New @ Ewe Ewe: Enhanced + Improved Knitting Patterns

New pattern look at Ewe Ewe Yarns!

New pattern look at Ewe Ewe Yarns!

I'm excited to show you my new pattern design! Our knitting and crochet patterns have had the same layout since I started Ewe Ewe in 2011 and now that we've grown to have over 150 patterns on the line it seemed like a good time to revisit a few things. 

When Ewe Ewe began we mostly sold printed paper patterns and my design focused on being conservative with paper. I'd try to keep most patterns to a single page and only one side of that page if possible! Things have changed a lot in seven years. Most knitters buy their patterns digitally either from our website or Ravelry and that means saving paper isn't as critical. The majority of my knitting friends bring their iPad to knit night and like to have bigger, wordier patterns that focus on clarity rather than concise instructions. 

Encouraged by a fellow designer, I went ahead and reworked our pattern template! There are a lot of changes and I'm excited to show them to you.

Now Ewe Ewe knitting patterns have larger photos, designer details, helpful info about the yarn and the pattern all in one place.

Now Ewe Ewe knitting patterns have larger photos, designer details, helpful info about the yarn and the pattern all in one place.

The new layout brings a much-requested item -- a larger main photo! What's better than really having a lovely image of what you're knitting. This photo is nearly 4-times the size of the previous patterns. 

I've also color coded each pattern to coordinate with the yarn used for the design. This pattern features Ewe So Sporty merino and that means all the section identifiers are aqua and it also has its yarn identifier in the top right corner on the title page. If you hadn't noticed -- each yarn has its own color now. Ewe So Sporty is aqua, Wooly Worsted is silver, and Baa Baa Bulky is orange. Check out the yarn page and it will all make sense! 

I also added a description of the pattern along with some notes about the designer. It's always nice to learn more about both! 

Clearer pattern pages at Ewe Ewe Yarns

Clearer pattern pages at Ewe Ewe Yarns

Let's peek inside. As we turn the page the pattern specs like needle size, stitch gauge, and measurement are clearly listed at the top. I've also added a section for notes where we can talk about how the garment should fit or any extra techniques that might pop up in the pattern ahead.

Then we get to the pattern. I went with larger text and a bit wider line spacing to really give your eyes a break. That way you can isolate the instructions you need when you need them. The other great thing that came up was page numbers (even I'm confused why I didn't have those before!).

Better pattern writing happening over here at Ewe Ewe Yarns

Better pattern writing happening over here at Ewe Ewe Yarns

Along with larger pattern text we also expanded how much we write in the pattern. I don't mean that we've gone for excessively wordy patterns that have a conversation with you, but rather extra info where it might be helpful. I used to focus on writing patterns as concise as possible and sometimes that could bring up questions from knitters. Now we're trying to bring you all the knowledge right here on the pattern.

Have a pattern question? Email us!

Have a pattern question? Email us!

And to wrap it up -- the last page of the pattern now includes additional garment photos with extra detail shots. Sometimes it's nice to see how a neckline is formed or where a color change happens and we've got you covered. Plus, there's a whole section on how to get in touch with me and Ewe Ewe Yarns in the Say Hello section. There's our Ravelry page, Instagram account (follow us!), or Facebook, and my favorite, Pinterest. Also, if you have a question you can email us at patterns@eweewe.com. It's all right there on the pattern now. Awesome!

The new pattern design is rolling out as we speak. I've updated a few of them including the Sporty Stripe Cardi shown here. Keep an eye out for this new look. Your next Ewe Ewe download might just be one of them!

Want to make the Sporty Stripe Cardi?

This is one of the best patterns on the Ewe Ewe line in my opinion. That's me in the photos and that's my Sporty Stripe Cardi that I have been wearing for 4 years. I love it! I knit it in colors that really work with my wardrobe and now it's my go-to sweater.

Sporty Stripe Cardi PDF Knitting Pattern
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You will want to wear your Sporty Stripe Cardi every day, I know I do! This lightweight, open cardigan features a funky and fun-to-knit stripe pattern with a color accent at the sleeve cuffs. The cardigan is knit from the top down without seams. 

See yarn and needle requirements below.

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Ewe So Sporty Merino Yarn
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Ewe So Sporty yarn is a soft, bouncy sport-weight merino wool yarn. It's perfect for sweaters, shawls, scarves, baby clothes, whatever you're looking to knit! Ewe So Sporty comes in 25 shades and has a beautiful stitch definition!

