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!

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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. 

Pride Parade {free hat knitting pattern}

Pride Parade free hat knitting pattern

I grew up in a small town not really knowing any gay people or maybe I did but I didn't know it. When I got my first real job I made friends and I liked who I liked. I didn't know that my boss was gay and I really didn't care. She was great at her job and taught me a lot about design. After weeks on the job I asked a passing question about her "husband" and all of my coworkers had a good belly-laugh at my expense.

That moment was a pivotal learning experience in my life about how I live and love. I learned that I really, deep-down, don't care if you live your life differently than I do; if I like you, I like you and that's that. Everyone is different and they are taking a path through life just like I am. I want everyone to have the same opportunities to enjoy each day and that's why I designed this hat. We are all equal. It's that simple. So this is a simple hat with stripes. I sized it from baby to adult so you can make one for anyone and everyone you love. 

Pride Parade Hat

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #133
Designed by Heather Walpole

Sizes: Baby (Kid, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Measurements: 15 (16¾, 18½, 20½)" circumference; Stretches to fit 18 (21, 22, 24)" head size; 4¾ (5½, 6½, 7½)" high.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Wooly Worsted, 95 yards to 50g.
Color A: 1 skein or approx 26 yds, 14g (80 Indigo)
Color B: 1 skein or approx 23 yds, 12g (78 Sapphire)
Color C: 1 skein or approx 23 yds, 12g(50 Pistachio)
Color D: 1 skein or approx 23 yds, 12g (30 Saffron)
Color E: 1 skein or approx 23 yds, 12g (25 Orange Peel)
Color F: 1 skein or approx 23 yds, 12g (20 Red Poppy)

Note: Yarn amounts are based on the weight of Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn and may vary with other yarns. Amount shown is to create the largest size hat.

Needles: US 8 (5 mm) 16" circular knitting needles; US 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles.

Supplies: Stitch marker, yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows to 4" stockinette stitch.

Pattern:

With Color A, cast on 68 (76, 84, 92) sts, place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist cast on sts.

Round 1: *K2, P2; rep from * around. 
Work as for Round 1 for 4 (5, 6, 7) rounds total.

Next round: Knit.
Change to Color B and knit 5 (6, 7, 8) rounds.
Change to Color C and knit 5 (6, 7, 8) rounds.
Change to Color D and knit 5 (6, 7, 8) rounds.
Change to Color E and knit 5 (6, 7, 8) rounds.
Change to Color F and knit 3 (4, 5, 6) rounds.

Decrease as follows changing to double-pointed needles as needed to prevent stretching the fabric. 

Round 1: *K2, k2tog; rep from * around. 51 (57, 63, 69) sts.
Round 2: Knit around. 
Round 3: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around. 34 (38, 42, 46) sts.
Round 4: Knit around.
Round 5: K2tog around. 17 (19, 21, 23) sts.
Round 6: Knit around.
Round 7: K2tog around to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. 9 (10, 11, 12) sts.
Round 8: K2tog around to the last 3 (0, 3, 0) sts, k2tog, k1. 5 (5, 6, 6) sts remaining.

Cut yarn leaving a 6" tail. Thread tail through remaining sts. Pull tight to close hole and secure on the inside. Weave in all yarn ends. Block hat using steam or wet-blocking to set the stitches. Love!

Stitch glossary:
K – knit
K2tog – knit two stitches together
P – purl
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
st(s) – stitch(es)
If 0 is shown for a stitch count for the hat size being followed, disregard that instruction.

Ravelry Roundup: Lots of Love to Give

My Ewe Ewe Heart Heart free knitting pattern has been around since I first started designing free patterns for worsted weight yarn. With a heart in my logo it seemed only natural that I have a few knitted hearts in Wooly Worsted yarn laying around my studio. I love to make these with leftover yarn odds and ends and it looks like you do, too! 

Check out these great projects that use the heart in so many creative ways!

Free knitting pattern ideas

These are all great ideas from the projects section of the Ewe Ewe Heart Heart pattern on Ravelry. I love how creative people get! Attach some hearts to ribbon or string to make a bookmark or an adorable shop window display.

Knitted hearts by kadairh

Knitted hearts by kadairh

Knit hearts for a window display by maxfun

Knit hearts for a window display by maxfun

Embellish the stuffed hearts with letters and give them as personal valentines. What a special little note!

Knitted heart notes by prettyjess82

Knitted heart notes by prettyjess82

Make a heart as a pretty wedding charm for a special bride. Or spell out how much you love someone and use that heart!

Wedding charm by hello354

Wedding charm by hello354

Knit heart love message by playswithyarn3

Knit heart love message by playswithyarn3

Whatever way you want to show your love the Ewe Ewe Heart Heart is a great token.

Knit hearts for pride by tornangel012

Knit hearts for pride by tornangel012

See more ideas for this heart pattern on Ravelry. Download the pattern for the Ewe Ewe Heart Heart here.

