Joy Knitting: Projects You'll Love to Knit

Summer is the perfect time to knit for you. Small projects are fun to knit, not too hot, and you'll look so cute come fall! Try out one, two, or a few of these great projects from Ewe Ewe.

Miss Match Mittens use one ball of three of your favorite colors of Wooly Worsted merino. This soft yarn is perfect for mittens because it's totally washable! 

Bright and sassy, the Mile of Smile scarf takes you on a funky crochet journey. Choose 6 shades of Wooly Worsted merino >

You'll thank yourself for knitting the easy-to-wear Zoey Cardigan! When fall is here you'll throw it on every day! Uses Wooly Worsted merino yarn >

Big, boxy, casual, cool, cables. The Not A Jersey Girl pullover is as effortless as it is timeless. Knit in Wooly Worsted merino >

A great basic, the Happy Cowl features a spiral rib to swirl the coziness around you. Choose 4 balls of your favorite color.

See me on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell in the Ewe Ewe Yarns booth with me at TNNA.

Vickie Howell in the Ewe Ewe Yarns booth with me at TNNA.

Ok, it's a little ways away but I am so excited to be a part of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell! In October this new TV-quality knitting and crochet show will launch on YouTube and I want you to be there. I will be a guest on the show (I get to fly to Austin this month to film in studio!) and be working on some great projects with Vickie.

I can't share too much just yet but I want you to go over to theknitshow.com and subscribe. That way you'll get updates about when the show will air and details about all the FREE patterns that go along with the program!

Some fun knitting just for me

I don't knit for myself very often -- in fact I can't remember the last thing I knit just to knit. Most of my projects are new designs for Ewe Ewe which is fun but I think I need a crazy creative project every now and then to remind myself why I love to knit. 

After sneaking a cuddle with Amy Small's Penguono at TNNA I decided I need one of my own. Have you seen the Penguono by Stephen West? It's a huge oversized open cardigan that uses different yarns and mixes stash to make a crazy sweater that you can wear either way up. Yes!

Today I obsessively dug through my stash and landed on this mad mix of Baa Baa Bulky and many years of other yarns. I also talked Meaghan into making one with me!

Spontaneous #penguonokal FTW. Do you want to join us on our #penguonobandwagon? Come on!

Thoughtfulness abounds

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Have you ever instantly made a connection with someone? I met Jen at A Little Knitty (on instagram @alittleknitty) right around the time that my mom passed and we ended up chatting on the phone for almost an hour about our moms and their cancer journeys. Last week I got this note in my mailbox and inside was a bracelet that Jen’s mom had made. Her mom had left behind a collection of these handmade bracelets and Jen thought I might like to have one. I love it, Jen, so thoughtful. Thank you!

Halloween Houndstooth {free cowl knitting pattern}

What are you going to wear for Trick-or-Treat? This cowl! The Halloween Houndstooth cowl is a quick knit using the perfect two colors of Baa Baa Bulky yarn. This generous cowl will keep you looking festive and staying warm while you're handing out candy or taking that little cutie around the block.

Halloween Houndstooth features a simple slip stitch pattern that is easy to knit and creates the jagged houndstooth design. Doesn't it kind of look like little bats??

Halloween Houndstooth

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #134
Designed by Heather Walpole

Measurements: 13½" long and 26" circumference after blocking

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yarns, 100% merino
  Color A: 1 skein (99 Black Licorice)
  Color B: 1 skein (25 Orange Peel)

Needles: US 11 (8 mm) 16" circular knitting needles
Supplies: Stitch marker, darning needle
Gauge: 12 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch in the round

Note:

Don't cut the yarn at the end of each stripe! Carry the alternating colors gently up the inside of the cowl to avoid having too many ends to weave in.

Pattern: 

With Color A, cast on 88 stitches. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist cast-on stitches.

Knit 2 rounds.

Round 1: With Color B, *k3, sl 1; rep from * around.
Round 2: With Color B, k2, sl 1, *k3, sl 1; rep from * around to the last stitch, k1.
Round 3: With Color A, k1, sl 1, *k3, sl 1; rep from * around to the last 2 sts, k2.
Round 4: With Color A, *sl 1, k3; rep from * around.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 until piece measures 12" from cast-on edge or approximately 14 times more.

Work Rounds 1-2 one time more.
With Color A, knit 2 rounds.
Bind of with Color A.

Weave in all yarn ends and block cowl to set the stitches. Wear your spooky new cowl!

View this pattern on Ravelry. See more free patterns by Ewe Ewe. Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you!

We want our knitting TV!

Have you heard about this awesome new project? Our favorite knitting host is coming back to TV with a killer show about knitting. Vickie Howell, who hosted "Knitty Gritty" has a new show series all planned out and ready to go. She just needs our help! 

