March 16, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
Spring begins this week and we have a multitude of new warm weather yarns for you to try.  Stop by to check it out.
Some Class News
Steph is working on the bulletin board- each day adding some new information on new classes.  Take a look.
For this week- we offer the following classes:  
Week of March 16-20
TUESDAY - March 16
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 with Pat
1:00 - 3:00 -- General Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Linda J.
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Pat
4:00 - 6:00 - Entrelac Cowl, Felting, & Shawls with Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting, Shawls, & Felting w/Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Linda J.
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
10:00 - 12:00 - Design your Own Sweater w/ Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Technique class- Seaming with Steph
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 & Fair IsleTam w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 -- Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY - March 18
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 - Explore the World of Toys w/ Steph
6:00 - 8:00 -- Knitting for Kids with Marilyn
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 -- General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - March 19
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits, Cowls, Shawls, & Scarves w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting & Sam the Ram with Pat
SATURDAY - March 20
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - My First Vest w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting & Socks w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Kids class with Marilyn
Highlights of upcoming classes
Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM
For those special knitters who need just a bit of our undivided attention, and cannot make a class - we would like to suggest the scheduled help time of 4:00 - 6:00 PM on Wednesdays.  Steph, Eileen and JoAnne are normally available to assist you during this time.  We suggest you call ahead to schedule a few minutes with one of them for some uninterupted assistance with your project.
For the next few weeks- ALL of Pat's classes will learn a new cast on technique and how and when to use it.  Its time we start learning more so Pat plans on taking just a few minutes in each class to teach something new.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:30 - 8:30 PM with Linda Miller
Felted Fair Isle tote
You have learned the 2 handed fair Isle technique- now put it to good use knitting this Felted Fair Isle Tote.  Feel free to join the class even if you haven't taken the 2 handed fair Isle class- you might pick up some good tips.
Wednesday March 17 
10:00 - 12:00 with Steph
Stephanie's technique classes have been so fast to fill up- we are adding more sessions.  Next week: on Wednesday morning Steph will hold the seaming class.  This time the class will be limited to 10 students due to a larger room being available.  Sign up now!  There are a few seats left.  Just bring a sewing needle.  All other materials will be supplied.
Saturday March 20
10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
My First Vest
My First Vest 
This worsted weight vest is constructed in one piece- no sewing.  The minimal shaping is perfect for the beginner, or the knitter who wants to try their first real project- a vest for themselves!  I suggest you come in prior to class time to pick out yarn.  Class is closed- sold out.  Class will be held again. 
Saturday, April 24
10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 PM
All day Fair Isle Class with Linda Miller
The next 2 handed fair isle class will be held the last Saturday in April.  The next class and all future classes on this technique will be limited to 12 students.   2 seats are still available. 
New classes!!  We have gone a bit shawl crazy- but shawls are a wonderfuil Spring project.
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Cowls, scarves, and  now SHAWLS!!  With Steph
Steph is working on a new Shawl- The Citron- knit in Ella Rae Lace Merino.  Just one hank is needed to produce this beauty on size 6 needles.  Join Steph on Friday mornings as she helps you work through this pattern.  We have just received several new colors in this absolutely lovely yarn.  Bring size 6 needles- 24" circular. 
You can attend this class session and still work on other projects.   
Tuesdays or Thursdays 6:30-8:30 with Diana
Kudo Shawl 
Kudo small shawl
This super-simple shawl would make a wonderfual wrap for Spring.  Work it up with Diana in either of her classes.   We have this shawl in photos and 2 other color versions at the shop.  Choose your color- there are many new ones available- just 2 hanks needed.
Join Any of Pat's Classes  for The Brandywine Shawl
You may join any of Pat's classes and work on this new shawl.  The Brandywine Shawl. Pat is knitting it out of Hand Maiden Sea Silk- a Silk/ Sea cell blend that has incredible drape and luxurious shine and color.  Just one hank makes this easy lace shawl.
Some tid bits of fun!
 This is Steph's new toy project- is it a squirrel or a chipmonk?- not sure yet, but I know he's adorable either way.
Fantasy Naturale Dress
This Toddler dress is knit in Fantasy Naturale.  Free pattern available at the shop with the purchase of the yarn.  There is still time to knit it before Easter.
Chemocap Update

 We continue to knit and collect chemocaps for our community medical facilities.  Please join us in knitting a chemocaps for someone in need. 
Yarns and patterns are available.
Just Arrived!

New from Namaste
Namaste new stuff
These new colors in the buddy cases coordinate well with the new circular cases. 
More Toys
Bunnies & monkeys  
See below for a sweater pattern that will fit the Monkeys, Bunnies, and the bears.
New from Mirasol
2 balls of Hapi'-- a new aran weight cotton will make this 5 hour baby sweater.  Pattern available at the shop.
Hapi baby sweater
Lets Dress the Toys
This week I would like to offer this free pattern to knit a fast sweater for your Monkey, Bunny, or Bear.  They look great in Jeannee Worsted- only 1 ball needed.  Animals available at the shop- just in time for the spring holidays
Materials:  1 ball of Jeannee Worsted. 
Needles: Size 7 needles; 4 stitch markers.
Gauge:  5 st = 1"
Row 1(RS): P1, *(k1, p1); repeat from *.
Row 2(WS): K1, *(p1, k1); repeat from *.
Loosely cast on 39 sts.  Work in p1/ k1 ribbing for 3 rows. 
Row 4(WS): P6, place marker, p8, place marker, p11, place marker, p8, place marker, p6. 
Row 5: Knit, increasing on both sides of each marker by knitting into the front and the back of the stitch before and after each marker (8 increases). 
Row 6: Purl. 
Repeat rows 5 & 6-- six more times.  (95 sts). 
Row 19: K13, knit across next 22 sts, turn.
Cast on 1 st and purl back across the 22 additional sleeve sts (23 sts total).  Work in p1/k1 ribbing on these 23 sts for 3 rows.  Bind off in ribbing.
Reattach yarn at underarm.  Knit across next 25 front sts. Knit across next 22 sleeve sts, turn.  Cast on 1 st and purl back across the additional 22 sts (23 sts total).  Work in p1/k1 ribbing on these 23 sts for 3 rows.  Bind off in ribbing.  Reattach yarn at underarm, and knit across the last 13 sts.  Turn.
Row 20:  Purl back across 13 sts, cast on 2 sts, purl 25 sts, cast on 2 sts, purl 13 sts for a total of 55 sts. 
Row 21(RS): Knit. 
Row 22: Purl.
Work in p1/ k1 ribbing for 3 rows.  Bind off in ribbing.
Sew up back seam.  Weave in all ends.
Now for the Sale Stuff
REMEMBER:  If you are a class member- you get an additional 10% off any sale prices.
South American Cotton- 20% off 
South American Cotton 
 Punta's South American Cotton in 50g hanks
So whats in the pool? 
Mainland is an absolutely lovely blend of Baby Alpaca and Silk.  It has a wonderful hand and weight.  Totally
organic and in natural colors only.   Only $3.00 each!  This yarn will make up wonderful fingerless gloves, hats, scarves, and the best:  a big flowing shawl with
gorgeous drape.
In Closing...

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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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