Learn to knit with me! And have a beer!

What's better than knitting and a beer? Not much! Enjoy a crafty afternoon and learn to knit. I'll be teaching a 2-hour class on Sunday, February 18th. If you've been wanting to learn to knit or have a friend that would enjoy the class then send them my way! The class will be held at Bagby Beer in Oceanside, CA. Get tickets on Eventbrite.

Details:

When: Sun, February 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
Where: Bagby Beer Company, 601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
What: Learn to knit! Sign up and enjoy a 2 hour class where you learn this trendy skill. The class includes yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns, knitting needles to complete the project, a 2-hour hands-on knitting class taught by local designer Heather Walpole (that's me!), and a tasty Bagby beer. Grab your friends and let’s knit! 
Price: $50.

Tickets are limited so grab yours today!

Tickets: Reserve your space on Eventbrite >

Must be 21 or over.


Ewe Ewe Event: Yarnover Truck @ Bagby Beer in Oceanside

I'll be hanging out at an event with the Yarnover Truck on January 28! The truck will be at Bagby Beer Company in Oceanside, CA from 1-5 pm. Woohoo!

The Yarnover Truck is the first yarn store on wheels and this little mobile treasure travels all over Southern California. I'm so excited to have them come to my favorite local brewery and spend the day with them. We'll have lots of samples, a few sips of beer, and tons of laughs. 

The details:

 

Where: Bagby Beer Company
  601 S Coast Highway
  Oceanside, CA 92054
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017; 1 to 5 pm.
Who: Yarnover Truck and Heather Walpole
What: A trunk show, meet-and-greet, knitting fun!

Questions? Email me.

Striped Transition Scarf in Knit Simple Winter 2013

I am beyond excited to show off my newest design in Knit Simple magazine! The Winter 2013 issue hits newsstands on December 10th. And inside you'll find this big, warm color-changing scarf. 

Knit Simple Winter 2013, photo by Jack Deutsch

Knit Simple Winter 2013, photo by Jack Deutsch

The Striped Transition Scarf has three color block sections that transition from yellow to light green to green all while alternating with stripes of a warm orange. In Wooly Worsted yarn that translates to Lemon Chiffon, Soft Sage and Pistachio color blocks with stripes of Saffron. 

Photo by Heather Walpole

Photo by Heather Walpole

The Striped Transition Scarf is also knit in the round so it works up quickly and you can carry all those color transitions up on the inside so they're hidden and there's not a million ends to weave in when you're done. Here's a photo of the design just before I mailed it to the magazine. It's big and lovely especially in Wooly Worsted merino

Here is the magazine and the pattern details: 

Knit Simple Winter 2013, photo by Jack Deutsch

Knit Simple Winter 2013, photo by Jack Deutsch

Knit Simple, Winter 2013

Striped Transition Scarf

Designer: Heather Walpole

Yarn Information: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted Washable

For Sizes: 8" x 62"

Amounts: 3 skeins in #30 saffron (A); 2 skeins each in #40 lemon chiffon (B), #45 soft sage (C), #50 pistachio (D)

Visit KnitSimple Magazine.   

Knitting Along: 30 Day Sweater Challenge with Heather Walpole

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After casting on and starting to knit last week I have made quite a bit of progress on my 30 day sweater. I'm knitting a wide set of raglan increases. There are six stitches in between each increase to create a really deliberate design detail at the raglan sleeve/body divisions. 

I've spent a lot of time with my Red Poppy Wooly Worsted yarn in the last few days. I knit over coffee with friends. Then the next day I knitted at a local brewery with friends!  

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I was also on the Sweater Knitting Show on last week. You can watch the show where I hangout with Johnny and Lacie and talk about knitting sweaters for children. We talk about what yarns are great for kids knits and I show off the amazing progress of Jen Geigley's "innovative" baseball-style raglan sweater design made with Wooly Worsted yarn. There's also a section where I show off my own 30 day sweater progress live on camera. Come hang out in my studio! Watch me make weird faces! 

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If you want to get in on the action and knit your own sweater, visit 30daysweater.com to download your free sweater planning guide. And! We're partnering with NobleKnits.com for the the month of October and you can get 15% off of Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn! Use the code: 30DAYSWEATER at checkout. Now let's get knitting!

Day 2: Casting on and knitting

The 30 Day Sweater Course walks you through how to make a sweater to fit the way you want it to. You could make anything from a cropped cardigan to a men's pullover. Or maybe a sweater as a baby shower gift!

My sweater design is a loose pullover with a wide neck, 3/4 length sleeves and a hem that hits at the hip. I love an oversized fit and would love to throw a sweater on with a white shirt, leggings and boots. Sounds perfect!  

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I measured myself and I measured my gauge swatch. Then I plugged all those numbers in to the magical 30 Day Sweater worksheets and *POOF!* I have a sweater design! I grabbed my knitting needles and cast on. 

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Then I got knitting. To keep on track to complete my sweater in 30 days the worksheet recommends that I knit 3" today. As you can see I'm about halfway there and I really like the way the red poppy Wooly Worsted yarn is looking. I think it will be the perfect sweater for fall. I hope you'll follow along on my October sweater-knitting journey

If you want to get in on the action and knit your own sweater, visit 30daysweater.com to download your free sweater planning guide. And! We're partnering with NobleKnits.com for the the month of October and you can get 15% off of Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn! Use the code: 30DAYSWEATER at checkout. Now let's get knitting!

Our 30 day sweaters start now!

Here at Ewe Ewe we are joining the 30 Day Sweater class! Over the course of the month we will learn how to make a custom fit sweater with the help of Lacie and Johnny. You can check out the class at 30daysweater.com.

I hope you join in! I will be here posting about my sweater and so will my friend Jen Geigley from Make X Do. (You may know her as the designer of the insanely popular Gap-tastic cowl on Ravelry!) It's going to be a lot of fun to see how our sweaters go. We will both be using Wooly Worsted merino yarn for our sweaters. 

Day 1 of the sweater class has you work on choosing yarn (squishy Wooly Worsted for us!), designing your sweater and knitting a gauge swatch. I decided to knit a pullover for myself. I want something loose and oversized with a boat neck and 3/4 sleeves. I think I would wear it all the time! But in what color? How can I choose a color? All of these colors are like my babies. I'd wear a sweater in any of them! 

Finally I made a choice. Red Poppy it will be. A nice big red sweater. Perfect! 

Jen decided to knit a sweater for her one year old son. He's going to be hanging out in a cute baseball-style raglan sweater with a Brushed Silver body, Sapphire blue sleeves and that's all topped off with a pop of Orange Peel Wooly Worsted yarn at the neck and cuffs. So cute! I can't wait to see it come together! 

Then we got gauge! Knitting a gauge swatch is crucial to make a sweater that fits. A knitted gauge swatch tells you how many stitches and rows per inch you knit with the yarn and needles you're using. 

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After a little time with a ruler these little squares of fabric will tell us how tightly or loosely we knit. Then on Day 2 of the 30 Day Sweater Course we'll learn how to turn those numbers in to our unique sweater designs! 

I hope you'll join us for the 30 Day Sweater Challenge. Jen and I will both be posting about our progress so stay tuned and read along! 

If you want to get in on the action and knit your own sweater, visit 30daysweater.com to download your free sweater planning guide. And! We're partnering with NobleKnits.com for the the month of October and you can get 15% off of Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn! Use the code: 30DAYSWEATER at checkout. Now let's get knitting!