TNNA: Wholesale Yarn Trade Show

It was that time again! Twice a year I head to market to promote Ewe Ewe Yarns to yarn stores around the world. The National Needlearts Association hosts a semi-annual trade show where yarn companies, pattern designers, and notions creators can exhibit their products and yarn stores come to shop and buy in bulk for their upcoming season.

Heather Walpole of Ewe Ewe Yarns

Hello! That's me, Heather, and Ewe Ewe is my yarn company. For the weekend of the TNNA show I get to introduce our merino wool yarn to wholesale customers. We only sell in bulk at this trade show. 

Ewe Ewe has three weights of merino yarn; a sport called Ewe So Sporty, a worsted called Wooly Worsted, and new this year is our thickest called Baa Baa Bulky. All three yarns come in the same palette of bright, modern colors. All the colors work together to create a bold, bright, happy statement in a yarn shop. 

There's also a FULL pattern line to go along with the yarns. I work with designers but I also design a lot of these patterns myself. Look at all this cute stuff!

Ewe Ewe Yarns trade show booth

Ewe Ewe Yarns trade show booth

If you're looking for our yarns take a look at our Where to Buy page >

Looking to learn more about Ewe Ewe Yarns for your store? See the wholesale info page or email us today!

Wainscot Scarf {free knitting pattern}

Wainscot Scarf FREE knitting pattern

Need a great, easy scarf pattern? This is it! The Wainscot Scarf is a simple stitch pattern that you work the same for every row. It's timeless design is perfect as a man's scarf and for a stylish woman.

This free scarf knitting pattern uses two balls of Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn and knits into a soft, scrumptious piece. It's great for you or to give as a gift!

Wainscot Scarf free knitting pattern

Wainscot Scarf {free knitting pattern}

Specs:

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #132
Designed by Pauline Walpole
Measurements: 7" wide x 68” long
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yards; 2 skeins (50 Pistachio) 

Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm) knitting needles
Supplies: Yarn needle
Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows to 4" stockinette stitch.

Pattern:

Cast on 20 sts.

Row 1: *K3, p1; rep from * across.

Work as for Row 1 until piece measures 68" or desired length.

Weave in all yarn ends. Block headband using steam or
wet-blocking to set the stitches. Love!

Note! This pattern is the same on the front and back and can be made wider or narrower than the suggested size simply by using a different stitch count. Any variation can be made by casting on a multiple of 4 sts. Example: Narrower scarf, CO 12. Wider scarf: CO 28. 

View this pattern on Ravelry >

Ewe Ewe Event: Yarnover Truck @ Bagby Beer in Oceanside

I'll be hanging out at an event with the Yarnover Truck on January 28! The truck will be at Bagby Beer Company in Oceanside, CA from 1-5 pm. Woohoo!

The Yarnover Truck is the first yarn store on wheels and this little mobile treasure travels all over Southern California. I'm so excited to have them come to my favorite local brewery and spend the day with them. We'll have lots of samples, a few sips of beer, and tons of laughs. 

The details:

 

Where: Bagby Beer Company
  601 S Coast Highway
  Oceanside, CA 92054
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017; 1 to 5 pm.
Who: Yarnover Truck and Heather Walpole
What: A trunk show, meet-and-greet, knitting fun!

Questions? Email me.

2-Hour Pussy Cat Hat {free knitting pattern}

Pussy Cat Hat

I've had a ton of requests for a hat pattern using Ewe Ewe yarns for the Pussy Hat Project. This is a political movement and while you may or may not support it this is a cute hat that you can make in pink or any other color. It's up to you!

Politics aside, I am happy that more and more people are learning to knit just to make these hats. Let's support new knitters and get them casting on whatever the case! Here is our free hat knitting pattern and as the name suggests – it's quick to make!

Pussy Hat Project knitting pattern

2-Hour Pussy Cat Hat

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #131
Designed by Heather Walpole

Measurements: 8-9" high, 17" around; stretches to fit 23-24" head
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yards; 1 skein (10 Berry).
Needles: US 15 (10 mm) 16" circular knitting needles
Supplies: Stitch marker, darning needle
Gauge: 8 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch

Notes: The yarn is held double throughout the hat by being pulled from the outside and inside of the skein. This hat uses the entire ball for an adult size hat.

Pattern:

With yarn held doubled, cast on 42 stitches, place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist cast-on stitches.
Round 1: *K1, P1, rep from * around.
Repeat Row 1 for 9 rounds more.

Round 11: Knit around.
Continue to work as for Round 11 until hat measures 8-9" from the beginning or until there is about 1½ yards of yarn left.

Bind off.

Pull the remaining yarn through the last stitch, lay the hat flat and sew a seam across the top to close the hat. This will form the finished kitty cat ears.

Wear you new hat with pride!

Find this pattern on Ravelry >