Knitting with STYLE!?
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:
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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
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!
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
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)
THERE ARE STILL THREE SEATS LEFT!!!
First Session is Wednesday, August 21 from 6-8 pm, continuing every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
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
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
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
Each session is $18
Sunday, August 25 from noon-2 pm
Tuesday, September 3 from 6-8 pm
Sunday, September 15 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
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