August 10, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
The Update for this week can be summed up in 2 words: 

So have I got your attention?
The new fall yarns have started to arrive. 
Yesterday, Amanda called me- with the sound of PANIC in her voice:  "We just received 13 big boxes of yarn!!!  Where are we going to put it?"
Our solution? 
We need to clear the shelves (well not totally),
and the fastest way to do that is by having a
Please read on for all of the details...
So here are the details:
All yarn in the shop- every single ball- is on sale for at least 10% off. 
Many are on sale for an additional 20% below that.
Many others are on sale for an additional 30% below, and there are even a few on sale for an additional 40% below the original 10% off.
So... you will be getting as much as almost 50% off of some yarns. 
And, if you are a regular class member, you will be getting an additional 10% off of the total- after all of the other discounts are taken.  Not too shabby- eh?
 To give you even more details:
 So whats on sale???
All yarns are at least 10% off
These are an additional 20% off of the 10% off sale price:
Donegal Tweed Chunky
Jelli Beenz
These are an additional 30% off of the 10% off sale price:
Polar Knit
Willow Tweed
These are an additional 40% off of the 10% off sale price:
King George
Twice Tweed
And remember- if your are a regular class member- you get
an additional 10% off of everything.
As always- all sales on closeouts are final. 
This Week's Class List 
Classes for this week
Week of August 10-August 14  
TUESDAY  - August 10
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting   w/ Kathy
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knitting with Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knitting  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 - Lace Sampler w/ Milly
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Linda J.
6:30 - 8:30- Washcloths  w/ JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30-  Beginning CROCHET with Lisa
WEDNESDAY- August 11
10:00 - 12:00 - CROCHET with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Kids knitting with JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 - Shawls & General Knitting with Pat
4:00 - 6:00 - Free help class with Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY -August 12
10:00 - 12:00- Beginning Knitters' Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Washcloth & Baby Surprise Jacket  w/ JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting  w/ Eileen
3:30 - 5:30 -- Charity Knitting Time
6:30 - 8:30 - Snow People with Lynn
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - August 13
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 - August 14
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - My First Socks  w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - August Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - August Socks w/ Pat
Nightime Crochet continues to grow!
Our nightime beginners crochet class will continue, and it is growing!  Learn to crochet with Lisa- a great teacher with a great deal of patience.
Lisa has been coming up with some easy fun projects for our many newbie crocheters. 
crochet bagsLisa has 2 new small bags to crochet.  Please join Lisa this  Tuesday- August 10 -- 6:30- 8:30 for her class!
Also, Pat is now doing a daytime class- on Wednesdays
at 10:00 - 12:00.   All levels of crocheters welcome. 
Countdown to Christmas
Countdown to Christmas! 
This week's project invloves one of our close-out yarns-
Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky. Donegal Chunky Tweed
It is on sale at an additional 20% off of the markdown price.  So it was originally $14.99, but now only $10.79.  
Shoulder Wrap2 hanks will make this very fashionable Shoulder Wrap which can do double duty as a cowl.  This garment, a fast and easy to knit project, will make a great Holiday gift for any woman on your list.
Pattern is included here, but you can also get a copy free at the shop with the purchase of 2 hanks of Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky.

Shoulder Wrap
Size:  Fits ladies medium
Materials:  2 hanks Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky
Needles:  24" size 11, straights size 10; 1 button, 1 stitch marker.
Gauge: ~12 sts = 4" over st st on larger needles.
With the smaller needle, cast on 13 sts.  Work in k1-p1 ribbing for 8" as follows: 

Row 1:  P1,*(k1, p1); repeat from * to end.

Row 2:  K1, *(p1, k1); repeat from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for ribbing.

End with a row 2.Next row:  Buttonhole row:

P1, *(k1, p1) twice, k2tog, yo, *(k1, p1) 3 times.

Continue in ribbing for 3 more rows.  Bind off in ribbing.  Weave in all ends.  Sew a button at one end- about 1" in from end.  Fold other flap over to button it into a band.   Set aside.
With remaining yarn, VERY LOOSELY cast on 81 sts.  Place marker and join into the round, taking care not to twist.

Work in the pattern:  *(Knit 3 rounds.  Purl 3 rounds); repeat from * until almost out of yarn. 

Bind off in pattern VERY LOOSELY.   Weave in all ends.  Wrap the band around the shoulder wrap to scrunch it down as shown in photo.  
Wear around shoulders (it will stretch to fit snuggly) with band in front.
Shoulder wrap can also be worn as a cowl without the band.

Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
Even with this great sale going on, we have made time to
schedule some wonderful new classes.
Thursday August 12  6:30- 8:30 PM
Snow People with Lynn
snow people
Remember the snow family we did last winter?  It might have been a bit close to Christmas to get them done- so this year we are starting early.  Join Lynn on  Thursday evening to get these people knitted up.  All materials available at the shop.  Call for more details and to sign up. 


Tuesday August 10 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Milly is Back For Lace!!! 
Milly's sampler This Tuesday Milly will be back with us to teach more lacework, and reading of lace charts.  This time she is working on a sampler scarf.  5 separate lace stitch patterns make up this long lace weight beauty. (Photo shown here is the actual scarf- half done).  If you want to try lace, learn to read lace charts, or just knit up a beautiful project- join Milly on Tuesday evening to get started. 
Follow up classes will be scheduled.
Please call to sign up.
Lace project uses lace weight or fingering weight yarn. 
Milly is using Buckingham- a blend of Alpaca and Silk at fingering weight. 
 Milly is busy making a 1 hank version as well- it will be longer and narrower.  Stop by the shop to see this- we have it hanging on the wall.
Tuesdays  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Washcloths on the Couch with JoAnne
Happy faceOK- Back by popular demand - next week we will have a MYSTERY CLOTH!!  I had to find just the right one and I think I did.  You will need  size 7 needles and a solid color yarn- available at the beginning of class as always.
 NOTE:  This washcloth will also be available on Thursday morning.
Saturdays-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Sock class with Eileen     socks with Fancy Cuffs
Eileen's Saturday afternoon Sock class will be working on these lovely fancy cuff anklets this month.  Perfect for the summer weather. Knit on size 1 needles.  The turn down cuff is a lovely accent.
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM and
Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Knitting with Steph 
SlippersJoin Steph for the French Press Slippers- they continue to be a huge hit!
You can also work on one of Steph's projects- in either of her classes- Wednesday afternoon or evening or Friday mornings with Steph.
Steph's fair Isle Tam
 Steph is once again teaching this 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.
 Fair Isle Mitts
Steph has a new project- these beautiful Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts.  All yarn and patterns available at the shop.  Join Steph this week to start these mitts, or one of the other projects she has developed. 
Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Rambling Rows Afghan with Diana
Diamna's rambling rowsDiana has finished her own Rambling Rows Afghan pattern by Cottage Creations.  The entire line of Cottage Creations patterns are  wonderful designs to knit.  Work with Diana on your own version of this classic.
EZ February Baby Sweater
Tuesdays or Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM with Linda Miller
EZ February baby Sweater
Make this one piece baby sweater from Elizabeth Zimmerman called the February baby sweater
lady february sweater
Or you can also knit the adult version of this sweater- called the Lady February.
Pine Cone Lace Shawl Class with Pat
Any of Pat's Classes
Pine Cone Lace Shawl
 This shawl was knit out of one hank of the Egyptian Cotton from Blue Herron.  An easy to knit design and my goodness how lovely.  Plenty of yarn in that 1000 yard skein to make it plenty big.
Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00
My First Socks with JoAnne
Jeannee Sock-adultWe did this class once before and it is time to do it again.  Join me for your first sock class- worked on double pointed needles.  Bring needles such as 3's or 4's if you have them.  Yarn and patterns will be available.  We have a few really cool yarns to use for this and you can knit baby, kids or ladies sized socks.
Thursday August 19  2:00 - 4:00 PM
Adult Knitting with Marilyn
Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 Pm Kids Knitting
cactusMarilyn will not be here next Thursday August 12, but all students may attend Eileen's class in the same time slot.  But on Thursday, August 19 Marilyn will be teaching this cactus!  We have made up kits so all you need to bring is your needles- size 6 DPNS or circs-everything else is provided!!!
Also- on Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 PM and next Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Marilyn's kids classes will be making an apple for their teacher!  And if the adults want to make this one- they can as well.
WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
Bristol Yarn Gallery's King George
at a super low close-out price. 
King George ballKing George is a worsted weight blend of Baby Alpaca, Merino Wool and Cashmere.  The hand is wonderfully soft. 
It was originally $7.99 a ball- now only $ 4.31 with 40% off an already discounted price. Many colors available.
Braided Hat 
With only 2 balls of King George- knit up this terrific hat- loaded with cables.   Pattern is free at the shop with the purchase of 2 balls of King George. 
Lost and Found!
Lost cactusLast Saturday this cute cactus Finger puppet was left after the kids afternoon class. Please call to claim it.  It misses its owner and wants to go home.
In Closing...

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JoAnne Turcotte
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