November 23, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge

I think I would be safe to say that for every retail business in America- this is indeed the biggest week of the year.  Thanksgiving week brings out the shopper in all of us- seeking bargains and gifts for the holiday season ahead.


At The Knitter's Edge- we are no different- we hope to razzle-dazzle you with specials all week long- with the biggest and best of course coming to all of you on Friday- ah Black Friday!


But to start off the week- we have come up with some specials for Tuesday and Wednesday- Get your knitting fix in before the Turkey fills you up on Thursday.  That day we will be closed, of course, but will reopen on Friday morning-  at our regular time of 9:30 ( no 4 AM camp out in front of the door for us).


For Friday & Saturday, we will bring you the best sales and specials we can offer.  You won't want to miss it.


Watch for my Weekend blast email coming to you early on Thursday evening so you can plan your day of shopping.  I will need to be in bed before Midnight that day!


Welcome to Mitten Month!




 November is Mitten Month  
This weekend and next week:  Sideways Mittens! 
Our new tree will go up next Tuesday, November 30 - one week from today, so please begin bringing in your Mitten tree donations next week. We have a tag for you to tie onto your contest entry before you hang it on our tree. All mittens will be donated to a Bethlehem School on or about December 18. Please help us fill the tree with color!

mitten imageMitten tree  

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!
So What's on Sale???



Specials for Tuesday and Wednesday
Bamboo Needle Set
This stunning Bamboo Needle Set from Chiao Goo  is now on sale at 20% off.  This set, complete with its Etched Bamboo Case, will indeed make a wonderful gift for any knitter on your list. Or put it on your own list! Supply is limited.
Expression    Expression Hat
Expression is a wool- acrylic blend that oozes color.  It is very soft and fast & easy to knit with on large needles. 
A wonderfully easy hat or scarf pattern is free with the purchase of the yarn.  Now only $3.50 a ball.

Multiplicity Scarf

It just keeps coming back- and you keep buying it up.  I was able to get a bunch more- this time in every color.  1 or 2 balls makes this great scarf.  On sale for $5.00 a ball.  Pattern free with the yarn purchase.

LLama Cotton Grande
LLama cotton grande sweater
We knit up a FAST toddler sweater that you could start on Christmas Eve and still give as a gift the next morning. Now on sale at a low, low  40% off!  Pattern for the 5- Hour toddler sweater free with the yarn purchase. 

Galway Paint and Galway Chunky Paint-
Galway PaintAll on Sale for $5.00 a ball. These are great yarns for felters.  Great variegated colors work up to make cool patterns in felted bags & hats.  Also perfect for mittens for this winter- and we got the patterns for them!!
This Week's Class List

Classes for the  Week of November 23 - 27

TUESDAY - November 23
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 - Washcloths  with JoAnne

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

6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda Miller


WEDNESDAY- November 24
10:00 - 12:00 - Knit & Crochet with Pat

1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
4:00 - 6:00 - Gift Knitting 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 25

FRIDAY - November 26
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knits with Debra

10:00 - 12:00 - Kid's Clinic with Marilyn

1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - November 27
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 4 Drift Neckwarmer
Countdown to Christmas! 
Drift Neckwarmer

This neck wrap is worked all in garter stitch on big needles with a new Rowan yarn called Drift.  Drift is a roving- or soft twist one ply with beautiful drifting colors.  It is a lovely 100% wool.   This project is perfect for the beginner who wants to knit up  a killer gift for someone this Christmas.  Add 2 large buttons for accent and style.

Drift ballThe pattern is free at the shop with your purchase of 2 balls of Drift.
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!


Friday November 26  10:00 - 12:00

Kid's Clinic class with Marilyn


Marilyn is holding a very special kids class this Friday-- BLACK FRIDAY. So while you are shopping for the best in knitting supplies- your junior knitters can be picking up some new techniques.  Please call to sign up as space is limited.




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

Towel & ClothThis 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, so we will work on this towel set the following week.


COMING SOON!!! Friday Afternoon- 1:00 - 3:00
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.
NOTE:  If you want to make the moebius but missed Debra's classes last month- Join her on Fridays and make your own moebius Cowl.

Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 and Saturday Morning 10:00 - 12:00
Mittens with JoAnne & Eileen

sideways mittens
Join our efforts to make kids mittens for our Holiday Mitten Tree.  This week we will be working on the sideways mittens.  This pair is a truely FUN one to make.  The sideways construction- all in garter stitch- will look great in a self striping yarn such as is shown here.  Bring size 7 or 8 straight needles.  Yarn is available for sale at the shop.  One ball is all that is needed.

If you have never knit a pair of mittens before- this is the right class for you.  Join us either on Wednesday afternoons or on Saturday mornings this month.

Note on the Wednesday Afternoon Class-   Please join Eileen and me 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.

Tuesday Night  November 23
Crochet Class with Lisa

Lisa will be away for Thanksgiving this week- but will return next week with some great crochet Christmas ornaments!








WOW!  Look whats new in the Pool!



Grande ScarfAs a very Special Thanksgiving Week Special:  For Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY- ALL Baby Alpaca Grande will be on sale at 25% off. 
You BEGGED us to put this yarn on sale again so you could all stock up on this alpaca softness for cowls, scarves, hats, and so much more! 
This time- even the Brand new Grande Glow is on sale as well.  Do not miss this!!  And to make this sale extra special- I have a new scarf pattern- My Black Friday Special.  It takes 2 hanks of Baby Alpaca Grande.  Full of cables- it measures about 6" x 70" long when finished and blocked.  What a beautiful gift this will make.
Get this new scarf pattern free at the shop with the purchase of 2 hanks of Baby Alpaca Grande or Grande Glow. The pool is full now, but it won't be for long. Sale price good ONLY Tuesday and Wednesday.
Grande located in the pool as well as on the shelves. 
In Closing...

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Check out our extensive list of classes- all at just $6.00 per class. 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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Bethlehem, PA. 
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