theme- “Washcloths are a Great Way to Learn”. Using 100% cotton, Regina will help you work your way through many techniques- learning new knitting skills -one cloth at a time. For the first few months, after you have knit 4 cloths (one per class) you will get a FREE hank of Fantasy Naturale Cotton. Knit another 4 cloths (one per class), and get another hank of cotton FREE. This is going to be a fun way to learn.

Please call to sign up so we know who is coming.

Upcoming Events!

Our annual Bus Trip to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is Saturday

May 4. Tickets are on sale NOW.

See the Full Flyer for More Details

Our 9th Annual Retreat Day will be held on Monday, May 13, from 10am-3pm. The St. Francis Center for Renewal will be hosting again.

We will have a morning of knitting, crocheting, learning, and chatting followed by a wonderful lunch and an afternoon of crafting with reflection. The Knitter’s Edge will provide yarn and patterns both for knitters and crocheters.

This year we will be knitting and crocheting Toddler Vests and Hats to be donated through Nurse Family Partnership. We will be taking sign ups beginning Monday, March 18.

Cost is $20.00- cash or checks written to St Francis Center for Renewal.

If mailing in a check: Make sure you include your name, phone number and email address.

See the Full Flyer for More Details

New Hayfield Spirit

Hayfield Spirit Chunky

80% acrylic, 20% wool in vibrant striping colorways. 169 yds/100g ball

5 colors available now, 3 more coming soon.

Spirit Chunky Textured Boxes Throw– written in 2 sizes- a FREE download!

Ravelry Inspirations

Vanora

A light sport weight top with eyelets.

Perfect for Hempathy.

FREE Pattern.

Windley

Sweet lace accents give this simple knit great interest. Knit it in

Cleo cotton or Calico.

Huntress

A hooded Vest- Huntress would look so good in Galway Worsted or Kenzi.

Pretty Izzy Dolls

Are these cute or what???

Sweet little dolls to knit up with small bits of leftover DK weight yarn- like Snuggly DK. FREE Pattern.

Pendenza

Spring is just days away … be ready

Pendenza

A luxury mercerized Egyptian cotton in soft drifting colorways.

240 yds/100g ball. 15 colorways available.

3220 Pendenza Shawl

A sampler piece with style

Lacy Crochet Cowl

Perfect for Spring. FREE Pattern.

New Kits

Set of 3 washcloth patterns in a kit containing Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton. Enough yarn to make any 2 of the 3 designs. Just add needles.

Washcloth Kit

A new Kit for Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton.

Each kit contains enough Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton to knit up both cloths.

Our fan favorite baby cardigan kits are back for Spring! Each kit contains enough Calico (a DK cotton/acrylic blend) to knit up a 0-3 month cardi and matching hat. Buttons included. Choose Watermelon, Daisy or Patriotic.

What’s in The Pool?

Acadia at 33% off!

Acadia by The Fibre Co– now on sale 33% off!

Acadia is a most versatile yarn. A rustic blend of silk noil, baby alpaca and fine merino wool, this DK weight yarn is ideal for creating a handmade wardrobe that can be worn almost all year round.

Rivel

A fan favorite cardigan at TKE.

Tight cables yield an accent spine down the back and along the fronts.

Katahdin Hat

A slightly slouchy hat with an incredible feel and subtle textured look. FREE Pattern.

Classes

This Week’s Classes

Classes for the weeks of Mar 11 & Mar 18

 We have over 30 classes each week!

Upcoming Classes

March & April offerings are full of technique classes and

new multi class projects.

Exploration Station with Julia

CLASS UPDATE

Due to the weather related cancelation of a class in February- there will be a make up class on Monday March 18| 1-3pm.

Exploration Station

Lovin’ Cables Sampler Cowl w/ Debra

Fridays Feb 15, March 1 & 15 |1-3pm

Learn all about cables while trying a half dozen beautiful ones. This sampler cowl is knit in 2 hanks Tosh DK. You can also use Worsted Merino Superwash. Bring needles, size 7 or those needed to get gauge of 5 sts =1″. Pattern provided in class. Sign up now.

My First Socks with Becky

Saturday March 2, 9, 16 | 1-3pm

Learn to knit socks with an easy pattern and the wonderful non-wool yarn: Cobasi DK. 2– 50g hanks needed for ladies size. This class will be using double pointed needles: size 3 or 4, or to get gauge. Call to sign up.

Fair Isle Yoke Pullover with Julia

Monday March 11, 25 | 1-3pm

Join Julia to knit DogStar- a Fair Isle Yoke pattern from TinCan Knits. Here we used Snuggly DK and Snuggly Rascal DK. Call to sign up. Must know how to work Fair Isle in the round.

DogStar

Baby Surprise with Becky

Saturday March 23 & 30 | 1- 3pm

The Baby Surprise Jacket is one of the most enduring designs there is. Using Sport or DK weight yarn make one for a little one in your life or one to come. A really fun technique oriented project. Call to sign up.

Needlefelting with Lauren

Saturday March 23 | 1-3pm

Needlefelting is fun! You can needlefelt onto a flat piece or you can create 3D creatures such this bunny. So many options!

Class is FULL- Please consider taking the History of Knitting Class- You won’t regret it!!

History of Knitting with Pat

Saturday March 23 | 1-3pm

Pat usually gives this lecture on a summer evening, but now she is offering this special fan favorite class on a Saturday afternoon. Call to sign up, and bring your knitting.

Beginning Fair Isle with Julia

Monday April 1 | 1-3pm

Learn the basics of working Fair Isle. This class sold out earlier this month so we are holding it again!

Knit the Clayoquot Toque, a FREE hat pattern sized from Baby to Adult. Uses 3 colors of DK. Call to sign up. There is homework.

Clayoquot Toque

Beginning Mosaics with Julia

Monday April 8 | 1-3pm

Mosaic knitting is easy, yielding impressive results. Learn the technique while making a washcloth with Fantasy Naturale. Yarn kits available. Bring size 7 needles.

Call to sign up. Learn this, then on to a larger mosaic project!

Barnstable

Easy mosaic work. Knit it in Malabrigo Dos Tierras or another

DK weight yarn.

Meet Me at Midnight

A stunning Mosaic shawl. We knit ours in Silky Wool- 3 colors needed.

Use other DK weight yarns as well.

Mosaic Shawl with Julia

Monday April 15 & 29 | 1-3pm.

I am always asked “what more can I do with Mosaic work beyond washcloths?” Well, here are some perfect examples. Both of these beautiful shawls are knit with DK weight yarns. Call to sign up.

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