Featured Yarn and Pattern
Better than babies laughing!? We're giggling ourselves silly over Sesame Street's Yip Yips, those curious creatures from Mars. Over the years, Yip Yips have learned all about Earth from their Earth-Book, even though it doesn't always lead them to the right information (check out their first encounter on Sesame Street, when they thought a telephone was a cow, a cat, and a chicken). We love Yip Yips for their personalities and fun colors and found a free pattern (Yip Yips by Carissa Browning) to make them (including both a crochet and a knit version!). Caryn made several, using Cascade's Pluff. This yarn is a bit thinner than the one that Ms. Browning used in her design but Caryn held Pluff double and did not have to amend the pattern. Each Yip Yip took just less than one ball of Pluff, including the fringe. You'll also need ping-pong balls and pipe cleaners for the eyes and antennae. Want to make your own Yip Yip? We have a limited number of pre-punched ping-pong balls and pipe cleaners; one set of balls & pipe cleaners free with purchase of each ball of Pluff.
Cascade's Pluff is a super bulky chenille yarn made of 100% polyester. It's machine washable (although we always urge you wash your handmade items carefully). Each ball is about 200g and has 262 yards.
Katrinkles in the House!
You know how much we LOVE beautiful artisan-made tools. Our newest love is Katrinkles - gorgeous laser cut wooden tools (stitch markers, needle/hook sizers, gauge rulers, and more). Check out their website, then head over to Yarnivore to ooh and ahh over these sweet tools!
This group of Yarnivores started back in the day when Yarnivore used to be closed on Tuesdays. You're invited to join them every Tuesday from 1-3 pm at the Garden Tea Lounge, which is inside Craftiques in the same shopping center as Yarnivore.
If you've lost the tightening "key" to your interchangeable knitting needle set, don't buy another one. You can use a paperclip instead!
Each session is $18
Wednesday, February 6 from 6-8 pm
Sunday, February 17 from noon-2 pm
You know you love Wendy's tips and hints and wish she could help you with every project! Well, now she can! Bring your projects and we'll all learn together from each other's challenges. Make your knitting look professional and lose all your fears!
One 2-hour session
Sunday, February 10, 17, & 24 from 3-5 pm, $48
In this class you will learn to increase and decrease, to knit in the round, to read a knitting pattern, and some fun new stitch patterns. FREE patterns are included for a hat, a baby blanket, felted coasters and more. By the end of class, you will have a finished hat, knit seamlessly in the round!
Three 2-hour sessions
Tuesday, February 12 & 26 from 6-8 pm, $33
Brioche Stitch is all the rage right now! It makes a beautifully soft, puffy rib that just cries out to be snuggled. Many knitters find Brioche intimidating, but Wendy's here to simplify it and make it easy to understand.
The first session will start with basic Brioche Rib in a single color, then in two colors. In the second session, we'll learn to increase and decrease in Brioche and to read a Brioche chart while working a fun Brioche scarf or cowl.
Two 2-hour sessions
Toe-Up Socks: Knit and Fit the Foot First!
Wednesday, February 13, 20, & 27 from 6-8 pm, $48
Learn to make socks from the toes up, so you always have enough yarn to cover your feet! This worsted weight sock is thick and warm, perfect for wearing around the house, or as a boot sock. You don't need to have any sock knitting experience. Make them look fancy, if you like, by using a self-striping yarn, like we did for the pair in the photo! (Also, if you hate swatching, these are the socks for you!)
Three 2-hour sessions
Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving
Saturday, February 16 from 10 am-4 pm, $48
Learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom. We’ll cover weaving terminology, direct warping, winding and managing shuttles, achieving a balanced weave and basic finishing techniques. As time allows, we’ll discuss weaving drafts, yarn choices for weaving, pattern planning and alternate methods of warping.
One 6-hour session
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