Socks on Saturday: Grillies ankle socks

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.

Grillies  sock pattern by Tabitha Jarvis

Grillies sock pattern by Tabitha Jarvis

Summer is coming and these cute lace socks are just want you need! How fun to admire your handiwork while you enjoy a sunny afternoon view.

Grillies are a free ankle sock pattern designed by Tabitha Jarvis. They’re meant to be light and breathable for those warmer months. Take a look at the easy-to-knit lace!

Grillies  free knitting pattern on Ravelry

Grillies free knitting pattern on Ravelry

I love the designer’s inspiration for these socks:

Grillies are a summery, breathable ankle sock with a more rounded toe. The name comes from the first pair I knit; they reminded me of grilled meat on a barbecue because of their color and the lace pattern.

Perfect! Grab your two colors of Fluffy Fingering sock yarn and get knitting for that BBQ!

I’m thinking that a Berry heel and toe would look super cute with Saffron grills. Or what about the original look with Red Velvet and Vanilla? Charcoal and Aquamarine? All good ideas!

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?

Sizes: Women’s medium  

You’ll need:
– MC: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
– Heel and toe: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Grillies – 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 Socks on Saturday!


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What to Make: Silver Springs summer tee by Robin Knits

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.

Silver Springs  summer tee on Ravelry

Silver Springs summer tee on Ravelry

Ahh, the weather is starting to turn. Now is the perfect time to whip up a basic tee for spring and summer.

Silver Springs by Robin Knits seems like the perfect option!

Silver Springs  seamless yoke tee knitting pattern

Silver Springs seamless yoke tee knitting pattern

The Silver Springs tee is knit from the top down and has cascading eyelets around the body. This seamless yoke design is knit using fingering weight yarn and I think Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering Merino would be just perfect!

Silver Springs  knitting pattern by Robin Knits

Silver Springs knitting pattern by Robin Knits

The colors of Fluffy Fingering yarn are perfect for this type of knitting project. Choose a nice neutral like Brushed Silver, Wheat, Vanilla or Sky Blue and you could wear this tank with ANYTHING in your closet.

Or maybe you’re thinking a bit of a spring fling is in order — wouldn’t Iris Blossom or Berry be so cheery? Yes!

Choose your color: Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: XS, (S, M, L), (XL, 2XL, 3XL). 

Finished Bust Measurements: 31.5, (35, 39, 43.5), (47, 52, 56)”

Fitting notes: This top is designed to have 2-4” of positive ease at the bust. To achieve this fit, choose a size with a bust measurement 2-4” larger than your own.

Yarn Amounts: 3, (4, 5, 5), (6, 7, 8) balls of Fluffy Fingering merino yarn.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Silver Springs — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Fluffy Fingering 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! 💗💗


Socks on Saturday: These Socks Are Bananas! 🍌

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.

These Socks Are Bananas  by Emma Kerian on Ravelry

These Socks Are Bananas by Emma Kerian on Ravelry

No, seriously, these socks really ARE bananas! Aren’t they the cutest things you’ve ever seen?

If you’re here it’s probably because you like quirky knits as much as I do – I have a whole pattern category dedicated to them! But when I came across These Socks Are Bananas on Ravelry their cuteness stopped me in my tracks. Bananas! Come on!

These Socks Are Bananas  free knitting pattern on Ravelry

These Socks Are Bananas free knitting pattern on Ravelry

I think you could do a few adorable color combos in Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering yarn. Above is similar to the original design and uses Vanilla for the background, Citrus Pop for the banana, Saffron for the stems and Brushed Silver for the heel, toe and cuff.

These Socks Are Bananas  project on Ravelry by  rebelheart77

Or maybe you want to go totally crazy cute and knit colorful pair of wild banana socks. Yes, you do!

What if you did a Berry background, Citrus Pop bananas, Forest Fern stems and Iris Blossom accents?

A richer color traditional sock is possibly your banana of choice. Try a Vanilla background with Saffron bananas, Forest Fern stems and Charcoal accents. Tasty!

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?

Sizes: Adult Medium (Adult Large)  

You’ll need:
– Background: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
– Bananas: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
– Stems: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn
– Cuff, heel, toe: 1 ball of Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: These Socks Are Bananas – 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 Socks on Saturday!


Bonus matching mitten pattern!

U-Pick Mitts  cherry, banana, apple, and avocado mittens knitting pattern

U-Pick Mitts cherry, banana, apple, and avocado mittens knitting pattern

Emma Kerian has also designed a set of mittens with these bananas! The pattern is called the U-Pick Mitts because it also has charts for cherries, apples and avocados. What!

If you decide to knit the mittens, too, you’ll need 2 balls of Fluffy Fingering in your main color and 1 ball of any contrasting colors you choose.

Pattern: U-Pick Mitts – on Ravelry
Yarn: Fluffy Fingering merino yarn by Ewe Ewe


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What to Make: Split the Distance cowl by Meaghan Schmaltz

Welcome to our new 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.

Split the Distance  cowl knitting pattern

Split the Distance cowl knitting pattern

Look at all the texture on this cowl!

Split the Distance is a knitting pattern that creates big arrows with just a change in knits or purls.

Such a cool effect.

Split the Distance  knitting pattern on Ravelry

Split the Distance knitting pattern on Ravelry

Split the Distance is designed by Meaghan Schmaltz and offers two sizes.

Make a close fitting cowl or a longer infinity scarf.

Infinity scarf knitting pattern called  Split the Distance . Great for Wooly Worsted yarn from Ewe Ewe.

Infinity scarf knitting pattern called Split the Distance. Great for Wooly Worsted yarn from Ewe Ewe.

This design works perfectly for Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted Merino yarn. You’ll love how this yarn really makes those stitches pop!

Choose Sky Blue to knit a project like the sample or pick your favorite shade!

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted merino yarn. There’s 25 colors so the possibilities are endless!


How much yarn do I need?

Finished Measurements: Small (Large): 8 inches tall by 25 (62) inches circumference. 

Yarn Amounts:
Small: 2 balls Wooly Worsted yarn in 75 Sky Blue or color of your choice.
Large: 4 balls Wooly Worsted yarn in 75 Sky Blue or color of your choice.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Split the Distance — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted 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!


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