Designer Interview

Get the story behind Ewe Ewe Yarns!

On Thursday, June 18 I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Yarn Thing with Marly Bird podcast. It was a fun hour of chatting and answering questions about how I developed the yarns and built my company. Ewe Ewe Yarns was started by me, Heather Walpole and it all began with just one yarn in seven colors. I talk all about how I chose the fiber, colors and the big decisions I made when starting my own yarn company!

We also talk about my new book Scarves in the Round and some of the inspiration behind the scarves, cowls and neckwarmers that went in to the book. There's all types of projects starting with the simple and moving through to lace, texture and color work. Check it out! 

Read the show notes here.

Catch the Yarn Thing with Marly Bird podcast each Tuesday and Thursday morning on Blogtalkradio.com.

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KAL

Join a Mystery Knit Along!

You've heard of a knit-along but have you heard of a mystery knit-along? Ohhh, mysterious!

The way I usually host a knit-along (or KAL) is to announce the pattern and then work with you right through the sweater or hat or cowl. We all go at about the same pace and I give tips along the way, answer questions and we chat about how great our projects look. Fun!

But here's a twist! Meaghan at the Unapologetic Knitter is hosting a mystery knit-along or MKAL for short. All you know to at the beginning is that the project will be a hat! The pattern and all the steps to make the hat are REVEALED each week. How crazy is that? 

Meaghan's newest MKAL is also worked in the very popular technique called brioche knitting. Have you tried brioche? It's popping up all over the knitting universe, like in these two amazing designs Meaghan did for us here at Ewe Ewe.

Wander Which Way brioche scarf knitting pattern designed by Meaghan Schmaltz in Ewe So Sporty yarn.

Wander Which Way brioche scarf knitting pattern designed by Meaghan Schmaltz in Ewe So Sporty yarn.

Lilac Vines brioche cowl knitting pattern designed by Meaghan Schmaltz in Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn.

Lilac Vines brioche cowl knitting pattern designed by Meaghan Schmaltz in Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn.

See how awesome that brioche looks? And how incredible her designs are? I can't wait to work through a mystery hat project with her. The hat will probably be amazing and have some funky and unexpected design feature. I'm in!

The MKAL specifically features our Wooly Worsted yarn for the hat because of its great stitch definition and color selection. You'll need three balls, a main color, a bright color and a neutral color.

All the dates, plans and supplies are here in Meaghan's announcement

Click here to get the pattern! Click here to see the yarn. Read all the details for the MKAL at unapologeticknitter.com.

Now, what colors should I pick? What colors will you pick!

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Patterns

New! Show Off Shrug Pattern

Meet our newest fun-to-make pattern! The Show Off Shrug is a loose, oversized wrap that drapes gently over the shoulders and around the back. The shrug features both knitting and crochet so not only do you look cute but you can show off all of your skills in one awesome project!

A funky vintage-style granny square is worked with a super-stretchy knit border that hugs you just right. It's a fun project to make!

The Show Off Shrug is available in S/M and L/XL sizes. The one on the model is shown in the S/M which uses eight balls of our soft Wooly Worsted yarn

Check out the Show Off Shrug pattern here or on Ravelry.

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