August 24, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
The boxes full of yarn are starting to disappear and the shelves are becoming packed!  We have some great new yarns to entice you for fall knitting.  Each week I will feature one or two of the new yarns- hopefully with some great pattern ideas.
We still need to make more room for new stuff so we are still keeping some of the yarns on sale through the end of the month.  Come get some great bargains.
 So what's on sale this week???
Since we still need to make room for new yarns, we have moved several closeouts to buckets- center store floor.  Very special low prices are available on these yarns, such as:
Jelli BeenzJelli Beenz: at $3.00 each.  With 1-2 balls of this kid friendly yarn you can knit a pair of socks, 2 balls makes a hat.  The yarn, which is a member of the Encore Family of fine yarns is worsted weight and works up with any Encore pattern (of which there are many). 
So come in and pick up a few balls of Jelli Beenz and get some free patterns for some kids' projects.
Big SOftieBig Softie: 3 balls and less than 1 hour makes this superfast scarf.  Yarn now available at $3.00 a ball.  Free pattern available at the shop.



Linie 231LInie 321- One self striping ball makes a fast baby hat- free pattern available.  Yarn is closeout priced at $3.00 each.  
These are just 3 of the specials at the shop- stop by to see many more.  
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 Weekend's Class List 
Classes for this weekend
Week of August 24-August 28  
TUESDAY - August 24
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- FLOUNDER  w/ JoAnne
WEDNESDAY- August 25
10:00 - 12:00 - CROCHET with Pat
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 26
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
3:30 - 5:30 -- Charity Knitting Time
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - August 27
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 28
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
1:00 - 3:00 - New Beaded Scarf with Dee
New yarns!
Flounce BoaThis is a new yarn and a new scarf idea for this holiday season.  We will quickly teach you  how to work with it and you will be off knitting up your own boa scarf.  It is very easy to do- even our kids class is getting into the act.  This would make a terrific Teacher's gift this Christmas- knit by your child for her teacher!
Here are just a few of the colors we have in stock.  You can make a boa scarf out of either 1 ball or 2 balls.  We have both in the shop for you to look at.  Bring a pair of needles- anything from 8 - 10.5 and we will show you how to work this up in just a few minutes.  Stop by anytime for a lesson- if we are busy, you may have to wait a few minutes- but it will be worth the wait.
mochi chunky ball
We have loved Mini Mochi, and Mochi Plus.  Now we welcome
Mochi Chunky! This family of yarns are very soft rovings with
changing colors that will amaze you.  Each colorway is more beautiful than the last. 
mochi chunky mittsHere is a free pattern for Mochi Chunky fingerless mitts which will work up in no time.  DId you know that fingerless mitts are by far the fastest way to learn to work with double pointed needles? 

Materials: 1 ball, 50g Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi

#8 double pointed needles
Gauge: 12 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Divide ball of yarn in half.
Cast on 28 st with #8 double pointed needles.
Join and work 4 rounds in K2, P2 rib.
Change to working in rows of K2, P2 rib to make "thumb slash".
Work 6 rows of K2, P2 rib.
Change back to working in rounds, and work in K2, P2 rib until you have just enough yarn to bind off.
Bind off.
Repeat to make your "fraternal twin" mini-mitt.

Special Class next Tuesday!
Tomorrow!  Tuesday evening, Lisa will not be able to join us for crochet class at 6:30, and, as you all know, I don't like to see a classroom go empty,  so...
I am going to move my washcloth on the couch class into the BIG classroom for the evening.
Now I figured I had better have one dy-no-mite project idea to pull in so many people, and I think I may have come up with one: 
Meet Flounder.  If you loved the Tawashi Fish that we did months ago- you will love Flounder.  He is a larger, 2 sided Tawashi Fish- perfect to use as a bath mitt, or stick a bar of soap in him and lather up.  I have one knit up- only have the eyes yet to do.
So please come Tuesday night- 6:30 - 8:30.  Bring some odds & ends in Fantasy Naturale if you have them, to make Flounder more colorful; and bring size 8 needles.  I will provide everything else.   No need to sign up- even if we have 20+ people- we have both the couch area and the largest classroom- we will all have fun! 
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! 
Keyhole ScarfThis week's project involves a NORO yarn- Kochoran.  Just one very soft furry hank of color is all that you need to knit up this keyhole scarf.
 Stop by the shop to get your free pattern with your purchase of this yarn or another Noro yarn for this scarf- just 1 hank needed. 
kochoran hanksAnd to make this project even more desirable, this yarn is on sale this week for 20% off!  You can also use other Noro yarns such as Furisode for this scarf as well.  Free pattern is available at the shop.
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.   I think there is still one opening left, but I am not sure- so please call soon if you are interested.
Call for more information. 
Dee's new scarfHere is one of the scarves Dee is working on right now- its chocolate brown with gold beads-simply beautiful.
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 Thursday 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
Class on the Couch (and in the classroom) with JoAnne

Thursday morning 10:00 - 12:00 washcloth class
FlounderSee above article about next week's Tuesday night class- BIG Tawashi Fish!


letter JOn Thursday, the morning washcloth class will be doing a fun easy cloth-  make your own cloth with your inital on it- and make sure no one else will steal your cloth! 
Jan Chicka!! This one's for you!!
Bring size 7 needles.
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.
WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
This week Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky is still pool at the cloDonegal Chunky Tweedseout price of $10.79 a 100g skein.  This is about 1/3 off! 
The best free pattern for this yarn is the cabled hat shown here below.  It has 56 sts and only 36 rows--  that is only 2016 sts- now that has to be fast!  It is also a great way to learn cables.
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.
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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Bethlehem, PA. 
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