June 29,  2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
We are now upon the 2nd big holiday weekend of the summer season. 
Please join us for some big specials going on this entire week.  Sales on cottons and cotton blends will abound as well as a big special for this Friday & Saturday- details will follow.
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
Classes for this week
Week of June 29- July 3  
TUESDAY  - June 29
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting & Slippers  w/ Kathy
10:00 - 12:00 -General Knitting 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
6:30-  8:30- General Knitting with Linda Miller
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Linda J.
6:30 - 8:30- Washcloths  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 / Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean

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 - July 2
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knitting and Toys w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Goodies for Beginners  w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - July Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - July Socks  w/ Pat

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 is her secoind class onn the 13th.  We are taking names for the 20th and do have a few spots left.  The class on the 27th will be intermediate work.  More onn thsat will follow.
We are pleasantly surprised at the response we have received to these beginning crochet classes.  We make a pledge to you that everyone who wnats to learn to crochet will have a chance to learn during July.  We wqill continue to add classes until we have everyone 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.
These little animals are easy to make using only single crochet.  Steph has finally decided that she will do this cat- an easy project- and cute as can be.
Amigurumi cat 
On Sale This Week- Lots of cottons!
We bought way too many cottons this spring- and our loss is your gain.    So many cottons & cotton blends are on sale this week at 20% off.
Remember- cotton is not just for summer knitting- it makes great year round garments and every baby lives in cotton- all year long!  Many of these yarns will make wonderful washcloths as well- my favorite.
The very long list of sale cottons includes:
Austerman Algarve - a 100% mercerized cotton at fingering weight for high sheen.  Great for knit lace bookmarks.
Queensland Haze- a very soft DK cotton blended with corn. The summery colors create subtle drifts of tonal variations. 
Louisa Harding Albero is a worsted weight cotton blend with a textured twist.  Great for light weight quick knits for summer.
Aracania Ulmo Multy- the 100% worsted weight cotton that so many have used to knit the wave scarf. 
Ulmo Multy Wave ScarfStock up now at this speacial sale price.  Its never too early to think about Christmas knitting.
Katia Samba Dk weight cotton- great thin stripes of elaborate colorwork 
Tobago baby Vest 
Katia Tobago- worsted weight cotton- used for the toddler vest seen above
Mirasol Tika- a terrific DK/WW cotton from Peru- beautiful rich Peruvian colors
Aracania Ruca Multy- DK wieght Sugarcane rayon- very soft, silky, and drapey with subtle colors
Debbie Bliss Amalfi- a DK weight cotton blend for summer knitting
Punta South American Cotton-- worsted weight beauty with magnificant color work.
K1C2 2nd time cotton- recycled cotton blended with a touch of acrylic for a soft hand
Mirasol Hapi- Oh I love this yarn- a worsted weight thick and thin for texture work.  Rich colors from Peru.
Sublime DK weight Organic Cotton in soft colors for that truely naturale look.  Makes up great baby items for that first time mother.
and lastly:  Kudo- one of our best selling cotton blends great oriental dye work with rich self striping runs of color.
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
Tuesday July 6  6:30 - 8:30
Beginning Crochet with Pat
I crochet
This one night class (really 3 classes or more- July 13, & 20 as well) to learn the basics of crochet.  These classes are 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.  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
Washcloth class
Amanda will be conducting this class tonight as I have Iron Pigs tickets (and I love baseball almost as much as knitting).  I invite all to work on the Flag cloths- with the payment of your $6.00 class fee you will receive one kit free. Work on your flag cloth tonight and have it done by the end of the night.
 Please bring size 7 needles
Thursday July 1--10:00 - 12:00 PM
Washcloths with JoAnne
flower chart
This 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
American Girl Doll Garments
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.
capeHer next project will be this cape:
1)  Fits American Girl Dolls / any 18" doll
2)  Materials:  a partial skein of Encore Worsted and partial ball of Stars, as well as size 8 needles, 4 markers, 2 bobbins.
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 next Saturday afternoon July 10.
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 and Oceanside Organic to the pool as well- more 100% cottons- great for baby items and soft cloths.  Now only $3.00 each!  A real bargain. 
Oceanside Organic 
Oceanside Organic is a Fantastic DK weight cotton- certified organic.  Great garments, great washcloths!
$3.00 each in the pool this week!
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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