October 1, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Ah, October is now here.  The cool air should be coming soon, and with it days fit for sweaters, scarves, and other warming items.  Knitting is meant for a time like this.
Next week, look for a major announcement of a new yarn line for The Knitter's Edge- complete with many pattern and project ideas.
A New Yarn To Try
Sulka hank
Sulka by Mirasol is a super soft roving blend of Merino, Alpaca, and Silk.  Together they create a wonderful chunky weight yarn for winter projects.  Check out the color palette- the silk helps the yarn take on very deep rich colors.
Sulka Cowl
Sulka Cowl
Try this new yarn in our cabled cowl seen here.  The cowl is knit sideways and is full of long deep cables. This construction direction allows you to make it as large in circumference as desired.
Pattern is free with the yarn purchase.
Sale on Baby Alpaca Grande Ends this Weekend
This Major Sale ends on Saturday.  Come
in to get your stash of this fine yarn now!!!!
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 weekend?
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 Weekend's Class List
Classes for this weekend
Week of September 28 - October 2
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
Look what our customers can do!
ruffled scarf
The ruffled scarf (see below under Highlights of upcoming classes) looks terrific in any of the beautiful colorways of Mochi Plus.  Here you can see it in a Winter colorway of bright colors.  See- this is what our classes can do for you! 
 Mardi's shawl
Mardi- a charter member of our Thursday Charity Knitting group knit this wonderful shawl out of
Marble Chunky.  She used 2 balls and it measures about 25" x 60". 
She worked it up on size 13 needles using the following pattern:
Cut 140-- 12" pieces of yarn and set aside.  use remaining yarn to make the shawl.
Cast on 69 sts. 
Work every row as *(K3, p3); repeat from * to last 3 sts, end k3. When almost out of yarn, bind off in pattern.  Weave in all ends.
Holding 2 strands of the cut yarn together, attach fringe at 35 points evenly spaced along each end.  Tie a small knot in the end of each fringe section.
Another customer took Lauren's class last weekend on felting.  She has knit up 2 pumpkins thus far- one- the smaller one - with her very own design- based on Lauren's work. Her Mini Felted pumpkin looks great!  You too can knit up these great pumpkins bags before
Halloween.  Join Lauren on Tuesday night October 12 to make these Pumpkins as well as several other felted bags.
New Moebius Cast On Class
Cat Bordhi developed a great way to cast on and knit a moebius.
MoebiusOnce you learn this special technique- you can make cowls all day & night!  Debra, a new teacher, will teach you how in just a 2 hour session on Tuesday Oct 5.  We hope you will join us.  You will need a 40" long size 10 needle- the size needed to work with the Araucania Panguipulli- our yarn of choice for this project.  Other yarns can be substituted, but you will need the 40" length on the needle.  The Moebius is created by looping the needle twice around, so a long cable length is necessary.  You will love the Panguipulli- its a self striping ultra soft merino.
Debra has designed a moebius ribbed cowl exclusively for this class.  The Cowl is long enough to be worn around the shoulders, the neck, or pulled up  around the head.  This last way is definitely how it looks best.  Stop by the shop this weekend to try on the cowl and see how versatile it is.  By Tuesday I will have a photo of it on better than just my kitchen chair. (Where is Emily when I need her!)
Sign up for Debra's class soon as space will be limited.
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
PUMPKIN CLOTHOctober begins this week- and that means I need to pull out the oranges for some Halloween knitting.
Join me next week  to knit up this happy looking guy.
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 October 7-- 6:30 - 8:30 PM
 Lace with Milly
Milly will be back next week for her Lace class.  I taught the class last Thursday and I was amazed at what these ladies have learned so far from Milly.  If you are not part of Milly's class yet- you need to join up!
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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JoAnne Turcotte
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