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April 16, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
 
 
 
Well its been a year since we opened the doors at The Knitter's Edge. It has been one fabulous year!  Amanda and I, as well as the entire staff feel quite blessed to have the amazing students and customers we have.
We thank each and every one of you for making this year so wonderful.
 
Yesterday, the UPS driver delivered to Amanda and me a box of Fairytale Brownies- absolutely scrumptous bite size delights.  Inside was a card that read:
"With thanks to the family who gave us such a wonderful place to spend our time". 
It was signed: Your knitting friends. 
 
To these lovely friends we give our heartfelt thanks. Knitters are truly wonderful people.
(Our tummies say thanks too).
 
Please join us Friday and Saturday for some special sales and a demo or two.  Cake will be cut at Noon on Saturday- be there!!
Some Class News
 
 
 For this weekend- we offer the following classes:  
  
Week of April 13-April 17
 
FRIDAY - April 16
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 17
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Special! Felted Hotpad
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
Specials for the week!
 
 
You remember all of the yarns on our back shelves- in the discount area?  Well for this entire week- they are all specially priced at $2.00 per ball!  There are so many yarns back there- novelties, wools, furs.  They are very hard to pass up at only $2.00 each!
 
Plus there are many additional bins of specially priced yarns for $3.00 each.  There are way too many to list here, so make sure you stop in to check it all out. They will be located all over the shop.
 
Join me on Saturday Afternoon from 1-4 PM  when I will be offering up to 10 washcloth patterns- FREE!!  Just purchase one hank of Fantasy Naturale at a very special price from my special Fantasy Naturale odd ball bin and get one pattern free.  I am offering my 10 best patterns from my washcloth classes.
 
Highlights of upcoming classes
  
Classes will go on as scheduled this week, but the big news this week are the sales!!
 
Saturday April 24
10-12 and 1-3
All Day 2 handed Fair Isle class with Linda
 
Fair Isle hat II
There are 2 openings available in Linda's Fair Isle class next Saturday.  This is one of the best received classes we hold.  Join Linda to learn how to work fairIsle in the round using both hands while knitting a hat.  Call to sign up and grab these last 2 seats.  There is homework.
 
 
 
 
 
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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. 

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Saturdays in April
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Socks on 2 circs with Pat 
 Puppy Love small
 At the beginning of April- 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.  
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Saturdays in April
1:00 - 3:00
Socks with Eileen   
Fingerpaints
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!
 
 
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Saturday April 17
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Felted Hotpad with JoAnne
 
 This Saturday,during the My First Vest class we will working on a little side project- a felted hotpad.  Using one strand of Galway wool, and a second strand of selfstriping Boku roving wool we will create a garter stitch piece suitable for felting into a hotpad.  It works up fast.  Join us- the more the merrier.
 
 
 
 
Possible New Projects

Noro Felted Entrelac Bag
Felted bag 
Diana knit this terrific Felted Entrelac Bag with Noro's Iro yarn.  She plans on doing this as a class very soon.   She used 3 hanks of Iro, but a smaller version can be knit with only 2 hanks.  This will be a great class.  Watch for it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cathy's 5 hour baby sweater:
 
 Cathy's sweater
 
One of our students- Cathy- knit this 5 hour baby sweater in South American Cotton.  This pattern is free at the shop and is becoming a much loved project.  I just may need to turn this into a class!
More Sale Stuff
3 cottons are on sale this week- Mission Falls Cotton, South American Cotton, and Kudo- all at 20% off. 
 
Other cottons and blends are on sale for $3.00 each.  Come in to see how much there is!
 
Cotton Kisses Kits
cotton kisses blue
 
Cotton Kisses is a big ball of a cotton blend yarn.  Just one ball will make either of these baby sweaters- a placket pullover or a v-neck cardigan.  The cute little duckie buttons and both patterns are included in the kits.  Only blue is available- but its a great color for either a boy or a girl.  Cost: only $8.00!
Cotton Kisses pink 
 
Some of our best fall yarns are on sale as well:
get some great prices on Donegal Chunky Tweed or Sirdar Escape Chunky at 20% off!  or try some Polar Fleece, Socos, Big Softie or Macungie Wool at 30% off!  There is no shortage of great deals this weekend! 
 
 
Free Hat pattern
Handpaint hatThere are several yarns available this weekend at some very special prices to knit this hat. Use either the Handpaint Wool or Socos- One hank of either will do.  Hat is shown here in the handpaint wool.
 
 
 
 
MATERIALS: 1- 100g hank of 100% Handpaint Wool. 
16" circular size 15, 1 set double pointed needles, size 11 or 13.
GAUGE: 2 sts =1" over st st.
 
HAT
With circular needle, loosely cast on 40 sts. Join, making sure not to twist the sts. Work in st st (knit every round) for 7". Begin decreasing, change to double pointed needles when necessary:
 
Round 1: [K6, k2tog], repeat around.
Round 2: [K5, k2tog], repeat around. 
Round 3: [K4, k2tog], repeat around.
Round 4: [K3, k2tog], repeat around. 
Round 5: [K2, k2tog], repeat around.
Round 6: [K1, k2tog], repeat around. 
Round 7: [K2tog], repeat around.
Cut yarn. Thread the yarn through the remaining sts. Draw up tight and anchor. Weave in all ends.
 
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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1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA. 
610-419-9276
 
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