October 22, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Our Big news this weekend is that BLUE HERON is back in Stock- Bigtime! 
Back by Popular Demand



MULTIPLICITY $5.00  each

We had so many requests for this that I brought more back- well all of that went in one day! So I am getting more and it will be at the shop on Saturday. 
Multiplicicty is an intriguing thick and 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 one or two ball scarf shown here is a quick and easy knit for the holiday season. Pick up Multiplicity this week for only $5.00 a ball. It's 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.



New pattern for You!



Mochi Plus is a great yarn, works up great for scarves such as the ruffled edge scarf being done in Steph's class right now.  Well the yarn is so nice, it is worthy of 2 patterns, so here is a new one from Crystal Palace yarns for you to try.
 Mochi Plus diagonal Scarf

Materials: 4 - 50 gm balls Crystal Palace Mochi Plus color A (#562, Bossa-Nova); 2 each: color B (#558, Neptune).

Needles: 16" circular needle in size US 7, or size required for gauge.

Gauge: 5 sts/in. over garter st.
Size: ~64 in long, or desired length

K- Knit;
K2tog - knit 2 sts together;
rep - repeat;
PSSO - pass slip st over;
st(s)- stitch(es)


With color A, cast on 2 sts; K into the front and back of each st = 4 sts. Turn. Knit. Join color B.
Designer's notes: 
1. When first joining a new color, knit one stitch with old and one with new yarn. This won't show, and will "lock" in the new yarn.
2. Never change yarns in the middle of a row; plan ahead and always change at the end. It's better to waste a little yarn than to risk a lumpy/bumpy change in middle of your work
3. In this pattern, twist the working and non-working yarns together as you change colors. The yarn not in use is simply carried up to the next row where the color change will be made
Increase Pattern:
Row 1: (place marker to indicate as the "front" and inc row)
Inc 1 by K into front & back of 1st st; K to last 2 sts; Inc 1 by K into front and back of next-to-last st; K1, Turn.
Row 2: K all sts.
Rep these two rows, alternating colors every 2 rows, until you have 34 sts. Now work main pattern.
Main Pattern:
Row 1: Dec 1 by K2tog; K across to last 2 sts; Inc 1 by K into front & back of next-to-last st; K1.
Row 2: Verify that you have 34 sts on needle; K across.
Alternate Colors A & B changing on Row 1 each time.
Work these two Rows until you have nearly completed two balls of each color, and scarf is ~64 in long, or desired length.
Decrease Pattern:
Row 1: K2tog, K to last 2 sts, (Sl-1, K1, PSSO).
Row 2: K
Continue to change colors every 2 rows while decreasing down to 2 sts. Bind off.

Finishing: work in ends using crochet hook or crochet needle.



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 weekend?

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 Weekend's Class List

Classes for this weekend

Week of October 19 - October 23  


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 & other Holiday items  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

BIG stock in Blue Herron


Blue HeronThe Owners of Blue Herron were with us Thursday and we bought BIG. 
Stop  by to get the best selection of Rayon Metallic and Egyptian Cotton- 1000 yards! 
Rayon Metallic
The colors are amazing - and you will love the thin metallic thread for its subtle shine.  Both yarns are wonderful for shawls and we have the patterns that will work up well with these yarns.
Egyptian Mercerized Cotton
The Brandywine Shawl has been the loveliest shawl we have seen knit in this yarn.
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
  PLEASE REMEMBER all classes are $6.00- Cash only please

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. 

Thursday Morning 10:00 - 12:00 Washcloth Class with JoAnne
 question mark 
Its time for a nother Mystery Cloth!  This coming week I might just have 2 of them!!  You will get your choice.  Join me this week and bring your size 7 needles.



Saturday Morning Class 10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
Next Tuesday Night 6:30 -8:30 Washcloth on the couch class
votive candlesThis Saturday morning and Next Tuesday evening, we can make 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. You can work on our other projects as well, but these are really a sharp Holiday gift idea.  For the washcloth class- I have 2 mysteries too.
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 next week on  Thursday  or next week on either Tuesday or Thursday to learn 2 new techniques- all rolled up in one great project.


Saturday November 6-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Dee's Beaded Scarf Class


Beaded Scarf-real oneSign up for Dee's Beaded Scarf class  This time, she has 2 scarves you can choose from.  You will need to purchase your yarn and beads before class, and have half of your beads preloaded onto the yarn.  Call for more information and to sign up.  Class size is limited. 

Dee's new scarf










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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