November 12, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
  A whole big bunch of new stuff has just arrived this week- new needles, new yarns, new toys.  The shelving and the floor space is getting very crowded.  Stop by to see all of the new goodies.  And to go along with the new stuff- we have added several new classes, and new teachers.  Stop by- check it out!


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 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.
NEXT THURSDAY:  During the charity knitting class on Thursday, November 18 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM, I will be teaching mittens. Join us for some knitting to help others and learn to make a pair of mittens.

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!



clicks- 3 sets 
New Addi Clicks-  arrived just a few days ago- a beautiful set of bamboos.  Well now just today- the UPS guy stopped by with a big box containing ... (DRUMRIOLL PLEASE)... Addi Clicks LACE! So now we have 3 types of Click sets- regular point, bamboos and now Lace tips.  They are all beautiful, and the cases so soft and inviting.  Get your set today, or put it on your wish list. These sets are terrific for travel! 
Feature yarn of the week
Noro Kureyon
kureyon ballKureyon is a yarn that has been around for many years and it just keeps getting better with age!  Kureyon is best known for its colors- deep rich and vibrant.

Kureyon hat 
Just one ball makes this great hat. Get the pattern free at the shop. It takes little yarn and little time. Make several before the Holidays. With the vast color selection we have, you could knit one up for every member of the family- men included.
So many beautiful colorways to choose from. Pattern free with yarn purchase.
This Weekend's Class List

Classes for the Week of November 9-13 

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 one takes only 1-- 100g hank of Kudo- an all season yarn with great striping colors.  Pick up a copy of this pattern at the shop- free with your purchase of Kudo.

Kudo Scarf


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!

Saturday November 20- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Seaming Class with JoAnne

I have been asked to run this class again- learn how to properly sew up all of your seams to give a nice quality finish to your projects. Just bring a sewing needle- suitable for yarn (we also have them available at the shop). I will provide everything else. We will learn several seaming techniques- using swatches I have already knit. I promise you will learn a lot. Seating is limited- call to sign up 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!  UPDATE:  Only a few seats remain!






 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 Night 6:30 - 8:30 Washcloth on the couch class
Thursday Morning 10:00 - 12:00 Washcloth class with JoAnne

turkey clothNext Tuesday evening, and next Thursday morning we will be working on a very seasonal washcloth- our very own Turkey! Join us and get this cloth knit up before the holiday. Join me please.  Bring size 7 needles.


Friday mornings 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Knitting with Eileen and JoAnne
Join Eileen and me any Friday morning for some great project ideas. This is a General Knitting class- you can always work on whatever project your heart desires!  Also- Coming soon- very soon- a Friday afternoon beginner's class! Watch for more info on this next week. 


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- 1-3 PM on Tuesday afternoons.


Linda is now working on some great ornament ideas- watch for those right after Thanksgiving.











WOW!  Look whats still in the Pool!
LAST CHANCE AT THESE TWO YARNS and we are really stocked up with Bungee!
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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JoAnne Turcotte
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