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!


Free Pattern Friday: Black Dipped Beanie in Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn

Black Dipped Beanie  FREE knitting pattern

Black Dipped Beanie FREE knitting pattern

The Black Dipped Beanie came about when I asked a friend what color she liked. Her answer was, “black with darker shades of black.” Ha. Ok…

So I set about to make a black beanie but I just couldn’t do ALL black so she got a black beanie with a brighter pop of color! You know I love some pops of color.

FREE knitting pattern:  Black Dipped Beanie  in  Baa Baa Bulky yarn

FREE knitting pattern: Black Dipped Beanie in Baa Baa Bulky yarn

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I think it turned out pretty great and she really loved it so that was good, too.

All in all the Black Dipped Beanie is a quick knit, great for gift-giving and sized for the whole family! You could get 2 balls of Baa Baa Bulky and swap them around to make a couple of hats. I think this hat took me about three hours to knit at a leisurely pace.

Browse through our color selection of Baa Baa Bulky. You can use Black Licorice for the bottom portion of the hat and add your favorite shade (or your friend’s favorite shade) to the top. Or pick the two colors that you love most! You can’t really go wrong.


Download the Black Dipped Beanie

The Black Dipped Beanie is a free knitting pattern available right here on the Ewe Ewe Yarns website. Just add it to your cart and go through the checkout process as normal. If you have a $0 balance you’ll only need to enter your email address so we can send you the pattern!

Download the Black Dipped Beanie on Ravelry

The Black Dipped Beanie is also available as a free pattern download for your Ravelry Library. Keep track of all of your knitting patterns on this magical knitting-centered website!

Download Black Dipped Beanie on Ravelry


Socks on Saturday: Christmas Eve Socks {FREE knitting pattern}

Each Socks on Saturday highlights a sock pattern that you can use to knit yourself a pair of socks with Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn.

Christmas Eve Socks  by Anna Lange

Christmas Eve Socks by Anna Lange

Let’s wrap up the festive December Socks on Saturday collection with these free Christmas Eve Socks! The pattern is simple stranded knitting with trees and other cute motifs. I like how the designer changed the background color from white to red and back again throughout the socks.

Christmas Eve Socks  free knitting pattern on Ravelry

Christmas Eve Socks free knitting pattern on Ravelry

I put together some fun color combinations of Fluffy Fingering merino yarn below. You could do Forest Fern trees with a Wheat backdrop.

Red Velvet trees with a Vanilla backdrop would make a richer version of the original design.

And then I thought a Saffron tree could look excellent on a Brushed Silver backdrop. Take a look!

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn and choose a combo that you love.


How much yarn do I need?

Finished Measurements: Size 40 European shoe size which is about a 9 US.

You’ll need:
Main color: 2 balls of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn, Vanilla or equivalent.
Contrasting color: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Christmas Eve Socks – FREE 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 December Saturday!


Socks on Saturday: Extranilla!

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. Today is the easiest plain socks with a pop of color: Extranilla

Extranilla Socks  knitting pattern by Meaghan Schmaltz

Extranilla Socks knitting pattern by Meaghan Schmaltz

Simple and sweet, the Extranilla Socks by The Unapologetic Knitter are perfect for TV knitting! Extranilla are the type of socks you can keep in your bag and work on them when you just want to knit without having to worry about a pattern. They’re great for a beginner or a more experienced knitter!

Meaghan designed My Favorite Vanilla Socks that use one color of yarn but Extranilla adds that extra pop of color at the cuff, heel and toe to really bring them to life. My kinda socks! I love a good pop of color.

Extranilla Socks  easy knitting pattern by The Unapologetic Knitter

Extranilla Socks easy knitting pattern by The Unapologetic Knitter

Our new Fluffy Fingering merino yarn would work perfectly with these socks and you can put together some really fun color combinations. What if you did Berry socks with Citrus Pop accents? Or maybe Aquamarine socks with Red Velvet touches. What do you think?

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Extranilla Socks — free 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!

Socks on Saturday: YinYang Kitty Ankle Socks

Welcome to our new blog 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 fa pair of socks with Fluffy Fingering yarn. Today is a pair I’ve been wanting to make for a long time: YinYang Kitty!

The YinYang Kitty Ankle Socks were designer Geena Garcia’s first try at knitting pattern design and I think she nailed it! These crazy cute socks are two-toned kitties that can be made in a Yin and Yang style with contrasting colors. I love how they’re quick ankle socks, too.

I think we could knit these socks just as shown and they’d be perfect. Try Fluffy Fingering in Charcoal and Brushed Silver with a little pop of Red Velvet for the kitty’s nose.

I think the color possiblities are endless! You could do Vanilla and Charcoal for a more obvious YinYang effect. Or what if you start thinking of actual cat coat colors. A cute tabby cat came to my mind first!

Use Saffron and Wheat for the kitties and then add the cutest pink nose with Berry Fluffy Fingering. So fun!

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: YinYang Kitty Ankle Socks — free 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!


New! Cardinal Cowl FREE Knitting Pattern

Bright red paired with black always makes me think of a happy little cardinal hopping around on a snowy white lawn looking for rich red holly berries and that's why I named this the Cardinal Cowl. This lovely infinity scarf uses 2 balls of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn and knits up into a soft and generous piece. 

You can wrap this scarf in a variety of ways to show more or less of one color depending on your outfit or jacket.

The Cardinal Cowl uses a fun-to-knit stitch pattern that gives the design a lot of dimension. You'll love to knit it! Download the pattern at the link below and see Baa Baa Bulky yarn here.

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