April 9, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Dear Marian,
Next weekend we will be celebrating the First Anniversary of The Knitter's Edge.
We promise big sales, many specials and even a few surprises are in store for all of you.   Please mark your calendars to make sure you don't miss this event. 
Next week's email blasts- both Tuesday and Friday will be full of more details.
Stay tuned...
Some Class News
For this weekend- we offer the following classes:  
Week of April 6-10
FRIDAY - April 9
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 - April 10
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
Just Arrived (and I mean just hours ago!!)
Blue Heron Yarns... Now available at The Knitter's Edge

Blue Heron
We begin our relationship with this handpaint company with 3 yarns:
Soft Twist Rayon
Soft Twist Rayon2
It is exactly as its name describes- a very soft  hand, delicate sheen, and of course beautiful hand painted colors. 525 yards of luscious drape.
Egyptian Mercerized Cotton
Egyptian Mercerized Cotton 
1000 yards of absolute color!  Pima cotton at its finest with a beautiful sheen .  Enough milage to make most any shawl.
Rayon Metallic
Rayon Metallic
This yarn is amazing.  We had nothing like it, and knew we needed it!   Beautiful soft drape of rayon with just a hint of glitter.  It is amazing!  You need to see this.  At 550 yards, it will make any shawl just a bit bigger.
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. 


6:30 - 8:30 PM
General Knitting and Shawls with Steph
Steph has just about finished her Citron Shawl.  You can join the class and work on this simple circular shawl
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 monumental 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. 
Diana's Second squareShe has just finished a second square seen here, laying on top of the first square: Call for more information and to sign up.
Saturdays in April
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Socks on 2 circs with Pat 
 Puppy Love small
Last Saturday Pat started 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).  You can join up at any time.  
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Toys with Steph
Its time we help Steph pick out a new toy to knit.  Lets all send her some pictures of knitted toys- ones we think would cute to do.  Here's my entry:
 Mini Wheat
Now seriously- lets all give Steph some ideas
Come into the shop to see Steph's Toy menagerie.  It is a fasinating collection.
Tuesdays & Thursdays- Beginning April 20
6:30 - 8:30 PM with Linda Miller
Linda Miller is starting a new Shawl!  This is called Nightsongs.  The pattern is worked in charts- not very difficult ones.  The pattern is repeatable so you can easily make the shawl larger.  This was important to Linda as she wanted to use all of the 550 yards of the new Blue Heron Rayon Metallic she purchased for it.  The pattern as written calls for 1 hank of Handmaiden Sea Silk ( we got that!) at 440 yards- so you can use that too.
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.  
Saturdays in April
1:00 - 3:00
Socks with Eileen   
Eileen started April 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!
Tuesday April 13
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Washcloths with JoAnne 
Flower Power cloth 
Next week (Tuesday-April 13) 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.   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- Self striping cotton

TOBAGO by Katia
Tobago yarn 
This 100% cotton is soft to the touch and colorful to the eye.
Tobago baby Vest 
I knit this Baby Vest with just 2 balls of this yarn. 
The colors make terrific striping for a wee one.
Pattern free with the yarn purchase.
Now for the Sale Stuff
Online Supersocke on sale at only $10.00 each!!
REMEMBER!!  If you are a class member- you get an additional 10% off any sale prices.
There is new yarn in the pool starting in the morning.  The On-line sock yarns will fill the pool.  These 4ply sock weight yarns are all in 100g balls so just one ball will make a pair of socks.  Now at an incredible price of $10.00 each- it is time to stock up .
In Closing...

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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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1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA. 
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