E-News April 6th, 2018

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News from The Edge

 

FREE EVENT!  SAVE the DATE!

Join us on April 21 for Local Yarn Store Day! Noted crochet author and designer Sharon Silverman will be at The Knitter’s Edge from 11 am – 2 pm to celebrate all things crochet! 
 
Sharon’s patterns showcase crochet’s versatility in everything from high-fashion garments to oh-so-adorable baby items to home décor at every skill level. Wait until you see the samples! We’ll have a trunk show and demos to inspire you, plus a book signing and great deals on Sharon ‘s books including Crochet Scarves, Tunisian Crochet, Crochet Cowls, Easy Afghans, and more. Sharon will help you choose the perfect yarn. Come meet the author and try your hand at some crochet projects!
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Last chance! 
Our Annual Charity Knit & Crochet Retreat to be 
held on Monday May 14 is almost sold out!  
Please join us!
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Bus almost full!
Our Bus trip to Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival-  Saturday. May 5 — Just a couple of seats left.

CALL NOW!!
For more details- Click Here.

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NEW EVENT!!

We will be Yarn Bombing for this event- Join us.  
See us at The Knitter’s Edge for more details 
plus- CLICK HERE for event info!
April 28- Southside Bethlehem

 

    Look What’s New!

 
Neve from Juniper Moon Farms
New colors!  Boy do these ever dress up spring.
Everyone who sees this new collection is really WOWed by these colors.  I especially love that they have added a peachy coral- a color that has been missing in yarn palettes for several years.
Neve is a soft 100% cotton in a chainette construction that makes it very lightweight.  222 yards/100g.  One hank goes a long way.
Neve Blanket: Marrekesh
This new baby/adult throw has great interest!  The striping is an eyecatcher and the tassels really finish it in style.
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Neve Hoodie for the little ones

Jump for Joy Hoodie is written for sizes Newborn to 8 years.  It looks and feels so good in Cotton Neve.

FREE Pattern.

New Sock Yarns for Spring

Make this Basic Sock pattern your “Go-To” for our new Spring sock yarns.  

New Jaiper sock yarn is a cotton/wool blend reminiscent of Sockotta, yet now with a touch of elastic for memory.  Feels really good on the hands while knitting and on the feet while wearing.

78% cotton plus acrylic and elastic nylon for soft cotton socks that will hold their shape.  No wool!

The striping effect is really fun.
 

    Needles!

 
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles Offer Superior Performance, and we have them!
There are many reasons why Crystal Palace Bamboo needles and hooks have stood out over the years. They are strong, smooth, durable and very comfortable to use.



The quality of these products starts in the bamboo forest.  Bamboo is not a wood but rather a member of the grass family. It reaches maturity much more quickly than wood, which is why it is considered an ecologically-friendly, renewable resource. 

The bamboo used in Crystal Palace products is specially-selected Japanese bamboo which is particularly hard and resilient, reinforced by its vascular bundles. These bundles, which transport nutrients to and from the plant, are directly related to the tensile strength of the bamboo.  In fact, the tensile strength of bamboo has been likened to that of steel!  It is this strength, along with special manufacturing processes, that gives CP needles  their “shock-absorbency” and resistance to breakage.

After the bamboo is harvested, dried and cured, it is formed into needles and hooks in a century-old factory. The needles and hooks are processed with steam to prevent warping.  They are polished with natural plant wax that penetrates the needle, adding smoothness and luster. The ends are tapered to a fine point, which are then hand-tested in cotton for smoothness.
Crystal Palace Bamboo needles- the best tools for the best craft.
 

Classes Coming Up 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:
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Wednesdays– 1-3pm Crochet with Becky
 
Learn to crochet with us- beginner’s as well as seasoned crocheters welcome.   Many project ideas available including our exclusive Crochet 101 series.  Call to join us. 
        
 
Fixing Mistakes with JoAnne
Tuesday April 10– 6:30 – 8:30pm
 
Learn to handle those errors in your knitting.  This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate knitting.  Just bring needles- size 8 or 9.  Call to sign up.
           

Tuesday April 17  3:30 – 6:30pm 
Weaving 301 with Lynn

Join us on Tuesday, April 17 from 3:30 to 6:30 for Weaving 301 – Adventures with PickUp Sticks.
Create a sampler that can be used either as a table runner or wall hanging while you learn what a pick-up stick is and how it can expand your rigid heddle weaving experience. Experience with warping and basic weaving techniques is required for this class. Contact the shop to register and for warping directions, as well as additional information.
Cost is $35.00
Just 1 seat left.
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CLASSES WITH JULIA

 
Monday April 9  1-3pm
Building Blocks Afghan continues
You can join up at anytime.  Just call for more information.
 
Lace Work with Julia 
Monday April 16 & 23– 1-3pm
Beginning lace work.
Try your hand at lace with Julia’s help.  
4 swatches will be done to dip your toe in… then maybe a Lace sampler scarf?

Call to sign up.

Wednesdays 10-12- Julia’s class becomes a beginning (and general) knit & crochet class
Wanting to learn to knit or crochet?  Here is another beginner’s class to join.  Find one that fits your schedule.  Call to sign up.
 
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.
About Us
You can email us at unwind@theknittersedge.com 
Visit our website at www.theknittersedge.com
Check out our extensive list of classes.
I know you will find one you will enjoy… and remember,
there is never a commitment.  Try one class, or several, it’s your choice.
JoAnne Turcotte
We are located at:
1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA  18018
610-419-9276
Store Hours:
Mon: 9:30 – 4:00
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9:30 – 9:00
Fri/Sat: 9:30 – 4:00
Closed Sundays