Book Tour: THE KNIT VIBE by Vickie Howell

Woohoo! I’m excited to be the first stop on Vickie Howell’s book tour! Meet The Knit Vibe, a funky-cool book all about expanding your creativity and living your craftiest life.

The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Well-being for the Mind, Body & Soul by Vickie Howell

The Knit Vibe: A Knitter’s Guide to Creativity, Community, and Well-being for the Mind, Body & Soul by Vickie Howell

Vickie and Heather on the set of  The Knit Show , July 2017.

Vickie and Heather on the set of The Knit Show, July 2017.

This coffee-table-worthy book is packed with over 200 pages of ways to nurture your creativity, enhance your health and inspire you to find the knitting life you’ve always dreamed of.

This book is packed with stories from makers, community, creative inspiration and tons of knitting and crochet patterns designed by Vickie and a slew of other designers, including one by me!

The Knit Vibe really is a beautiful book and you can tell Vickie poured her soul into bringing us the best all-encompassing knitting book to date.

When talking with Vickie while she was dreaming up and writing this book, she told me she wanted to share her inspirational journey through the knitting world and show knitters how we gather inspiration from all facets of the universe.

I think she did it and I am thrilled to show you my design tucked inside the pages of this magnificent book! 


Meet the Wärme Mitts Knitting Pattern

Wärme Mitts designed by Heather Walpole for  The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

Wärme Mitts designed by Heather Walpole for The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell

Wärme Mitts are a funky-cool set of log cabin wrist warmers. These little mitts work up in no time and they’re a ton of fun for using colors you love. 

These fingerless gloves are a great introduction to the log cabin style of knitting! Each mitt starts with a small center panel and is worked back and forth. The project is then rotated clockwise and new stitches are picked up to create each adjoining panel.

They’re fun to make and I love how the colors play off of each other. The Warme Mitts use 4 colors of Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino wool yarn and we were luck enough to have Vickie curate some yarn kit color combinations just for us!

Take a look at these awesome yarn packs. I can’t decide if I want another set in Hyper Hues or Wärme Tones!

Warme Mitts Wooly Worsted yarn kit from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Warme Mitts Wooly Worsted yarn kit from Ewe Ewe Yarns

How do I get my own Wärme Mitts?

First step: Buy The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell at a yarn or book store near you! It’s also available online.

Second step: Grab a Wooly Worsted yarn kit to knit your own pair!

Wärme Mitts Yarn Kits
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I hope you enjoy my knitting pattern inside The Knit Vibe along with the entire book. There’s even more that I haven’t mentioned like interviews with Kaffe Fasset, Caitlin Hunter and Bristol Ivy along with projects from designers like Nancy Marchant, Tanis Gray and my friend, Amy Small.

It really is as good as it sounds!

As Vickie says, “Breathe in, knit out.”

See The Knit Vibe by Vickie Howell on Amazon



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Socks on Saturday: On the Porch

Each Socks on Saturday highlights an inspirational sock pattern that can be knit with Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn.

On the Porch  socks knitting pattern by Tracie Millar

On the Porch socks knitting pattern by Tracie Millar

As the warm days turn into cool evenings we can enjoy the last few moments of summer outside. Tracie Millar’s On The Porch socks are inspired by those warm summer evenings chatting with friends and soaking in the summer.

I think Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn would work perfectly for these fun-to-knit socks! Look at this cute color combo you could do with Brushed Silver, Citrus Pop, Iris Blossom and Berry.

On the Porch look like they have challenging stranded color work but they don’t! These fun-to-knit socks use a quick stripe and slipped stitches to create the elongated color patterns.

Caite's Bright night  socks on Ravelry

Caite's Bright night socks on Ravelry

I love how many color combinations can work for these socks and all of them look great! Choose your favorite colors to fill a gap in your sock drawer for fall.

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: S (M, L): 7 (8.5, 9)" foot circumference  

You’ll need: Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
Main Color: 2 balls (Such as 97 Brushed Silver)
CC1: 1 ball (Such as 43 Citrus Pop)
CC2: 1 ball (Such as 83 Iris Blossom)
CC3: 1 ball (Such as 10 Berry)

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: On the Porch – 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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New New @ Ewe Ewe: POP TOP!

New!  Pop Top  sweater knitting pattern using Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe

New! Pop Top sweater knitting pattern using Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe

Hi there! I’m thrilled to show you my latest design the Pop Top pullover. This sweater has been a year in the making but that’s ok, it’s here now and I hope you like it as much as I do.

Pop Top is an easy-to-knit sweater with long sleeves and a cropped silhouette. The pullover hits just at the right place at the top of your jeans and it looks great with dresses, too!

Pop Top  pullover knitting pattern by Heather Walpole

Pop Top pullover knitting pattern by Heather Walpole

The Pop Top sweater starts at the neckline and increases out to create the sleeves and body of the garment. These areas are accented with a seed stitch pattern giving the simple sweater a lot of unexpected texture.

