October 15, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
We are adding classes weekly- lots of new stuff.  Check out our schedule and info on these new classes.  Join us- you'll enjoy it and learn something too!

Back by Popular Demand



MULTIPLICITY $5.00  each
We have had so many requests for Multiplicity that we have brought it back for one more turn.
Multiplicicty is an intriguing thick & thin roving wool. It changes color at the same time it changes thickness. This allows Multiplicity to produce a knitted fabric that changes texture at intervals. The 1 or 2 ball scarf shown below is a quick and easy knit for the holiday season. Pick up Multiplicity this weekend for only $5.00 a ball.
Multiplicity Scarf


Materials: 1 (2) balls Multiplicity

Size:  Approx  4" x  50" (5" x 70").

Knitting Needles:
US 13

Gauge: 2 sts = 1" measured over rib st.  

With size 13 needles, loosely cast on 16 (20) sts. 

Row 1:  *(K2, p2); repeat from * across row.

Repeat row 1 until almost out of yarn.  Bind off in ribbing.  Weave in all ends.



Major Sale on Kudo This Week

The 33% off sale on Kudo will end this Saturday.  We have several projects knit with this terrific all season yarn. 
 All Kudo is still on sale this week at 33% off!!
Was $11.99 now only $7.99 each
Kudo small shawl
Pattern 1777
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 Knitter's Edge to see all of our designs and our tremendous selection of Kudo colorways.

Here is a new pattern for a knit scarf for Kudo- needs just one hank.
F352- Kudo ScarfKudo Lacey Scarf

Materials: Kudo- 1-100g hank shown in color 56

Needles:  US Size 9 knitting needles

Gauge:  not important

Finished Size:  5" wide x 72" long



Cast on 26 sts and knit 2 rows. 
Work in pattern stitch to 71.5". 
Knit 2 rows. 
Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

Pattern Stitch:

Row 1:  K1, * (yo, K2tog), repeat from * across row, end K1.
Row 2 and 4: K1, purl across row, end K1.
Row 3: Knit across row.
Row 5: K1, * (slip 1, K2tog, psso, K4, yo, K1, yo, K4), repeat from * end K1.
Rows 6, 7, 9: K1, * (P3tog, P4, yo, p1, yo, P4), repeat from *, end K1.
Row 8:  Work as row 5.

 So what else is on sale this week?

All of these yarns are still on sale- probably just for one more week.  I am personally knitting the Baktus for the Samba- 2 balls will defintely do it.  It looks great.

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 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 October 12  - October 16

FRIDAY - October 15
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 16
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

1:00 - 3:00 - October Cat Bordhi Socks w/ Eileen

1:00 - 3:00 - October Dragon Socks w/ Pat

1:00 - 3:00 - Kid's Class with Marilyn
More New Yarns


Coliumo hankColiumo is a yarn with the same composition and construction as the Manos Silk Blend featured below- just somewhat heavier.  It has a soft sheen and a prefelted look. 
Coliumo CowlThis ultra soft cowl - called the Luxe Cowl is a very easy to knit project- perfect for beginners.  Free pattern with the purchase of just two hanks of Coliumo.   

Manos Silk BlendWe have just started carrying Manos yarns. Their Silk Blend is a one ply roving blend of ultra soft merino wool with quality silk for a soft drape. 
Ruffled manos ScarfThe new Manos Silk Blend is the perfect canvas for this simple yet elegant scarf.  With just a hint of ruffling along the lower edges- it is as much fun to knit as it is to wear.
Moebius Cast On Class to be held again!

This past week we held a new class on the moebius cast on.  It was a huge success.  We are now scheduling a second class on this technique to be held Thursday Oct. 21 --6:30 -8:30 PM. We learned from the first class that we need to restrict this class to intermediate knitters and above.  Also, all class participants need to arrive early enough to get their yarn wound before class starts.  The entire 2 hour session is needed to teach this technique.  All those who attended last week said it was definitely a good class.  This next class will be limited to 10 people.  Sign up soon.

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 week to try on the cowl and see how versatile it is. 

Sign up for Debra's next class soon as space will be limited.
NOTE:  Bring size 10 - 40" long needles if you already have them or if you have an interchangable set.  We have many in stock as well.
Join Debra Thursday, October 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM to learn the Cat Bordhi Moebius Cast on while making this great Cowl.

