September 17, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Along with all of the new yarns, some of the new Halloween projects are showing up!   Come take a look...
We are also still adding new classes each week- and I have some really good ones coming up.  Keep watching for info...
Take a Look
Jen in hat
 Jen- Our favorite Dino Girl
Jen's artwork
You all know Jen- our Friday sales associate.  But many of you might not know about Jen's artistic abilities.  Each week before Jen leaves for the day she draws a new picture of her dino friends on the classroom whiteboard.  The junior knitters in Marilyn's class love her drawings and often respond with drawings of their own.
Next time you are in- take a look.
 So what's on sale this week???
 POLAR KNIT- now 40% off Polarknit Cowlpolarknit
Polar Knit is a wonderful yarn for kids' outer accessories.  It is made by the people who make Polarfleece- a fact that you will see and feel right away.  It knits up quite fast on big needles.  All Polarknit is on sale for 40% off!- That's only $5.39 each.  Get free patterns from us or from their website.
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.   
Pattern free pattern at the shop.
HAZE is on Sale at 30% off!
Haze Yarn
Haze Scarf on Carol 
One hank of this soft corn-rayon/ cotton blend makes up this long triangular scarf. 
Carol shows the way these LONG triangles can be worn.
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 in 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.   
 Pattern free at the Shop. 
And remember- if your are a regular class member- you get
an additional 10% off of everything.
This Weekend's Class List 
Classes for this weekend
Week of September 14-September 18
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
Special request
There is a young man I know - a new engineer - who is in need of an apartment in West or North Bethlehem.   If anyone has an apartment or a townhouse for rent and is looking for a renter- please let me know. 
Just Arrived!
Silky Wool XLSilky Wool is one of my favorites (see above sale yarn).  I was so excited when it became available in a worsted weight version.  We haven't had a chance to knit up anything with it yet as we just put it out on the shelves, but it is gorgeous! The colors are so rich.  Please stop in to take a look.
Needle Gauges
Needle gauge
Amanda found a new manufacturer called Puffin & Company.  Their little handmade knitting accessories are unique and just delightful to behold.  We have received some needle gauges like the one here with both cats and sheep on them.  Also available are stitch markers with these same animals.
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.  Bring size 11- 24" circulars.
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 hat
This 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.
Lisa will be working on these next week as well.
Saturday September 18  10:00 - 12:00 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!

Tuesday night on the couch washcloth class with JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 PM 
 Pin cushion
Next week- Tuesday September 21 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, or size 6 if you knit loose.
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. She got her's started - they are orange swirl in color with black beads.    
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM and
Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Knitting with Steph 
Ruffled ScarfSteph has chosen this ruffled scarf as her new class project.  It is knit in Mochi Plus but a solid worsted weight yarn will look great too.  Maybe the Silky Wool XL?
You can begin working on this project on Wednesday evenings or Friday mornings. 
  Charity Knitting Class Thursdays 3:30- 5:30 PM
candy corn hatPlease remember this group that meets every Thursday afternoon.  Next week some may be working on a new baby hat pattern we found for newborns.  Please join them. 
PS:  The pattern also has child & adult sizes!  What a great gift for any Halloween lover.
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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