What to Make: In the Loop cowl using Ewe So Sporty yarn

Welcome to our new weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so verstatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

What to Make Wednesday highlights a popular pattern and I show you the Ewe Ewe yarn requirements and some great color combinations to help you find a project to knit. A few of my friends have sent me the In the Loop cowl with the note, “We need to make this!”

So, ok, let’s make it!

  In the Loop  cowl free knitting pattern

In the Loop cowl free knitting pattern

You know I love a good color mixture so my friends weren’t wrong when they sent over this pattern! The In the Loop cowl would knit up perfectly with my Ewe Ewe color palette. It’s a 5-color cowl that seems so easy, cozy and perfect.

  In the Loop  free knitting pattern on Ravelry

In the Loop free knitting pattern on Ravelry

  In the Loop  cowl by Espace Tricot

In the Loop cowl by Espace Tricot

The pattern is free on Ravelry and it’s a very simple knit that any skill level can handle.

Now let’s take a look at some color ideas! The original is gorgeous and we can match it pretty well with our colors of Ewe So Sporty merino yarn.

In the Loop cowl colors

In the Loop cowl colors

In the Loop cowl colors
In the Loop cowl colors

In the Loop cowl colors

In the loop cowl colors

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


How much yarn do I need?

Yarn Amounts: All examples show Ewe So Sporty yarn.
MC: 2 balls of Ewe So Sporty yarn.
CC1: 2 balls of Ewe So Sporty yarn.
CC2: 1 ball of Ewe So Sporty yarn.
CC3: 1 ball of Ewe So Sporty yarn.
CC4: 1 ball of Ewe So Sporty yarn.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: In the Loop — FREE 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: Fidra hat pattern in Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn

Welcome to our new weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so verstatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

What to Make Wednesday highlights a popular pattern and I show you the Ewe Ewe yarn requirements and some great color combinations to help you find a project to knit. I can’t stop staring at the magical climbing stitches on the Fidra hat.

  Fidra  hat knitting pattern by Gudrun Johnston

Fidra hat knitting pattern by Gudrun Johnston

Full of texture, Fidra is a hat knitting pattern that combines stockinette stitch with garter stitch in intriguing peaks. It looks really fun to knit and it looks great on everyone it seems!

Fidra would knit perfectly in Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky yarn. Our Vanilla color has such a nice creamy tone that can mimic the sample in the photo.

  Fidra  hat knitting pattern on Ravelry

Fidra hat knitting pattern on Ravelry

Baa Baa Bulky Merino Yarn
20.00
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Fidra would look excellent in whatever color you’d like to wear! What matches your coat? What’s your favorite color? Baa Baa Bulky comes in 17 shades and has excellent stitch definition to really highlight all beautiful work on this hat!

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Yarn Amounts: 2 balls of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Fidra — on Ravelry.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe 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!


What to Make: Weston Loop in Fluffy Fingering yarn

Welcome to our new weekly feature, What to Make Wednesday! The yarns here at Ewe Ewe are so verstatile and I love to share ideas about what you can knit with them.

What to Make Wednesday highlights a popular pattern and I show you the Ewe Ewe yarn requirements and some great color combinations to help you find a project to knit. Today is the delightful Weston Loop lace cowl.

  Weston Loop  cowl designed by Carina Spencer

Weston Loop cowl designed by Carina Spencer

I love the lace detail on the Weston Loop cowl knitting pattern designed by Carina Spencer. The cowl starts with gentle stripes and then flares out into a beautiful stitch pattern to hug your shoulders. Weston Loop is knit in fingering-weight yarn and the new Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn would be perfect for this project!

  Weston Loop  knitting pattern designed by Carina Spencer

Weston Loop knitting pattern designed by Carina Spencer

Fluffy Fingering Merino Yarn
10.00
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Weston Loop uses 5 colors of yarn and we can do a great lineup using Fluffy Fingering merino. Try this set below with Charcoal, Forest Fern, Citrus Pop, Aquamarine, and Brushed Silver.

Or you could try a different combo like the one below using Saffron, Iris Blossom, Sky Blue, Berry, and Vanilla. Totally different but so fun!

See all the yarn colors: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino sock yarn.


How much yarn do I need?

Yarn Amounts: 1 ball of 5 colors of Fluffy Fingering merino yarn.

How to find the pattern and yarn

Pattern: Weston Loop — 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.

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!


7 Best-Selling Knitting + Crochet Patterns

 7 Best-Selling Knitting + Crochet Patterns from Ewe Ewe Yarns

7 Best-Selling Knitting + Crochet Patterns from Ewe Ewe Yarns

7 years ago I started Ewe Ewe Yarns with 7 colors of Wooly Worsted and a big dream – I wanted to own my own yarn company and build a business that I loved – and somehow here we are! Thank you for your years of support and emails of encouragement. I've enjoyed growing this business more than I ever thought I would!

I'm excited to continue Ewe Ewe for another 7 years or maybe more. Take a look at the knitting and crochet patterns that have topped the charts here at Ewe Ewe Yarns.

