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!


{How much yarn do I need?} The Weekender Sweater by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender  sweater by Drea Renee Knits on Ravelry

The Weekender sweater by Drea Renee Knits on Ravelry

The Weekender is a worsted-weight pullover sweater pattern designed by Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits. I love all of the details this sweater has like faux seams and a modern drop shoulder with a super-comfy relaxed fit. This sweater would knit up beautifully in our Wooly Worsted merino yarn! I've planned out the details below.

The Weekender  knitting pattern by Andrea Mowry

The Weekender knitting pattern by Andrea Mowry

Here is the sizing per the Ravelry page: 

Sizes: XS (S, M, L)XL, XXL, XXXL
Yarn Amounts: 10 (11, 12, 14)15, 16, 18 skeins of Wooly Worsted merino.

Get the pattern here.

See the yarn here or visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop near you!

Wooly Worsted  merino yarn by Ewe Ewe

Wooly Worsted merino yarn by Ewe Ewe

Wooly Worsted merino yarn is a gorgeous yarn with a great twist. The yarn is easy to knit and its wonderful stitch definition will pop all those design details in The Weekender. Choose from our beautiful array of 25 shades!

Wooly Worsted yarn colors

Wooly Worsted yarn colors

This sweater would look so pretty in Brushed Silver or maybe our earthy new Forest Fern. It would also be stunning in Red Velvet or you could go a bit brighter with rich Saffron. They’re all so perfectly fall!

If you have any questions about choosing a color you can always send me an email. Happy knitting!


Additional idea!

It’s been a few days since I wrote the original post about knitting The Weekender in Wooly Worsted and in the meantime I thought — what if we knit it in Fluffy Fingering with 2 strands held together for a marl effect? What if?!

Using Fluffy Fingering is a good idea for a couple of reasons!

  1. Two strands held together equals the gauge of worsted weight yarn.

  2. We can get the lovely tweedy marl effect that the original sweater has.

Texture on  The Weekender  sweater by Andrea Mowry

Texture on The Weekender sweater by Andrea Mowry

Look at all that texture! It really gives the sweater a lot of character. I got thinking about what colors of Fluffy Fingering would work together to create a beautiful, earthy, fall feel. Here are a few ideas I came up with.

I think I’m going to knit one using Wheat and Forest Fern! I’ve been really into greens this season and I think it would work up in such a cool way. Which one do you like? Take a look at the Fluffy Fingering yarn page to see all of the colors and develop your own marl!

Fluffy Fingering yarn amounts

The skein count will be different if you decide to marl the sweater than just knit it with Wooly Worsted. Here’s what I calculated:

Sizes: XS (S, M, L)XL, XXL, XXXL

Yarn: 915 (1015, 1130, 1265)1385, 1520, 1640 yds

Fluffy Fingering skeins: 5 (6, 6, 7)7, 8, 9 skeins each of Colors A and B for a total of 10 (12, 12, 14)14, 16, 18 skeins.

Are you in? Do you want to knit The Weekender with me?

Yay! This will be a more informal knit-with-me rather than an instructional knit-along. I’ll be posting updates in my Ravelry forum. Leave a comment there or below to let me know you’d like to knit it, too. I will get started on mine on Monday, October 1st.

Shop Fluffy Fingering yarn on this website OR better yet find a local yarn store that carries Ewe Ewe.

If you have any questions about choosing a color you can always send me an email. Happy knitting!


Knit this free pattern with Baa Baa Bulky merino!

Muh-Muhs FREE shawl knitting pattern using Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn

Muh-Muhs FREE shawl knitting pattern using Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn

I'm in love with this shop sample! Cindy at Pearl Fiber Arts in Portland, OR knit this beautiful Muh-Muhs shawl designed by Isabell Kraemer in Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe. The shawl features a sweeping crescent shape and a lace border in a contrasting color.

This sample is knit using 2 balls of Vanilla, 1 ball of Aquamarine, and 1 ball of Brushed Silver Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn. It's big, and soft, and gorgeous! Stop in to Pearl Fiber Arts to see the shawl and pick up your yarn! 

Baa Baa Bulky , 90 Vanilla

Baa Baa Bulky, 90 Vanilla

Baa Baa Bulky , 70 Aquamarine

Baa Baa Bulky, 70 Aquamarine

Baa Baa Bulky , 97 Brushed Silver

Baa Baa Bulky, 97 Brushed Silver


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.