September 28, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
As we enter the prime knitting season of the year,  The Knitter's Edge is the place for you to find the best selection of new yarns.  And as we continue to add more yarns to the shelves, we also are adding new classes to our schedule. 
Call or stop by to sign up for a new specialty class or a general knitting class.  You will enjoy spending time with us.
Sale on Baby Alpaca Grande Continues
 This Major Sale continues until Oct 2.
ALL Baby Alpaca Grande is still 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 1758.
Bag cowl 1758
We have many great patterns for baby Alpaca Grande, such as this ruffled Cowl.  It can also be worn as a long scarf.  A very easy knit- its a terrific idea for a holiday gift. 
 So what else is on sale this week???
Katia Samba- 30% off 
Samba was $8.99;  now at 30% off its only $6.29!  Eileen knit a cute sweater for her grandson with this cotton. 
You can also knit a Baktus- a simple scarf which looks great in any self striping yarn.  Just increase until half the yarn is used up, then decrease. 
Baktus for SambaBaktus for Samba
Needles:  Size 7
Materials: 2, 3 or 4 balls of Samba depending on length of scarf desired.
Cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: K1, YO, knit to end of row.
Row 2: Knit, make sure you knit the YO through the back loop.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Repeat rows 1- 4 until you have used up half your yarn, or until your scarf is 50% of desired length.
Then decrease 1 every 4th row as follows:
Row 1: K1, k2togtbl; knit to end of row.
Rows 2, 3 and 4: Knit.
When you have 4 sts left, bind off.

Mirasol Hapi- now 30% off
Mirasol Hapi- was $9.99 now at 30% off its only $6.99 .  With 2 of these 100g hanks you can knit this 5 hour baby sweater.  It is an adorable sweater for any little one- boy or girl.  Pattern is free at the shop with the yarn purchase.
Hapi baby sweater 
Skacel Teddy now on sale!
was $10.49  now only $7.99
Teddy  is on sale now for only $7.99.  This is a wonderful springy yarn which works great for super soft socks.  Use any dk weight sock pattern for these socks.  Wear them around the house or in your Birkies!
Teddy Socks 
This yarn is composed of wool and Nylon.  It is machine washable and hardwearing for socks.
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.
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 Week's Class List 
Classes for this week
Week of September 28 - October 2
TUESDAY - September 28
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/ Pat
6:30 - 8:30 -Washcloths  with JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Linda Miller
6:30 - 8:30- Beginning CROCHET with Lisa
WEDNESDAY- September 29
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 30
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 JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30-General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - October 1
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 - October 2
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Big Fish  w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 -New October Sock w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - New October Socks w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00-Kid's Class with Marilyn
Some new things to knit!
Mochi Plus Cowl
Try this striped Cowl knit from Mochi Plus- only 2 balls needed.  Free pattern available at the shop.
Or try some Halloween knits! 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.
Lauren's Felting Class!
Pumpkin bags
On Saturday September 25- 8 students had a great time attending Lauren's felting class.  Each one left the class with their project part way complete but with the knowledge to finish it easily.  They all enjoyed the class.  I was then able to talk Lauren into doing another class for us, and adding some of her other bags to the next session. We will hold the next class on Tuesday night Oct 12.  It will be  in the large classroom so there will be room for 14 students.  Sign up soon.  This class is regularly priced.  Pattern and yarn for the project of your choice will be available at the shop.  Bring size 24" 11 needles.
Lauren is a master at making these bags.  Please come to take advantage of all of her felting knowledge!
mary bag
Lauren's Mary Bag- in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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.
Dbliss chunky
Countdown to Christmas! 
Long Wristlets
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky is a wonderfully soft yarn.  With 2 balls of this fine fiber I was able to make 2 long wristlets.  No thumbholes- no fingers- just a warming sleeve with a flair at the cuff.  Simple to knit, elegant to wear.
The pattern is free at the shop with the purchase of this yarn.  We have a wide range of colors for you to try. 
Debbie Bliss cashmerino Chunky Wristlets 
Size:  Fits ladies medium- 11" long
Materials:  2 balls Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky
Needles:  Size 10 double pointed needles
Gauge: 4 sts =1" over ribbing.
Use 1 ball of yarn for each wrister.
Loosely cast on 30 sts. 
Divide onto 3 needles, join, being careful not to twist the sts. 
Work in k3-p2 ribbing [*(k3-p2); repeat from * around] until total length is 7", ending at the beginning of the round. 
Next round:  Increase in each repeat as follows: *(Knit into front and back of st, k2, p3); repeat from * around: 42 sts.
Continue working this repeat until total length is 11". 
Bind off loosely in this k4-p3 ribbing.
Make a second wristlet to match.
Weave in all ends. 
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.
Thursday Nights- 6:30 - 8:30 with Diana
Multidirectional Dice Bag
Dice Bag
Diana has knit a cute little bag- originally a dice bag, but it can used for anything small.  Knit in Noro Kureyon.  2 bags can be knit from one ball of Kureyon.  Join Diana any Thursday night to knit up this quick and interesting little project. 
Tuesday October 12  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Lauren's Felted Bags
Above you will find an article with lots of info on Lauren's class.  I have talked Lauren into doing a second class for us, this time adding several of her other bags to the mix.  She can multitask so you can work on any of 3- 4 bags and she will be able to work you through it.  This time the class will be in the larger classroom and I know we can fill it!  Everyone who exited her class last Saturday said they were amazed at how interesting and informative the class was.  Join Lauren on Tuesday night Oct 12.  You do not want to miss this class!  Sign up now.
Brief bag
Tuesday night on the couch washcloth class with JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 PM  and Thursday  10:00 - 12:00 Washcloth class
BC WashclothOctober begins this week- Breast Cancer Awareness month.  In honor of that we will be knitting a Breast Cancer Awareness cloth.
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.
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. 
 Thursday September 30 6:30 - 8:30 PM
 Lace with JoAnne???
Yes Lace with me!  Milly can't be at the shop this Thursday, but we all wanted the lace class to continue so I will be leading it!  Work on your own lace project or try a lace charted washcloth project I have.  (not the breast cancer cloth)  This cloth is a nice lace project presented in charted form so you can practice your chart reading.  You will enjoy it.  Fantasy Naturale will be provided for the cloth.  Please bring size 7 needles or your current lace project.  Lets show Milly we can keep practicing while she's away.
WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
The pool is full of Baby Alpaca Grande- all kinds. All at 30% off!!
Swarm of baby Alpaca 


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.
In Closing...

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