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?!


Chilly Headband + Mitts Cable Knitting Pattern

Chilly Headband + Mitts  in Wooly Worsted yarn by Ewe Ewe

Chilly Headband + Mitts in Wooly Worsted yarn by Ewe Ewe

Oh, I love a good new project. The Chilly Headband + Mitts are here and they’re fabulous! Look at those amazing matching cables.

Chilly Headband + Mitts  designed by Makenzie Alvarez for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Chilly Headband + Mitts designed by Makenzie Alvarez for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles designed this beautiful set using Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino yarn. Makenzie is known for her cable knitting patterns and she brings those skills on this headband and wrist warmer set!

I checked in with Makenzie for a little Q&A and to dig a little deeper about her passion for making cable knit projects.

Designer Interview with Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles

Heather: How did you fall in love with cable knitting?

Makenzie: For me it was love at first cable! The added element of creating the cable and watching the elegant dance of stitches crossing knitwear in a beautiful yarn brings them to life; a process I am always inspired by and will never tire of.

Chilly Mitts  designed by Makenzie Alvarez

Chilly Mitts designed by Makenzie Alvarez

Heather: We can get such an amazing texture by moving the stitches around with a cable needle. Why did you choose Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn for the Chilly Headband + Mitts project?

Makenzie: When it comes to designing I am always hunting for yarns that have good stitch definition and that will enhance the cable work. The beautiful twist and color palette of the Ewe Ewe yarn lines has the best of both and it is a delight to knit with!

Heather: I agree! I love the way stitches pop in Wooly Worsted. I think it’s unbeatable (but then again, it is my yarn so I might be biased.)

Chilly Headband cable knitting pattern designed by Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles

Chilly Headband cable knitting pattern designed by Makenzie Alvarez of Hanks and Needles

Heather: What’s coming next at Hanks and Needles?

Makenzie: Many new things are happening this year. I am jumping in to garment design and adding a lot more accessory patterns including one that many fans have been requesting; my Viking Gloves in Ewe So Sporty yarn from Ewe Ewe.

Heather: I can’t wait to see those new gloves! We’ll have to get together and chat again about your inspiration for that pattern when it launches. Thanks for taking few minutes to chat with me today!

Keep up with Makenzie on her website hanksandneedles.com, on her very active Instagram, and on Ravelry.


About the Chilly Headband + Mitts

Throw your hair up and slip on this soft merino cable headband. Keep your hands warm while your fingers are free with a matching pair of cozy mitts. The headband and mitts feature a bold, fun cable that really stand out when knit with Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino yarn.

Where do I get the Chilly Headband + Mitts knitting pattern?

Instructions for both the headband and mitts are included on the same pattern. You can download it at the locations below.

On eweewe.com: Chilly Headband + Mitts PDF Knitting Pattern

On Ravelry: Chilly Headband + Mitts Knitting Pattern

How much yarn do I need for the Chilly Headband?

Headband: Size: 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide x 20" length (51 cm)
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted, 95 yards, 1 skein, Wheat or color of your choice

How much yarn do I need for the Chilly Mitts?

Mitts: Sizes: Small (Large): 7.25 (7.75)" / 18.5 (19.5) cm circumference and 20" / 51 cm length
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted, 95 yards, 2 skeins, Wheat or color of your choice

Where do I find Wooly Worsted yarn?

Right here on this website: Wooly Worsted merino yarn.

Find a Ewe Ewe Yarn Store near you: View stockists.

What color Wooly Worsted yarn should I choose?

Your favorite one! The Chilly Headband + Mitts sample was knit using Wooly Worsted in Wheat but the simple beauty of this design means any color will work perfectly. Choose one to match your coat or pick a bright one to stand out!

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino yarn and choose the one you love.

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Weekly Featured Pattern: Not A Jersey Girl Cable Sweater

Not A Jersey Girl sweater knitting pattern

You love to hit the shops downtown but sometimes it gets a little chilly between those big buildings. Throw on our new cable pullover and you'll look great! The Not A Jersey Girl sweater pattern has a unique cable twist set on a field of reverse stockinette to give it a funky inside-out feel.

Knit in Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted merino yarn, the Not A Jersey Girl sweater is so soft you won't even believe it. The color palette is hip and modern so go and choose your favorite! 

Add a second color of Wooly Worsted around the edges to give this sweater just the right amount of punch. You'll be the cutest girl on the block!

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Cable Knitting Patterns by Ewe Ewe Yarns

Quick Cable Wrist Warmers knitting pattern

Cable knitting patterns are at the top of the list for classic knitting techniques. Cables are beautiful and can take many different forms. Twisting knit and purl stitches create added interest to any knitting piece. Wooly Worsted superwash merino yarn has a great twist itself and it really accentuates cable knitting stitches. In our Quick Cable Wrist Warmers the cable knitting stitches hug your hands to keep them toasty warm and best of all, they knit up fast! 

Hadley Hoodie Cable Sweater knitting patternIn our new Hadley Hoodie cable sweater knitting pattern, designed by the famous Melissa Leapman, an intertwining XO pattern wraps up the front and loops around the generous hood. Plus Wooly Worsted yarn has a nice weight and its easy care means this sweater can be your new wardrobe staple.

Casual Cable Slouch Hat knitting pattern

So bring those traditional cable stitches right up into modern garments and knit stuff you actually want to wear. Need a new slouchy hat? Knit one! The Casual Cable Slouch looks great on everyone and you'll look fabulous while you're hanging out with your friends.  

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