Socks on Saturday: Tuku Honey

Welcome to our new weekly feature, Socks on Saturday! Since Ewe Ewe Yarns now has Fluffy Fingering in the merino yarn lineup we can make all the wonderful socks you can imagine. Yay!

Each Socks on Saturday will highlight a sock pattern that you can use to knit yourself a pair of socks with Fluffy Fingering yarn. Last week we had Honey Socks but this week we have Tuku Honey. Sweet things for socks, I guess.

Tuku Honey  sock pattern by Andrea Mowry on Ravelry

Tuku Honey sock pattern by Andrea Mowry on Ravelry

These socks look so soft and cozy to tuck inside a pair of boots in the fall and winter. As handknitters we can show off an extra bit of our skill by letting our socks peek out of the top of our boots and these Tuku Honey socks seem like the perfect ones for the job!

Tuku Honey  boot socks designed by Drea Renee Knits

Tuku Honey boot socks designed by Drea Renee Knits

The color of these is great, too. Try Saffron, Red Velevet or Forest Fern in Fluffy Fingering merino yarn. Or maybe something wild like Iris Blossom? Yes!

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


How much yarn do I need?

Finished Measurements: 7 (8, 9)”/18 (20.5, 23) cm foot circumference

You’ll need: 2 (2, 3) balls of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Tuku Honey — 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 Saturday!


{How much yarn do I need?} The Weekender Sweater by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender  sweater by Drea Renee Knits on Ravelry

The Weekender sweater by Drea Renee Knits on Ravelry

The Weekender is a worsted-weight pullover sweater pattern designed by Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits. I love all of the details this sweater has like faux seams and a modern drop shoulder with a super-comfy relaxed fit. This sweater would knit up beautifully in our Wooly Worsted merino yarn! I've planned out the details below.

The Weekender  knitting pattern by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender knitting pattern by Andrea Mowry

Here is the sizing per the Ravelry page: 

Sizes: XS (S, M, L)XL, XXL, XXXL
Yarn Amounts: 10 (11, 12, 14)15, 16, 18 skeins of Wooly Worsted merino.

Get the pattern here.

See the yarn here or visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop near you!

Wooly Worsted  merino yarn by Ewe Ewe

Wooly Worsted merino yarn by Ewe Ewe

Wooly Worsted merino yarn is a gorgeous yarn with a great twist. The yarn is easy to knit and its wonderful stitch definition will pop all those design details in The Weekender. Choose from our beautiful array of 25 shades!

Wooly Worsted yarn colors

Wooly Worsted yarn colors

This sweater would look so pretty in Brushed Silver or maybe our earthy new Forest Fern. It would also be stunning in Red Velvet or you could go a bit brighter with rich Saffron. They’re all so perfectly fall!

If you have any questions about choosing a color you can always send me an email. Happy knitting!


Additional idea!

It’s been a few days since I wrote the original post about knitting The Weekender in Wooly Worsted and in the meantime I thought — what if we knit it in Fluffy Fingering with 2 strands held together for a marl effect? What if?!

Using Fluffy Fingering is a good idea for a couple of reasons!

  1. Two strands held together equals the gauge of worsted weight yarn.

  2. We can get the lovely tweedy marl effect that the original sweater has.

Texture on  The Weekender  sweater by Andrea Mowry

Texture on The Weekender sweater by Andrea Mowry

Look at all that texture! It really gives the sweater a lot of character. I got thinking about what colors of Fluffy Fingering would work together to create a beautiful, earthy, fall feel. Here are a few ideas I came up with.

I think I’m going to knit one using Wheat and Forest Fern! I’ve been really into greens this season and I think it would work up in such a cool way. Which one do you like? Take a look at the Fluffy Fingering yarn page to see all of the colors and develop your own marl!

