E-News April 13th, 2018

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News from the Edge


Silky Wool

Silky Wool- A beautiful textured blend of Wool and Silk – DK weight.
Drachenfels– a stunning shawl when knit in Silky Wool.
See more ideas for Silky Wool below!

    A Yarn Favorite

Silky Wool
The Knitter’s Edge carries about 70 colors of Silky Wool.  One to match any mood.  Shown above is my Spring mood. 191 yds/50g.
Winterlong– a sweeping cowl to make long or short.  We made ours long with 2 hanks of Silky Wool.
Shown here doubled.
The textured pattern of Winterlong shows up nicely when draped long around Amanda.
Small Talk Shawl– FREE Crochet pattern that Becky worked up in Silky Wool.  A truly beautiful design.
A light border was used and we eliminated the fringe.  Used 4 hanks of Silky Wool.

Semi Precious Shawl – A FREE pattern.  A sampler type shawl with different sections.  Will definitely be an interesting shawl to knit.

Easy Folded Poncho –  a shop favorite! and most of our customers have chosen to knit it in Silky Wool.  Perfect for Spring, Summer, or Fall.


Yarn kits for a sweet baby girl Top & Hat
Yarn is Calico- a Dk weight cotton/acrylic blend
Kit also contains buttons,  Just add needles.

Yarn Kits for this Watermelon washcloth were a HUGE hit last summer.  And now these kits are back!!  Kit contains Fantasy Naturale Cotton.

Soap Chip bags can be covered with a Fantasy Naturale bag.   Soap by A Natural Alternative.  2 patterns in the kit.

News from The Edge

Join us on April 21 for Local Yarn Store Day! Noted crochet author and designer Sharon Silverman will be at The Knitter’s Edge from 11 am – 2 pm to celebrate all things crochet! 
Sharon’s patterns showcase crochet’s versatility in everything from high-fashion garments to oh-so-adorable baby items to home décor at every skill level. Wait until you see the samples! We’ll have a trunk show and demos to inspire you, plus a book signing and great deals on Sharon ‘s books including Crochet Scarves, Tunisian Crochet, Crochet Cowls, Easy Afghans, and more. Sharon will help you choose the perfect yarn. Come meet the author and try your hand at some crochet projects!
Books that Sharon will be bringing for sale and a book signing:
From Stackpole Books: 
    Crochet Cowls 
    Tunisian Crochet for Baby 
    Crochet Scarves 
    Crochet Pillows 
    Tunisian Crochet: The Look of Knitting with the      Ease of Crocheting 
    Beyond Basic Crocheting 

    Basic Crocheting 

From Leisure Arts: 

    Circular Afghans 
    Crochet Refresher 

    Easy Afghans 
    One-Skein Baby Projects 
    Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets 
    Tunisian Shawls 
Special Event!!
We will be Yarn Bombing for this event- Join us.  
See us at The Knitter’s Edge for more details 
plus- CLICK HERE for event info!   And… if you need yarn- we have plenty available FREE for you to use.  We appreciate your help on this project.
April 28- Southside Bethlehem
Classes Coming Up Soon
This Week’s Classes
Click on this link to get the full weekly schedule of classes- we have over 30 classes each week! 
Other classes coming soon:
Wednesday May 2– 6:30 – 8:30pm
2 handed Fair Isle refresher with Linda Miller
We had to postpone this class due to snow ( no more of that I hope).  Call to sign up, there are still a few seats available.  There is homework.

The Sunset Slouch Hat provides perfect training in 2 handed Fair Isle work.  We worked this FREE pattern in Worsted Merino Superwash.

Wednesdays– 1-3pm Crochet with Becky
Learn to crochet with us- beginner’s as well as seasoned crocheters welcome.   Many project ideas available including our exclusive Crochet 101 series.  Call to join us. 
Tuesday April 17  3:30 – 6:30pm 
Weaving 301 with Lynn

Join us on Tuesday, April 17 from 3:30 to 6:30 for Weaving 301 – Adventures with PickUp Sticks.
Create a sampler that can be used either as a table runner or wall hanging while you learn what a pick-up stick is and how it can expand your rigid heddle weaving experience. Experience with warping and basic weaving techniques is required for this class. Contact the shop to register and for warping directions, as well as additional information.
Cost is $35.00
Just 1 seat left.
Lace Work with Julia 
Monday April 16 & 23– 1-3pm
Beginning lace work.
Try your hand at lace with Julia’s help.  
4 swatches will be done to dip your toe in… then maybe a Lace sampler scarf?

Call to sign up.

Wednesdays 10-12- Julia’s class becomes a beginning (and general) knit & crochet class
Wanting to learn to knit or crochet?  Here is another beginner’s class to join.  Find one that fits your schedule.  Call to sign up.
Monday April 30– 1-3pm
Silk Hankies with Julia
Learn to create a knittable strand of silk from Silk Hankies to create a scarf.  Now this is one fun class!  Bring a range of needles: 5-7 or so.  
Call to sign up.
New Beginner’s Classes in progress-
Beginning Knit & crochet- your choice

Saturdays 10-12pm with Becky
Saturdays 1-3pm with Martha

Whether you are a newbie knitter or crocheter, join Becky or Martha for a new beginner’s class.  Call to sign up.
   What’s in The Pool?
This is the last week for Jeannee in the pool.  Just $3.00/50g ball
Jeannee Worsted has been sadly discontinued.  It is a wonderfully soft blend of cotton & acrylic.  Machine Wash & Dry.  Stock up now at this great low price.  
A perfect yarn choice for socks, baby blankets & chemo caps.  Note: We filled it up again!  Pool is full!
About Us
You can email us at unwind@theknittersedge.com 
Visit our website at www.theknittersedge.com
Check out our extensive list of classes.
I know you will find one you will enjoy… and remember,
there is never a commitment.  Try one class, or several, it’s your choice.
JoAnne Turcotte
 We are located at:
1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA  18018
Store Hours:
Mon: 9:30 – 4:00
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9:30 – 9:00
Fri/Sat: 9:30 – 4:00
Closed Sundays