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Sweaters for Every Size!

January 20, 2019

In this issue:  Size Inclusivity    Shop News   The Tip Jar   Upcoming Classes

Size Inclusivity

Everyone deserves well-fitting sweaters!

If you are an internet-savvy knitter/crocheter, you may have already seen the discussions on size-inclusivity on Ravelry and Instagram! What is size-inclusivity? It's designing patterns to fit a large range of sizes, so that plus size and extra-petite crafters aren't left out of garment construction. Generally, inclusive patterns will fit a bust/chest measurement from 30" to 60" and some strive to go from 28" to 72".

Often sweater patterns only include sizes up to a 42" bust/chest, which in most stores is about a size 12/14 - the average size of an American woman. This means half of all women are bigger than this! Many also leave out the very smallest sizes, starting at a 32 bust.

Size inclusivity includes more than just sweaters, too. Shawls, hats, gloves - these are often made as "one size" patterns, but shoulders, necks, hands, and heads all come in different sizes, too.

We agree that everyone deserves a sweater that fits, no matter what their size or shape. All of our classes are size inclusive, and our teachers can help you resize any pattern to fit. We will make an effort in 2020 to feature size-inclusive patterns as often as we can!

Shop News

Featured Pattern & Yarn
This is a gorgeous cardigan knit in Malabrigo Rios, one of our favorite yarns of all time! Jeri by Kat Riddell is a top-down sweater knitted all in one piece. It's a little bit classic, modern, and size inclusive, fitting busts from 28" to 72" with 4-8 inches of positive ease. Malabrigo Rios is a perfect yarn for this - breathable, machine washable (on gentle), with colors that will suit anyone.
Pattern: Jeri - $8 in-store or on Ravelry
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios - $15.50 (7¢/yard)

Parking this Friday

The Thirsty Horse Dance Hall will host their annual Cowboy Brunch this Friday starting at 7 am and lasting all day. This is one of their biggest events but they have promised to keep our part of the parking lot clear. They will have valet service and off-site parking for their customers, so if you come on Friday, you shouldn't have any trouble parking! And if you love country music and want some free food, maybe you'll want to stop there too!

Regular and Upcoming Events

Every Tuesday at 1 pm - Yarnivorphans Meet-up at the Garden Tea Lounge 
1st and 3rd Fridays - Friday Night Cravings here at Yarnivore
3rd Saturday from noon-4 pm - Spinner Saturday

The Tip Jar

Do you have a rough spot on your needle or hook? Here are some fixes using nail care tools:

For wooden or bamboo needles or hooks: use a fine emery board to sand off the rough spot, then polish it with a nail buffer before rewaxing the needle/hook.

For metal needles or hooks: a bad snag needs to be fixed using proper metal-working tools, but you can smooth a rough spot with a dab of quick dry top coat.


Knitting Workshop with Wendy
Lucy from Peanuts with pink hair in a booth labeled The Doctor is IN
Each session is $18
Upcoming sessions,
   Tuesday, January 21 from 6-8 pm
   Sunday, February 2 from noon-2 pm
   Thursday, February 20 from 6-8 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

Knit and Crochet Workshop with Beate

EVERY Thursday from 1-3 pm, $18 per session
Craft: Knitting & Crochet
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

Band (Inkle) Weaving

Saturday, January 25 from 1-5 pm, $33
Craft: Weaving
Teacher: Debbi

Would you like to make a band such as a belt, guitar strap, camera strap or hatband? Your rigid-heddle loom is certainly capable of doing such weaving. In this class, we’ll design and make a narrow band to learn the technique of warp-faced weaving.

Note! You can definitely do inkle-style or band weaving on a rigid-heddle loom, and that’s what this class is geared for. If you have an inkle loom, you may use it, but you must have at least 25 string heddles made for it and brought to class.

One 4-hour session

Knitting: Fixing Mistakes

Tuesday, January 28 from 6-8 pm, $23
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Dropped stitches, purling when you wanted to knit, unwanted increases, decreases, and yarn overs – we’ve all done them at some point in our knitting. Learn how to fix these mistakes and overcome your fear of ripping down and ripping out!

One 2-hour session

Beginning Tunisian Crochet

Saturday, February 1 & 8 from noon-2 pm, $33
Craft: Crochet
Teacher: Patrick

Is it knit? Is it crochet? Yes! Well, it’s crochet, but with the look of knitting! We’ll be teaching the the Tunisian Simple, Knit, and Purl stitches in the is introduction to Tunisian Crochet Class.

Two 2-hour sessions

Beginning Crochet

Saturday, February 1 & 8 from 3-5 pm, $33
Craft: Crochet
Teacher: Patrick

In this beginner level class, learn to make the basic stitches used in almost all crochet projects. Students will learn to make a foundation chain, single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc) and double crochet (dc).

Two 2-hour sessions

Beginning Knitting

Sunday, February 2 & 9 from 3-5 pm, $33
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Learn the basics and get yourself knitting! In this class you will learn how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. You’ll also learn how to combine knitting and purling to create different stitch patterns and textures, common knitting terms, and the basics of reading a pattern

Two 2-hour sessions

Intro to Lace Knitting

Monday, February 3 & 10 from 6-8 pm, $33
Craft: Knitting
Teacher: Wendy

Does knitting lace seem scary? Don't be afraid! It's easy! In this class, you'll learn to make holes in your knitting ON PURPOSE, to read lace patterns, and all the skills you'll need to start making beautiful lace projects!

FREE pattern with class purchase

Two 2-hour sessions


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