October 5, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
As we move into the cooler weather I think about the things that make me feel warm once the air chills:  Soft sweaters, snuggly afghans, and cozy cowls.  It amazes me how much warmer I feel all over with just a strip of knitted fabric around my neck.   We have many cowl patterns at the shop for you to try.  Many are knit in the round- maybe even a moebius like in tonights class.  Stop by to see what one hank and a circular needle can bring you.
A New Yarn To Try
Taria Tweed hanks
This luxurious bulky tweed is the ultimate blend of finger-pleasing fibers: merino wool, llama and silk! Light weight and snuggly soft, Taria comes in bold tweedy colors that can be used for anything from casual garments to sophisticated accessories.
Pattern 1912
Taria Tweed Sweater

Try out Taria Tweed in our new Textured Cowl seen below.  Free pattern is included here for you.
Pattern F332
Taria Tweed Cowl
TARIA TWEED Textured Cowl
Size:  Approx 10" x 24"
Gauge: 3 stitches per inch
Materials:  2 hanks Taria Tweed, 16" size 10 needles, 1 stitch marker.

This cowl is knit in a simple offset rib pattern with rows of stockinette in between.

Loosely cast on 72 sts. Join in the round and place marker at beginning.  Take care not to twist.
Round 1: (K2, P2) around.
Round 2: Repeat Round 1.
Round 3: Repeat Round 1.
Round 4-5: Knit.
Round 6: (P2, K2) around.
Round 7: Repeat Round 6.
Round 8: Repeat Round 6.
Round 9-10: Knit.
Repeat these 10 rows until almost out of yarn.
Loosely bind off knitwise.  Weave in all ends.
Major Sale on Kudo This Week
All Kudo is on sale this week at 33% off!!
Was $11.99 now only $7.99 each 
Pattern 1777
Kudo small shawl
Kudo is a wonderful self striping blend of Cotton, Rayon, and Silk.  It knits up easily into shawls, scarves, cowls, sweaters, and shrugs.  Come into The Kn itter's Edge to see all of our designs and our tremendous selection of Kudo colorways.
Our Countdown to Christmas pattern of the week is a shawl knit out of Kudo.  This is a free pattern for you to knit up before the holidays arrive.   
Kudo BeretI also offer up this great new beret pattern compliments of Jimmy Beans.  This pattern, as well as the Countdown to Christmas pattern is free at the shop this week with the purchase of Kudo- on sale at a great price of $7.99 each.
 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 October 5 - October 9  
TUESDAY  - October 5
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 - General Knitting w/ Linda Miller
6:30 - 8:30 - Washcloths  w/ JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30- Beginning Crochet with Lisa
6:30 - 8:30 - Moebius Cast On & Cowl with Debbie
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda J.
WEDNESDAY- October 6
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/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY -October 7
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 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
6:30 - 8:30-Lace with Milly
FRIDAY - October 8
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 9
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Halloween Teddy Bear Sweater   w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 -  2 Handed Fair Isle with Linda Miller
1:00 - 3:00 - 2 Handed Fair Isle with Linda Miller
1:00 - 3:00 - October Cat Bordhi Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - October Dragon Socks w/ Pat
New Moebius Cast On Class- Tuesday, Oct 5   6:30 - 8:30 PM
NOTE:  Bring size 10-- 36" - 40" long needles if you already have them or if you have an interchangable set.  The needles we ordered are due to come in today or tomorrow- (Keep your fingers crossed)
Join Debra this Tuesday night from 6:30 - 8:30 PM to learn the Cat Bordhi Moebius Cast on while making this great Cowl.
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. 
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.
Kudo ball
Countdown to Christmas! 
Kudo Shawl
Kudo ShawlThe fabric that Kudo produces is just beautiful.  Subtle stripes of color are accented by vertical rows of slipped stitches in this shawl pattern.  There is also a bonus pattern for a scarf using the same stitch pattern.   Make this shawl for 3 seasons of use- soft draping colors to warm your shoulders and your soul.
This pattern as well as several others for cowls, scarves and shawls are available at the shop with the purchase of Kudo- on sale this week at 33% off. 

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. JUST ONE SPOT LEFT! 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
Flounce Crochet scarf
Ok Lisa did it!  She figured out how to CROCHET the Flounce Scarf!!  Join Lisa this Tuesday night to work up this scarf.  If you thought knitting it was quick- what until to see how fast you can crochet it!
Lisa also have the patterns for the cute little halloween ornaments.
We will have all supplies available for these projects- so just bring a F or G hook for the ornaments- Size  K hook for the Flounce Scarf.
Saturday October 2  10:00 - 12:00  PM
Teddy Bear Sweater with JoAnne
 Halloween teddy Sweater
Many of you joined me last Spring to knit up Teddy Bear sweaters for your own Tender Teddy.  Now it is time to get back to those bears and knit a Halloween sweater for him.  I also have a small knit pumpkin for him to hold.  Join me this Saturday morning or next to knit up this sweater.
Bring size 7 needles, and a few stitch markers.  All yarn is available at the shop, along with the free pattern.
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. It also looks beautiful knit up in a solid color such as our new Manos Silk. 
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- only 1 or 2 seats left.
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 began late last week- and that means I need to pull out the oranges for some Halloween knitting.
Join me this 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 Kudo this week at 33% off.  They were $11.99- now only $7.99 each.  STOCK UP NOW!! 
Kudo hankKudo is a blend of Cotton, rayon,a and silk.  It has a soft draping quality for well fitting outfits.  Perfect forthe fall.  great colors for fall knitting as well.  Stop in to see what we have- and we do have a lot.  The Pool is full! 


In Closing...

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JoAnne Turcotte
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