December 7, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge

The days are still getting shorter, and the nights longer.  Nightime is a great time for sitting snuggled up at home knitting away on your Christmas presents.  We still have several new gift ideas each week so stop in and see what we have brewing.


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Also- remember that a Knitter's Edge Gift Certificate is the perfect gift for any knitter on your list!  

The Mitten Tree is Up!



Mittens for this Saturday Class:  Mittens for Me!!!  
Our tree is filling up- but far from full yet!  We need more Mittens!
We will be taking Mittens for the Kids- and for the contest up until December 18.  Thats when we will award prizes (and we got some good prizes this time).  After that we will continue to accept mittens for the kids through January.  There are over 400 students in this elementary school and we want to keep as many hands warm as we can.  I was told that the vast majority of the students are walkers so keeping these mittens are really needed.

 our mitten tree Our Snowman Mittens- Free pattern available for these mitterns as well as several others

snowman mitten


Our Mitten Tree is beginning to look full, but if you keep bringing them, we will find room for them.  More are needed!

First Time on Sale

Blue Heron
Blue Heron Yarn- you know these yarns-
        you LOVE these yarns. 
Now get them on sale at 20% off!  This is unprecidented! 
We have a large inventory of Blue Heron- all on sale this week only!!
Linda's Rayon Metallic Shawl

Rayon Metallic-- a lovely Glitzy yarn in beautiful hand painted colorways.  


Soft Twist Rayon2

Soft Twist Boucle is a super soft rayon with a lovely drape.

Egyptian Mercerized Cotton
Egyptian Mercertized cotton- more great colorways- 1000 yards of fingering weight cotton. Absolute luxury!

So what else is on sale???

Specials for This Week:
strickwear CALL STRICKWEAR Kits- 25% off- these are incredible kits that contain the many colors of lace weight merino wool to create a one of a kind scarf, shawl, or cape.

100% ANGORA! 
Angora Ball
We have a lovely Beret as last week's Countdown to Christmas pattern.  To go with this- we have put all of this yarn on sale at  just $5.00 each!  So for only $15.00 you can have a pure Angora Beret- what luxury.



Capriccio-  $5.00 each!
Capricio Scarf


Glitz is back!  And with this multicomponent yarn you get it in the softest fashion possible.  2 balls makes a beautiful Scarf- easy knitting on big needles.  At only $5.00 a ball- this is a real steal!  I am finishing up a Cowl- 2 balls- Loosely cast on 60 sts on a 16" size 15 needle.  Work in k3-p3 until almost out of yarn.  Bind off LOOSELY.









marshmallowssmallI am sure you remember this fun yarn.  Make a one ball Scarf in less than 1 hour-  Marshmallow is now 20% off - so now only $8.00 each!  Until its all gone!  100% nylon- washable & dryable.
Coliumo- on Sale 20% off. 
This is a great wool- silk blend.  very soft, and chunky for fast knitting.  Either one or two hanks makes this great cowl- one hank gives you a 10" cowl, two hanks- a 20" cowl.    Free Pattern available right here, or at the shop:


Coliumo CowlMaterials:
One or Two Hanks Aracaunia Coliumo
16" US 13 needles circs

Cast on 64 sts - join in the round.
Begin working 4x4 ribbing.
Work until almost out of yarn. 
Bind off loosely in pattern. 
Each hank yields 10".

Block it out some. Blocking does make all the difference in this scarf. It allows the ribbing to lie just a little flatter than normal.


This Week's Class List

Week of December 7 - December 11


TUESDAY - December 7
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- Beginning Crochet with Lisa
6:30 - 8:30-General Knitting with Linda J
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda Miller


WEDNESDAY- December 8
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 - December 9
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 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
6:30 - 8:30 -  Kid's Knitting with Marilyn
FRIDAY - December 10
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits with Debra
1:00 - 3:00 - Beginning Knitting with Debra
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - December 11
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Adult Mittens w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - December Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - December Socks w/ Pat

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.
Mega headband
Countdown to Christmas! 
Encore Mega Headband

We are getting down to the last couple of weeks - so speed becomes an important issue now.  This super fast headband is just the kind of project for these last weeks- one ball, and maybe 2 hours is all you will need. There is still time to make several before Christmas. 
All of our Encore Mega is on sale this week in the pool!  This free pattern- as well as several other free patterns for Mega- is available with the purchase of the yarn. 
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!


Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Beginners & other Knitters with Debra


Debra has so quickly turned into one terrific teacher!  So terrific that we have asked her to do another regular class for us- on Friday afternoons.  We ask all beginners to give this class time a try.  Debra is very patient and very knowledgeable.  She will take you far!  All knitters are welcome- especially beginners.



Saturday Afternoons 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Socks Socks Socks!!!

Pat and Eileen will be working on a new pair of Socks for the month of December.  Join them to have some fun and make a pair. 

Coming in January:  A weekday Sock class! 
Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM = SOCKS
Watch for more info


Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM and 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Stocking Ornaments with Linda J

Linda's Stockings

Join Linda on Tuesdays for some fast and fun knitted stockings.  These miniatures can be knit in either DK or worsted weight yarn.  They make a wonderful ornament or gift tie.  Bring size 3 needles for DK weight yarn, or size 5 or 6 needles for worsted weight.  Yarn is available for purchase at the shop.

Wednesday afternoons- 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday Morning 10:00 - 12:00
Mittens For Me!! with JoAnne & Eileen- Open to Knitters of all levels

maplewood mittens
Cabled Cuff Mittens

Many of us have knit mittens for the kids- for our mitten tree. Well now its time to knit some mittens for ME!!  I have 2 great patterns as well as a very simple beginners pattern. If you want to knit mittens- these 2 class times are for you.  Bring double pointed needles size 6.  Worsted Weight yarn available at the Shop for either mittens.
Join us either on Wednesday afternoons or on Saturday mornings this month. 
NOTE:  Bring size 7 straight needles for a real beginners pair.

Saturday Mornings 10:00 - 12:00 Noon
Terrific Beginners class with Eileen.

There is no one better at starting new knitters on the right path.  If you know someone who wants to learn- bring them in on a Saturday morning for Eileen's class.


Tuesday & Thursday Night 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Christmas Ball with Linda Miller

christmas balls

24K- a lovely glittery strand of nylon will quickly and easily wrap itself around your Christmas ball for a fast handknit tree decoration.  Bring double pointed needles- size 4.  The yarn and the Christmas balls are available at the shop.


Tuesday evening 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Crochet with Lisa
Lisa's ornaments
Lisa was feeling under the weather last Tuesday.  We hope she will be better by tonight- we need her to show everyone how to crochet up these cute little ornaments. Join Lisa every Tuesday evening for some great crochet work!

Thursday Evening 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Kid's Class with Marilyn
This Thursday December 9-- Marilyn will be holding her kids class- She has many Holiday ideas for the kids to knit.
Her Saturday Kids Class will NOT meet this Saturday, but will meet NEXT SATURDAY DECEMBER 18  1:00 - 3:00 PM. 








WOW!  Look whats new in the Pool!



ENCORE MEGA is BACK!!-- Only $5.00 a ball!
MegaLast year we featured Encore Mega for the many, many hats we all knit for the Homeless.  During that time, many knitters developed a love for this super quick to knit acrylic-wool blend.  It works up at 2 sts to the inch on size 15 needles- now that is fast!  We have several patterns available- including a few new ones.   Stop  by and pick up a few balls and a few patterns.  The pool is overflowing! 

Garter Mega hatThis hat takes only 1 ball of Encore Mega and about 2 hours.   A great last minute gift for anyone on your list.

New Mega cowl 
Try this great cowl- fast knitting with size 15 needles and 2 balls of Mega. Very warm around the ears. 
We also have free patterns for fast socks and a super quick baby sweater- all for Encore Mega!
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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