Knit a Baby Beard!

What's cuter than a little kid in a hand-knit beard? Not much!

You can knit this adorable little Santa beard for a baby or kid in your life. Better yet, knit them for all the kiddos and take the cutest Christmas card on Earth! 

The Baby Beard knitting pattern is available on Ravelry for just $2 and comes in two sizes, baby and toddler. Knit using Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn, this beard is soft and washable and one skein makes two baby-sized beards! Those twins are gonna win at Christmas.

Get a kit! The Baby Beard is designed by our friends at PostStitch and you can get a complete kit that comes with the pattern and one ball of Wooly Worsted yarn packed in a sweet holiday bag. The Baby Beard Kit is available at poststitchbox.com for $12. Fun! 

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Funkasonic KAL Weekly Round #2

The Funkasonic KAL is moving right along! Heidi at Hands Occupied has great video tutorials for every challenging step of the projects. Like how to knit neat linen stitch edges on the heel of the Funkasonic Mukluks.

Knitters have started casting on their projects and posting them on Ravelry. WeedyBroccoliBee has a cute Berry and Aquamarine color combo of Ewe So Sporty yarn.

It seems like everyone is getting the hang of working the brioche knitting cuffs. A new technique for many but there's a lot of success! Here is JessieB878's Funkasonic Mitten start. Good job!

And one of our mittens even made it to Vogue Knitting Live in New York City!

Along with running a really great Ravelry group for the KAL, Heidi has excellent posts on her website. She has also put the patterns up on Ravelry so if you didn't get this month's PostStitch box you can get the Funkasonic Mittens and Funkasonic Mukluks patterns! And you can browse the Ewe So Sporty yarn options here.

Funkasonic KAL Weekly Round #1

The Funkasonic KAL is a month-long party in partnership with Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied and PostStitch knitting subscription box. Heidi designed the awesome patterns, Ewe Ewe (that's me!) supplied the yarn and mastermind PostStitch put it all together and delivered awesome kits to their lucky subscribers. 

Ewe So Sporty yarn

The KAL kicks off this week as the PostStitch boxes are being delivered. The Ewe So Sporty yarn combinations that Megan and Amy put together are so fun and bright. I can't wait to see these projects start!

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To get started Heidi posted an excellent video tutorial on how to work the Old Norwegian Cast-On. This cast on has more stretch than a traditional long tail cast on and provides a nice springy edge for the Funkasonic Mittens and Funkasonic Mukluks. Which ones are you making? 

Once you've cast on it's time to brioche! Woo! Heidi provides a detailed video about how to knit two color brioche rib. It can seem daunting at first but it is a fun stitch to learn how to knit. Plus you don't have to worry about overworking your yarn, Ewe So Sporty holds up to tons of frogging!

As Megan at PostStitch said in the KAL Ravelry forum:

And kudos to Ewe Ewe for making a durable yarn that allowed me to frog the first three rows about 45 times (at least I memorized the Old Norweigan Cast On!). I thought I was going to have to scrap the first yard of the yarn after all the stress I put it through, but it was very forgiving. Colorful and reliable! Love it!

I hope your projects are going well! Watch for new posts at handsoccupied.com, check the Ravelry forum for updates and tag your social media photos with #FunkasonicKAL

Funkasonic Knit-Along!

My friend Heidi Gustad has designed the cutest, funkiest, most funkasonic set of mittens and mukluks for the January PostStitch box kits and she's hosting a knit-along! Look how awesome they are. You should join! Hi Heidi! 

What you need to know for the KAL

The Funkasonic Knit Along (#funkasonicKAL) will take place on Heidi's website called Hands Occupied, featuring regular tutorial posts to help you build your knitting skills in the new year with helpful video tutorials by yours truly. There is also a Ravelry thread that will have resources along the way to help if you get stuck and is a great place for sharing pics of your finished knits!

The KAL schedule

  • Mon. 1/4 – cast on tutorial
  • Wed. 1/6 – how to knit the mittens’ and mukluks’ cuffs
  • Mon. 1/11 – jogless stripes & linen stitch tips
  • Wed. 1/13 – help with working a short row heel turn
  • Mon. 1/18 – vertical knit stripes two ways
  • Mon. 1/25 – how to work a kitchener stitch bind off
  • Mon. 2/1 – wrapping up the #funkasonicKAL, including favorite FOs!
Funkasonic Mittens in Ewe So Sporty yarn
Funkasonic Mukluks in Ewe So Sporty yarn

Funkasonic KAL Supplies

You can absolutely knit along with just one of the two Funkasonic patterns. If you’re new to garments, you might want to try your hands at just the mittens. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, maybe the mukluks are for you. Simply a knitting fiend? Challenge yourself to finish both patterns this month!

Until January 15, both the Funkasonic Mittens and Mukluks are available exclusively through PostStitch. PostStich puts out two boxes a month, each of which includes everything you need to make a given pattern from start to finish (including notions, needles, pattern and even some extra treats too).

  • The Funkasonic Mittens and Ewe Ewe's own Ewe So Sporty yarn are January’s featured BigStitch Box pattern. A BigStitch Subscription is $60/month and features an adult woman’s accessory project – in this case, my mittens! I have it on good authority that this box includes adorable stitch marker, a stitch holder and two fun extras.

  • PostStitch’s SockStitch box features an adult woman’s sock pattern every month, and the new Mukluks pattern is the star this time around with Ewe So Sporty yarn. At just $40/month, this is a great deal. The box includes: the printed pattern, yarn specified by the pattern, and special notions.

  • Once you sign up you’re automatically enrolled in PostStitch and will be rebilled on the last day of the month and box will ship the following day (unless of course you purchase a multi-month subscription). Subscribers can cancel at any time, skip a month, or toggle back and forth between BigStitch and SockStitch.

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New Year, New Awesome Patterns!

The start of 2016 brings a great partnership with new friends. Maybe you had guessed by the December giveaway, but Ewe So Sporty is the featured yarn for the January PostStitch boxes! And there's two great patterns tucked inside the package designed by Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied.

GAH! I am dying from the cute! Heidi really outdid herself with these two patterns. The Funkasonic Mittens and the Funkasonic Mukluks are so fun! Can you believe how many types of stripes are up there? I love just how funky the Funkasonic set is! (That's so going to be my word of 2016, funkasonic, funkasonic, that hat is funkasonic!)

Super cute! Can I get a kit?

Yes you can! Head over to PostStitch and place an order. Start a Subscription for the BigStitch box, you can choose to get just the current month with Ewe So Sporty yarn and Heidi's Funkasonic Mittens and Mukluks or start a longer monthly subscription. Plus, I have a special code for you to get a discount! Use code: NEWEYEAR to receive $10 off your box. Woohoo! Head over to PostStitch >

Giveaway: Win a PostStitch Project in a Box!

Have you heard of PostStitch? Well, let me introduce you!

PostStitch is a subscription box service that delivers a new knitting project to your house each month. How fun is that? Inside the box you'll find everything you need to knit one project from start to finish. Yarn, needles, the pattern and even some awesome notions to go along with it.

Each month is usually a surprise but Megan at PostStitch let me sneak the cat out of the bag and tell you that there's Ewe Ewe yarn in the January box! And she's giving one away to a lucky fan! 

What you could win: A $60 discount code to be redeemed at PostStitch. You can apply the code to one box or use it toward a multiple month subscription. Whatever you decide!

All you need to do is sign up for our newsletter and you're automatically entered in the giveaway! Party!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED BY EMAIL. The Ewe Ewe Yarns PostStitch Box Giveaway ends on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 12 pm Pacific. Enter your email address above to win!