What to Make: Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Ursa  sweater knitting pattern by Jacqueline Cieslak

Ursa sweater knitting pattern by Jacqueline Cieslak

Meet the Ursa sweater! The designer, Jacqueline Cieslak describes this as a “bear of a sweater – chunky, bold, snuggly, fierce,” and I totally agree! I love details on this cropped pullover and I am dying to knit it for myself.

I think it looks so fun to make and even better to wear. I can imagine throwing it on over a tunic and leggings or maybe a long sweeping dress just like Jacqueline. It’s so cute!

Ursa  sweater knitting pattern by Jacqueline Cielsak on Ravelry

Ursa sweater knitting pattern by Jacqueline Cielsak on Ravelry

Ursa will knit up perfectly using Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn. My friend Jesse at Knit One, Crochet Too started one in Sky Blue and, let’s be honest, I totally got cast-on-itis when I saw this photo:

Ursa  sweater in  Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn  from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ursa sweater in Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

GAH! Don’t you just love it? I want it. The accent stitches really pop and the sweater looks like the squishy dressed-up sweatshirt of my knitting dreams.

I’m going to make Ursa and I hope you’ll join me for a new knit-along!

Ursa KAL Dates and Details

Ursa will be fast to knit and we can get it done in just a couple of weeks! Here’s the plan:

Wednesday, July 17: Announce the KAL!

Thursday, August 1: KAL kickoff and cast-on with details about knitting the half-brioche stitch, neck and shoulders of the sweater.

Thursday, August 8: Working the German short row bust darts and finishing the body of the sweater.

Thursday, August 15: Knitting the sleeves, finishing the neckline and blocking.

Thursday, August 22: Wrap photos!


How much yarn do I need?

Sizing notes from the designer: To choose your size, measure the circumference around the fullest part of your bust, then add 2-6” (depending on how much ease you want) and choose the closest size.

Finished Measurements: (34, 38, 42) [46, 50, 54] {58, 62, 66} inches at bust

Yarn requirements: (4, 4, 5) [5, 6, 6] {7, 7, 8} skeins of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn

17 colors of  Baa Baa Bulky merino wool  yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

17 colors of Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

How to find the pattern, yarn and join the KAL

Pattern: Ursa — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn.

Get your yarn: Find the yarn at a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns or here on our website.

Let us know you’re joining the KAL! Leave a comment on this post, join our Facebook KAL group, and use hashtags any photos with #eweeweyarns and #BaaBaaUrsa on Instagram.

What color will you choose?!


What to Make: Harvest children's sweater

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Harvest Cardigan  by tincanknits

Harvest Cardigan by tincanknits

Harvest is the perfect example of a timeless cardigan. This sweater designed by tincanknits is a great way to learn how to knit your first cardigan and what better way to try it than on a small human?

Not only is Harvest a perfect next step for any knitter but it’s a free pattern that is accompanied with tutorials for every new adventure in the design. You can totally do this!

Look how cute!  Lindseygilger’s Harvest #3  on Ravelry

Look how cute! Lindseygilger’s Harvest #3 on Ravelry

Harvest is knit using a worsted weight yarn and that means Wooly Worsted washable yarn from Ewe Ewe will be an excellent substitution choice. Wooly Worsted is a superwash merino yarn meaning it’s soft, washable and dryable making it just the right choice for a kid.

So dapper!  krameri’s Harvest #2  in rich navy blue on Ravelry.

So dapper! krameri’s Harvest #2 in rich navy blue on Ravelry.

As you can see by these project names, knitters love to make the Harvest cardigan again and again. For children, the pattern is sized from 0-6 month though to 8-10 years and it seems really wearable at any age!

Knit it in Midnight Blue or any fun bold color of Wooly Worsted.

Or maybe you’d like to use a soft shade for a sweet newborn. Anything works!

herbsLillie’s Harvest project  on Ravelry in a soft pink

herbsLillie’s Harvest project on Ravelry in a soft pink

Choose your color: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted washable Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Children’s sizes: 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs) 

Yarn: 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) balls of Wooly Worsted washable yarn in the color of your choice

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Harvest — free on tincanknits.
Harvest — free on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted washable yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Enjoy knitting your new project using Ewe Ewe yarn!


What to Make: Charles + Chelsea baby blanket

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Charles + Chelsea  baa blanket knitting pattern

Charles + Chelsea baa blanket knitting pattern

Meet Charles + Chelsea. This stitch sampler baby blanket has been a hit since the day it debuted! This knitting pattern combines basic knits and purls into an elegant and stylish baby blanket.

This blanket pattern is perfect for any skill level of knitter from beginner to advanced. It’s stitch sampler blocks will help a newbie learn a new technique and keep a seasoned knitter interested the entire way.

Charles + Chelsea baby blanket  designed by Pauline Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Charles + Chelsea baby blanket designed by Pauline Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Soft and washable, the Charles + Chelsea baby blanket is knit using 4 balls of Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky Merino superwash yarn. Shown here in the color Soft Sage, the sophisticated blanket would look lovely in any shade that works for baby.

We have 17 colors in Baa Baa Bulky now which means there are so many options to make this blanket just right for the little one in your life. You could try some baby shades like Cotton Candy or Sky Blue.

Or go bold with colors like Berry, Citrus Pop, Teal or rich Indigo.

Plus, if you’d like to make some other baby items, you can shop our Baby + Kids Knitting Patterns and knit a sweet sweater, hat, or Welcome Mocs to coordinate. How fun!

Choose your color: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Size: 28 x 30 inches after blocking 

Yarn: 4 balls of Baa Baa Bulky Merino yarn in the color of your choice

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Charles + Chelsea — on Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Charles + Chelsea — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky Merino yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Enjoy knitting your new project using Ewe Ewe yarn!


