September 24, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Welcome to Fall!  Even though there is a chance the temperature will hit 90 today- we know the cooler weather is coming soon. 
Our fingers are starting to itch for the new fall yarns.  Its a great time of year to be a knitter.
Come join us to dive into some great new yarns.
Big Sale on Baby Alpaca Grande
This sale is the biggest news of the week.
ALL Baby Alpaca Grande is on sale at 30% off.
That includes all solids, tweeds, paints, and hand-dyes; all of the Baby Alpaca Grande on the shelves and all that is filling the pool.  All of the Baby Alpaca Grande we have in stock is on sale- all at 30% off.
Pattern 1756
BAG jacket
You remember last fall we introduced you to cowls- knit with just 1 or 2 hanks of this lovely yarn.  Hats, scarves, and fingerless mitts followed, as well as vests and shrugs.  All of these garments are available for you to look at, and the patterns as well as plenty of yarn is here for you to purchase- all on sale.
Pattern F297
bag cowl whood
Several new garments are available for Baby Alpaca Grande such as our quickie top down jacket- seen above- the smallest size needing only 3 hanks, and our Hooded Cowl(right) that needs only 2 hanks.
The Cowl pattern is free with the yarn purchase and the jacket pattern is available for only $3.50.
I also offer up this free pattern for a 1 or 2 hank cowl. 
Pattern F294
F294-bag cowl

Materials:  1 (2) -100g hanks Baby Alpaca Grande

Needles:  16" US 11 needle, marker.

Size:  Approx. 22" x 10 (20)"

Gauge:  3 sts =1" over st st.

LOOSELY cast on 65 sts, join, making sure not to twist the sts. 

Begin pattern:

Round 1:  Knit.

Round 2:  *(K3, p2): repeat from * around.
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until almost out of yarn, ending with a Rd 2.

Bind off LOOSELY knitwise. Weave in all ends.

 So what else is on sale this week???
 POLAR KNIT- now 40% off polarknit mittenspolarknit
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.
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.
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. 
Just 2 balls makes a baby blanket knit corner to corner on large needles.  pattern is free with the yarn purchase. 
This Weekend's Class List 
Classes for this weekend
Week of September 21- September 25   
FRIDAY - September 24
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 25
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 -  September Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 -  September Socks w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - FELTED PUMPKIN BAG w/ Lauren
A Special Request
We have a special request from one of our customers. 
Vickies fiberartVickie is an art major at Cedar Crest College.  She will be graduating this spring with two degrees -Psychology, and the other in Studio Art.  Her hope is to go onto Graduate School to receive her MFA in Studio Art - Fiber Arts.  She is participating in Two shows this year, both at CCC.  Vickie is in need of yarn "ends" of any size, color, length.  She will be using them in her work to explore 3D, some on canvas, others with different material and textures!  See a bit of her work shown here.
If anyone would be willing to donate their "ends" that would be fantastic! We will have a collection bin at the shop.
Thanks to everyone from Vickie!
Some new things to knit!
We have a few new holiday projects for you to try.  Halloween is a great holiday for a knitter- lots of fun stuff to make. 
 pumpkin baby hat
If you have a baby to knit a hat for- this is indeed the one.  Knit in soft Pima Cotton and sized from Preemie to 6 months.
candy corn hat
Our Candy Corn hat is another option and this pattern works up in sizes from Babies to Adults.  We have kitted the baby/child's sizes for your convienence.  Knit this hat up in Encore for a soft hand and great washability.
candycorn bowls
If you enjoy felting- these 2 candy corn bowls are fast projects.  Knit with Galway held double stranded. The large one would make a great bowl to keep by the door on Halloween to serve those trick or treaters.
New Class- Just one seat left!
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.
There is one seat left.   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! 
Spiral tail Scarf
rhythm scarfRhythm by Jojoland is a superwash wool that is spongey and springy. 
4 balls of this softly striping yarn will knit up quickly into this 70" long scarf complete with cork screw fringe tails. 
The pattern is free at the shop with the purchase of this yarn.  We have a wide range of colors for you to try.  

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
Lisa has been having fun with this upcoming Holiday.  She has crocheted some candy corn, some pumpkins, and now a witch's hat.  Join Lisa on Tuesday nights- Crochet can be fun and Lisa is a great and patient teacher. We will have all supplies available for these projects- so just bring a F or G hook.
pumpkin & witch hat small
Saturday October 2  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.
 Saturday September 25 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Lauren's Felted Pumpkin Bowls
Above you will find an article with lots of info on Lauren's class.  This Saturday she will also be bringing in some other bags such the ones shown here.
Even if the class is full on Saturday- you might want to stop by to see what Lauren can do.  I intend to ask her to teach more felting classes for us and I want you to see what we have in store for you.
Brief bag
Tuesday night on the couch washcloth class with JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 PM
and Thursday  10:00 - 12:00 Washcloth class
Breast cancer RibbonNext week we will be knitting a  Breast Cancer Awareness Cloth.  I don't have a picture yet as its not yet finished, but its pink (duh!)  I have lots of pink Fantasy Naturale for all to use.  This one has some lace work in it so its our chance to practice chart reading.
Bring size 7 needles.
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 new Silky Wool XL or the Toconao Solids? You can begin working on this project on Wednesday evenings or Friday mornings. 
WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
The pool is full of Baby Alpaca Grande- all kinds. All at 30% off!!
jen in sea of BAG 
 If you remember last year, about this time we had this yarn on sale and had to refill the pool every night!  We hope the same thing will happen this year, and we are prepared with loads of Baby Alpaca Grande- solids, tweeds, paints, and Hand-dyes.  At 30% off, these prices are very, very good, and this yarn makes the best Holiday gifts.
Stock up on this yarn for some exciting Christmas knitting.
Jen in a Sea of Baby Alpaca Grande 
In Closing...

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JoAnne Turcotte
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