New New @ Ewe Ewe: POP TOP!

New!  Pop Top  sweater knitting pattern using Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe

New! Pop Top sweater knitting pattern using Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe

Hi there! I’m thrilled to show you my latest design the Pop Top pullover. This sweater has been a year in the making but that’s ok, it’s here now and I hope you like it as much as I do.

Pop Top is an easy-to-knit sweater with long sleeves and a cropped silhouette. The pullover hits just at the right place at the top of your jeans and it looks great with dresses, too!

Pop Top  pullover knitting pattern by Heather Walpole

Pop Top pullover knitting pattern by Heather Walpole

The Pop Top sweater starts at the neckline and increases out to create the sleeves and body of the garment. These areas are accented with a seed stitch pattern giving the simple sweater a lot of unexpected texture.

Pop Top  raglan sweater knitting pattern

Pop Top raglan sweater knitting pattern

Pop Top  knitting pattern with seed stitch details

Pop Top knitting pattern with seed stitch details


Now is the perfect time to get started on this quick-knit sweater! It’s with Ewe Ewe’s lush Baa Baa Bulky merino wool yarn on size 11 needles and whips up in no time!

Here are all the details so grab the pattern and the yarn today!

How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)6, 7, 8, 9: 34 (36.5, 38, 41.5, 44.5)48.5, 51, 55, 59” 

To fit actual bust circumference: 32 (34, 36, 39, 42)46, 49, 53, 57”

To be worn with approximately 2-3” / 5-7.5 cm positive ease.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yards, 100g, 100% merino wool superwash, bulky #5
MC - 5 (5, 6, 6, 7)8, 8, 9, 10 skeins (43 Citrus Pop)

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Pop Top — on Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Pop Top — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky 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!


New New @ Ewe Ewe: Neonpolitan!

New!  Neonpolitan  wrap knitting pattern using Fluffy Fingering yarn from Ewe Ewe

New! Neonpolitan wrap knitting pattern using Fluffy Fingering yarn from Ewe Ewe

Let’s start summer right with a good dose of sunshine! The new Neonpolitan shawl knitting pattern has just the right amount of sweet but isn’t vanilla in any way.

This simple shawl is lightweight and perfect for summer when knit with our skinny Fluffy Fingering merino yarn. Choose your three favorite colors, cast on and relax with this easy project.

Neonpolitan  shawl knitting pattern by Heather Walpole

Neonpolitan shawl knitting pattern by Heather Walpole


How much yarn do I need?

Size: 24 high x 70 inches long after blocking 

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Fluffy Fingering, 200 yards, 
Color A: 1 skein (43 Citrus Pop)
Color B: 1 skein (97 Brushed Silver)
Color C: 1 skein (98 Charcoal)

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Neonpolitan — on Ewe Ewe Yarns.
Neonpolitan — 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!

LYS Day is this Saturday, April 27th!

Local Yarn Store Day 2019

Local Yarn Store Day 2019

LYS Day is a special holiday just for knitters and crocheters to show local yarn shops (that’s what LYS stands for if you’re new to knitting!) just how much we love and appreciate them. It’s a special day dedicated to the stores that make this hobby their livelihood.

To celebrate LYS Day 2019 we have a new project that is only available in a yarn store! Meet the new shawl I designed called Something About Phoenix:

Something About Phoenix  shawl knitting pattern designed by Heather Walpole

Something About Phoenix shawl knitting pattern designed by Heather Walpole

This easy-to-knit wrap uses 4 balls of Ewe So Sporty merino yarn and is going to be one you’ll love to wear! Something About Phoenix will be FREE on LYS Day when you purchase your Ewe So Sporty yarn to make it at your local yarn shop.

Something About Phoenix  easy striped shawl knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix easy striped shawl knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix  striped wrap knitting pattern

Something About Phoenix striped wrap knitting pattern

How much yarn do I need?

Start by choosing your favorite 3 colors of Ewe So Sporty Merino yarn and see how they play off each other. One main color is held throughout and striped with a secondary color for each wing of the shawl.

If these are three colors that you wear all the time, decide which one is the main color and grab 2 balls of that. Pick up one ball of each contrasting color for the right and left half of the shawl.

Something About Phoenix  shawl knitting pattern with blue tones

Something About Phoenix shawl knitting pattern with blue tones

With 25 shades to choose from, the color combinations are endless! Look at this beautiful blue version. Sapphire was held throughout the shawl with Sky Blue on the first wing and Midnight Blue on the second. Keeping your yarn choices in the same color family makes a no-fail combo, too!

