November 9, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge

Join us this month for a mitten making class. 

Make a pair or two for some children in need of warm hands during recess.

Welcome to Mitten Month!




 November is Mitten Month  
mitten imageThis month we are starting a new project- making mittens.  So many people have told me that they have never knit or crocheted a pair of mittens.  Well, all of that is about to change.  Each week in November we will introduce you to a different method of knitting mittens, with at least one pair of crocheted ones as well.
Mitten treeOur ultimate goal is to make enough mittens to cover a mitten tree in December- with all mittens then going to a Bethlehem elementary school in need.  Children want and need to go out to play at recess and if their hands get cold, its not much fun.  By providing mittens for these kids, we will be doing a good thing, and making some children very happy.
Please join us in this effort, and knit a pair of mittens (kids sizes only) for our future tree.  Each week we will have a new free pattern, and often a yarn on sale to aid your efforts.
mitten in the round
Last week we started with a mitten knitted flat. We will be finishing that mitten this week.  For next week, I offer the mitten seen here- looks the same- but this one is knitted in the round.  Either mitten should be knit out of Encore Worsted or Comfort- 2 machine washable and dryable worsted weight yarns.  Both are very reasonably priced as well. This pattern is ready, and available at the shop.  
This Wednesday afternoon 4:00 - 6:00 and Saturday morning 10-12 we will once again be teaching how to knit up these mittens- please join us!
Oh- we will also make this a fun project by making it into a contest. 
Prizes will be awarded in mid December for:
1.  The best made mittens
2.  The most creative mittens
3.  Most colorful mittens
4.  Grand prize for best overall mittens.
Mittens must be for kids- sizes 5-10 (elementary school). Machine washable - please. Knit or crocheted in a yarn you purchased at The Knitter's Edge  (other mittens will be accepted as well, but will not be eligable for prizes).
There will be classes each week featuring mittens- beginner ones through expert designs.  Make them for yourself or others as well.

On Sale This Week!




Cashmerino Chunky ballDebbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky is now on sale at 20% off this week. This is a wonderfully soft
merino/ microfiber/cashmere blend. 
It will melt in your hands.
cashmerino Chunky Hat
2 balls makes this man's hat. The pattern is written for child, ladies, and mens sizes. Get the pattern is free with the yarn purchase.
Just Arrived!




Addi Bamboo Clicks
New Addi Clicks- now in Bamboo, have just arrived.  The set of 8 sized tips plus 4 cords comes in a spirited bright lime green case.  Great for travel!  Make sure you add this to your holiday wish list.

Feature yarn of the week
FABULA by Katia
Fabula by Katia is a beautiful yarn- ultra soft- consisting of 100% extra fine Merino, and very light and lofty being constructed as a chainette.
Fabula Keyhole Scarf

With just 2 balls of this yarn, and a couple of hours- you can knit up this Keyhole scarf shown here on Amanda. 
It works up very fast on size 15 needles!  Get the pattern free with the purchase of just 2 balls of Fabula.
So many beautiful colorways to choose from.  
This Week's Class List

Classes for the Week of November 9-13 


TUESDAY - November 9
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

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

6:30 - 8:30 - Moebius Cast On with Debra

6:30 - 8:30 -Washcloths  with JoAnne

6:30 - 8:30-General knitting with Linda J


WEDNESDAY- November 10
10:00 - 12:00 - Knit & Crochet with Pat

1:00 - 3:00 -General Knitting with Pat
4:00 - 6:00 - Mittens & other Gifts with Eileen & JoAnne

6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/JoAnne
6:30 - 8:30 -- Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY - November 11
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 - Kid's Knitting with Marilyn
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M

6:30 - 8:30-General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - November 12
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits with Eileen & JoAnne

1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - November 13
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginner's Mittens w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen

1:00 - 3:00 - November Sock keychain w/ Eileen

1:00 - 3:00 - November Socks w/ Pat

1:00 - 3:00-Kid's Class with Marilyn

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.
Week 6 Cowl
Countdown to Christmas! 
Kudo Scarf & Buttoned Neck Wrap

This is a very fast Scarf, and even a faster Neck wrap.  Each takes only 1-- 100g hank of Kudo- an all season yarn with great striping colors.  Print out the pattern shown here, or pick it up at the shop this week with your purchase of Kudo.

Kudo Scarf

Approx. Finished Size:  Scarf: 7 x 60"  Neckwrap: 9 x 24"

Materials:  KUDO:  Scarf: 1 ball, Neckwrap: 1 ball

Gauge:  16 sts = 4" using size 8 needles over pattern stitch.

Needles:  Size US 8; 24" circular; 3  buttons for neck wrap.



With the size 8 needles, loosely cast on 29 sts.

Knit 1 row.


Begin pattern:

Row 2(WS): K4, p1, *(k4, p1); repeat from * to last 4 sts, end k4.

Row 3(RS):  K4, slip 1 knitwise, *(k4, slip 1 knitwise); repeat from * to last 4 sts, end k4.


Repeat rows 2 & 3 until total length is 60", or until almost out of yarn.  End with a WS row.  Bind off loosely knitwise.



With the size 8 needles, loosely cast on 34 sts.

Knit 1 row.


Begin pattern:

Row 2(WS): K4, p1, *(k4, p1); repeat from * to last 4 sts, end k4.

Row 3(RS):  K4, slip 1 knitwise, *(k4, slip 1 knitwise); repeat from * to last 4 sts, end k4.


Repeat rows 2 & 3 until total length is 23", or desired length.  End with a WS row. 