Here's the specs:

Fiber: 100% fine merino wool, superwash
Yardage: 145 yards / 132 meters to 50g
Gauge: 6 sts to 1" in on size US 4 needle.
Care: Wash your finished garment inside out in cool water. Tumble dry low if desired or reshape and lay flat to dry.

See Ewe So Sporty knitting and crochet patterns >

Price is per skein.

NOTE: We are eagerly awaiting our fall yarn order and are currently out of stock on 85 Lavender and 90 Vanilla. We hope to ship these colors by 9/9/19.

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8 Sweater Patterns to Knit using Wooly Worsted Yarn from Ewe Ewe

While we have a lot of knitting patterns here at Ewe Ewe Yarns we can't have every idea under the sun. Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn is a great worsted-weight merino yarn that can work for a variety of really popular knitting patterns. 

8 Sweater Patterns to knit using Wooly Worsted yarn from Ewe Ewe

Changing yarns, or substituting the yarn is easy when you know what you need. Luckily most sweater pattern descriptions on Ravelry tell you how much yardage it takes to complete a project. Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn has 95 yards per ball so if a sweater takes 915 yards to complete then you would buy 10 balls of yarn. (915 yards needed ÷ 95 yards on a ball = 9.63 or 10 balls of yarn).

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender  by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender  by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender is a pullover sweater pattern designed by Andrea Mowry. I love the top shoulder detail and relaxed fit! Here is the sizing per the Ravelry page: 

Sizes: XS (S, M, L)XL, XXL, XXXL
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: 10 (11, 12, 14)15, 16, 18 skeins
Get the pattern here. See the yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

Humulus by Isabell Kraemer

Humulus  by Isabell Kraemer

Humulus by Isabell Kraemer

Humulus is a gorgeous yoke sweater with a single color Fair Isle color work stitch design. It would look stunning in Brushed Silver and Saffron Wooly Worsted yarn.

Sizes: XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: 12 (12, 15, 15, 15, 18, 18) skeins in MC; 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins in CC.
Get the pattern here. See the yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

Big Sister by Hinterm Stein

Big Sister  by Hinterm Stein

Big Sister by Hinterm Stein

Big Sister is a relaxed open-front cardigan with awesome huge pockets. It's a seamless knit from the top down and it looks easy to make and even easier to wear!

Sizes: 33.3, 36.3, 39, 42.9, 46.4, 49" bust measurement
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 skeins.
Get the pattern here. See the yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

Stillwater by Marie Greene

Stillwater  by Marie Greene

Stillwater by Marie Greene

Stillwater is another seamless top-down sweater but this one looks fast to knit! The pattern looks so comfortable and Pistachio Wooly Worsted yarn would look perfect in this one.

Sizes: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 52)“ bust measurement
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16) skeins.
Get the pattern here. See the yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

Harvest by Tincanknits

Harvest  by tincanknits

Harvest by tincanknits

Harvest is designed for anyone and everyone that you can think of! This sweater would look great on any age and so they've designed it to fit from an infant to a 4XL. Crazy awesome!

Sizes: 0-6 mo (6-12 mo, 1-2 yrs, 2-4 yrs, 4-6 yrs, 6-8 yrs, 8-10 yrs, XS, S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL)
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) skeins.
Get the pattern here. See the yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

Veronika Cardigan by Shannon Cook

Veronika Cardigan  by Shannon Cook

Veronika Cardigan by Shannon Cook

Big and relaxed is so in right now. The Veronika Cardigan seems like the best thing to throw on and run out the door because it will look fabulous with everything.

Sizes: SIZE 1 (30-38 in/76-96.5cm), SIZE 2 (40-46 in / 102-117cm), SIZE 3(48-54 in / 122-137cm)
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: Size 1: 14 skeins, Size 2: 17 skeins, Size 3: 18 skeins.
Get the pattern here. See the yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Worsted Boxy  by Joji Locatelli

Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Worsted Boxy  by Joji Locatelli

Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Oh man, do you have any knitting friends that haven't made a project by Joji? Worsted Boxy is so cool and would knit up perfectly in Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted. Just choose your favorite color!

Sizes: 64 (68, 68, 68, 76, 76, 76) inches (remember it's boxy!)
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: 11 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins.
Get the pattern here. See the yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

Fog Cutter by Thea Colman

Fog Cutter  by Thea Colman

Fog Cutter by Thea Colman

Fog Cutter  by Thea Colman

Fog Cutter by Thea Colman

Fog Cutter is just to die for! I adore this sweater and I'm sitting here wondering why I haven't cast one on for myself. It would look stunning in Vanilla Wooly Worsted or just about any color.