Pop Top  raglan sweater knitting pattern

Pop Top raglan sweater knitting pattern

Pop Top  knitting pattern with seed stitch details

Pop Top knitting pattern with seed stitch details


Now is the perfect time to get started on this quick-knit sweater! It’s with Ewe Ewe’s lush Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn on size 11 needles and whips up in no time!

Here are all the details so grab the pattern and the yarn today!

How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)6, 7, 8, 9: 34 (36.5, 38, 41.5, 44.5)48.5, 51, 55, 59” 

To fit actual bust circumference: 32 (34, 36, 39, 42)46, 49, 53, 57”

To be worn with approximately 2-3” / 5-7.5 cm positive ease.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yards, 100g, 100% merino wool superwash, bulky #5
MC - 5 (5, 6, 6, 7)8, 8, 9, 10 skeins (43 Citrus Pop)

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Pop Top — on Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Pop Top — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky 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!


What to Make: Sand + Sea Hat

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.

Sand + Sea Hat knitting pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Sand + Sea Hat knitting pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

The Sand + Sea Hat is one of the first patterns I designed for Ewe Ewe Yarns and it’s still one of my favorites and an all-time bestseller!

It’s a simple color work hat that makes it easy to get started with a new technique and it’s just a fun project.

Sand & Sea Hat Knitting Kit using Wooly Worsted merino yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Sand & Sea Hat Knitting Kit using Wooly Worsted merino yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

I put together some other fun color combinations for this hat that can be purchased as a Sand & Sea Hat kit. Take a look:

Any 3 shades of Wooly Worsted merino yarn would work, though. Choose colors for your favorite team, knit it in school colors, match your eyes or your winter coat. Whatever!

See all the colors: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino wool yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)

Measurements: 18 (20, 22)" circumference

Yarn requirements: 3 colors of Wooly Worsted merino yarn; 1 skein each.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Sand + Sea Hat — on Ewe Ewe Yarns
Sand + Sea Hat — on Ravelry.

Yarn + Pattern Kit: Ewe Ewe Yarns Sand + Sea Hat Knitting Kit.

Get your yarn: Find the yarn at a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns or here on our website.


What to Make: Dancing Santa Hat

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.

Dancing Santa Hat knitting pattern  by Amber Darling for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Dancing Santa Hat knitting pattern by Amber Darling for Ewe Ewe Yarns

A Santa hat seems like an obvious thing to wear around the holidays but what about a hat FULL of Santa hats? Yes, please!

I love to knit quirky things because they make me happy when I’m making them and they make others laugh when they see them. Dancing Santa Hats fits right in there with its adorable little hats on a hat.

This easy color work hat knitting pattern fun purl bumps for the brim and bobbles as a topper to give the beanie some great texture and dimension.

Knit in Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe, this hat works up so fast! You can knit in a full festive color combo like Red Poppy, Pistachio and Vanilla or go for the original with a Brushed Silver backdrop.

See all the colors: Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Kid (Small Adult, Large Adult)

Measurements: 15¾ (18¾, 22)" circumference; 9 (9½, 9½)" high excluding pom pom

Yarn requirements: 3 colors of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn; 1 skein each.

How to find the pattern, yarn and join the KAL

Pattern: Dancing Santa Hat — on Ewe Ewe Yarns
Dancing Santa Hat — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn.

Get your yarn: Find the yarn at a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns or here on our website.


What to Make: Born to Be Warm Cable Wrist Warmers

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.

Born to be Warm  wrist warmer knitting pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Born to be Warm wrist warmer knitting pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

How about a quick pair of cable wrist warmers! I love the Born to Be Warm mitts because they are so fast to knit and they don’t require a cable needle. Woohoo!

The stepped cable stitch pattern is fun to knit and keeps you moving right along.

sstrait649’s Born to Be Warm project on  Ravelry

sstrait649’s Born to Be Warm project on Ravelry

Born to Be Warm mitts are worked in the round up to the thumb hole and then you work a few rows back and forth to make the opening. My friend Sally at …have you any wool? in Berkley, MI did a great job on her Brushed Silver pair! I love her photo where you can really see the graduated cables and the thumb opening.

Did I mention these wrist warmers are a 1-skein wonder? They are! Grab your favorite color of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn – 17 to choose from! – and whip up a pair now so you’re ready to walk the dog on a chilly autumn morning.

17 colors of  Baa Baa Bulky merino wool  yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

17 colors of Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns


How much yarn do I need?

Size: 8.5” long x 8.5” circumference.

Note from the designer: If you’d like to make these mitts smaller consider using a size US 10 needle instead of the recommended US 10.5.

Yarn requirements: 1 ball of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn

How to find the pattern, yarn and join the KAL

Pattern: Born to Be Warm — on Ewe Ewe Yarns
Born to Be Warm — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn.

Get your yarn: Find the yarn at a local yarn shop that carries Ewe Ewe Yarns or here on our website.

What color will you choose?!