September 14, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
Halloween is just around the corner and we have some plans brewing for that great holiday. New knits in oranges, golds and browns will be showing up soon.  Fall is in the air.
Flounce BoaFlounce recently came in and is back filling the shelves.  But... I suggest you come in soon for the best selection. Remember- just ask and we will teach you how to work with this fun yarn.  Only takes a couple of minutes.  Bring size 7, 8 or 9 needles.
Great New Child's Sweater
 New Berroco Toddler Jacket
MoppetClick on the link below to get the free pattern for this great little girl's sweater.  It is writen for a worsted weight wool/acrylic blend- such as Encore.  You could also knit it out of Comfort by Berocco.
Berroco Toddler jacket:
 So what's on sale this week???
The floor is filled with many yarns- new ones being added each day as we make room on the shelves.  And we do have pattern ideas for each of them.  Some great bargains here for Holiday knitting.
SOCOS- 33% off!
Socos hank
Socos has been added to the line of sale yarns that are spread out on the center floor of the Knitter's Edge. 
This bulky weight wool is sale priced at 33% off! 
I have 2 great new pattern ideas for this yarn- 2 felted projects!  
Since we are having some terrific new felting classes coming up soon (more on that later).  I figure some of you might want to try your hand at felting now- in a small, fast & easy way.
Try to knit up an easy Beer (or Soda) Cozy or a few coasters- and felt them quickly in the washing machine.
Beer CozyCoaster
One hank of Socos and a set of size 13 double pointed needles will make either 2 cozies and 1 coaster, or 4 coasters.   
Free pattern at the shop.
HAZE is on Sale at 30% off!
Haze Yarn
Haze Scarf
One hank of this soft corn-rayon/ cotton blend makes up this long triangular scarf.  Shown here on Lynn's Kermit the Frog- we will have a picture of a less green-in-the-face model by Wednesday .
Pattern free at the Shop.
SILKY WOOL 10% off! 
Silky WoolSilky Wool Shawl
Silky Wool is one of my favorite yarns.  It has a wonderfully nubby feel as it slides through your fingers.    We keep adding new colors to this yarn line, and they keep selling well because it is well priced and knits up into a beautiful fabric.
We have a new shawl knit for this great yarn- uses only 3 hanks.  Get the pattern free with the purchase of the yarn for this lovely triangular shawl.
And to make it even better- the yarn is on sale this week at 10% off.   
And remember- if your are a regular class member- you get
an additional 10% off of everything. 
This Week's Class List 
Classes for this week
Week of September 14-September 18
TUESDAY - September 14
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 - Fancy Fish with JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Linda J.
6:30 - 8:30- Beginning CROCHET with Lisa
WEDNESDAY- September 15
10:00 - 12:00 - Crochet with Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Shawls & General Knitting with Pat
4:00 - 6:00 - New Gift Class with Eileen & JoAnne
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 - September 16
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 - Lace with Milly
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - September 17
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 - September 18
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 - New September Sock w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - New September Sock w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Kid's Class with Marilyn
Just Arrived!
When you knit for the holidays, please don't forgot those in need.
marble chunkyMarble Chunky is a new all- acrylic yarn full of drifting colors.  We brought this yarn in primarily for prayer shawls.  2 balls (these are 200g each!!) will make a shawl such as seen here using the  pattern that follows:
Marble Prayer Shawl
Marble prayer shawl

2 -200g balls of Marble Chunky

Needles:  Size 13

Gauge:  3 sts = 1"

Size:  ~20" x 60"


Loosely cast on 57 sts.  Knit 6 rows.
Row 1:  K3, *(k3, p3); repeat from * to last 6 sts, end k3, k3.
Row 2:  K3, *(p3, k3); repeat from * to last 6 sts, end p3, k3.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until about 60" long or desired length. 
Knit 6 rows.
Bind off loosely.  Weave in all ends.
New Class coming!
Pumpkin bags
On Saturday September 25- we will welcome a new teacher to our shop.  Lauren is a master at felting.  She owns her own business making felted bags.  She will join us on Saturday afternoon to help us all knit up one of these terrific Pumpkin bags for next month's holiday.  It is an interesting project, and with Lauren's help it will be a breeze.

I have sat with Lauren several times over the past few months and she is amazing when it comes to spreading her vast knowledge about felting.  I am amazed at how she enthusiastic she is. You will enjoy this class, and I promise- you will learn a lot. 

Class is Saturday September 25  1:00 - 3:00 PM. Call to sign up soon as space is limited.   Please come early to get all materials.