Fluffy Fingering yarn amounts

The skein count will be different if you decide to marl the sweater than just knit it with Wooly Worsted. Here’s what I calculated:

Sizes: XS (S, M, L)XL, XXL, XXXL

Yarn: 915 (1015, 1130, 1265)1385, 1520, 1640 yds

Fluffy Fingering skeins: 5 (6, 6, 7)7, 8, 9 skeins each of Colors A and B for a total of 10 (12, 12, 14)14, 16, 18 skeins.

Are you in? Do you want to knit The Weekender with me?

Yay! This will be a more informal knit-with-me rather than an instructional knit-along. I’ll be posting updates in my Ravelry forum. Leave a comment there or below to let me know you’d like to knit it, too. I will get started on mine on Monday, October 1st.

Shop Fluffy Fingering yarn on this website OR better yet find a local yarn store that carries Ewe Ewe.

If you have any questions about choosing a color you can always send me an email. Happy knitting!


Double the Fun KAL: The Shift is moving along

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Hello from Ewe Ewe land! How is your cowl coming? I am in love with mine. I don't know what it is about this Teal and Pistachio combo that has me swooning but I can't believe I haven't done it before!

This was a fun section but not too different from Day 1. We're going line by line increasing each RS row. We started in the back at the seam edge that will eventually be at the back of the neck. The beautiful edge at the top is the neckline and I just rounded the corner and started working the bottom edge that will mimic the neckline. I can't wait to see where we go from here!

More projects!

I love to see your projects as they're growing. Instagram is an easy way to post them but if you don't use it then go ahead and send me an email at heather@eweewe.com!


Check in, encourage others, have fun!

Heather and Meaghan are here to answer any questions you might have about these projects and how a knit-along works. We hope you'll join us on this summertime knitting adventure!

We'll check in online on Instagram with the hashtags #DoubleTheFunKAL and #EweEweKALFollow @eweeweyarns and @notsorryknitter on Instagram now! 

Email us if you have any questions! (We're just a click away.)


Double the Fun KAL: The Shift Kickoff + Section 1

Hello! Welcome to the start of our two-project knit along! It's a wild one where we'll be working The Shift cowl on Tuesdays and Guildenstern t-shirt on Thursdays. I'm here with the start of our Double the Fun KAL and Section 1 of The Shift by Drea Renee Knits.

I chose to make mine in the Misty Moss color way using Ewe So Sporty merino in colors Teal, Pistachio, and Wheat. I think it seems like such a wearable combo for my redheaded self. Plus, the colors kind of match the shades in the original pattern!

The Shift: Section 1

Getting started on The Shift cowl isn't too bad. We start with a quick increase and then jump right in to the project. It starts off line-by-line so it's easy to keep track of where you are. If you have trouble with the M1R and M1L here's a link with all the photos and a great reminder about how to remember which is which. 

The next important thing to keep in mind is the differences between "with yarn in front" (wyif) and "with yarn in back" (wyib). These two terms can sometimes trip up a new knitter but it's really easy to use and can give some fun results. The biggest thing about these two terms is that they relate to the row you're knitting. It doesn't matter if it's the right side (RS) or wrong side (WS) – it's just the front or back of the needles as they sit in your hands.

Having the yarn in front or the yarn in back is just like moving your yarn for knitting or purling on the same row. Our yarn is in the back to make a knit stitch and then we bring it to the front to make a purl stitch. If you keep that in mind you'll breeze through this first section!

Keep working until you have 50 stitches on the needle. That's all the knitting we have for this week! You can work ahead if you'd like but I'll be back on Tuesday, July 24 to work on Sections 2, 3, and 4. Be sure to check-in to say hello!


Check in, encourage others, have fun!

Heather and Meaghan are here to answer any questions you might have about these projects and how a knit-along works. We hope you'll join us on this summertime knitting adventure!

We'll check in online on Instagram with the hashtags #DoubleTheFunKAL and #EweEweKALFollow @eweeweyarns and @notsorryknitter on Instagram now! 

Email us if you have any questions! (We're just a click away.)