June 22,  2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
We have a bunch of new classes starting this week and next. Kids classes, adult classes and toy classes 
But the biggest news is that we are going to take on CROCHET in a big way. New classes forming for beginning crochet- only 1-2 classes needed. 
As we began signing people up - we found that crocheters who hadn't crochetted in awhile were very  interested as well.  These classes will be great with so many there able to help the newbie crochetters- come join us- July will be our official learn to crochet month!
Some Class News
For this week- we offer the following classes:  
Week of June 22- 26
TUESDAY - June 22
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Kathy
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting & Shawls with Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knit & Crochet 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 --  2 handed Fair Isle w/ Linda M.
6:30 - 8:30 -- 2 handed Fair Isle w/ Linda M.
6:30 - 8:30 -- General Knitting w/ Linda J.
6:30 - 8:30 -- Washcloth on the couch w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 -- Design your Own Sweater w/ Pat
10:00 - 12:00 -- Kids knitting with Marilyn
1:00 - 3:00 -- Entrelac Shawl & 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 - June 24
10:00 - 12:00-- Beginning Knitters Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 -- Washcloth class with JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 -- General Knitting w/ Eileen
2:00 - 4:00-- Adults knit with Marilyn
3:30 - 5:30 -- Charity Knitting Time
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 - June 25
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 -- General Knits and Toys with Steph
1:00 - 3:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - June 26
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 -- Goodies for Beginners with JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 -- Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 -- June Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 -- June Sock  w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 -- Kid's Class with Marilyn
Crochet is A-coming!
 I crochet
Pat's new One Time Only beginner's crochet class on July 6 from 6:30 - 8:30 is almost full! 
 So ... (and we knew it would happen), the one time only class has become a 2 night event.  Pat has agreed to hold the class again the following week- Tuesday July 13.  So now you can sign up for either class or both class sessions.  Just let us know.
In this class you will learn the basics of crochet- how to chain, single crochet, maybe even double crochet.  With so little, you can do so much!!  We will have beginner crochet patterns galore and to top it all off... Steph will begin doing some crochet amigurumis such as this cute little mouse:
Amigurumi mouse  
These little animals are easy to make using only single crochet.  This is just a very easy one- there are so many more- all cute as a button. Steph's animal  classes will be Friday mornings unless the demand is so high- we add another class time!  And once again- you know it will happen!
On Sale This Week
Somerset cotton is on sale this week at 20% off
This beautiful cotton/silk blend knits up beautifully for a light weight summer garment.
We have several designs knit in Somerset on display this week, and plenty of yarn to make whichever garment you please.
sweet november shawl
I have just finished a shawl called Sweet November shawl.  The pattern is available at the shop or on Ravelry.  I knit it with 3 balls of Somerset to yield a shawlette.  My friend in Rhode Island knit it with 4 balls- making a much larger shawl. 
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
Tuesday July 6  6:30 - 8:30
Beginning Crochet with Pat
I crochet
This one night class (really 2 classes- July 13 as well) to learn the basics of crochet.  This class is filling up VERY QUICKLY!! so call to sign up now.  Crochet is the next big thing so better learn now.  We will follow up with beginner crochet projects so your skills can grow.
 Tuesdays 10:00-12:00 PM
 Knit Slippers with Kathy
kathy's slippersKathy has knit the cutest slippers- out of a chunky weight yarn.  Easy knitting and a fast project for you or a loved one.  Join Kathy on Tuesdays to make a pair of these soft warm slippers.
Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
New Entrelac Shawl with Pat
Entrelac shawlPat  is taking on another new project this month- an entrelac triangular shawl called Dianna.  She is knitting her shawl with Ty-Dy Sock and so far the colors are working out very well- with each color run in the yarn working up about 2 blocks of the entrelac so the colors are looking like an ever changing display of diamonds.  The leaf motif in each block adds a wonderful lace detail.
Pat's entrelac shawl 





This is Pat's actual shawl; knit with just one ball of Ty-Dy sock yarn.

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Steph's new Felted French Slippers
Steph has knit and felted these slippers for herself and now she would like to help all of you do the same.  They are not at all difficult- working up quickly. Join Steph in either class session to make these for yourself or for someone as a great gift.
Tuesday, June 22  4:00 - 6:00, and 6:30 - 8:30 PM
2 Handed Fair Isle Class with Linda Miller
SIGN UP  NOW!!! Just 2 seats left now
fair isle hat
Come in early and get your homework done before class!
It has been awhile since we have held this class.  It has continually been a huge hit.  Over 4 hours, you will learn to work Fair Isle with 2 hands.  Mastering the technique will open many doors for you in the Fair Isle world of knitting.
There is homework- you must get your hat started so that the entire 4 hours can be used learning the technique, and working the actual Fair Isle portion.
Stop in to sign up and pick up your yarn and your homework.  This class usually fills up so call soon to reserve your spot.  Class limited to 10 students
Tuesday June 22 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday June 24 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Washcloth with JoAnne
    soap sock 
We will have another session of the Friends of Jan Chicka on the Couch Washcloth class.  Last week we knit coasters that worked up quickly.  They are cute as can be.  This week we will be knitting Soap Socks out of Mission Falls cotton.  This yarn has a texture to it which will make a great cloth or sack for sock.  
Please bring size 7 double pointed needles and a bar of soap!!!  This class will be repeated on Thursday morning.
Marilyn's Summer Classes

This week is a big week for Marilyn- she will be holding 4 classes at The Knitter's Edge.  She might as well move her bed in- she will be there so much this week!
square needles On Wednesday- from 10:00 - 12:00 PM she will be holding a daytime Kids Class. 
Project:  make your own knitting needles from chopsticks.
This class time is a very nice one as any mothers who wish to knit can attend Pat's class held at the same time. 
On Thursday Marilyn will hold her first ever ADULT CLASS!!! 2:00 - 4:00 PM 
Project- American Girl Doll Sweater
Original design is "Spanky" -- Knitted back & forth with opening at center back.
155 yards of DK weight yarn.
Straight needles, US 4 & 6
DPN:  US 4 & 6 for sleeves
Marilyn's variation is knitted in the round to make a pullover sweater.
YARN:  I used Crofter DK 
NEEDLES: 16" Circular needles, US 4 & 6: DPN US 4 & 6 for the sleeves.
Marilyn will still be holding her Thursday evening Kids class from 6:30 - 8:30 every Thursday.
Her every other Saturday afternoon class- 1:00 - 3:00 will be held this Saturday afternoon.
Marilyn's Hobby HorseShe also has some other ideas up her sleeve like this felted Hobby Horse.  Can't wait to see him once he is felted and attached to a stick!
Happy Feet Scarf
Happy Feet ScarfThis is a new Scarf/shawlette knit from 2 hanks of Happy Feet.  The free pattern can also be used for any fingering weight sock yarn.  Come in soon to see the scarf and to pick up your free pattern with your yarn purchase.  The scarf is easily enlarged to shawl size.
What's in the Swimming Pool?
The pool is still loaded with Mission Falls Cotton.  This is a lovely cotton to use for baby garments, market bags ( free pattern available) and now a soap sock for this week's washcloth class.  Priced at a low $4.00 a ball- this is going fast.  I had better save some for the washcloth classes!! Yikes!
Mission Falls Cotton 
All Mission Falls Cotton will be priced at $4.00 a ball!
Free patterns available. 
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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Bethlehem, PA. 
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