October 19, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
This week we are offering some great new classes, and there are still a few openings available.  Check out the class highlights below.

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 week for only $5.00 a ball.  It is going fast.
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.



Get a Kit this week

For your shopping ease we have kitted a few of our most popular kits this month:

candycorn clothCandy Corn Cloth- The cloth we have been doing in the washcloth class last week and this week is also available as a kit.  Kit contains enough Fantasy Naturale in the 3 colors needed to make a supersized washcloth.  Fast knitting- done in plenty of time for the holiday.  Pattern included.

BC WashclothBreast Cancer Awareness Cloth- One large ball of Pink Fantasy Naturale prewound for you to just pick up and knit.  This is a great eyelet cloth.  Kit contains enough yarn for 2 cloths.  Pattern included.

candy corn hatCandy Corn Hat-  Make one for your favorite young one.  Kit contains enough Encore Worsted in the 3 needed colors to make either a baby size or a child's size hat.  Pattern included.

We also have kits already made up for Mainland Fingerless Mitts and for the Llama Cotton Grande Toddler Sweater- 5 hours guaranteed! 
 What's on sale this week?

Some Samba is still left and I am making a Baktus with it.  2 balls will do it- I am on the decreasing side- so almost done!

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.


ConfusionKAOS Yarns on sale for $5.00 each. 
These yarns- normally over $20.00 for each hank were a sell out hit the last time we had them.  Another FULL bucket is in the center aisle of the shop this week - and I guarantee it won't be full for long. 
2 hanks makes a one of a kind scarf with this multiple novelty yarn.


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.
This Week's Class List

Classes for this week

Week of October 19 - October 23  


TUESDAY  - October 19

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

1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Linda J

6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Linda M

6:30 - 8:30 - Washcloths  w/ JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30- Beginning Crochet with Lisa

6:30 - 8:30 - Moebius Cowl follow-up with Debra

6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda J.


WEDNESDAY- October 20
10:00 - 12:00 - Knit & Crochet with Pat

1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat

1:00 - 3:00 -  Felted pumpkin bag with Lauren
4:00 - 6:00 - New Gift Class with Eileen & JoAnne

6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ JoAnne

6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean


THURSDAY -October 21

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 on the couch

6:30 - 8:30 -  Moebius Cowl with Debra


FRIDAY - October22

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 23

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 - Knitted Bracelet With Julia

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

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

Some New Yarns to Try


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.
Free pattern with the purchase of Manos Silk Blend.
2 Moebius classes this week

2 weeks ago 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 evening 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.

 Jeannee Bed Socks
Countdown to Christmas! 

Jeannee Worsted  Bed Socks  

Jeannee Worsted is a supersoft blend of cotton and acrylic. 2-3 balls will make these fast & easy bed socks.  Perfect for beginning sock makers who do not wish to turn a heel.  Jeannee Worsted is well priced so you can afford to knit these up for the entire family

Pattern is free at the shop with the purchase of Jeannee. 
Jeannee Sock-adult

For other sock knitters- Jeannee Worsted will work up to create these great basic socks as well.

Highlights of upcoming classes and projects

Tuesday Oct 19: 6:30 - 8:30 PM- Follow up for Moebius Cowl with Debra
If you took this class with Debra 2 weeks ago- join her once again to finish up your moebius.  The wrap ends with an I-cord bind off- a great technique for finishing up an edge.  Join Debra to learn how to work this and finish up your project.


Wednesday Oct 20- 1-3 PM- Felted Pumpkin Bag (& others) with Lauren
Pumpkin bagsLauren is doing one more class for us this month on her felted bags.  She has several bag patterns written and the bags will be at the shop for you to see.  Pick any bag to knit up- not just the pumpkin bag.  Please join Lauren on Wednesday October 20  1:00 - 3:00 PM. Sign up soon as this Wednesday class is almost full.  Just a seat or 2 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. 

Thursday Oct 21- 6:30 - 8:30 Pm- Moebius Cowls with Debra
This class with Debra will start you off on your moebius by teaching you the moebius cast on engineered  by Cat Bordhi.  Please come to class early enough to get your yarn wound and your needles ready.  The entire 2 hour class is needed to master this technique.  A 40" long needle- suggested size 10- is needed for this class.

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.


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. 

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.


LINDA also teaches a daytime class- 1-3 PM on Tuesday afternoons.













WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
LLAMA COTTON GRANDE  is 40% off until gone!

Llama Cotton Grande The pool is full of Llama Cotton Grande this week.  Sale price is super low so do some stash addition now.  We have several patterns available for Llama Cotton Grande including a terrific top down Swing Coat. 

LCGrande CowlLlama Cotton Grande is a soft blend of Llama and Cotton for an all weather yarn.  Works up fast at less than 3 sts to the inch.  Free Cowl pattern available with purchase.

Also you can knit up this Toddler sweater-in 5 hours or less with only 2 hanks of this yarn.  Pattern is free with purchase. 
Llama Cotton Grande sweater  
In Closing...

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JoAnne Turcotte
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