Have you ever instantly made a connection with someone? I met Jen at A Little Knitty (on instagram @alittleknitty) right around the time that my mom passed and we ended up chatting on the phone for almost an hour about our moms and their cancer journeys. Last week I got this note in my mailbox and inside was a bracelet that Jen’s mom had made. Her mom had left behind a collection of these handmade bracelets and Jen thought I might like to have one. I love it, Jen, so thoughtful. Thank you!
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??
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
I hope to see you there and happy crawling!
Check out these great knitting projects using two balls of Ewe Ewe merino yarn.
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!
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!