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Knitting with STYLE!?

August 19, 2019

In this issue:  Am I a Western or Eastern Knitter?   Shop News   Holiday Countdown  The Tip Jar   Upcoming Classes

Am I a Western or Eastern Knitter?
There is no wrong way to knit!

There is a great divide in the knitting world, and it all has to do with how you wrap your stitches.

Most common here in the US, and in most of Western Europe (hence the name) is Western-style knitting. Western knitters enter a stitch through the front and wrap counter-clockwise (seen from the top). This means that when you look at the needle from the top, the stitches line up like this:
Both English- and Continental-style knitting are Western methods.

Eastern knitting is more common in the Middle-East, Portugal, and South America. Eastern knitters enter the stitch through the back, and wrap clockwise. Seen from the top, the stitches line up like so:
/ / / / 
Here at Yarnivore, we have found that most of our knitters from Mexico City knit in the Eastern style.

Neither is right or wrong, and you can't tell by looking at a finished piece which method the knitter used. They do have very major differences in how they work increases and especially decreases, though. It's difficult for Eastern and Western knitters to use one-anothers' pattern without learning how to translate the different increases and decreases.

Advantages/disadvantages? Eastern knitters have the easiest time with purling - it's really easy to purl Eastern-style. Western knitters, however, are less likely to split yarn (because it's mostly made for Western knitters). 

Next week: The two main Western knitting styles

Shop News

Featured Notion
Attention Lefties! We now have LEFT-HANDED embroidery scissors, perfect for snipping yarn or small pieces. If we have enough interest, we might also bring in left-handed fabric shears, too.

TRUNK SHOW this weekend!
Do you love color? We do too! If you love color like we love it, then you'll LOVE the yarns that Zorn Junction Dyes. This is their first trunk show at Yarnivore and we're so excited to see these pretties in person!
Check out their Pinterest page for a preview!

Regular and Upcoming Events
Every Tuesday at 1 pm - Yarnivorphans Meet-up at Panera 

1st and 3rd Fridays - Friday Night Cravings here at Yarnivore
Saturday, August 24 - Zorn Junction Trunk Show
October 11-20 - 2019 Hill Country Yarn Crawl
EVERY DAY - Open Stitching in our seating area anytime we're open!

Weeks until Christmas: 18
Weeks until Hanukkah: 17


The Tip Jar

What length of circular needle do you need? Here are the most common sizes and what they're used for:
-16" circs are the most commonly used for knitting hats
-24" circs are used for bags, kids' clothes, and small adult sweaters, and are the most common size for small back-and-forth projects
-32" circs are good for baby blankets, small and medium adult sweaters, and medium sized back-and-forth projects
-36" or 40" circs are used for medium and large adult sweaters, shawls, adult blankets and most large projects


Knitting: Weaving in Ends Invisibly

Tuesday, August 20 from 6-8 pm, $18
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Do your ends show? Do they worm their way to the front? Are you (gasp!) knotting them? Let Wendy teach you the better way to weave in and hide your ends so that they never come out and never show!

You'll need to bring swatches of stockiette, garter stitch, and seed stitch to this class.

One 2-hour session

Six Months To Be A Better Knitter (SiMonBeBeK)


First Session is Wednesday, August 21 from 6-8 pm, continuing every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
Cost: $183
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Bored with basic knitting? Ready for a challenge?
Join Wendy for this 12-week class where you will learn the following techniques

Lesson 1~ Embossed Knitting — Lesson 2~ Stripes — Lesson 3~ Cables
Lesson 4~ MultiDirectional Knitting — Lesson 5~ Shadow/Illusion Knitting
Lesson 6~ Lace Knitting — Lesson 7~ Mosaic Colorwork
Lesson 8~ Stranded Knitting/Fair Isle — Lesson 9~ Brioche
Lesson 10~ Intarsia — Lesson 11~ Entrelac — Lesson 12~ Quilted Knitting


Knit and Crochet Workshop with Beate

EVERY Thursday from 1-3 pm, $18 per session
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Beate

Need help with a project or technique? This 1-session class is a great way to get help and see what others are working on! Beate will help with reading patterns, reinforcing techniques, and building your confidence. Beate can assist with either knitting or crochet projects.

One 2-hour session

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Saturday, August 24 from 10 am-4 pm, $48
Craft: Weaving
Teacher: Debbi

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

Knitting Workshop
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Each session is $18
Upcoming sessions,
   Sunday, August 25 from noon-2 pm
   Tuesday, September 3 from 6-8 pm
   Sunday, September 15 from noon-2 pm

Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

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


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