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February 23, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
 
 
 
We are just starting to put out the Spring yarns.  If you need a mid winter break, and a spring like pick me up- stop by and check out some of the new soft pastels.  They will make you think about warmer weather.
 
We are coming to the last week for the Winter Afghan olympics- more pictures of Afghans in Progress below.
You still have time to join our event.  Knit an afghan and join us on the podium during the medal round.
 
 
 
Some Class News
 
 
 
Steph & my Saturday afternoon technique classes are drawing a lot of attention before they even begin!  The first class- Sewing Up Seams is a very popular (and needed) class.  Please join us.  Learning to properly sew up your sweaters is a definite must that will give a more "finished" look to your projects.
 
Every other week we will hold another technique class.  The second class- March 13- will involve fixing mistakes, and picking up stitches for bands.  You will get a lot of information out of that class too.  More classes will follow.
 
We will also take requests  and ideas for technique class ideas.
 
 
For this week- we offer the following classes:
 
Week of Feb 23-27
 
TUESDAY  - February 23
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Kathy
10:00 - 12:00 -General Knitting & Shawls with Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Crochet for Knitters & Crocheters w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - Knit & Crochet w/ Linda J.
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Pat
4:00 - 6:00 - Entrelac Cowl with Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting & Felting w/ Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - Knit & Crochet with Linda J
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting & Baby Surprise w/ Linda M 
 
WEDNESDAY- February 24
10:00 - 12:00 - Design your Own Sweater w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
4:00 - 6:00 -- Free help class with Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting & Headbands w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean
 
THURSDAY - February 25
10:00 - 12:00- Beginning Knitters' Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Washcloths with JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
3:30 - 5:30 -- Charity Knitting Time
4:00 - 6:00 -- General Knitting & Mittens w/ Steph
6:00 - 8:00 -- Knitting for Kids with Marilyn
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting & Aran Sweater Hat with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
 
FRIDAY - February 26
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits, Cowls & Scarves w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting & Sam the Ram with Pat
 
SATURDAY - February 27
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Teddy Bear Outfits w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - 2 Handed Fair Isle w/ Linda M
1:00 - 3:00 - 2 Handed Fair Isle Continued w/ Linda M
1:00 - 3:00 - Toe up Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting & Socks w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00- Technique Clinic w/ Steph
Highlights of upcoming classes
 
 
General Class news:  Due to popular demand- yes we will soon do the Baby Surprise Jacket during a daytime class.  And yes we will do the Tawashi Fish in an evening class (March 9).  And yes- the bunnies won't be alone for Easter- we have ducks and knitted eggs coming too!
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CLASS OPENINGS!
Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 PM with Pat
Crochet for Crocheters and Knitters in the morning,
General Knitting in the afternoon 
 
Pat Walker's new Tuesday classes started off with a bang.  These classes will be getting full before you know it.  The more people- the more fun you will all have- so join up now!
 
 
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Thursday February 25
Stephanie's 4:00 - 6:00 PM class will be
Exploring the World of Toys
 
Steph's mouse
Steph's new toy class was a big hit on Thursday.  Steph has a bunch of great ideas- from easy toys to intricate creations.  Please join her on Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. 
 
Please- only toy making knitters for this class.
 
 
   
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Thursday February 25
10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
Dream Catchers
  
Dreamcatchers 
I have another good idea for this week's washcloth class.  Please bring as many odd & ends as you have in Fantasy Naturale.  These mug rugs are Dream catchers.  You will be able to make at least one- if not 2 in the class time.  What a great way to use up all of those little bits of cotton.
Bring size 7 needles.
   
 
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Thursday, February 25
6:30 - 8:30 PM with Linda Miller
Aran Hat
 
sweater hat 1 
This is a great project- learn to work an aran design (lots of cables) while knitting a hat.  Yarn and pattern at the shop.
Come in to get yarn prior to class as you need to get the ribbing done before class time.-- You can also work on this hat in Linda's Tuesday night class.  Other knitters welcome as well to either class.
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Saturday, February 20
10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
It's Teddy Time 
Teddy Cardigan 
I have this outfit finished, and have started a dress for our little teddy.  Come join me.  If you already have your bear- bring him along and more yarn- Jeannee Worsted will be available.  We have more bears if you need one.  Bring size 7 needles, and 4 stitch markers.  We have everything else. This is a great beginner project.  Call to sign up.
 
