E-News October 11th, 2019

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A Big Thank You

On Monday, Louis Boria of BrooklynBoyKnits and many volunteers put a blue hat on every single head at Donegan Elementary and Broughal Middle Schools in Bethlehem as part of our HatNotHate program.
Louis made the message clear:
Blue Represents Anti Bullying, and Bullying is Bad!
If you see someone being bullied, or you feel you are being bullied, speak up and tell someone: a parent or a teacher.
We all need to work together to make bullying stop!
We handed out well over 1000 hats to a very cheery and receptive crowd.
Our many thanks to all who knit and tagged
over 1650+ hats for this project.
We could not have accomplished this without you.

New Yarns Arriving

Adriafil Stellato

At a first glance, Stellato looks like a simple caged yarn; however, every fiber is specifically combined to make it soft and vaporous. In fact, there are four mixed tops of wool, rayon, and nylon juxtaposed and surrounded by a colorful polyester tubing, which draws an intriguing diamond pattern on the thread.
7 colors available. 115 yards/50g ball!
FREE Pattern
FREE Pattern
FREE Pattern


100% wool with more colors than you can imagine in each 200g cake.
So many patterns available, including these 2 new ones:
FREE pattern at TKE with your purchase of Ito.
A one cake project- easy knitting.
Our Favorite and #1 Project idea is the famous Nightshift Shawl.
This large shawl takes just 2 cakes of Ito.
Each Nightshift will be a one of a kind creation!

Fun Fall Kits

A very special kit to make a pumpkin hat & matching booties. Kit contains Calico- a cotton/ acrylic blend that is soft, colorful, and washer & dryer friendly.
Pattern written in several sizes and shown here on Baby Thea last fall.
Our Pumpkin cloth can be a washcloth, a hotpad or a potholder. Knit it in Fantasy Naturale.
Knit a fast rolled brim hat with our Candy Corn Hat Kit. Each kit contains enough Encore Mega to knit up the toddler, child, or adult size.
Baby Owl Hat Kits
These hat kits are available in 2 colorways- taupe and grey.
Each kit contains enough Encore Chunky to make either size: 6-12 months or 18-24 months.
Our large hotpad/potholder kit contains Fantasy Naturale. This project is knit with short row shaping. You will love it!!

Holiday Gift Ideas

From now through the Holidays I will feature a gift project idea in
each newsletter.
Some will be classics, others brand new, but all patterns will be FREE!
They will be linked for you to immediately download and get to work!
A great textured hat & mitt set that can be knit with just one ball of Seasons. FREE Pattern.
A chunky gauged wool acrylic blend that is light as can be.
It is also full of drifting colors. Many colorways available.
Very well priced. 219 yards/100g ball.
Seasons Crochet Cowl
Crochet with just one 100g ball of Seasons. FREE Pattern.
Shifty Baby Blanket
Knit with just 2 balls of Seasons.
FREE Pattern.

What’s in the Pool?

Lhasa- at 40% off!

Chunky gauge, but light as a feather. 50% Cashmere, 50% Yak. It doesn’t get much better than that! Many colors available. Now in the pool at 40% off!
2 Color Cowl
FREE Pattern at TKE.
Lhasa Long Lace Cowl
FREE Pattern at TKE.

Community Knitting Fall Collection

Every holiday season the Community Knitters chooses a project for giving, this season we have chosen to help our local soup kitchens supply their clients with toiletries. We will be collecting both full size (preferred) and travel size supplies which will be distributed to local soup kitchens and shelters.
We suggest:
ladies sanitary products
shaving supplies
We will be collecting items at TKE through Thanksgiving.
Thank you for helping.

Register Now! — This Sunday!

On Sunday October 13, Amanda and I will be leading another Knitting class at the Yoga Studio. This time we will be teaching Log Cabin Knitting (and crochet). Plan on combining two of your favorite things- Knitting and Yoga! (Wine is included so I guess that’s 3 things). Call Denise at Creative Actions Yoga to register. We would love to have you join us!
Crochet Log Cabin Cloth
Knit Log Cabin Cloth
If you sign up you will be supplied with 2 colors of Fantasy Naturale and a knit or crochet pattern to make a log cabin cloth. Bring size 7 needles or a G or H hook. After the craft part of class you will enjoy a yoga session with Denise.


This Week’s Classes

 We have over 30 classes each week!

Upcoming Classes

Warping Lab with Lynn
Tuesday Oct 15 | 3:15 – 6:15pm
Ready to take the next step in your rigid heddle experience? Join us for a “Warping Lab” . You will plan and warp your own project. Weavers must have some experience with direct warping as this is not a “teaching how to warp” class. However, guidance will be available to assist and answer questions. Students will then complete their work at their own pace. Loom rental available for a fee of $10.00.
Class fee: $35.00.
Project materials are additional. Please call to register.
Beginner Brioche
Monday Oct 14 | 1-3pm with JoAnne
Back by popular demand! Learn to Brioche by Knitting an easy 2 color cowl in a chunky weight yarn. I strongly suggest Chunky Merino Superwash, but Encore Chunky will also work. You will also need a 24-26″ circular size 10.5, and a stitch marker. Please call to sign up.
Entrelac Cowl with Pat
Any Class starting Oct 8
Join Pat in any of her classes to knit up an Entrelac cowl with Kureyon, Gina, or Ito!! No previous knowledge of Entrelac needed- Pat will teach you! You can easily adjust the size of this cowl.
Bath Puppets with Maggie
Tuesday October 15 | 6:30 – 8:30pm
Easy enough for beginners, fun enough for experts. Using Fantasy Naturale and FREE Patterns create a Bath Mitt for yourself or a little one.
Call to sign up. Bring Size 7 dpns.
Choose from Froggy or Hushpuppy.
Crochet Projects Class with Becky
Wednesdays- ongoing | 3:30 – 5:30pm
Saturdays – ongoing | 1:00 – 3:00pm
Join Becky in a weekly session to work on your crochet project- and we have loads of suggestions. Beginners through expert crocheters welcome!
For rest of October, consider designing your own Poncho!. Pick a size, a yarn, and a stitch. Becky will guide you the rest of the way.
Shown here are some sample stitch patterns.
Knit & Crochet Animals
Mondays in October |1-3pm with Julia
Now is the time of year to make some animals. Knit and crochet ideas are plentiful and Julia is a wiz at these. Toys can be used as Christmas gifts for the little ones or as ornaments.
Our Cabled Sheep- shown here is just one easy to knit idea.
New Beginner’s Class
Tuesdays | 3:30 – 5:30pm with Regina
Regina’s class is finishing up their baby sweaters, where they learned so much about construction. Next project will be the Birthday Cake Cowl to be knit in almost any DK weight yarn. This will be a relaxing knit, while still a learning opportunity. FREE Pattern given out in class. Please call to sign up.
Birthday Cake Cowl shown here in Pendenza color drifting cotton.