Fun + Festive: Winter Wonderland Mini Garland

Winter Wonderland Mini Garland limited edition kit by PostStitch

Winter Wonderland Mini Garland limited edition kit by PostStitch

Add some festiveness to you your winter months with the new Winter Wonderland Mini Garland knitting kits by PostStitch. This limited edition kit includes everything you need to create adorable garland to hang in your home!

The Winter Wonderland Mini Garland knitting kit includes 4 balls of Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn, a pattern with 2 mini mittens, 2 mini hats, 2 mini stockings plus twine, tiny pom poms, clothespins and jingle bells so you can mix and match to create your own wintery look. Awesome!

Ideas to use this garland:

Make 24 minis and use them as an advent calendar! Stuff little treats or prizes inside for a sweet surprise each day leading up to Christmas.

Winter Wonderland Minis as an Advent Calendar

Winter Wonderland Minis as an Advent Calendar

Use the knitted pieces as Christmas tree ornaments or just tiny decorations to accent your home. Add them to the top of a wrapped present. Maybe your Elf on the Shelf needs a new hat each day? There are so many places to use these jolly little baubles!

Get the kit today!

This limited edition kit is available in two color options. Choose from Festive Christmas for a more traditional look or Tropical Holiday for a punched up pink!

Each Winter Wonderland Mini Garland Kit includes:

  • 4 skeins of Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering in one of two color combos

  • Winter Wonderland Mini Garland Pattern (code for Ravelry download)

  • 60" of twine

  • 6 1/2" pom poms

  • 6 mini clothespins

  • 6 mini jingle bells

Winter Wonderland Mini Garland Kit Price: $45

Hurry! Winter Wonderland Mini Garland Kits are only available through July 31st, 2019 from poststitch.com. Shop now to get yours!

Want just the pattern? Download Winter Wonderland Mini Garland on Ravelry.


Spirit of Trees Sweater Pattern by Irina Anikeeva

Spirit of Trees  sweater pattern by Irina Anikeeva using  Ewe So Sporty merino yarn

Spirit of Trees sweater pattern by Irina Anikeeva using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn

Beautiful botanical lace hugs the neckline of this gorgeous new sweater knitting pattern by Irina Anikeeva. Spirit of Trees is designed with Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe and it looks incredible!

Spirit of Trees  sweater pattern by IrmianDesign using  Ewe So Sporty merino yarn  from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Spirit of Trees sweater pattern by IrmianDesign using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Spirit of Trees is a seamless sweater that is worked from the top down to the hem. The vining leaf lace design wraps the yoke of the sweater giving it a subtle elegance and romantic feel.

nayus’ Spirit of Trees project on  Ravelry

nayus’ Spirit of Trees project on Ravelry

Twigfur’s Spirit of Trees project on  Ravelry

Twigfur’s Spirit of Trees project on Ravelry

Irina designed the sweater using Saffron Ewe So Sporty yarn and it is just stunning. Because of the simplicity of the design you could knit it for yourself in any shade that fits in your wardrobe making it a versatile piece for any season. And because Ewe So Sporty is 100% fine merino yarn it’s soft enough to wear right against your skin. Choose your color —

Find your shade: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino yarn.


Spirit of Trees sweater by Irina Anikeeva designed with Ewe So Sporty yarn

Spirit of Trees sweater by Irina Anikeeva designed with Ewe So Sporty yarn

How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
To fit bust: 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)” with 2-5” of intended ease
Finished measurements: 34 (37¾, 40½, 44½, 48, 52¾, 56¾)”

Yarn Amounts: 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty merino yarn

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Spirit of Trees — 20% off through June 9, 2019 on Ravelry!

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty 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!


Sporty Forty KAL starts today!

Today’s the day we cast on our Sporty Forty shawls. And it’s also Elizabeth’s 40th birthday!

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

Sporty Forty  shawl designed by Elizabeth Smith

Sporty Forty shawl designed by Elizabeth Smith

Palm Beach Vibes yarn kit  for the Sporty Forty shawl

Palm Beach Vibes yarn kit for the Sporty Forty shawl

We have some helpful tips and tricks to get you started on your Sporty Forty shawl. The shawl features increases and stitches that are great for a beginning knitter or someone more advanced looking for a fun, relaxing project.

From Elizabeth, “When I was designing Sporty Forty, my goal was to use simple techniques so that the piece would not only be fun to make but also simple and relaxing. The kind of project you can curl up with at the end of a busy day, or enjoy working on while you’re binging on your latest Netflix obsession. “

Sounds perfect! Let’s get started.

Download your pattern if you haven’t yet. Grab a yarn kit if you’d like to knit this project!


Sporty Forty uses 2 types of increase techniques in order to create its shape. Yarn-overs (YO) are used on either side of the center stitch on right-side rows and the knit-front-and-back (kfb) technique is used on either end on both right-side and wrong-side rows.

How to work a knit front-and-back (kfb) in knitting

A kfb is an easy way to increase 1 stitch and looks especially well when worked in Garter Stitch (knitting every row). If you have never worked a kfb before, check out the photo tutorial below!

How to work a knit front-and-back (kfb) in knitting

How to work a knit front-and-back (kfb) in knitting


How to work a yarn-over (YO) in knitting

One of the most straight-forward types of increases used in shawls are yarn-overs (abbreviated “YO”). In Sporty Forty, I used YO’s on either side of the center stitch – it’s both an easy way to add stitches (which is what helps to shape the shawl), as well as provides a pretty eyelet detail (and in keeping with the “Forty” theme, I made sure there would be 40 eyelets down either side of the center of the shawl!).