Cheers to 7 years!
💗 Heather


TOP SPOT: Sweet Pea Baby Blanket

 Sweet Pea Baby Blanket knitting pattern

Sweet Pea Baby Blanket knitting pattern

TOP SPOT: The Sweet Pea Baby Blanket is the all-time #1 best-selling pattern at Ewe Ewe Yarns and you can see why! It's simply breathtaking and when knit with Wooly Worsted washable yarn it's easy-care for new parents. Any baby would love to have it! 
Pattern: Sweet Pea Baby Blanket
Yarn: Wooly Worsted merino yarn

BEST HAT: Family of Hats

 Family of Hats knitting pattern

Family of Hats knitting pattern

BEST HAT: This trio of hats has one for everyone! Family of Hats uses 1 ball of 2 colors of Wooly Worsted yarn for any size. Choose two colors that you love and watch them fade from one to the other with chunky progressive stripes. 
Pattern: Family of Hats
Yarn: Wooly Worsted merino yarn

BEST CROCHET: Wearever Wrap 

 Wearever Wrap crochet granny square shawl

Wearever Wrap crochet granny square shawl

BEST CROCHET: Nothing shows off the magic of crochet like granny squares. The Wearever Wrap is big half-granny that shows off your favorite color palette in a funky and modern way. 
Pattern: Wearever Wrap
Yarn: Wooly Worsted merino yarn

BEST MITTS: Quick Cable Wrist Warmers

 Quick Cable Wrist Warmers knitting pattern 

Quick Cable Wrist Warmers knitting pattern 

BEST MITTS: Cute and fast! The Quick Cable Wrist Warmers are as fun to knit as they are nice to wear. These squishy fingerless gloves are knit with 2 balls of Wooly Worsted which means you can wash them whenever you need! 
Pattern: Quick Cable Wrist Warmers
Yarn: Wooly Worsted merino yarn

BEST SWEATER: Zoey Cardigan

 Zoey Cardigan knitting pattern

Zoey Cardigan knitting pattern

BEST SWEATER: Seamless, top-down, easy to knit and easy to wear. The Zoey Cardigan will be one you'll grab over and over in the winter. It's so soft in Wooly Worsted yarn so knit it in colors you love. 
Pattern: Zoey Cardigan
Yarn: Wooly Worsted merino yarn

BEST BABY ITEM: Easy As ABC Baby Sweater

 Easy As ABC top-down raglan baby sweater knitting pattern

Easy As ABC top-down raglan baby sweater knitting pattern

BEST BABY ITEM: After the blanket above, our next best baby item is the Easy As ABC Baby Sweater. This adorable top-down raglan is perfect for a quick gift Plus, in Wooly Worsted washable yarn it's easy to throw in the washer and dryer! 
Pattern: Easy As ABC Baby Sweater
Yarn: Wooly Worsted merino yarn

BEST SCARF: Happy Cowl

 Happy Cowl infinity scarf knitting pattern

Happy Cowl infinity scarf knitting pattern

BEST SCARF: To infinity and beyond! The Happy Cowl is a generous circle scarf that features a pretty spiral rib pattern. Knit this project in a color that matches your fall wardrobe and you'll wear it all the time!
Pattern: Happy Cowl
Yarn: Wooly Worsted merino yarn


{How much yarn do I need?} Fern & Feather Sweater by Jennifer Steingass

Changing yarns, or substituting the yarn is easy when you know what you need. In this series I talk about a knitting or crochet pattern and how much Ewe Ewe yarn you'd need to complete it.

  Fern & Feather  sweater by Jennifer Steingass

Fern & Feather sweater by Jennifer Steingass

Wow! Meet Fern & Feather. This beautiful sweater designed by Jennifer Steingass for Knit.Love.Wool. is simple yet breathtaking. Fern & Feather is a seamless sweater with a yoke highlighted inspired by nature. Here's how much Wooly Worsted yarn you'd need to make this sweater: 

Sizes: Bust: 30.75 (33, 35.5, 39, 41) (43.5, 46.25, 49, 51.5) (54.25, 57.25, 59.5) inches
Wooly Worsted Yarn Amounts: 
   MC: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) (13, 14, 14, 15) (16, 17, 17) skeins
   CC: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 2, 2) skeins 

Shop: Wooly Worsted yarn colors >

Get the pattern here. See Wooly Worsted yarn here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

There are so many great color combinations you could put together to make this sweater your own. Here are a few examples that I found on Ravelry that would look great in a Wooly Worsted combination or two.

 Fern & Feather knit by clairedupont

Fern & Feather knit by clairedupont

A Wooly Worsted yarn color combo of Saffron and Vanilla would be great. Or maybe Charcoal and Brushed Silver?

You could make this sweater in Sky Blue with a hint of Red Poppy Wooly Worsted on top. Or try Brushed Silver with Lavender detail. 

See Wooly Worsted yarn here. Get the pattern here. Visit a Ewe Ewe yarn shop.

Remember that yarn amounts are never exact. Each knitter has their own tension when holding the yarn and that can change the final yardage amounts. We come close with our skein numbers but it's always smart to grab an extra ball or two just in case!