E-News May 8th, 2018

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday!  

Be prepared with a gift of YARN. 

If you can’t read the small print at the bottom, it says … some wine would be nice too…

Mother’s Day Bowls

Not sure what to get Mom for her special day?  How about a beautiful locally made ceramic yarn bowl complete with a 100g hank of Fantasy Naturale Cotton and a FREE pattern for our  Easy Checkered cloth. All tied together in a soft white organza bag.  Just add needles.

Yarn bowls by BYoung Pottery
PS: If you would prefer a crochet cloth pattern, we can make that happen!

Easy Checkered Cloth- takes just half a hank of Fantasy Naturale cotton. 

Ravelry Inspirations for Spring

Summer of 16

An elegant summer top to knit in a DK weight yarn such as Cleo cotton or our new Calico (cotton/acrylic blend). 


On The Edge by Annah Burnes

Written for Joe Cole’s WTF fingering plus one of his mini skeins.  Named after The Knitter’s Edge!  Our heartfelt thanks to Annah Burnes for this honor! Come see our color combo ideas in What the Flock Yarn.


Clementine– FREE

Written for Cobasi- a beautiful non wool yarn.  Sized from Newborn to 18 months.  If Amanda has a girl- this might end up on my Must Knit list.


Morning Sky

 WOW- What a beautiful top to knit in a sport weight yarn sch as Hempathy.  This is a great yarn for summer knitting-  a softly textured cotton/hemp/rayon blend.


Knit Look Half Moon Crochet Shawl

Please note- the ravelry pattern page incorrectly shows the wrong yarn.  This design can be crocheted with Encore- or any other worsted weight yarn. 


What’s New!

Look what we did with 

Sun Kissed Speckle & Calico

The Sun Kissed Calico Cowl

We took one ball of our new Sun Kissed Speckle and paired it with 2 partial balls of Calico in coordinating colorways to make a striped cowl.  Shown here as 48″, you can make it longer as well using all of the yarn.  Kits available- and Jen helped to pick the color combos.
Calico is a 50/50 cotton /acrylic blend.  This DK weight yarn contains 267 yards of softness.  Perfect for baby garments, adult summer tops and chemo caps.  Washable & dryable.  Available at The Knitter’s Edge in about 20 shades.
New Ella Rae Sun Kissed Speckled– available in 6 softly striping colorways. 
262 yds/100g   100% cotton  DK weight

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:

Tuesday, May 8  6:30 – 8:30pm

Mosaic work with JoAnne

Mosaic knitting has become very popular, and it is so easy.  Learn all the basics while knitting a washcloth.  Bring size 7 needles.  Yarn kits will be available.  Class is $8, plus bring $5 for yarn kit.  Many additional patterns will be given out.  This is so addictive!  Call to sign up.
Here is what else you can do with Mosaic work!

Tuesday May 15   6:30 – 8:30pm

Needlefelting with Lauren Loeffler

Lauren’s classes are so loved!  Come make a 3D creation, or needlefelt onto a prefelted bag.  This is definitely a fun class!
Felted chicken
Needle felted I-phone case

Monday, May 14 & 21  1-3pm

Lacework with Julia

Learn more about lace by working on our new Lace Sampler shawl, or Summerflies Sampler Shawl.  Call to sign up.
Lace Sampler Shawl knit in Silky Wool.  
Shawl has 15 lace sections. 4 hanks of Silky wool or 700 yards of another Dk weight yarn is needed.  Bring a highlighter to mark the pattern, and size 5 and 6 needles.
Summer Flies is a classic!  A wonderful pattern, well written and full of interest.  
Requires 3 hanks of Neve cotton.  
Bring size 7 & 8 needles. 

Weaving is Back!!

Monday June 11 (12:30 – 4pm), & June 18 (1- 4pm)  
Weaving 101- our beginning weaving class
Using our 15″ Cricket Rigid Heddle Looms, discover the fun of weaving your own scarf.  We will be using Galway Worsted weight wool. 
Cost of class is $85 which includes 6.5 hours of instruction, yarn for scarf, loan of loom for the week between classes, and all handouts.
Cricket looms are also for sale.  Take $20 off the cost of a loom by taking this class.
Open Weaving Night- Monday June 25– 6-8pm
Bring your loom and join us for a FREE evening of weaving with other weavers.  Learn a thing or two, ask questions, or just relax and weave.  Call to sign up please.

Beginner Classes!

Wednesdays– 1-3pm Crochet with Becky

Learn to crochet with us- beginners as well as seasoned crocheters welcome.   Many project ideas available including our exclusive Crochet 101 series.  Call to join us.

Wednesday mornings 10-12 

Beginning knit & crochet with Julia

Welcome all newbies.  Call to sign up.

Other New Beginner’s Classes in progress

Beginning Knit & crochet- your choice

Saturdays 10-12pm with Becky
Saturdays 1-3pm with Martha
Whether you are a newbie knitter or crocheter, join Becky or Martha for a new beginner’s class.  Call to sign up.

Our Annual Charity Retreat

Our 8th Annual Charity Retreat will be held next Monday, May 14 at St Francis Center for Renewal in Bethlehem.  For all who are signed up- you will be receiving an email tomorrow with all of the final details.  We are going to have fun!!

What’s in the Pool?

Weekend DK at 30% off until gone!

Weekend DK is a 75/25 acrylic/cotton that feels just like an all cotton product.  Washable /dryable and so soft for all kinds of garments.


Loads of colors still available- all at 30% off.