Spirit of Trees Sweater Pattern by Irina Anikeeva

Spirit of Trees  sweater pattern by Irina Anikeeva using  Ewe So Sporty merino yarn

Spirit of Trees sweater pattern by Irina Anikeeva using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn

Beautiful botanical lace hugs the neckline of this gorgeous new sweater knitting pattern by Irina Anikeeva. Spirit of Trees is designed with Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe and it looks incredible!

Spirit of Trees  sweater pattern by IrmianDesign using  Ewe So Sporty merino yarn  from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Spirit of Trees sweater pattern by IrmianDesign using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Spirit of Trees is a seamless sweater that is worked from the top down to the hem. The vining leaf lace design wraps the yoke of the sweater giving it a subtle elegance and romantic feel.

nayus’ Spirit of Trees project on  Ravelry

nayus’ Spirit of Trees project on Ravelry

Twigfur’s Spirit of Trees project on  Ravelry

Twigfur’s Spirit of Trees project on Ravelry

Irina designed the sweater using Saffron Ewe So Sporty yarn and it is just stunning. Because of the simplicity of the design you could knit it for yourself in any shade that fits in your wardrobe making it a versatile piece for any season. And because Ewe So Sporty is 100% fine merino yarn it’s soft enough to wear right against your skin. Choose your color —

Find your shade: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino yarn.


Spirit of Trees sweater by Irina Anikeeva designed with Ewe So Sporty yarn

Spirit of Trees sweater by Irina Anikeeva designed with Ewe So Sporty yarn

How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
To fit bust: 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)” with 2-5” of intended ease
Finished measurements: 34 (37¾, 40½, 44½, 48, 52¾, 56¾)”

Yarn Amounts: 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino yarn

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Spirit of Trees — 20% off through June 9, 2019 on Ravelry!

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Enjoy knitting your new project using Ewe Ewe yarn!


What to Make: Ewe So Summer shawl by Meaghan Schmaltz

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Ewe So Summer  shawl designed by Meaghan Schmaltz for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe So Summer shawl designed by Meaghan Schmaltz for Ewe Ewe Yarns

The unofficial start to summer is here and I thought we’d celebrate with the magnificent Ewe So Summer shawl! Ewe So Summer was a huge hit as our the 2018 LYS Day project and now that it’s 2019 the pattern is available everywhere. Yay!

Ewe So Summer  shawl knitting pattern using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn

Meaghan Schmaltz designed this shawl to have a playful color blend from beginning to end. Even though the pattern looks like it might have stranded knitting, it doesn’t! The shift effect comes from slipping stitches and alternating colors on different rows. Basically, exciting stripes!

Ewe So Summer  shawl knitting pattern from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Now, let’s talk about my favorite topic: COLOR COMBINATIONS! 😍

I think the possibilities for color mixing is endless. Check out our Ewe So Sporty yarn to find a combo you love or take a look at the kits I created!

Maybe you’d like the original Ewe So Summer combo or maybe you’d like a brighter, cooler palette called Ewe So Spring?

Or perhaps you’d like a moody Ewe So Autumn shawl with rich Charcoal running throughout. Or a super icy Ewe So Wintery shawl might be your favorite to wear!

Take a look at all 8 color combinations on our kit page. There’s even a few tonal options with pretty blues and greens. See Ewe So Summer shawl yarn kits.

Choose your own color combo: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Finished Measurements: 80" wingspan, 20" at tallest point

Yarn Amounts: Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns
• MC: 2 skeins.
• CC1: 1 skein.
• CC2: 1 skein.
• CC3: 1 skein.
• CC4: 1 skein.
• CC5: 1 skein.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Ewe So Summer — also available on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Enjoy knitting your new project using Ewe Ewe yarn!


What to Make: Tegna by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks

Welcome to our weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so versatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

Tegna  lace tee knitting pattern designed by Caitlin Hunter

Tegna lace tee knitting pattern designed by Caitlin Hunter

Looking for a light and lacy tee for spring and summer? Look no further than the wildly popular Tegna knitting pattern from Boyland Knitworks.

This sweater is a showstopper! From the flowy fabric to the beautiful lace hem, you’ll be sure to wear this tee all year round. Think how nice it will look in the summer and how pretty it would look as a shell under a jacket for work in the fall.

Tegna knitting project by  LDirk7 on Ravelry

Tegna knitting project by LDirk7 on Ravelry

Fluffy Fingering merino yarn from Ewe Ewe would work perfectly for Tegna. The gauge of the sweater is a loose 22 sts over 4” which I get using a size US 6 needle. That means this project would knit quickly and practically fly off the needles!

Any color of Fluffy Fingering yarn would work so well in this project! Choose a neutral like the Charcoal one above or go for a bright Berry, springy Saffron or rich Red Velvet.

Plus, it’s a great price point in Fluffy Fingering. You’ll need 4 to 7 skeins depending on your size which works out to be $40-$70 dollars for a new, gorgeous top you’ll wear again and again.

Choose your color combo: Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Finished circumference at bust: 35.5” (38”, 43.25”, 48.25”, 53.5”, 58.5”, 63.5”) 

Fitting notes from the designer: This sweater is designed to be slightly oversized, with approximately 5-10” of positive ease around the bust. The sleeves are fitted, so make sure you pay attention to the sleeve circumference when choosing your size. (Schematic is provided in the pattern.)

Yarn Amounts: 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) balls of Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Tegna — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering merino yarn.

Locate: Find the yarn here or find a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Enjoy knitting your new project using Ewe Ewe yarn!