All yarn is available at the shop.  Needle info will be given to you when you call.
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! 
Inca Button Hat 
Button Hat 
This hat has a bottom border that wraps around with a button accent.  It is a quick knit on large needles.  Requires only 1 ball of Inca to get it done.  Stop by the shop to see this hat, and all of the glorious colors in Inca. Free pattern available with your yarn purchase.
INCA by Katia
Inca Sweater

Inca is a wool/acrylic blend that is soft on the hands at bright on the eyes. 
Just look at these rich colors and the asymetric striping!  The pattern for this great long coat will be in soon.
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
 2- Handed Fair Isle is Back
Saturday October 9 with Linda- 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 PM  (4 hour class)
fair isle hatThis class is returning by popular demand.  This is our most popular special class.  Spend the whole day learning to knit Fair Isle by working the yarn with both hands- not just one.   Call soon to sign up as space is limited. There is homework- so you must come in, get the yarn and get your sample hat started prior to class.  That way you can spend the entire 4 hours learning this new technique.
Tuesday Crochet class - 6:30 - 8:30 PM with Lisa
 candy corn
Ok I got Lisa psyched now!  She crocheted this cute little candy corn guy which she will present this week.  We will have all supplies for this project included with the class- so just bring a F or G hook.
Tuesday September 14  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Fancy Fish with JoAnne
 fancy Fish
This foot long fish is knit in many colors of Encore.  So to make a fun class out of this: I will fill the table with partial balls of Encore and hand each student a bag to fill with enough colors to make the fish.  8 colors are used.  You can bring some odd balls if you have them to throw into the pot.  It will be appreciated.  Cost of this class will be $10.00 and will include the pattern and Encore to knit this guy up.  I will even include the eyes since I did get them!  Just add needles & stuffing.  He is a fast & easy knit so anyone can do this one.
Saturdays in September September 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Maelstrom Socks with Pat
 Maelstrom socks
 Pat has these very interesting socks for September knitting.  Great technique and great pattern by Cookie A.  Join Pat in September to knit these diagonal design socks.
Thursdays in Fall 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Milly is Back For Lace!!! 
Milly's sampler
Milly will be back this Thursday, September 16.
Join Milly on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays plus the 5th Thursday when there is one (such as this month!).
If you want to try lace, learn to read lace charts, or just knit up a beautiful project- join Milly. 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. 

 Milly has some new lace ideas too!

Thursday morning 10:00 - 12:00 PM washcloth class with JoAnne
 Pin cushion
This week- Thursday, September 16 we will be making a pin cushion- but I discovered it works great as a needle holder too- keeps those double points in line!  Made by an ingenious method, it is an easy knit and loads of fun.  Bring lots of left overs in solid colors!
Bring size 7 needles.
Leaf coaster
If you want the leaf pattern from last week- just ask for it with a purchase of Fantasy Naturale.  The pattern will make up a great holiday gift- 8 coasters can be knit out of just one hank of Fantasy Naturale!
Saturdays-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
New September Sock class with Eileen     
Eileen's Saturday afternoon Sock class will be working on a terrific pattern this month- Beaded socks,  I will have a photo for you as soon as possible. She got her's started - they are orange swirl in color with black beads.  Now I wonder what holiday is on her mind???
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. 
Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Holiday Gift Knitting with JoAnne & Eileen.  Please join us!
During our first class, we looked over a bunch of pattern ideas and made a list. 
Here's what we came up with:
For Women:  Shawls, Scarves, Cowls, Hats, Fingerless gloves.
For Babies:  Afghans, Hats, Booties, Bibs, Toys.
For kids:  Cowls, Hats, Mittens, Toys.
Men:  Fingerless gloves, Scarves, Hats.
Teens:  Leg warmers, Fingerless mitts, Cell phone cozy
General ideas for anyone:  Washcloths, Soap socks, Bookmarks, Beer cozy, Coasters.
These are just some ideas- I am sure you could add more.  We suggest that you set this time aside each week for some Christmas Knitting.  We are all busy so setting time out for  this will help you get the projects done.
Each week I hope to have some new ideas for gifts.
Beer CozyCoaster
This week we will be doing the beer cozies and coasters- fast knitting and a wonderful way to try felting.
WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
The pool is filled with Encore Boucle- great for prayer shawls and baby blankets.  We are adding Baby Rimini to the pool as well this weekend- bargain priced at just $2.00 a ball.  So 2 of the Encore Boucle at $4.00 each or 4 of the Baby Rimini at $2.00 each will make a baby blanket.  Great price!
Encore Boucle- in select colors only.  Sale priced at $4.00 per ball until its all gone!
Encore Boucle 
Stock up on this yarn for this fast & easy baby blanket. 
baby Rimini ballJoining the Encore Boucle in the pool is Baby Rimini at just $2.00 a ball.
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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