April 27, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
This week ends in May!  My goodness, where has this year gone? 
For May we have 2 new sock classes, new toy classes and a new Challenge!!! Full info about the Challenge will be in Friday's newsletter.  Its big and goes across state lines.  Also on Friday you will find full info about a spring retreat for charity knitters.
Some Class News
 For this week- we offer the following classes:  
Week of April 27- May 1
TUESDAY - April 27
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 Work &  Felting 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 - Gen. Knitting & Nightsongs Shawl 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 w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 -- Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY - April 29
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
6:30 - 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 30
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 with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - My First Vest & other goodies with JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - New May Sock  w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - New May Sock w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Kids class with Marilyn
Funny, Funny
Comic Sweater
Highlights of upcoming classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Diana's Class times
Felted EntreLac Purse
 Felted bag
Diana just finished this felted tote bag worked in Noro Iro using the Entrelac Technique.  Noro yarns are known for their fabulous color changes and this yarn doesn't disappoint.  Join Diana to learn this technique- which is easier than it looks.
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Nightsongs Shawl with Linda M. 
Linda Miller has started this new Shawl!  It is called Nightsongs.  The pattern is worked in charts- and even though the charts threw some during the first night- Linda emailed me today saying "I GOT IT!!" Sometimes new techniques are like that- they baffle, and then BAM!  You just get it.
The pattern charts for this shawl are 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. 
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 PM and Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Great American Afghan with Diana
Diana's 3rd squareDiana has knit her 3rd square for her afghan. Join up for a great deal of learning and some fun knitting
Thursdays 10:00-12:00 PM
Washcloths with JoAnne
Christmas stripes
This week I offer an easy challenge to knit with 2 colors of cotton using slip stitches.  I chose Christmas colors because it is never too early to get started.  Bring size 8 needles.  You will need 2 colors of Fantasy Naturale.
In the weeks ahead I have some really cool ideas for this washcloth class, and not all the ideas are washcloths, so as I said before...stay tuned...
Just Arrived

 Supersock Lace now in stock!
Supersock lace1000 yards of Superwash Merino Laceweight yarn is more than enough to knit a perfect, lightweight lacey shawl. Shawls are THE thing right now- sweet knitting and beautiful to wear. Come see the gorgeous colorways in Supersock Lace. from Cherry Tree Hill Yarns. 
Feature Yarn
Ulmo Multy
Ulmo Multy
This week we feature Ulmo Multy by Araucania.  This yarn is 100% cotton in a light worsted weight.  It works up well at either a DK weight gauge or a worsted weight gauge.  202 yards of earthy toned or soft pastel painted colors in each 100g hank.
Ulmo Multy Wave Scarf
One hank knits up fast in this wave scarf. 
Materials:  1 hank- Ulmo Multy.
Size:  Approx 7" x 55".
Knitting Needles: US 7 needles.
Gauge: 5 sts = 1" measured over st st.  
DSP (worked over 5 sts) = (K1, yo, k1, yo twice, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo twice, k1, yo)
Loosely cast on 26 sts. 
Row 1:  Knit.
Row 2:  Knit.
Row 3:  DSP, k5, DSP, k5, DSP, k1.
Row 4:  Knit, dropping all yo's.
Row 5:  Knit.
Row 6:  Knit.
Row 7:  K5, DSP, k5, DSP, k6.
Row 8:  Knit, dropping all yo's.
Repeat rows 1-8 until almost out of yarn.  End with row 2 or 6.  Bind off loosely.  Weave in all ends.  
Our Students
Design classPat's Design Your Own Sweater Class has been a huge success.  Learn to take an existing pattern and make it your own!  Pat's class meets on Wednesday mornings.

The Ice Cube Tray is Back!
RAIN!  Only $4.00 each!
This week the pool was put away so that the ice cube tray could make a comeback.  We bring it out when we have a yarn on sale that would become tangled in the pool.  This week we have a very special yarn called Rain. 
Rain is a beautiful drifting mohair yarn.  The long luxurious poofs of mohair extend about 1" from the center core.  Available in 8 magnificent colors.  82 yards in each ball.   
2-3 balls make a lovely scarf.  For this week only, Rain is a yarn that sold for $10.00 a ball, but now we have it for only $4.00 a ball.  While it lasts.  We have all that exists so don't wait long- it might be all gone.
Diagonal ScarfDiagonal Scarf
With Size 13 needles, loosely cast on 18 sts.
Row 1: Slip first stitch as if to purl. Knit into front and back of next stitch (increase 1). Knit until 3 stitches remain on needle, knit 2 together (decrease 1), knit 1 - 18 stitches.
Row 2: Slip first stitch as if to purl. Knit to end.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until about 24" of yarn remains.
Bind off loosely and weave in ends. 
Make scarf as long as you wish.
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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Bethlehem, PA. 
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