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. 

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 >