November 19, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge

Thanksgiving is next week- we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  Then when we reopen on Black Friday, we will be kicking it up a notch- onward and upward to Christmas!  More ideas- more specials, more classes!



Welcome to Mitten Month!




 November is Mitten Month  
 Next Week:  Sideways Mittens! 
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.

See What's New!




Triana ScarfMEET TRIANA 
You all know Flounce- the flat yarn that knitted
up into soft ruffles up by grabbing just a piece of the strand.  And many of you got to see Cha Cha- where the track ran across the top edge to show you where to put the needles.    Both of those great scarf yarns will be back in stock before the holidays, but in the meantime- we welcome Triana.
Triana in Progress
Eileen's Scarf In Progress
This stuff is elegant!! 
Worked over 8 sts on a size 11 needles- it has the soft drape of Flounce- only larger and fuller, and has the built in guide track across the top like Cha Cha.  It is selling fast so come in to see it soon- very soon!
Just Arrived!



Cashmere Scarf Kits
Cashmere Kit
These kits- complete with their own carrying case- contain enough luscious cashmere to knit a Scarf.  Choose to knit one of the 7 patterns contained in this kit - or use your own pattern.  Of the 7 patterns- 5 are for ladies, 2 are quite Unisex. This is a very high qualitry Cashmere- very soft.
These new Silver charms are just right to hang from your key chain or your knitting bag.  Very reasonably priced for a great stocking stuffer as well.
New From Berroco!

Gamut Hat

Check Out Gamut!

 Gamut is a new hat design from Berroco.  Knit up this cute hat with just 2 hanks of JASPER- a beautiful striping Wool/ Acrylic blend. 

We carry JASPER in a full range of outstanding colorways.  Follow the link on the free Gamut hat pattern to see the color card for Jasper.




Follow this link to download your own free pattern for Gamut: . 

We will also have it available in the shop- free with the purchase of 2 hanks of JASPER.



This Week's Class List

Classes for the  Week of November 16-20

FRIDAY - November 19
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits with Debra
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - November 20
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginner's Mittens  w/ JoAnne- In the round!
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 - Seaming with JoAnne
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 5
Countdown to Christmas! 
Fantasy Naturale Towel Set

This Washcloth/Dishcloth and Kitchen Towel can be knitted up in no time using 2 hanks of Fantasy Naturale Cotton.  This set would make a wonderful Hostess Gift for Thanksgiving as well as the winter holidays ahead.  Knit up several - makes a great gift for almost anyone on your list.
Get the pattern free with the purchase of Fantasy Naturale.
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.  Class is Full and closed- but it will be held again soon!


Wednesday November 17 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Felted bags with Lauren

mary bag
Lauren held another sold out class this week!  Next time Lauren comes to see us she will be doing needle felting.  Lots more info on this next month!!  In the meantime- If anyone who started one of her felted purses needs help- just come on in- we'll help you get it finished.










Tuesday Night 6:30 - 8:30 Washcloth on the couch class

Towel & ClothNext Tuesday evening, we will be working on  this week's Countdown project- the Kitchen Towel set.  Join me on the couch please. 
Bring size 7 needles.

For the Thursday Class- who won't be able to meet on Thanksgiving day, we will work on this towel set the following week.


Friday mornings 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Knitting with Debra
Join Debra 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.   Debra taught the Moebius cowl classes and proved herself with her knowledge and her patience.  We are so fortunate to have her joining us now on a regular basis.


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 round    Next 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.

sideways mittensComing up soon will be these sideways mittens- Now these were REALLY fun to make.  

Note on the Wednesday Afternoon Class-   Please join Eileen and I for this great session.  Set the time aside to get more one on one time with a teacher, work on those holiday gifts, or just knit & relax.  Join us 4:00 - 6:00 PM every Wednesday.

Tuesdays 10:00 - 12:00
Jester Hat with Kathy S.  
3 cornered hatKathy knit up this fun hat with a interesting construction.  Join Kathy any Tuesday morning to try your needles on this one.  Works up easily with worsted weight yarn.











WOW!  Look whats new in the Pool!
Expressions is back at the very nice LOW price of $3.50 each.
Expression- Ball
Expression is a wool- acrylic blend that oozes color.  It is very soft and fast & easy to knit with on large needles. 
 Expression Hat 
Get this hat and scarf pattern free at the shop with the purchase of Expressions.  The pool is full now, but it won't be for long. 
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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1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA. 
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