Sizes: 37.75 (41.5, 44.25, 47.5, 50.5) (53.75, 57, 59.75) inches
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: 13 (14, 15, 15, 16)(17, 17, 18) skeins.
Get the pattern here. See the yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.


About the yarn

Wooly Worsted merino yarn comes in a beautiful palette. Take a look at our Brushed Silver or Wheat for a pretty neutral shade. Or maybe you'd like a rich Sapphire blue or Teal green sweater.

See Wooly Worsted yarn. Find a yarn shop near you that carries Ewe Ewe yarns >


Beginner to Brioche: 8 Cowl Patterns to Knit

From beginner to brioche: 8 cowl patterns to knit!

From beginner to brioche: 8 cowl patterns to knit!

Ewe Ewe has patterns for everyone. Find something to knit with our bright, saturated colors that's just your skill level. There's a little something for everyone in here!

Happy Cowl beginner knitting pattern

Happy Cowl beginner knitting pattern

Beginner: Rib Stitch

A simple spiral rib turns into a squishy Happy Cowl. Pattern: $5.99 NOW: $4.49 Use 3 balls of Wooly Worsted merino.

Freckles Infinity Scarf knitting pattern

Freckles Infinity Scarf knitting pattern

Beginner Plus: Texture 

The Freckles Infinity Scarf turns knits + purls into polka dots! It uses 3 balls of Ewe So Sporty yarn in the color of your choosing.

Interlooped Entrelac Cowl knitting pattern using Wooly Worsted merino yarn

Interlooped Entrelac Cowl knitting pattern using Wooly Worsted merino yarn

Intermediate: Entrelac

Super fun to knit! The Interlooped Entrelac Cowl pattern is written line-by-line and uses 1 ball of 4 colors of Wooly Worsted yarn.

Rhythm and Blooms mock cable and lace knitting pattern

Rhythm and Blooms mock cable and lace knitting pattern

Beginner Plus: Mock Cable

Perfect your decreases with the Rhythm & Blooms cowl. Knit with 2 balls of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn

Lilac Vines brioche cowl knitting pattern

Lilac Vines brioche cowl knitting pattern

Expert: Brioche

The Lilac Vines cowl twists beautiful brioche stitches into a colorful dream. Use 4 shades of Wooly Worsted merino yarn.

Mint Chocolate Chip color fade cowl knitting pattern

Mint Chocolate Chip color fade cowl knitting pattern

Beginner: Stripes

Learn to count your rows to create a color fade on the Mint Chocolate Chip cowl. Choose 5 colors of Wooly Worsted yarn to fade!

Compatto Cowl easy free knitting pattern

Compatto Cowl easy free knitting pattern

Beginner: Knits + Purls

The Compatto Cowl is just knit across and purl back. You got this! Use 3 of your favorite colors of Wooly Worsted merino yarn.

Bask In It basket weave bandana cowl knitting pattern

Bask In It basket weave bandana cowl knitting pattern

Beginner: Knits + Purls

Create a big basketweave with just knitting and purling. The Bask In It Cowl is worked flat and sewn to create a cool bandana cowl.


Have a question?

You can always message us for pattern help. Contact us >


The Ewe Ewe Top 10! Pattern Sale

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We have a huge pattern line here at Ewe Ewe Yarns. Take a look at the best-selling designs from each category. Use code: TOP10 on any of the patterns below or on Ravelry.com for 50% OFF all these patterns!

Best Baby Sweater + Baby Blanket

The Easy As ABC baby sweater starts at the top and works down to create a seamless sweater. 

Choose 2 cute colors of Wooly Worsted washable merino >

Honeycomb stitches with a basket weave border make the Buttercup Blanket a soft, squishy delight. Use code: TOP10

Uses Ewe So Sporty merino yarn >

Best Scarf + Cowl

Baby it's cold outside... or it will be soon! Knit this unique scarf to tuck under your collar on the chilliest of days. Use code: TOP10

A twisting cable opens up from a basic rib to make this generous cowl. Rhythm + Blooms uses 2 balls of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn in the color Teal (or your favorite color!).

Best Hats + Mitts

Make one for everyone! The Family of Hats you can mix and match Wooly Worsted yarn colors to each person.

Keep your fingers at the ready for your phone with the Techie Twosome fingerless mitts. They use 1 ball of 3 colors of Ewe So Sporty yarn.

