July 9,  2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
The New fall yarns are just starting to come in, along with a bunch of goodies.  Sales will abound to make room for the new stuff.  Keep your eyes open!
Dee's Beaded Scarves
Beaded Scarf-real one 
Dee is once again holding a beaded scarf class next Tuesday, July 13 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  The class is full!  So we have scheduled a second class session on Thursday July 29 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM  to give more knitters a chance to make a beaded scarf.  Please sign up soon because Dee's classes fill up fast!
You will need to come in a few days before class to get your yarn and learn about preloading the beads onto the yarn.
American Girl Doll Clothing

Marilyn continues to amaze us all with the clothing she is producing for the American Girl Doll.  You can join her any week on Thursdays- at 2:00 - 4:00 PM.  She has made a Sweater, a Fur trimmed Cape and now a Sundress. 


SlippersComing soon is a Bathrobe, with matching Slippers.  Here is the pattern for the slippers so you can get a head start.

American Girl Doll Slippers
Size 7 Needles, Small amount of Encore Worsted 

Make 2:
Cast on 15 stitches, leaving a tail for sewing up the back seam
Knit (garter stitch) 12 rows (approx. 1� - 1� inches)
Begin 1x1 ribbing:
     Row 1:  (k1, p1) across the row, end k1
     Row 2:  (p1, k1) across the row, end p1
Repeat rows 1 & 2 for a total of 3 times (6 rows total; approx 1� inches)
Do NOT bind off - use tapestry needle to collect the live stitches and pull tight.  Sew seam from that point to the garter stitch rows, forming the toe box.  Secure & weave ends.
Using tail at cast on edge, sew up back seam.
Add pom-pom, button, beads, ribbon, etc. for decoration, if desired.
 Whats on sale???
Strickwear Kits- all 25% off!
Strickwear A
We have a great selection of Candace Eisner Strick's great shawl kits all this week at 25% off.   Check out these beautiful, colorful designs and the soft merino with which to make them.
strickwear B
strickwear C
Some Class News
Classes for this weekend
Week of July 6- July 10
FRIDAY - July 9
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 - July 10
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 - Christmas Stocking w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - July Sock w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00- Kid's Class with Marilyn
Crochet started this week!
I crochet
This past Tuesday Pat started her beginner Crochet classes.  The first class was a huge success.  The full class worked hard and concentrated on the task at hand.  By the end of the 2 hours all were crochetting- working single crochets and double crochets.  Several were starting projects.  If you are not signed up for a class yet- call soon cause we still have a few openings for July 27.
We will be adding more crochet classes  soon- day classes as well.  Crochet seems to be the next big thing.  There are so many new patterns hitting Ravelry each day for small as well as big crochet projects.  It's is hard to let all of that pass us by, so we want to get involved!  And to get involved we need to know how! 
Amigurumi cat 
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 shewill do this cat- an easy project- and cute as can be. 
Still On Sale This Weekend- Lots of cottons!
We are keeping the cottons on sale this weekend- so there is still time to pick up some at a great price of 20% off 
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. 
Katia Samba Dk weight cotton- great thin stripes of elaborate colorwork. 
Katia Tobago- worsted weight cotton- used for the toddler vest I knit.
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 13  6:30 - 8:30
Beginning Crochet with Pat
I crochetThere are 4 sessions of Beginning crochet but you must be signed up.  There are still openings for the 4th Tuesday in July (July 27).  If you are already signed up for one of the sessions, please bring a size G or H hook if you have one.  They will also be available at the Shop.  We will provide the yarn to get you started.
Crochet is the next big thing so you had better learn now.  We will follow up with beginner crochet projects so your skills can grow.
 Tuesday July 13  6:30 - 8:30 PM
 Beaded Scarf with Dee
Beaded Scarf-real oneDee 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 the first scarf she will do.  She is working on a new version for a future class as well.
Stop in to see the scarf in person.  When this class session fills completely we will schedule another session. 
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.
Saturdays-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Fair Isle Stocking with Eileen
Fair Isle stocking
Eileen's Saturday afternoon Sock class is a Christmas in July stocking class this 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! 

There is still time to make your own Christmas stocking.
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM and
Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Faitr Isle Tam with Steph
 Steph's fair Isle Tam
Steph is once again ready to teach the Fair Isle Tam Class- Knit in Cleckheaton Country 8 Ply- this hat never uses more than 2 colors in a row.  With a great sale price on this yarn- you can knit this beauty at a very good price with some wonderful yarn.
On Fridays you can also Start working on  a hedgehog ilke Streph made.  The class named him Edgie the Hedgie ( Edgie- get it??? Like the Edge).
Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
July Sock with Pat
Cubist socksPat is working on a Cookie A sock this month- The Cubist.  With a tumbling block pattern through the leg and instep this sock is sure to impress.
WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
EXPRESSION- $5.00 each - great value, great yarn!!
Expression- Ball 
Expression is a bulky weight roving blend of Wool and Acrylic.  The colors are extraordinary!    2 balls will make a hat or cowl.  The hat pattern is here, and the cowl pattern is free at the shop.  Start your Christmas knitting with a fast project.  Good for beginners as well as experienced knitters.
Expression Hat
Approx. Finished Size: Ladies
Materials:  Expression: 2 balls for hat.
Gauge:  10 sts = 4" over st st. 
Needles: 16" circ size US 11; size US 11 double points.


With circular needle, cast on 45 sts.  Place marker and join, making sure not to twist the stitches. 

Work in garter st (purl 1 round, knit 1 round) for 8 rounds, ending at the marker. 

Next round:  Knit, increasing 3 sts evenly around: 48 sts.  Work even in stockinette stitch (knit every round) for 4�" ending at the marker. 

Begin decreasing on the next round, changing to double points when needed.
Round 1:  *(K6, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Round 2:  *(K5, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Round 3:  *(K4, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Round 4:  *(K3, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Round 5:  *(K2, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Round 6:  *(K1, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Round 7:  *(K2tog); repeat from * around.
Cut yarn and weave through remaining sts and secure.  Weave in all ends.

NOTE:  A matching scarf can be knit with 3 balls of Expression.
In Closing...

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JoAnne Turcotte
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