Next row: Buttonholes: K4, slip 1 knitwise, *(k1, yo, k2tog, k1, slip 1 knitwise, K4, slip 1 knitwise); repeat from * to last 9 sts, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, slip 1 knitwise, K4. 


Work rows 2, 3, 2, 3, 2.

Bind off loosely knitwise.  Fold buttonhole edge over cast on edge- sew 3 buttons on bottom piece (near cast on edge) to correspond with the buttonholes.

Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
PLEASE REMEMBER all classes are $6.00- Cash only please

General Knitting classes - work on your own project if you wish!

NOTE:  This week Lisa cannot be at the Shop on Tuesday night- she is sick. We hope she is better soon.


Tuesday November 16 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Child's Vest with Julia

Julia's vestJulia is a new teacher for The Knitter's Edge and she is a very bright designer as well.  Join Julia to knit up this Garter St childs vest.  Work it up in whatever size you wish because Julia will help you "design" your own sizing!  Knit on the diagonal with a worsted weight yarn.  A great Holiday gift for any little girl or boy!  Bring size 7 & 8 needles to determine gauge.  yarn available at the shop.  Julia will provide the pattern.  Sign up soon as space is limited.




Wednesday November 17 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Felted bags with Lauren

mary bag

Lauren is back for more felted bags.  Every class with Lauren has been full!  Don't miss one of her classes where you will learn a lot about felting.  She has several felted bags to choose from- all using 2- 4 balls of Galway and an 24" size 11 needle.  You will need to purchase a pattern at the cost of $5.00.  Specials on Galway will be available.   

SIGN UP SOON! I am not kidding- her classes fill up!






 Wednesday November 17  1:00 - 3:00 PM
Snow People with Lynn
snow peopleLynn is back to help you knit up your own Snow People family.  Make just one snow person, or the entire family.  These will look great under your tree this holiday season. 
Call for  more information on what needles you need to bring ( basically cause I forgot to check).  All yarn is available at the shop.   

Tuesday November 9-- 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Moebius Cast On with Debra

MoebiusDebra has agreed to do another Moebius Cast- on Class for us.  If you could not make one of her other classes- please do not miss this one!  Her cowls are a beautiful works of art, and really fun and interesting to knit.  You will learn Cat Bordhi's Moebius cast on, and an I- cord bind off technique.  Please call to sign up, as space will be limited.  You need to arrive prior to class to get your yarn wound.  About 400 yards of aran weight yarn is needed.  Most have used Aracaunia's Panguipiulli,  shown here.

Needed is a 40" long size 10 needle- available at the shop. 

Tuesday Night 6:30 - 8:30 Washcloth on the couch class
Thursday Morning 10:00 - 12:00 Washcloth class with JoAnne
SunflowerNext Tuesday evening, and next Thursday morning we will be trying a new type of cloth construction.  The brown center is knit first, then the petals are knit and attached as you go.  It is really different.  I am very proud of this one- it looks very good. Join me please.  Bring size 7 needles.


Friday mornings 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Knitting with Eileen and JoAnne
Join Eileen and I any Friday morning for some great project ideas.  This is a General Knitting class- you can always work on whatever project your heart desires!


Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Socks galore with Eileen and Pat

Pat's Nov. socks
Join either Pat or Eileen every Saturday afternoon for some intense sock time.  This month, Pat will be knitting up these socks that will teach you how to cable without a cable needle, and how to make an afterthought heel.  Pat's are knit in String Theory.  Eileen has worked up this mini sock to go on a wooden key chain. 
Mini socks
Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 and Saturday Morning 10:00 - 12:00
Mittens with JoAnne & Eileen
first mittenJoin our efforts to make kids mittens for our Holiday Mitten Tree.  We will start with beginner mittens- done on 2 needles.  Bring size 5 & 7 needles.  We have the Encore at the shop, just one ball is all you will need.  If you have never knit a pair of mittens before- this is the right pattern and class for you.  Join us either on Wednesday afternoons or on Saturday mornings this month.
 mitten in the roundNext we will be working on mittens in the round- they may look the same, but will teach you a whole new technique!  Bring size 5 & 7s for the flat mittens, size 7 double points for the mittens in the round.


General Knitting with Linda Miller
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Yes I know it looks like red/white/green yarn, but each hank contains 2 -50g hanks- one green/white, one red/white.
Holiday Sock yarn
Linda knit up these Holiday socks as  fraternal twins.  But the most interesting thing is that the yarn  came as part red/white, part green/white. If you look closely you can see that Linda even added a design of candy canes all along the cuff.  Very nice work with Holiday Sock yarn.
Holiday Socks  




Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Knitting with Linda Jones


Towel TopperLinda is working on this towel topper once more this week. This is a great Holiday Gift idea. Join Linda this 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 from 1-3 PM on Tuesday afternoons.











WOW!  Look whats still in the Pool!
SOCKOTTA and BUNGEE sock yarns are once again on sale $5.00 each this week  One ball makes a pair of socks. The pool is FULL as more Bungee has just been added.

SockottaSockotta is a wool/cotton/nylon blend that works up great into light weight socks as well as baby sweaters, and scarves.  This is a fingering weight yarn.  One- 100g ball will make a pair of socks.
BungeeBungee is a merino/ nylon blend with a bit of elastic.  It makes awesome soft socks. Only one ball of this DK weight yarn is enough to knit up a pair of socks.  Also makes great hats- due to the stretchy nature of this yarn.  This yarn comes in several solid shades as well as variegated colorways.
Patterns available for either yarn.

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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