YO’s are easy to make, but one little stumbling block can happen…

In this piece (and many other similar types of shawl/kerchiefs), you have a single center stitch that has markers on either side, and a YO is worked before the first marker and after the second marker on every right-side row.

What can be tricky about this is that when you work that first YO, and then you slip your marker, you have to be a little careful that as you knit that single center stitch, that the YO you are creating doesn’t slide over the marker, causing there to be an extra stitch in the center.

If you have never worked a YO in this way before, being aware of this potential issue and paying extra attention at this step can help you avoid possible issues and future ‘tinking’! Below is a photo tutorial that demonstrate this step in the process and might be especially helpful if you are new to yarn-overs:

How to work a yarn-over (YO) in knitting

How to work a yarn-over (YO) in knitting

Now you’re all set to knit your Sporty Forty shawl! Be sure to check in and say hello by either leaving a comment here or tagging #SportyFortyKAL on social media. We’d love to see your project!

Sporty Forty Knit-Along Details:

Elizabeth and Heather are hosting a fun, easy-going KAL starting on Elizabeth's birthday and ending on Heather's. Grab a kit and join in the fun!

KAL Kits + Pattern go live: Friday, March 1. Read the details.
KAL Start Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
KAL End Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Get the pattern: Sporty Forty by Elizabeth Smith – on Ravelry

Get the yarn: We put together 8 yarn kits to work with this shawl pattern and guess what?! They’re $40! See the color options for the Sporty Forty yarn kits below.

Have a question? Contact us.

Thank you from Elizabeth and Heather. We hope you enjoy knitting with us to celebrate our big birthdays. Check back here to follow along! 💗💗


Introducing the Sporty Forty KAL with Elizabeth Smith!

Ewe Ewe Yarns owner Heather Walpole and designer Elizabeth Smith

Ewe Ewe Yarns owner Heather Walpole and designer Elizabeth Smith

Look who’s turning 40!

Elizabeth and I realized that our birthdays are just days apart and we’re both turning THE BIG FOUR-OH.

What better way to celebrate this milestone than with a collaboration between Elizabeth Smith and Ewe Ewe Yarns!

Sporty Forty  shawl designed by Elizabeth Smith

Sporty Forty shawl designed by Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth designed Sporty Forty, a heart-shape-inspired shawl, with Ewe So Sporty Merino from Ewe Ewe Yarns. Her wonderful design skills are highlighted in this shawl with a simple garter stitch, surprising pops of color and an easy eyelet border edge. 

Isn’t it great? Look at those little hints of color happening. How fun!

Sporty Forty knitting pattern designed with Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe

Sporty Forty knitting pattern designed with Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe

To celebrate this great new collaboration (and our big birthdays!) we decided to have a birthday knit along. It’s a fun way for friends to have some birthday fun while being on opposite sides of the country. I hope you’ll join us!

Sporty Forty Knit-Along Details:

Elizabeth and Heather are hosting a fun, easy-going KAL starting on Elizabeth's birthday and ending on Heather's. Grab a kit and join in the fun!

KAL Kits + Pattern go live: Friday, March 1.
KAL Start Date: Tuesday, March 12.
KAL End Date: Wednesday, March 20.

Get the pattern: Sporty Forty by Elizabeth Smith – on Ravelry

Get the yarn: We put together 8 yarn kits to work with this shawl pattern and guess what?! They’re $40! See the color options for the Sporty Forty yarn kits below.

Sporty Forty Yarn Kits
40.00
Color Combo:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Get Elizabeth’s pattern on Ravelry. Buy Sporty Forty >

Thank you from Elizabeth and Heather. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate our big birthdays. Check back here follow along! 💗💗


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Sporty Forty KAL details

Sporty Forty KAL details


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.

Wooly Worsted Merino Yarn
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Socks on Saturday: Stripe It to Me

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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 a pair of socks with Fluffy Fingering yarn. Today we’re starting with our latest collaboration with Meaghan Schmaltz of The Unapologetic Knitter.

Meet Stripe It to Me:

Stripe It to Me socks knitting pattern  featuring Fluffy Fingering yarn

Stripe It to Me socks knitting pattern featuring Fluffy Fingering yarn

These adorable Stripe It to Me socks are knit from the cuff down. They highlight the contrast between a neutral (shown in Wheat) and a pop of color (shown in our new Iris Blossom!). The color work is simple since it’s all worked with stripes and slipped stitches, no pesky stranded knitting in these!

Stripe It to Me is a great pattern to knit for men or women. Choose 2 colors from our new fresh palette of Fluffy Fingering merino yarn.

Try Fluffy Fingering in Iris Blossom with a hint of Brushed Silver. Or what about Citrus Pop with amazing Berry stripes?! Both combinations are great in my opinion. Take a look at the color palette below to choose your favorite colors. You’ll need 2 balls of the main color and 1 of the contrast color.

Fluffy Fingering  merino yarn by Ewe Ewe

Fluffy Fingering merino yarn by Ewe Ewe

Get the Stripe It to Me Knitting Pattern + Yarn

Fluffy Fingering Merino Yarn
10.00
Color:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Download Stripe It to Me socks knitting pattern here or on Ravelry.

Find Fluffy Fingering Merino Yarn here on eweewe.com or find a local yarn store near you!

Remember to grab 2 skeins of your main color that shows in the cuff, heel and toes, and 1 skein of the contrasting stripe color. Enjoy your new socks!