Back to Basics in Creative Knitting Magazine

The Winter 2014 issue of Creative Knitting magazine features some adorable patterns using Ewe Ewe yarns. There is a large knitting pattern feature called Back to Basics that shows off just how wonderful our yarns are for children's garments.

Happy Cheer baby hoodie knitting pattern in Ewe Ewe sport-weight yarn

I love the Happy Cheer baby cardigan! This pattern uses our Ewe So Sporty washable merino yarn in the Wheat color. That means you can knit this for the sweet little guy in your family and then just throw it right in the washer and dryer! Easy care, happy life!

Cambridge Cap & Scarf

This cute Cambridge Cap & Scarf look so cozy and warm for your mini-me. As Creative Knitting says, "Match a deliciously soft yarn with easy stripes and you get instant chic style!" I couldn't have said it better myself! This set uses our Wooly Worsted washable merino yarn in colors Wheat and Sky Blue, a sophisticated and sweet color combo.

Check out the entire issue at creativeknittingmagazine.com or pick it up at your local yarn shop or book store. There's always tons of great patterns in every issue!

Book Review: Brioche Chic + A Giveaway!

Today I'm excited to show you a new book by our friend Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. Mercedes has been a happy influence and supporter of Ewe Ewe since she and I first met and her new book Brioche Chic includes some Wooly Worsted yarn! 

Brioche Chic is a beautiful collection of brioche stitch knitting patterns and instructions. Brioche knitting is an interesting technique that is a bit different than a regular knitted or purled stitch. It creates an incredibly bouncy fabric and really shows off the stitch definition. 

Basic Brioche Scarf
Basic Brioche Cowl

Inside, the tutorial instructions and illustrations do a great job of teaching this alternative knitting technique. There are easy get-you-started projects like the Basic Brioche Scarf and Basic Brioche Cowl. Both are so cute! 

Men's Cabled Crewneck
Smocked Blouse

Once you get the hang of brioche knitting you can move right in to some pretty amazing garments. Add regular knitting techniques like cables or make yourself an adorable Smocked Blouse. Want dat! 

Reversible Infinity Scarf

From gorgeous garments and shaping you can move on to brioche colorwork. Look at this amazing Reversible Infinity Cowl! It is knitted with Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn in Aquamarine and Charcoal. The two colors really show the depth and beauty of the brioche stitches. Plus, this cowl doesn't have a right side or a wrong side, it really is reversible! 

Our soft, bouncy merino yarn is only made better by the creative brioche stitches Mercedes designed. This cowl is squishy and super soft and you'll want to wear it all winter long.

And!! I've decided to give two lucky winners eight balls of Wooly Worsted yarn to make the Reversible Infinity Cowl and their very own copy of Brioche Chic! Look at that yarn...ohh! You'll have fun with that!

Brioche Chic book and Wooly Worsted yarn giveaway

To enter, simply visit the Brioche Chic page on Ravelry, and then leave a comment here telling me your favorite project from the new book. Be sure to enter your email address in the correct box when it is requested (don't leave it in the actual comment!). Entries must be posted by 10/16/14 at midnight PST and TWO winners will be chosen at random.*

*The giveaway is limited to U.S. readers only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. The winners will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.