E-News September 17th, 2021

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Coffee Beenz Rules in Autumn!

On Sale $5.00

Coffee Beenz– On Sale NOW!
A worsted weight member of the Encore Family of yarns-
sorta like Encore with pizzazz!
The neutral toned wrap thread gives this yarn a rustic beauty.
We have 7 colorways available- all on sale for just $5.00/100g ball.
212 yds/100g. NOTE: The orange would make a great pumpkin!
A cozy cover-up needing just 6 balls of Coffee Beenz.
Finished size: about 32″ square.
Yarn is held double stranded.
FREE Pattern.
2 throw designs written for 6 balls of Encore- held doubled. Finished size is about 32″ x 38″ FREE Pattern.
A great textured piece in Men’s sizes.
Asymmetric striping makes this cardi an eye popper!
Patterns for a hat & fingerless mitts for any man or woman.
2240- Flounced Scarf & Mitts
FREE pattern for a lace trimmed scarf and matching mitts- Takes 3 balls of Coffee Beenz for the set.

Azteca is Back!

This 50/50 wool/acrylic blend is back for 2021.
At 197 yards/100g, Azteca is a very versatile yarn which can be used to make all types of garments and fun accessories.
Katia Azteca is a worsted weight yarn in richly variegated colors, which create a gentle striping effect once it’s knit or crocheted.
This single-ply yarn is also machine washable, so it’s great for
any project! Made in Spain.
We carry 8 colorways
The hat is knitted/worked sideways on a bias, in garter stitch.
The crown is shaped with short rows.  Takes just 1–100g ball of Azteca. FREE Pattern.
The diagonal striping creates interest in this easy to knit piece- perfect for the less experienced knitter.
FREE Pattern.
A great way to master Entre Lac technique
FREE pattern
Our Azteca Pocket Shawl
With just 3 —100g balls of Azteca you can knit up this warm reading wrap.
FREE pattern at TKE.
A FREE Pattern for a well fitting hat with a great tassel on top.
A beautiful easy to knit vest for the striping Azteca.


The Kaleidoscope Poncho was an early KAL that Julia addressed. What a wonderful design to knit in any long striping yarn and a coordinating solid. Julia made ours in Silk Garden and DK Merino Superwash.
Come see it in person.
A true Fan Favorite. Many customer have used Encore Worsted for this piece. A poncho that is warm & cozy yet doesn’t restrict your movements.
A FREE pattern for Kar Tanesi to knit for the wee ones.
Sized 6 months to 6 years
FREE Pattern.

Love Note Continues

Julia continues leading us in our latest KAL with the delicate sweater called
Love Note.
To join our KAL- join our Facebook Group page.
This top down oversized pullover can be knit with short or long sleeves and either cropped or hip length. The loose gauge of 4 sts =1″ over stockinette stitch allows for the use of anything from the recommended fingering wt +
Lace wt mohair to a worsted weight yarn. A well written pattern.
Here is a photo of a Love Note Pillover Julia knit already. She used a Fingering wt yarn + a lace wt Mohair Silk Blend. It is a super light weight garment.
Julia is knitting up two sweaters for this new KAL: one knit with the recommended fingering wt yarn + a mohair /silk blend. She is using Malabrigo Sock + Rowan Kid Silk Haze. For her other version she is working with a DK weight yarn: Joe Cole’s WTF Flockin’ DK worked alone.
I am knitting a toddler sized Love Note knit in a much heavier yarn: Cumulus.
My Love Note, using Cumulus.
I am making size 1-2 for my granddaughter. I just finished the bottom ribbing.
I love how the short row shaping of the lower back makes the back a bit longer than the front. Now on to the sleeves!

Football Season is Here!

Knit Your Own Hat Kits- $9.99
The eagles won on Sunday- off to a good start. So maybe its time to knit up an Eagles Hat for yourself or a loved one.
We have kits to knit up a hat for just $9.99.
What??? The Eagles aren’t your team?
Not to worry- Pick your own colors in Encore, Encore Starz or Berroco Comfort and we will provide the pattern FREE. I also have a child’s version written.
Baby Football Hat kits – $6.00
These knit hat kits are sized for 3-9 months and 12-18 months. I have also written this hat pattern for larger sizes- going all the way up to 10 years. For those sizes you will need to purchase 1 ball each color. We will provide the pattern for FREE.
FREE Pattern for a “real” football to knit in Encore Worsted.
You can knit one in any color you want!
A FREE Pattern for a crocheted topper for sizes infant through adult.
We suggest Encore Worsted or Comfort Worsted.

Pumpkins Anyone?

This week in my Thursday morning class we started knitting up pumpkins! All of these patterns are FREE and can be knit in Encore Worsted or Comfort Worsted, as well as other worsted weight yarns, including the Coffee Beenz that is on sale this week!
Takes 3– 100g balls of Encore Worsted. FREE Pattern.
Just a bit of brown or green needed for the stem.
Take less than 1– 100g ball of Encore Worsted. I am doing this one with Encore Tweed in an off white.
FREE Pattern
Smaller than I thought it would be, but still super cute. Took less than 20g of Encore Tweed, and couple of grams of brown Encore- smallest size cabled pumpkin worked on size 5 double points. FREE pattern.