June 25,  2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
New class sessions continue to be added each week.  Crochet is the biggest news! 
Starting July 6, we will be teaching beginning crochet to many people.  Join us for the fun.  Once we all get our feet wet, Steph will add to our knowledge with some cute little amigurumis- easy crochet little creatures.
Happy 4th of July
We will be open Saturday July 3.
To celebrate the holiday we are offering these Flag Cloth/hotpad kits for $5.00 .  Each kit contains enough Fantasy Naturale to knit two of the Flags.  Flags are 5" x 8.5".
Only garter stitch is used so they are great for beginner knitters.
Get a couple knit before the holiday weekend.
Some Class News
For this weekend- we offer the following classes:  
Week of June 22- 26
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  full! 
 So ... (and we knew it would happen), the one time only class has become a month long event.  The second class session- July 13 is filling up fast- call NOW!!  The last 2 Tuesdays in July will be spent mastering     the next phases of our crochet education.
For any of these classes you MUST sign up for each session individually- meaning if you come on July 6, you need to sign up again for July 13.  We are seeing MANY people signing up for this and trust me we will find a way to get everyone up and crochetting!
In the first 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 or these cute cats:
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 is still picking which ones to do- STAY TUNED!
 amigurumi cats
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.
July 13  6:30 - 8:30 PM
 Beaded Scarf with Dee
beaded scarf
Dee is back with her beaded scarf, and she has another scarf in the works.  Join her on Tuesday night July 13 to start your scarf.  Come in a few days before class to get the info on the beads you need, pick out the yarn, and get your beads threaded.  Come to class ready to go!  Call to sign up.
Scarf shown here is her new one.  The original one, which she will do first, doesn't have the lines up the center.  Stop in to see the scarf in person.
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.
Saturday July 3-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Fair Isle Stocking with Eileen
Fair Isle stocking
Eileen's Saturday afternoon Sock class will become a Christmas in July stocking class next month.  And if you want to get it started this weekend- June 26, you can!  Bring size 6 DPNS, or 2 circulars.
Use the 2 handed fair Isle techniques you learned for Linda Miller to speed up your fair Isle work! 
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 29-- 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday July 1--10:00 - 12:00 PM
Washcloths with JoAnne
flower chart
Next week the washcloth class knitters will try their hands at Intarsia.  We will be working with 3 colors and this flower chart will be in the center of our cloth.  Please bring 2 partial balls of Fantasy Naturale from previous cloths- solid colors only.  You will get the third color at the beginning of class.  Bring size 7 needles as well. 
If Intarsia is not to your liking, I will have another cloth pattern available.
Marilyn's Summer Classes

On Thursdays Marilyn is holding her 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.
Our Customers
alien scarf
Alien Illusion Scarf by Aliyah.  Scarey eh?
What's in the Swimming Pool?
The pool still has some Mission Falls Cotton in it.  This is a lovely cotton to use for baby garments, market bags ( free pattern available) and now a soap sock for this past week's washcloth class.  Priced at a low $4.00 a ball- this is going fast. 
sweet cottonWe have added Sweet Caroline to the pool as well- another 100% cotton- great for baby items and soft cloths.  Now only $3.00 each!  A real bargain. 
Mission Falls Cotton 
All Mission Falls Cotton will be priced at $4.00 a ball!
Free patterns available. 
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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