ALSO:  Follow-up class for those in need of help finishing the Mobius from Class session one.- Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 19- 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

MoebiusThe Araucania Panguipulli is 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.
Moebius Wrap 
Loretta is shown here wearing another Moebius that Debra knit for this class.  This one is a shoulder wrap as well.  It can be worked on the same needles as the Panguipulli Shawl.

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.

 marble chunky
Countdown to Christmas! 

Marble Chunky Top Down Baby Sweater


Marble baby SweateMarble Chunky is a terrific yarn we brought into the shop primarily for Prayer shawls. Two of these 200g balls makes up a very large shawl. But this yarn is far too nice for just shawls- so we knit up this baby/toddler sweater which can be done with just one ball of Marble Chunky. Stop by to get your free pattern with the purchase of just one ball of this washable /dryable chunky weight yarn.
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
 4 Big CLASSES next week:
Tuesday Oct 19: 6:30 - 8:30 PM- Follow up for Moebius Cowl with Debra
Wednesday Oct 20- 1-3 PM- Felted Pumpkin Bag with Lauren
Thursday Oct 21- 6:30 - 8:30 Pm- Moebius Cowls with Debra
Saturday Oct 23-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM- Beaded Bracelet with Julia


Saturday October 23-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM Beaded Bracelet with Julia

BraceletJulia is a new teacher for The Knitter's Edge.  She is a very talented designer as well as patient instructor.  Julia has designed this swirly bracelet complete with beads.  Sign up for Julia's class- which will be limited to 8 students.  You should choose your yarn and beads before class day and come to class with your beads- all 250 of them- preloaded on your yarn. 

Tuesday Crochet class - 6:30 - 8:30 PM with Lisa

crochet scrubbie
Crochet cloche
Lisa has 2 projects for next week- a crochet cloche hat complete with a flower, and a crochet scrubbie or loofah made out of cotton. The scrubbie uses an H hook and the cloche uses both I and K hooks. Please join Lisa for crochet.  She has come up with some great patterns for our beginner crochetters.


Saturday October 16  10:00 - 12:00  PM
Teddy Bear Sweater with JoAnne
 Halloween Teddy2
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 coming Saturday morning 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
dicebag 2
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 Blend. 

Wednesday October 20  1:00 - 3:00 PM
 Lauren's Felted Bags
Lauren is doing one more class for us this month on her felted bags.  She has several patterns written and the bags will be at the shop for you to see.  Please join Lauren on Wednesday October 20, 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Sign up soon as this Wednesday class is already filling up.  Class will be limited to 14 students. There are only 4 openings left! All patterns will be available at class time for a special price. Everyone who exited her classes said they were amazed at how interesting and informative the class was. 
Brief bag

Tuesday night on the couch washcloth class with JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 PM  
candycorn clothIts time for the candy corn.  I will have kits ready to knit up this cloth.  patterns will also be available for the candy corn mug rugs.  They are really cute!

Join me this week and bring your size 7 needles.



Thursday Washcloth Class 10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
and WEDNESDAY NIGHT October 20- Class with JoAnne and Eileen

votive candles
Next week on both Thursday morning and Wednesday night (both Eileen's and JoAnne's classes) we will be making these beautiful lace Votive candles. Bring size 2 double pointed needles to knit this lace wrap for our glass candle holders. You bring the needles- we will supply everything else. So remember- Wednesday night- this coming week only- the 2 general knitting classes will be with JoAnne & Eileen and will involve knitting lace votive candle wraps.  The class will be repeated on Thursday morning during the washcloth class.
ALL are Welcome!

Friday morning 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. 


Tuesdays and Thursdays-- 6:30 - 8:30 PM
 Knitting with Linda Miller

Coliumo Hat
Linda knit up this great hat with cables galore.  2 very interesting things about this hat:  It starts from the top! and it finishes with Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off.  Linda's yarn of choice is our new Coliumo- a colorful soft blend of wool and silk.  So join Linda this week on  Thursday  or next week on either Tuesday or Thursday to learn 2 new techniques- all rolled up in one great project.










Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Knitting with Linda Jones


Towel Topper


Join Linda next week to try this Towel Topper.  Bring in a new kitchen towel- one that has 2 "scenes" one going in each direction.  Bring needles size 5 or 6.  Yarn is available at the shop.  The top section is knitted.  These are fast to knit up and will make terrific holiday gifts.













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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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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