LYS Day is this Saturday, April 27th!

Local Yarn Store Day 2019

Local Yarn Store Day 2019

LYS Day is a special holiday just for knitters and crocheters to show local yarn shops (that’s what LYS stands for if you’re new to knitting!) just how much we love and appreciate them. It’s a special day dedicated to the stores that make this hobby their livelihood.

To celebrate LYS Day 2019 we have a new project that is only available in a yarn store! Meet the new shawl I designed called Something About Phoenix:

Something About Phoenix  shawl knitting pattern designed by Heather Walpole

Something About Phoenix shawl knitting pattern designed by Heather Walpole

This easy-to-knit wrap uses 4 balls of Ewe So Sporty merino yarn and is going to be one you’ll love to wear! Something About Phoenix will be FREE on LYS Day when you purchase your Ewe So Sporty yarn to make it at your local yarn shop.

Something About Phoenix  easy striped shawl knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix easy striped shawl knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix  striped wrap knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix striped wrap knitting pattern

How much yarn do I need?

Start by choosing your favorite 3 colors of Ewe So Sporty Merino yarn and see how they play off each other. One main color is held throughout and striped with a secondary color for each wing of the shawl.

If these are three colors that you wear all the time, decide which one is the main color and grab 2 balls of that. Pick up one ball of each contrasting color for the right and left half of the shawl.

Something About Phoenix  shawl knitting pattern with blue tones

Something About Phoenix shawl knitting pattern with blue tones

With 25 shades to choose from, the color combinations are endless! Look at this beautiful blue version. Sapphire was held throughout the shawl with Sky Blue on the first wing and Midnight Blue on the second. Keeping your yarn choices in the same color family makes a no-fail combo, too!

Find a local yarn store near you

Something About Phoenix LYS Day shawl pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Something About Phoenix LYS Day shawl pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe Ewe yarns are stocked at local yarn shops across the US. Take a look at our Stockists page to see if you’re shop carries our yarn.

Come see me!

As a special event on the big day, I’ll be at my LYS here in California!

Location: Yarning for You, San Marcos, CA.

Time: Saturday, April 27 from 10am to 3pm.

Come see me and we can pick colors, talk yarn and have a good time celebrating our LYS!

Be sure to stop in to your LYS this Saturday and let them know how much you appreciate them.

Socks on Saturday: Grillies ankle socks

Each Socks on Saturday highlights a sock pattern that you can use to knit yourself a pair of socks with Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn.

Grillies  sock pattern by Tabitha Jarvis

Grillies sock pattern by Tabitha Jarvis

Summer is coming and these cute lace socks are just want you need! How fun to admire your handiwork while you enjoy a sunny afternoon view.

Grillies are a free ankle sock pattern designed by Tabitha Jarvis. They’re meant to be light and breathable for those warmer months. Take a look at the easy-to-knit lace!

Grillies  free knitting pattern on Ravelry

Grillies free knitting pattern on Ravelry

I love the designer’s inspiration for these socks:

Grillies are a summery, breathable ankle sock with a more rounded toe. The name comes from the first pair I knit; they reminded me of grilled meat on a barbecue because of their color and the lace pattern.

Perfect! Grab your two colors of Fluffy Fingering sock yarn and get knitting for that BBQ!

I’m thinking that a Berry heel and toe would look super cute with Saffron grills. Or what about the original look with Red Velvet and Vanilla? Charcoal and Aquamarine? All good ideas!

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn and choose a combo that you love.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Women’s medium  

You’ll need:
– MC: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
– Heel and toe: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Grillies – FREE on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.

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

Happy Socks on Saturday!


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What to Make: Silver Springs summer tee by Robin Knits

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.

Silver Springs  summer tee on Ravelry

Silver Springs summer tee on Ravelry

Ahh, the weather is starting to turn. Now is the perfect time to whip up a basic tee for spring and summer.

Silver Springs by Robin Knits seems like the perfect option!

Silver Springs  seamless yoke tee knitting pattern

Silver Springs seamless yoke tee knitting pattern

The Silver Springs tee is knit from the top down and has cascading eyelets around the body. This seamless yoke design is knit using fingering weight yarn and I think Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering Merino would be just perfect!

Silver Springs  knitting pattern by Robin Knits

Silver Springs knitting pattern by Robin Knits

The colors of Fluffy Fingering yarn are perfect for this type of knitting project. Choose a nice neutral like Brushed Silver, Wheat, Vanilla or Sky Blue and you could wear this tank with ANYTHING in your closet.

Or maybe you’re thinking a bit of a spring fling is in order — wouldn’t Iris Blossom or Berry be so cheery? Yes!

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


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: XS, (S, M, L), (XL, 2XL, 3XL). 

Finished Bust Measurements: 31.5, (35, 39, 43.5), (47, 52, 56)”

Fitting notes: This top is designed to have 2-4” of positive ease at the bust. To achieve this fit, choose a size with a bust measurement 2-4” larger than your own.

Yarn Amounts: 3, (4, 5, 5), (6, 7, 8) balls of Fluffy Fingering merino yarn.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Silver Springs — 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!