Find a local yarn store near you

Something About Phoenix LYS Day shawl pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Something About Phoenix LYS Day shawl pattern by Heather Walpole for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe Ewe yarns are stocked at local yarn shops across the US. Take a look at our Stockists page to see if you’re shop carries our yarn.

Come see me!

As a special event on the big day, I’ll be at my LYS here in California!

Location: Yarning for You, San Marcos, CA.

Time: Saturday, April 27 from 10am to 3pm.

Come see me and we can pick colors, talk yarn and have a good time celebrating our LYS!

Be sure to stop in to your LYS this Saturday and let them know how much you appreciate them.

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! 💗💗


Pin now to have a reminder!

Sporty Forty KAL details

Sporty Forty KAL details


Local Yarn Shop Day {new pattern SNEAK PEEK!}

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Have you heard about Local Yarn Store Day? Also known as LYS Day, this event is going to be a ton of fun! It's all about getting in your favorite store and supporting why they're there. The community that a local yarn shop provides is unmatched with other retail stores or finding yarn online. April 21 is a new holiday to show your favorite LYS how much you love them.

You know I love my Ewe Ewe yarn shops. Having managed a yarn store for three years, I have a great understanding of what it takes to create a welcoming environment day in and day out. These shop owners what you to have a great experience every time you come to their store and Ewe Ewe is here to help. Meet our LYS Day exclusive design... Ewe So Summer

Ewe So Summer  shawl from Ewe Ewe

Ewe So Summer shawl from Ewe Ewe

YASSS! Look at that shawl, queen! It's so fabulous, isn't it? Let's look some more.

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern  designed by Meaghan Schmaltz for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern designed by Meaghan Schmaltz for Ewe Ewe Yarns

Ewe So Summer shawl  is a big, generous wrap!

Ewe So Summer shawl is a big, generous wrap!

Ewe So Summer is designed by The Unapologetic Knitter using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn from Ewe Ewe. It's a great pattern that uses slipped stitches and a modified seed stitch to create tiny transitioning pockets of color. Pretty perfect!

Ewe So Summer  features an easy-to-knit slip stitch pattern

Ewe So Summer features an easy-to-knit slip stitch pattern

Plus, it's edged with a beautiful picot bind off. 

Ewe So Summer  shawl knitting pattern

Ewe So Summer shawl knitting pattern

The Ewe So Summer shawl will be available starting Saturday, April 21 through local yarn stores and ONLY local yarn stores. Kinda cool! So what does that mean? It means you'll need to head in to a brick and mortar store to get this new design (and hopefully the yarn to knit it!).

Where can I get this project?

We are excited to announce that these shops will be promoting the Ewe So Summer shawl and Ewe So Sporty yarn for LYS Day on April 21:

The Salty Sheep, Swansboro, NC
Wildfiber Studio, Santa Monica, CA
Yarn Kandy, Little Rock, AR
Gosh Yarn It!, Kingston, PA
Fiber Heart, Dysart, IA
Knitty Gritty, Syracuse, NY
...have you any wool?, Berkley, MI
Stash, Corvallis, OR
The Tinsmith's Wife, Comfort, TX
Revival Yarns, Athens, GA
Sticks & Strings, Lansing, MI
Apricot Yarn, San Diego, CA
Park Avenue Yarns, League City, TX
Jessica Knits, Scottsdale, AZ
Yarn Shop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Twisted Yarns, Spring, TX
Monarch Knitting, Pacific Grove, CA
Yarn It & Haberdashery, Grandview Heights, OH
Ewe and Me ...a yarn boutique, Colorado Springs, CO
The Hillsborough Yarn Shop, Hillsborough, NC 

Great Yarns, Raleigh, NC

Gather Here, Cambridge, MA
Stitch Point, Greensboro, NC
Four Purls, Winter Haven, FL

I will keep updating this list as we get more shops. But! The Ewe So Summer pattern will be available at ANY yarn shop not just ones that carry Ewe Ewe Yarns. Ewe So Summer can be purchased through a yarn store on Ravelry beginning April 21.

Here's all the details:

What: LYS Day new pattern Ewe So Summer! (Available everywhere now!)
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Where: At a participating local yarn store. See list of all Ewe Ewe yarn shops >
Why: Because yarn stores are awesome!

Questions? Comments? Let me know in the comments below!