February 26, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Ok we admit it- we goofed today.  Or maybe I should say the weather men goofed.  We could have and should have been open today.  The weather was not that bad, but bad enough to make my snow rage rise up!
Snow rage is the term of the season.  It's symptoms include feelings of restlessness, short temper, and just being sick of having to hole up inside due to the snow!
Luckily, one thing that experts say will help you deal with snow rage is to have a calming activity to do while having to be inside.  Now I wonder if we can think of something that might fit that description...
Some Class News
For this weekend- we offer the following classes, weather permitting of course.  Call if you have any concern about whether we are open. 
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- NEW SOCK!!!
1:00 - 3:00- Technique Clinic w/ Steph
Highlights of upcoming classes
Friday February 26
Stephanie's General Knitting & Cowl class
1:00 - 3:00 PM 
hempathy ball 
Steph has a new springlike cowl that she is working on knit with Hempathy, a wonderful, softly textured, hemp- based yarn.  The cowl is beautiful.  Hempathy is available in a wide range of muted colors.
Saturday, February 27
10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
It's Teddy Time 
Bear with pants 
I have this outfit completely finished now- pants done too.  I have started a dress now 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.
Saturday Morning
February 27
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.
Saturday February 27
1:00 - 3:00PM
Technique class with Steph & JoAnne
Class size limited to 8
Learn to properly 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.  One seat is still available in the class.
Saturday  February 27
1:00 - 3:00PM
Pat's Sock class
Pat is starting a new sock this Saturday- called Wavy Lace socks.  You will learn to work charts by following a simple charted lace pattern.  Join up.
Next 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.
Some tid bits of fun!
2 Feet of Snow!
Big Foot 
Next time you hear that we will be getting 2 feet of snow- think of this picture.   Maybe Eileen can knit socks for these bad boys.
February is Olympic Month!- More pictures!
Olympic Torch February is Olympics Month!
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.
Diane 2 
Diane has chosen to knit a prayer shawl this month.
If you are working on an afghan- send us a photo of your work in progress!
HAP'I from the Mirasol collection of fine yarns from Peru is a thick & thin cotton in rich Peruvian colors.  I am knitting a 5- hour baby sweater out of it right now (but believe me, it won't be done in 5 hours).  
mirasol 5This is a new book from The Mirasol Collection for Hap'i.  The cover sweater is a beautiful wrap jacket.
Amalfi from Debbie Bliss is a chainette cotton/linen/silk blend at a DK/light worsted weight gauge.  This will be wonderful for light weight spring garments. Available in soft colors.
Bootie pattern

organic booties 
Oceanside Organic Baby Booties
Materials: 1 ball of Oceanside Organic
Size: Newborn - 3 months.
Needles:  Size 6
Gauge:  5 sts =1" over garter st.
Using size 6 needles cast on 28 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Next row: (RS). Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to end of row.
Rep last row 5 times more: 34 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Next row: (RS). K1. K2tog. Knit to end of row.
Rep last row 5 times more: 28 sts.
Shape cuff: 
Bind off 4 sts at the beginning of next 2 rows: 20 sts.
Place marker at each end of last row.
Knit 8 rows. Bind off very loosely.
Fold Bootie in half, matching shapings.
Sew foot seam to markers.
Roll cuff at top of bootie.
These booties also fit our Teddy Bear!
Oceanside Organic is 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.
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!


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.
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...

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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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1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA. 
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