What to Make: Harvest children's sweater

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.

Harvest Cardigan  by tincanknits

Harvest Cardigan by tincanknits

Harvest is the perfect example of a timeless cardigan. This sweater designed by tincanknits is a great way to learn how to knit your first cardigan and what better way to try it than on a small human?

Not only is Harvest a perfect next step for any knitter but it’s a free pattern that is accompanied with tutorials for every new adventure in the design. You can totally do this!

Look how cute!  Lindseygilger’s Harvest #3  on Ravelry

Look how cute! Lindseygilger’s Harvest #3 on Ravelry

Harvest is knit using a worsted weight yarn and that means Wooly Worsted washable yarn from Ewe Ewe will be an excellent substitution choice. Wooly Worsted is a superwash merino yarn meaning it’s soft, washable and dryable making it just the right choice for a kid.

So dapper!  krameri’s Harvest #2  in rich navy blue on Ravelry.

So dapper! krameri’s Harvest #2 in rich navy blue on Ravelry.

As you can see by these project names, knitters love to make the Harvest cardigan again and again. For children, the pattern is sized from 0-6 month though to 8-10 years and it seems really wearable at any age!

Knit it in Midnight Blue or any fun bold color of Wooly Worsted.

Or maybe you’d like to use a soft shade for a sweet newborn. Anything works!

herbsLillie’s Harvest project  on Ravelry in a soft pink

herbsLillie’s Harvest project on Ravelry in a soft pink

Choose your color: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted washable Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Children’s sizes: 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs) 

Yarn: 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) balls of Wooly Worsted washable yarn in the color of your choice

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Harvest — free on tincanknits.
Harvest — free on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted washable 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: Charles + Chelsea baby blanket

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.

Charles + Chelsea  baa blanket knitting pattern

Charles + Chelsea baa blanket knitting pattern

Meet Charles + Chelsea. This stitch sampler baby blanket has been a hit since the day it debuted! This knitting pattern combines basic knits and purls into an elegant and stylish baby blanket.

This blanket pattern is perfect for any skill level of knitter from beginner to advanced. It’s stitch sampler blocks will help a newbie learn a new technique and keep a seasoned knitter interested the entire way.

Charles + Chelsea baby blanket  designed by Pauline Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Charles + Chelsea baby blanket designed by Pauline Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Soft and washable, the Charles + Chelsea baby blanket is knit using 4 balls of Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky Merino superwash yarn. Shown here in the color Soft Sage, the sophisticated blanket would look lovely in any shade that works for baby.

We have 17 colors in Baa Baa Bulky now which means there are so many options to make this blanket just right for the little one in your life. You could try some baby shades like Cotton Candy or Sky Blue.

Or go bold with colors like Berry, Citrus Pop, Teal or rich Indigo.

Plus, if you’d like to make some other baby items, you can shop our Baby + Kids Knitting Patterns and knit a sweet sweater, hat, or Welcome Mocs to coordinate. How fun!

Choose your color: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Size: 28 x 30 inches after blocking 

Yarn: 4 balls of Baa Baa Bulky Merino yarn in the color of your choice

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Charles + Chelsea — on Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Charles + Chelsea — 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!


Free Pattern: Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket

Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket FREE crochet pattern

Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket FREE crochet pattern

Well, hello there sweet one. Look how lovely you are! The Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket is a simple crochet pattern that is designed using Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky washable merino yarn. It is easy to make, easy for new parents to care for, and snuggly soft for the new baby!

Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket free crochet pattern

Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket free crochet pattern

Baa Baa Bulky yarn comes in great colors that are perfect for baby. Mix and match a light color and a darker tone or match it to the nursery. There's tons of great options! 

I hope you enjoy making the Hayden baby blanket for a new little one in your life! Find the free crochet pattern below. Find the yarn at a Ewe Ewe yarn shop near you or here on our website.

Free Pattern: Big Bouncy Baby Blanket

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Our new Big Bouncy Baby Blanket is the simplest knit and so squishy it's amazing. Just cast on and knit each color until you're done! You'll want to cuddle this blanket as your work its stitches. Combine your five favorite colors of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn into this washable, lovable blanket.

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Pattern Specs:

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #136
Designed by Heather Walpole
Measurements: 30" x 30" 
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky washable merino yarn, 132 yards, 5 skeins  
     Color A: 45 Soft Sage
     Color B: 97 Brushed Silver
     Color C: 30 Saffron
     Color D: 75 Sky Blue
     Color E: 78 Sapphire

Needles: US 11 (8 mm) 32" circular knitting needles
Supplies: Darning needle
Gauge: 12 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch.

Try other color combos!

Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn comes in a wide range of colors that work together in so many ways. Try one of these other color combinations to make the perfect blanket for baby.

Baa Baa Bulky in colors 90 Vanilla, 10 Berry, 05 Cotton Candy, 97 Brushed Silver, 50 Pistachio

Baa Baa Bulky in colors 90 Vanilla, 10 Berry, 05 Cotton Candy, 97 Brushed Silver, 50 Pistachio

Baa Baa Bulky in colors 78 Sapphire, 75 Sky Blue, 97 Brushed Silver, 70 Aquamarine, 60 Teal

Baa Baa Bulky in colors 78 Sapphire, 75 Sky Blue, 97 Brushed Silver, 70 Aquamarine, 60 Teal

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Notes: 

This blanket is worked in garter stitch which is just knit. Every two rows of garter stitch creates one “garter ridge”. The pattern suggests working 17 garter ridges for each color but due to slight variations in gauge you may need to work less or could work more ridges with the same amount of yarn. It takes about 3x the length of a row to complete it.

To keep the solid stripes always change color at the same edge of the blanket for each section.

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Pattern:

With Color A, loosely cast on 90 sts. 

Knit 17 garter ridges.

Change to Color B and knit 17 garter ridges.

Change to Color C and knit 17 garter ridges.

Change to Color D and knit 17 garter ridges.

Change to Color E and knit 17 garter ridges.

Next row: Bind off loosely. 

Weave in all yarn ends and cuddle!

Download the FREE baby blanket pattern

View this pattern on Ravelry >

Free Pattern: Neapolitan Baby Blanket

Make this tasty treat for a sweet baby! The Neapolitan Baby Blanket is a free knitting pattern from Nobleknits and it uses three colors of Wooly Worsted yarn to look like famous chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream.

The pattern uses two balls of each Chocolate, Vanilla, and Cotton Candy Wooly Worsted washable merino yarn. The pattern is a simple basket weave design – just knits and purls! – that's great for beginners or even a seasoned knitter! 

Neapolitan baby blanket using Wooly Worsted yarn

Neapolitan baby blanket using Wooly Worsted yarn

Get the pattern + yarn!

Download the free knitting pattern from NobleKnits.com >
See the yarn on NobleKnits.com

Silverthorne Baby Blanket by Emily Ringelman

The latest issue of Knitscene Handmade contains a beautiful, modern baby blanket using our washable Wooly Worsted yarn. This special issue of knitscene celebrates the handmade lifestyle and highlights independent designers and small yarn companies. Ewe Ewe Yarns was lucky enough to be a part of this special issue and even more fortunate to have Emily Ringelman design this stunning creation, the Silverthorne Baby Blanket

Photo credit: Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

Photo credit: Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

I love the Saffron and Brushed Silver color combination. It's not a typical baby color palette but rather one that looks great in any home.

To get the Silverthorne Baby Blanket pattern or the entire 2016 Knitscene Handmade visit the Interweave Store >

To find Wooly Worsted washable merino yarn visit the Stockists section or browse the yarn here.