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Saturday Morning
February 20
Saturday Morning All Beginner's class- Learn with others at the same skill level.  You won't be in this class for long.   Join Eileen on Saturday mornings 10-12.
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Tuesday March 2- 
6:30 -8:30 PM with JoAnne
Bunny Hop
 
Bunny Hop
 
Easter is coming.  Try knitting this fast & easy design by our own Linda Jones.  This bunny works up well in Comfort- an acrylic-nylon blend from Berroco.  One ball and one class period is all it takes.  And if you need more time- you know we will help you finish.
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Saturday February 27
1:00 - 3:00
Technique class with Steph & JoAnne
Learn to proerly finish your sweater by learning to sew up seams.  Bring just a sewing needle.  We have everything else - swatches & yarn all ready to go for you.
Some tid bits of fun!
Betty's cowl 
 
Betty's a bit shy- but she shouldn't be- she did an awesome job on her first cowl.  Congratulations Betty-
a job well done!
 
Betty2
 
Now thats more like it!
February is Olympic Month!- More pictures!
Olympic Torch February is Olympics Month!
The Olympics have begun and we hope you are knitting during TV time.  Remember it is not too late to join us in our Olympic Challenge.  Knit an afghan during the Olympics- bring it in for us to photograph, and you will receive a coupon worth 20% off your next purchase during the month of March.
 
Linda & Mom

Linda and her Mom show off Linda's work ...
 
Dawn's Afghan 
Dawn's afghan is amazing!
 
 
Joann & her cat 
JoAnn's knitting style is tough on her arms, but rewarding.
 
If you are working on an afghan- send us a photo of your work in progress!
Another Free Iro Cowl pattern

Iro Cowl2 
This Iro Cowl uses the same pattern as the Baby Alpaca Grande eyelet cowl- pattern F285
 
Finished Size: Length 10" x 22" (approx)
Gauge: 3 stitches per inch
 
Materials:  1 hank Noro Iro, 16" size 11 needles, 1 stitch marker.
One size 13 needle for bind off only. 

Cowl:
With the 16" circular needle, loosely cast on 61 sts.  Place marker and join in the round, taking care not to twist the sts.
Round 1:  K1, *(yo, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Round 2:  Knit.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until almost out of yarn, ending with a round 2 and leaving enough yarn for a loose bind off.  Bind off loosely knitwise using a larger needle.  Length will be about 10".
Weave in all ends.
 
©2009 Plymouth Yarn Co.
 
You can also use Furisode or Kochoran- one hank.  All 3 yarns on sale this week at The Knitter's Edge.
 
Now for the Sale Stuff
REMEMBER:  If you are a class member- you get an additional 10% off any sale prices.
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iro
IRO
 
Furisode
FURISODE
 
Kochoran
KOCHORAN
 
For this week- we are keeping these 3 yarns on sale- All from Noro-- Iro, Furisode and Kochoran.
All are chunky weight, and just 1 hank of any one of them will work fine in the Cowl pattern above.
 
Come in to see these yarns in person- the colors are astonishing- just what you would expect form Noro.
All 3 Noro yarns- 10% off this week only!
 

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Oceanside Organic Cotton- NEW LOWER PRICE! 

Now $3.00 each
Oceanside Organic 
Oceanside Organic is a DK weight certified organic cotton- no chemicals- no dyestuff- only natural cotton colors.  Can be used with the many other Dk weight baby patterns we have at The Knitter's Edge.  We also have 2 free sock patterns available- one for cabled socks, and one for yoga socks.
 
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 SUGAR- 20% off!
Sugar
 
Sugar is a sport weight baby yarn by Katia.  It is a self striping acrylic that makes up into a great baby sweater or hat.  Just 1 ball will make 2 of the smaller sized baby hats shown in my last newsletter (you can also get the pattern at the shop).  Available in 4 colorways- this yarn is on sale at 20% off for this week.  You will be able to knit a hat for less than $2.00! 
 
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FILLING THE POOL!!!
Country 8ply & Country 8 ply Silk- now only $3.00 each
Country 8ply
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cleckheaton Country 8ply is a wonderful superwash wool.  Although it is an 8ply (DK) it works up very well at worsted weight gauge.   The 50g balls fill the pool this week- and are available at a bargain price that you shouldn't miss.
 
In Closing...


You can email us at theknittersedge@aol.com
Visit our website at www.theknittersedge.com 
 
Please stop by The Knitter's Edge. 
Check out our extensive list of classes- all at just $6.00 per class.
I know you will find something you will enjoy...and remember- there is never a commitment- try one class, or several- your choice.
 
JoAnne Turcotte
 
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Bethlehem, PA. 
610-419-9276
 
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