Free Pattern Friday: Night Surfer crochet hat

Night Surfer  FREE crochet beanie pattern

Night Surfer FREE crochet beanie pattern

Inspired by a cool San Diego beach, Night Surfer is meant to keep you warm on your morning surf check. The colors fade from sand to sea and up into a starry night sky.

The beanie is worked from the bottom up and is mostly single crochet. The soft rolled brim adds a little extra length to cover your ears.

FREE crochet pattern:  Night Surfer beanie  in  Ewe So Sporty yarn  from Ewe Ewe Yarns

FREE crochet pattern: Night Surfer beanie in Ewe So Sporty yarn from Ewe Ewe Yarns

Sized for the whole family, Night Surfer can be made for the tiniest surf grommet to grandpa on his longboard.

The twinkling night sky is made using stranded crochet (often called tapestry crochet) and is explained in the pattern. Choose your favorite beachy colors to make the hat or just whip it up in one color.

In my original hat, I used Wheat for the sand, Sky Blue for the waves, Midnight Blue for the sky and Citrus Pop for the stars.

I also thought it would look pretty in a dreamy white sand beach color palette with Vanilla, Aquamarine, Teal and Lemon Chiffon. So tropical!

What colors of Ewe So Sporty yarn will you choose?

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Download the Night Surfer Beanie

The Night Surfer Beanie is a free crochet pattern available right here on the Ewe Ewe Yarns website. Just add it to your cart and go through the checkout process as normal. If you have a $0 balance you’ll only need to enter your email address so we can send you the pattern!

Download the Night Surfer Beanie on Ravelry

The Night Surfer Beanie is also available as a free pattern download for your Ravelry Library.

Download Night Surfer Beanie 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!


What to Make: Cara striped sleeveless tee

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.

Cara  sleeveless tee knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers on Ravelry

Cara sleeveless tee knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers on Ravelry

It’s totally time to think about a fresh tank for spring and summer! I found the Cara tee knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers and I think it seems really relaxing to make and even better to wear.

Cara  a-line tank top knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers

Cara a-line tank top knitting pattern by Amy Christoffers

Cara has a great a-line shape creating a slight flare from the natural waste to the hip making it easy and breezy. I love it paired with the model’s casual jeans, too!

I browsed around on Ravelry and there are lots of cute color combinations. I like the vanilla and pink and the same thing in reverse! You could also do vanilla with purple stripes or what about classic black and white.

Ewe So Sporty yarn from Ewe Ewe would work perfectly for the Cara top. You can go with the great original and use Vanilla as your main color and Sky Blue as the contrasting color stripes. Or try that pink option!

Or maybe you’d like a tonal look. A Lavender top with Iris Blossom stripes? An Aquamarine top with Soft Sage stripes.

You could try a more classic look like Vanilla with rich Red Velvet stripes. What about a preppy Wheat and Midnight Blue top? I could do this all day!

Choose your color combo: Ewe Ewe Yarns Ewe So Sporty Merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Sizes: 32(36-40-44-48-52-56-60)“ 

Fitting notes: This garment was designed with approximately 2—4” of ease. Please take this into consideration when selecting your size..

Yarn Amounts: Using Ewe So Sporty merino yarn
MC: 4(5-6-7-7-8-8-9) balls (shown in Vanilla)
CC: 1(1-2-2-2-2-2-3) balls (shown in Sky Blue)

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Cara — 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:
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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


Double the Fun KAL: The Shift Kickoff + Section 1

Hello! Welcome to the start of our two-project knit along! It's a wild one where we'll be working The Shift cowl on Tuesdays and Guildenstern t-shirt on Thursdays. I'm here with the start of our Double the Fun KAL and Section 1 of The Shift by Drea Renee Knits.

I chose to make mine in the Misty Moss color way using Ewe So Sporty merino in colors Teal, Pistachio, and Wheat. I think it seems like such a wearable combo for my redheaded self. Plus, the colors kind of match the shades in the original pattern!

The Shift: Section 1

Getting started on The Shift cowl isn't too bad. We start with a quick increase and then jump right in to the project. It starts off line-by-line so it's easy to keep track of where you are. If you have trouble with the M1R and M1L here's a link with all the photos and a great reminder about how to remember which is which. 

The next important thing to keep in mind is the differences between "with yarn in front" (wyif) and "with yarn in back" (wyib). These two terms can sometimes trip up a new knitter but it's really easy to use and can give some fun results. The biggest thing about these two terms is that they relate to the row you're knitting. It doesn't matter if it's the right side (RS) or wrong side (WS) – it's just the front or back of the needles as they sit in your hands.

Having the yarn in front or the yarn in back is just like moving your yarn for knitting or purling on the same row. Our yarn is in the back to make a knit stitch and then we bring it to the front to make a purl stitch. If you keep that in mind you'll breeze through this first section!

Keep working until you have 50 stitches on the needle. That's all the knitting we have for this week! You can work ahead if you'd like but I'll be back on Tuesday, July 24 to work on Sections 2, 3, and 4. Be sure to check-in to say hello!


Check in, encourage others, have fun!

Heather and Meaghan are here to answer any questions you might have about these projects and how a knit-along works. We hope you'll join us on this summertime knitting adventure!

We'll check in online on Instagram with the hashtags #DoubleTheFunKAL and #EweEweKALFollow @eweeweyarns and @notsorryknitter on Instagram now! 

Email us if you have any questions! (We're just a click away.)