Socks on Saturday: These Socks Are Bananas! 🍌

Each Socks on Saturday highlights a sock pattern that you can use to knit yourself a pair of socks with Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn.

These Socks Are Bananas  by Emma Kerian on Ravelry

These Socks Are Bananas by Emma Kerian on Ravelry

No, seriously, these socks really ARE bananas! Aren’t they the cutest things you’ve ever seen?

If you’re here it’s probably because you like quirky knits as much as I do – I have a whole pattern category dedicated to them! But when I came across These Socks Are Bananas on Ravelry their cuteness stopped me in my tracks. Bananas! Come on!

These Socks Are Bananas  free knitting pattern on Ravelry

These Socks Are Bananas free knitting pattern on Ravelry

I think you could do a few adorable color combos in Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn. Above is similar to the original design and uses Vanilla for the background, Citrus Pop for the banana, Saffron for the stems and Brushed Silver for the heel, toe and cuff.

These Socks Are Bananas  project on Ravelry by  rebelheart77

Or maybe you want to go totally crazy cute and knit colorful pair of wild banana socks. Yes, you do!

What if you did a Berry background, Citrus Pop bananas, Forest Fern stems and Iris Blossom accents?

A richer color traditional sock is possibly your banana of choice. Try a Vanilla background with Saffron bananas, Forest Fern stems and Charcoal accents. Tasty!

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn and choose a combo that you love.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Adult Medium (Adult Large)  

You’ll need:
– Background: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
– Bananas: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
– Stems: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
– Cuff, heel, toe: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: These Socks Are Bananas – FREE on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.

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

Happy Socks on Saturday!


Bonus matching mitten pattern!

U-Pick Mitts  cherry, banana, apple, and avocado mittens knitting pattern

U-Pick Mitts cherry, banana, apple, and avocado mittens knitting pattern

Emma Kerian has also designed a set of mittens with these bananas! The pattern is called the U-Pick Mitts because it also has charts for cherries, apples and avocados. What!

If you decide to knit the mittens, too, you’ll need 2 balls of Fluffy Fingering in your main color and 1 ball of any contrasting colors you choose.

Pattern: U-Pick Mitts – on Ravelry
Yarn: Fluffy Fingering merino yarn by Ewe Ewe


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What to Make: Split the Distance cowl by Meaghan Schmaltz

Welcome to our new 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.

Split the Distance  cowl knitting pattern

Split the Distance cowl knitting pattern

Look at all the texture on this cowl!

Split the Distance is a knitting pattern that creates big arrows with just a change in knits or purls.

Such a cool effect.

Split the Distance  knitting pattern on Ravelry

Split the Distance knitting pattern on Ravelry

Split the Distance is designed by Meaghan Schmaltz and offers two sizes.

Make a close fitting cowl or a longer infinity scarf.

Infinity scarf knitting pattern called  Split the Distance . Great for Wooly Worsted yarn from Ewe Ewe.

Infinity scarf knitting pattern called Split the Distance. Great for Wooly Worsted yarn from Ewe Ewe.

This design works perfectly for Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted Merino yarn. You’ll love how this yarn really makes those stitches pop!

Choose Sky Blue to knit a project like the sample or pick your favorite shade!

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted merino yarn. There’s 25 colors so the possibilities are endless!


How much yarn do I need?

Finished Measurements: Small (Large): 8 inches tall by 25 (62) inches circumference. 

Yarn Amounts:
Small: 2 balls Wooly Worsted yarn in 75 Sky Blue or color of your choice.
Large: 4 balls Wooly Worsted yarn in 75 Sky Blue or color of your choice.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Split the Distance — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted 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!


Socks on Saturday: Galiano Socks cable knitting pattern

Each Socks on Saturday highlights a sock pattern that you can use to knit yourself a pair of socks with Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn.

Galiano Socks  designed by Tracie Millar of Knit.sleep.repeat

Galiano Socks designed by Tracie Millar of Knit.sleep.repeat

I’ve had cables on the brain this week so this beautiful pair of socks leapt right off the page at me! Galiano Socks are designed with a gorgeous stag-horn cable down the middle of the sock to really make them memorable.

Galiano Socks  knitting pattern on Ravelry

Galiano Socks knitting pattern on Ravelry

Tracie Millar designed these socks while on vacation because while their a cable pattern she says there are “a lot of cruise rows” in between the cables so you can really kick back and enjoy just knitting. While the pattern may look complicated but there’s a lot of just knits and purls on each pattern repeat.

Green yarn on  Galiano Socks

Green yarn on Galiano Socks

The Galiano Socks would look fabulous in ANY color. The original looks like a nice Brushed Silver but this other Forest Fern pair has me thinking I could knit some for my husband! What do you think?

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn and choose a combo that you love.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: S, M, L to fit approximately 7, 8.5, 9 inch foot circumference  

You’ll need: 350 - 459 yards of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.
2, 2, 3 skeins of Fluffy Fingering yarn in the color of your choice.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Galiano Socks – on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.

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

Happy Socks on Saturday!


See all the Socks on Saturday posts

Did you know we’ve been doing Socks on Saturday for a few months now? See all of the posts in one place and find one that inspires you!