"The Knit Show with Vickie Howell" will be a new program on digital media so anyone anywhere can watch the show at any time and any pace. That's awesome. Are you a beginning knitter in Pennsylvania? Or are you an experienced knitter in Australia? It doesn't matter! Vickie and a plethora of designers, experts, and industry superstar guests will be right there with you. 

There will be two guests (including me! and some Ewe Ewe yarn that you love!) plus a full studio of knitters for each episode. This will be the first community-funded and internationally accessible episodic knitting how-to series which makes it a literal DIY of a DIY show. Awesome! 

Take a few minutes and watch Vickie explain the reasons why you should help this show get made:

If you decide to sponsor Kickstarter be sure to check out all of the great rewards that are available as a thank you for your support. If you loved "Knitty Gritty" (I know I did!) then help Vickie get this new show off the ground.

Visit "The Knit Show with Vickie Howell" on Kickstarter to show your support. Go to Kickstarter >

Ewe Ewe Event: Heather Walpole @ Wildfiber Studio for LA Yarn Crawl

Come say hello! I will be at Wildfiber Studio in Santa Monica on Friday, April 7. Baa Baa Bulky merino is the featured yarn at this shop during the Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl and we'll have free patterns to give you ideas on how to use it. I'll be there from 10-4 and I look forward to seeing you!

Details:

Who: Heather Walpole, owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns.
What: A meet and greet during the LAYC.
Where: Wildfiber Studio, 1453 14th St, Santa Monica, CA
When: Friday, April 7, 2017 from 10 to 4.

Map:

 

I hope to see you there and happy crawling!

2 balls is all you need!

Check out these great knitting projects using two balls of Ewe Ewe merino yarn. 

Elevensies by Meaghan Schmaltz using Ewe So Sporty yarn

Elevensies by Meaghan Schmaltz using Ewe So Sporty yarn

New from Meaghan Schmaltz is the Elevensies wrap using two balls of Ewe So Sporty merino yarn. The sample is knit in color Lemon Chiffon and makes a great accent to any outfit. Plus, the Elevensies pattern comes in three weights for the price of one. Bonus!

Spring Chicks crochet hats using Ewe So Sporty yarn

Spring Chicks crochet hats using Ewe So Sporty yarn

The Spring Chicks hat are cute, quick crochet caps that are sized for the whole family. Choose one ball of your two favorite colors of Ewe So Sporty yarn and get to work! 

Flower Fairy Hat using Wooly Worsted yarn

Flower Fairy Hat using Wooly Worsted yarn

Make this cute little flower for a little kid in your life. The Flower Fairy Hat uses two balls of Wooly Worsted yarn, one Pistachio and one other color. You could make a cute pink tulip like this one, or maybe a bluebell, or how cute would a pumpkin-colored cap be for a little boy in the fall?!

Rhythm and Blooms cowl uses two balls of Baa Baa Bulky yarn.

Rhythm and Blooms cowl uses two balls of Baa Baa Bulky yarn.

Shown in Teal here, the Rhythm and Blooms cowl has eyelets that twist into pretty mock-cable patterns. This cowl is soft and snuggly and works up quickly in our Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn.

Family of Hats knitting pattern in Wooly Worsted yarn

Family of Hats knitting pattern in Wooly Worsted yarn

Make one for everyone! The Family of Hats knitting pattern gently drifts from one color to another. Choose your two favorite colors of Wooly Worsted fun and see what happens!

Find our yarns at a store near you! See our stockists >

Vickie Howell can show you how it's done!

Vickie Howell worked up a great class for our new Doodle Stitch Beanie! This hat features an alternating stitch pattern that is interesting to both knit and look at. Take a peek:

The Doodle Stitch Beanie uses two balls of Ewe So Sporty yarn in your favorite colors. Plus, Vickie teaches a free tutorial right on her Facebook page. Awesome! 

You can get the pattern here or on Ravelry and find Ewe So Sporty yarn at your favorite yarn store or online.

Watch the video with Vickie Howell below and then use those same steps to knit your own Doodle Stitch Beanie!

Tell us what you thought of Vickie's class in the comments below!

Learn with Vickie Howell on Monday!

This Monday, February 27th, Vickie Howell will be featuring Ewe Ewe Yarns on her Ask Me Monday segment on Facebook Live. Vickie is going to be teaching how to make our brand new Doodle Stitch Beanie which features a fun-to-knit stitch that looks like squiggles. If you haven't tried a stitch like this before then it's a great time to learn it!

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

How to watch:

Now: Go visit Vickie Howell on Facebook and like her page.

Monday: Check Facebook on Monday at 12pm Central Time to watch her teach this pattern stitch!

Later: If you can't tune in while Vickie is hosting live, don't worry! You can see all of her Ask Me Monday segments right here.

Get the pattern:

Check out the Doodle Stitch Beanie or it's close friend the Messy Doodles messy bun hat. They both feature this funky stitch.

See you on Monday! Don't forget to like Ewe Ewe Yarns on Facebook, too.