March 30, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
Its the end of March and your thoughts might be turning to lighter, spring/ summer knitted items. 
Amanda has just put out the last of the just received Spring yarns so there are so many new yarns to choose from.   While I was away last weekend (but working hard!!!)  Amanda and some others redecorated the shop with many new display garments.  They are a great way to see what the yarn can do: how it looks, feels, drapes, and knits.
We are open regular hours this week- Friday and Saturday included.
Some Class News
For this week- we offer the following classes:  
Week of March 30-April 3
TUESDAY - March 30
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
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 Isle Tam w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 -- Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY - April 1
10:00 - 12:00-- Beginning Knitters' Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 -- Washcloths with JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 -- General Knitting w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 -  Kid's Clinic with Marilyn
3:00 - 5:00 - Kid's Clinic with Marilyn
4:00 - 6:00 - Explore the World of Toys w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 -- Knitting for Kids with Marilyn
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 -- General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - April 2
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits, Cowls, Shawls, & Scarves w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00- Kid's Clinic with Marilyn
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting & Sam the Ram with Pat
SATURDAY - April 3
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 - New Fingerpaint Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - Puppy Love Socks w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Kids class with Marilyn
For this holiday weekend- Marilyn is offering the following special set of Clinic classes for our youngest knitters:  
Thursday 1:00-3:00 and 3:00-5:00 (along w/ the regularly scheduled 6:30-8:30)
Friday 1:00-3:00
The afternoon sessions are skill-building clinics for those who already know how to knit and want to learn more (casting on, binding off, purl stitch for stockinette & basketweave, increases & decreases)....    with the final product being a small Easter basket. 
If possible, students should bring size 10.5 or 11 needles.  
Sign up for just one or several!
Highlights of upcoming classes
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Cowls, etc with Steph
 stephs cowl
Steph has just finished her new Spiral Cowl.  Knit in Hempathy.  Join her on Fridays to make one for yourself.  Embellish it with one of the many new shawl pins we have recently added to our showcase at The Knitter's Edge. 


Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 PM
Thursdays 6:30- 8:30 PM
Great American Afghan Squares
With Diana
Diana's Sqaure
Diana is undertaking a wonderful, yet momumental project- The Great American Afghan. 
You can join her to make the afghan, or to just try you hand at these by making just a pillow (only 2 squares).  Work on one square at a time with Diana.  The first square she knit is the acorn leaf square as seen here.  She has just finished a second square that I will feature in Friday's email.  Call for more information and to sign up.
Staurday April 3
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Socks on 2 circs with Pat 
 Puppy Love small
This Saturday Pat starts a new sock of the month,  This month she has chosen a simple  stitch pattern- but one that teaches a new technique- knitting backwards!  The sock is called Puppy Love and will look best in a self striping sock yarn- and we have many to choose from including the new Fingerpaints from Cherry Tree Hill (see more below on this yarn)
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Toys with Steph
Steph keeps adding new toys to her menagerie, and they are adorable. 
Her new chipmonk comes with a very stylish sweater.
Steph's Hempathy Cowl
And her new little Bunny, named Daisy, even has a pocket on her dress.  We think Steph needs to make her a lace hankie for her pocket. 
 Come into the shop to see how Steph embellished her bunny with a flower on her dress.  Its really cute!
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 as long as you have had some Fair Isle experience in the past. 
Linda has several other Fair Isle projects in mind- join one of her classes to see what she has come up with.
By the way- you can freely come to either of Linda's classes- Tuesday or Thursday.  So if one week the Tuesday works best- come then, and the next week- Thursday of it suits your schedule better.  
Saturday April 3
1:00 - 3:00
Socks with Eileen   
Eileen will be starting the new month with a new sock- knit with a brand new yarn by Cherry Tree Hill.  Its called Fingerpaints.  Cheryl Potter- owner & master dyer of CTH has discovered a way to make a self striping handpaint sock yarn.  We have the first products from her dyepots at The Knitter's Edge.  The base yarn is her signature Supersock Select- spun in Peru just for her.
The colorways are new and exciting.  Eileen has chosen Morning Glory- a blend of purples and greens that says Spring all day long!
Thursday April 1
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Washcloths with JoAnne 
Flower Power cloth 
This week (April 1) we celebrate Spring with a flower wash cloth.   This cloth is knit in pieces ( the 5 petals) which are then connected and knit to the center on a 16" circular followed by double pointed needles.  A good learning experience.  This class will be repeated on Tuesday evening, April 13.  You will need a 16" size 7 or 8 plus double pointed needles in size 7 or 8.  We supply the yarn.
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.
Whats new- Yarns!

Several new yarns have arrived and are now out on the shelves.  These 2 are based on cotton- soft hand with just a hint of shine.
Albero yarn 
Albero Sweater
Albero by Louisa Harding is an absolutely lovely cotton/ Lenpur Viscose blend.  It works up at a worsted weight gauge.  Lovely soft shine from the viscose (rayon) makes it look like silk at a much more reasonable price and with greater washability.
We have brought in a wide color range.  We know this yarn will be a good knit.
This Tunic top for summer is on display at the shop.
Ulmo Multi
Ulmo Multi Hank
Ulmo Multi garment Ulmo Multi is all cotton- at a gauge that can go between Dk and worsted.  Very soft in hand and color.  Beautifully gentle drifting colorways will knit up into a lovely garment for spring.  Nice
color range available
New Toys!
New Toys AFrom Frabjous Fibers we have just received a bunch of new small Carry alls.  They are all felted holders for all of your knitting gadgets.  They are adorable and very reasonably priced.  You will not be able to stop at just one- trust me.
Sheep everywhere
New ToysNew Toys C Wristlets and spots
 Flowers and Leaves
Now for the Sale Stuff
REMEMBER:  If you are a class member- you get an additional 10% off any sale prices.
 For just one week only!
Encore is filling the Pool this week.  All odd dyelot balls of Encore Worsted have been cleared off of the shelves to fill the pool this week. Great for the many one ball projects for worsted yarn as well as for Fair Isle or striping work.  Terrific deal at only $3.50 each- while they last.
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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