Best Shawls – Knit + Crochet

Simple slipped stitches give This Way a geometric twist that's easy to work! Knit with Wooly Worsted merino >

Granny squares and tassels are so hot right now. Wear them both on your body in our favorite Wearever WrapUse code: TOP10

Best Sweater + Best Brioche

Throw this sweater in your bag all winter long because it's going to be that good. The Zoey Cardigan is a top-down design that has irregular stripes and contrasting cuffs. Made with Wooly Worsted merino.

Brioche knitting is an advanced technique but it does some really cool stufff. The Wander Which Way Scarfwiggles back and forth because of that amazing brioche cable design! Use code: TOP10

That's the Ewe Ewe Top 10! Did you find anything that you like? Remember to use code: TOP10 on the patterns above or on Ravelry for 50% OFF all of these designs!

Sale runs through Sunday, August 20, 2017.

A Basket Full of Posies Children's Sweater

A Basket Full of Posies kids' sweater from TKGA.

A Basket Full of Posies kids' sweater from TKGA.

Cast On Magazine used our Ewe So Sporty merino yarn to create this adorable children's sweater! The feature of the Fall 2017 issue is basket weave and designer Katharine Seaman added a diagonal basket weave border on all the edges of this sweet little sweater. 

A Basket Full of Posies sweater by Katharine Seaman of TKGA.

A Basket Full of Posies sweater by Katharine Seaman of TKGA.

A Basket Full of Posies is the first machine knit sweater pattern using Ewe So Sporty that I have seen. The instructions are written for single bed machines and for knitters on the PASSAP e-6000 and Duomatic. (There's also a hand-knit version here!)

Plus, it sounds like our yarns have the right stuff for knitting with a machine! Katharine makes the point, "Knitting machines tend to be fussier about the yarn that is used than the yarn used for a hand knit. Ewe So Sporty took on the challenge and produced a basket weave design that would have conquered some other yarns."

The adorable flowers are embroidered on after and use several shades of Ewe So Sporty and a variety of stitches and French knots.

A Basket Full of Posies sweater from Cast On Magazine.

A Basket Full of Posies sweater from Cast On Magazine.

Pattern Specs:

Sizes: Children’s 2 (3, 4, 5)

Finished Measurements: Chest: 21 (23, 24, 25)”
Back Neck Length: 13 (14, 15.5, 16.5)”
Sleeve Length from underarm: 8 (9, 10, 12.5)”

DESIGNER NOTES—The length of the garment can easily be adjusted by measuring the child from underarm to desired finished length of garment.

This pattern requires cable crosses that need the extra spring of wool.

Materials: Ewe Ewe Yarns EWE SO SPORTY (50g/1.76oz, 145yds/133m, 100% Merino superwash wool): 4 (4, 5, 5) skeins #50 Pistachio for sweater; 1 skein each #10 Berry, #20 Red Poppy, #05 Cotton Candy, #40 Lemon Chiffon, #60 Teal, #45 Soft Sage for flowers
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle
4 (4, 4, 5) 5/8” butterfly shaped buttons

Machine Tools:
2 double prong transfer tools or 1 double prong transfer tool and 1 single prong transfer tool
1×1 Needle Pusher
Crochet Hook
Latch Hook
Double-ended Bodkin

Tension: Main Tension 5.5
Stitch Size 8

Gauge: In St st, 24 sts & 36 rows = 4”/10cm. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Get the pattern + yarn

Find the machine knitting pattern at TKGA.org in Cast On Magazine (membership required).
Find the hand knitting pattern by Katharine Seaman on Ravelry.

Get Ewe So Sporty yarn at a shop near you or here.

Ravelry Roundup: Big, Bulky Hats!

Lots of knitters use Ewe Ewe yarns and they share their patterns on Ravelry. There's so many great ideas and I love to see how people use my yarn and turn it into amazing projects! Here are just a few.

Craftmumship received her Baa Baa Bulky yarn when we partnered with KNITCRATE. She decided to make the popular Fidra hat with a skein of Black Licorice.

User avn7482 made the Pineapple Expressions hat using Baa Baa Bulky merino in colors Black Licorice and Berry. It looks so cute on her!

Knitter rie4 knit a nice, classic Man Hat

Doubled up Baa Baa Bulky for even faster knitting, my 2-Hour Pussy Cat Hat is a breeze to knit!

And lastly, Craftmumship's Garter Ear Flap Hat in Brushed Silver Baa Baa Bulky. It looks like a little piece of perfection. Get the free hat pattern (it can be made in any size for anyone in the family!) from Purl Soho.