August 17, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
Last week we held a sale on all yarns in the shop.  This sale continues through Tuesday-one more day- ending at 9:00 PM tonight.  So for all of those who could not get to the shop last week- please join us today for one last chance at these very low prices.
Starting Wednesday, new falls yarns will begin to make their way to the shelves.  Make sure you keep your eyes open for whats new!
 So whats on sale???
For one last day:
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 17-August 21
TUESDAY - August 17
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 - General Knitting w/ Linda Miller
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 18
10:00 - 12:00 - CROCHET w/ Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Kids knitting with Marilyn
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/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 -- Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY - August 19
10:00 - 12:00-- Beginning Knitters Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Washcloth class & Baby Surprise Jacket w/ JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 -- General Knitting w/ Eileen
2:00 - 4:00- Cacti w/ 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 - August 20
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 21
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - My First Socks  & baby bib w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - August Sock w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - August Sock w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00- Kid's Class with Marilyn
Class specialties!
Our nightime beginners crochet class will continue, and it is growing!  Learn to crochet with Lisa- an exciting teacher with a great deal of patience.
Lisa has been coming up with some easy fun projects for our many newbie crocheters. 
Please join Lisa this Tuesday- August 17 -- 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. 
Private classes: 
On occasion we are asked to put together a special class for a group of friends.  Last weekend we did just that- teaching about 7 friends to knit.  So if you have a special group that would like to work together on a special technique or project- just ask.  We are all about teaching, and all about getting friends together to knit.
Countdown to Christmas
Stop in to see our Advent style calendar for our countdown. Each week a new pattern will be presented free for a new gift idea.
Countdown to Christmas! 
South American CottonThis week's project involves another of our closeout yarns:  Punta's South American Cotton in 50g hanks.

Note:  Sale is on 50g hanks only- not the 100g hanks of South American Cotton. We have several handpainted colorways available for only $5.99 this week.  Just 1 skein and a couple of hours is all that is needed to knit this ruffled baby hat.  Perfect for any little girl.   


Ruffled baby Hat 
Pattern is included here, but you can also get a copy free at the shop with the purchase of just one 50g hank of the South American Cotton.  
hapiThis baby hat can also be knit with just one hank of Hapi- a wonderfully soft chunky cotton in bright Peruvian colors.  Still on sale this week for $7.19 each.
Size:  0-3 months, (3-6 months)

Materials:  1--50g hank South American Cotton
Needles:  16" circular size 8, double pointed needles size 8.
Gauge: 16 sts =4" over st st.
Loosely cast on 96 (108 sts).  Place marker and join into the round taking care not to twist.

Knit 1 round.

Next round:  K2tog around: 48 (54) sts.

Knit every round until total length is 4 (4.25)", ending at the marker.
Begin decreasing, changing to double pointed needles when needed.
Rd 1:  *(K6, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Rd 2:  Knit.
Rd 3:  *(K5, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Rd 4:  Knit.
Rd 5:  *(K4, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Rd 6:  Knit.
Rd 7:  *(K3, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Rd 8:  *(K2, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Rd 9:  *(K1, k2tog); repeat from * around.
Rd 10:  *(K2tog); repeat from * around.
Cut yarn, leaving about a 10" tail.  Weave through the remaining sts, pull up tight and anchor.  Weave in all ends.

Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
Saturday August 28  1:00 - 3:00 PM
Next Generation Beaded Scarf with Dee
beaded scarfDee is ready to teach a class on her new scarf creation!  The beads go all the way from one end to the other!  Sign up now as space will be limited.
Call for more information. 
Thursdays in Fall 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Milly is Back For Lace!!! 
Milly's sampler
Milly has agreed to do a lace class every other Thursday night through the fall.  We hope this will be a wonderful start to some fabulous lace work.  Milly will be at the shop on Sept. 2 & 16 to start.   If you want to try lace, learn to read lace charts, or just knit up a beautiful project- join Milly on Tuesday evenings this fall. 
Please call to sign up. 
This lace project uses lace weight or fingering weight yarn. 
Milly is using Buckingham- a blend of Alpaca and Silk at fingering weight. 


Tuesday night 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday  morning 10:00 -12:00 PM

Class on the Couch (and in the classroom) with JoAnne

Braided HatThis week we will take a break from the washcloths with the King George Cabled hat.  Everyone loved this hat, and if I do say so- it came out looking great, so we decided to work on it together.  Some people are afraid of cables, and they need not be- so if we tackle it together- the fear will fly out the window. 
Please join us either Tuesday evening on the couch or Thursday morning in the classroom to make this hat.  You will need 2 balls of King George and 16" circulars size 6 & 8 unless you knit loose- then bring 5 & 7 circulars.  Double points in the larger size will be needed for the top.  Also a cable needle.  Patterns will be available at the shop.
You had better get the King George soon as it is going fast!  If the King George is gone- we can also work on the Donegal Tweed Chunky cabled hat ( see below)
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
cactusBut 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 this 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!
This week Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky is in the pool at the cloDonegal Chunky Tweedseout price of $10.79 a 100g skein.  This is about 1/3 off! 
This yarn was on sale last week at this same price, but we still have some left.  This week, the yarn stays at this low price, and we have added some free pattern ideas.
Donegal Tweed cabled Hat
With just one hank of Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky you can make this cabled hat- only takes a couple of hours to do. 
Bella's Mittens
With 2 hanks- you can knit up Bella's cabled mittens.
Extra low specials from last week:  King George and Expressions remain in bins by the pool.  This specials are almost gone so get yours fast.
King George ball
King 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. 
Expression HatRemember that the Expression is in bins right next to the pool at a just as unbelieveable price as the King George- Expression is on sale at 40% off making it $3.77 a ball!  If you are in a class and take an extra 10% off of that its only $3.40 each.  2 balls makes a hat, 3 balls makes a scarf- Pattern seen here is available at the shop.
In Closing...

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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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