Heather Walpole appears on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

Learn how to knit Fair Isle socks -- the easy way!

That's me right there! I am on the incredible new knitting series called The Knit Show with Vickie Howell. I teach the easy way to knit Fair Isle socks with instructions on how to make socks for you or a Christmas stocking for your home! Watch the Handmade Holiday episode now.

Holidays are made better when a little something handmade is involved. On The Handmade Holiday Episode of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell we show stitchers how to make their season bright with projects to give and decorate with, plus gift ideas for the crafty types in your life!

Southwest Stockings Free Sock Knitting Pattern

Southwest Stockings  free Fair Isle socks and Christmas stocking pattern designed by Heather Walpole

Southwest Stockings free Fair Isle socks and Christmas stocking pattern designed by Heather Walpole

On the show I teach this adorable socks and Christmas stocking combination. The Southwest Stockings knitting pattern includes instructions for both a Christmas stocking knit in Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky AND cozy Fair Isle socks using Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted washable merino yarn. 

Visit The Knit Show to download the free pattern!

The techniques I teach in the video are how to read a color work chart for Fair Isle knitting, knitting with two colors of yarn, turning the heel of a sock, and how to graft the toe of a sock using the Kitchener Stitch. 

Ready to make the Southwest Stockings?

We have knitting kits available! Grab the pattern from The Knit Show's website and then take a look at our kits. We put together some great color combinations so you can choose and get started right away.

Southwest Stockings Bulky Christmas Stocking Knitting Kit
80.00
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Southwest Stockings Cozy Socks Knitting Kit
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I hope you have as much fun knitting these socks and stockings as I did. The color work is easy and the projects go fast. Download the Southwest Stockings free knitting pattern. Shop yarn kits.


Behind the scenes: The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

This week I got to film my segment on The Knit Show with Vickie Howell. You may remember that Vickie ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to get this new web series into production and now the time was here for all the lights, cameras, and action. It was so fun and amazing!

The show is being filmed in Austin, TX so I got to take my first trip to there and it did not disappoint. I stayed in this crazy little spot called The Highlander Hotel. It's kind of a redone motel with a fresh coat of wild paint on it but the beds were clean, staff was nice, and they have these adorable hot pink sheep all over the hotel!

hahaha. How could hot pink sheep not make any hotel a thousand times better? 

The Knit Show was filmed in this really awesome restored auto mechanic shop. It was a huge building that has been made amazing with exposed beams and reclaimed wood from old schools. As a guest on the show I got to hang out in the green room which was full of snacks, gift bags, and the show's makeup artists and all of her goodies. Hello!

I got to relax for a while, have some coffee, and a breakfast burrito – an Austin staple! – then it was time to shoot my segment. I am part of Episode 10 which is all about holiday knitting and gifting. The project I designed for the show is an awesome concept that will make you go, WOW! Hint: It uses the same number of stitches but you can make something fun for you to wear or change the yarn and the needle size and make something for your home. Any ideas? Leave a comment below!

The crew set up my yarns and projects in such a cute way. They have cameras set from three or four different angles including one overhead! You'll be able to follow along as I demonstrate how to make the project so you can make it yourself. Hello, tutorial!

Here's the crew getting all the lights and rigging set just right. They were great.

Here's a wider shot of the set. Vickie was all set and ready to film the exit clip for Episode 10. I stayed around so I could watch. It's not every day you get to be on a film set, you know?

And that was it! My segment went by so fast but I think it will be great. I can't wait to show it to you!

Here I am with Vickie and some of the crew. We had to stop to take a photo of the ginger brigade. Redheads for life.

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell drops all in one binge-watching-extravaganza on YouTube October 5th. Go to theknitshow.com to subscribe!

Ewe Ewe Event: Heather Walpole @ Wildfiber Studio for LA Yarn Crawl

Come say hello! I will be at Wildfiber Studio in Santa Monica on Friday, April 7. Baa Baa Bulky merino is the featured yarn at this shop during the Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl and we'll have free patterns to give you ideas on how to use it. I'll be there from 10-4 and I look forward to seeing you!

Details:

Who: Heather Walpole, owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns.
What: A meet and greet during the LAYC.
Where: Wildfiber Studio, 1453 14th St, Santa Monica, CA
When: Friday, April 7, 2017 from 10 to 4.

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I hope to see you there and happy crawling!

Learn with Vickie Howell on Monday!

This Monday, February 27th, Vickie Howell will be featuring Ewe Ewe Yarns on her Ask Me Monday segment on Facebook Live. Vickie is going to be teaching how to make our brand new Doodle Stitch Beanie which features a fun-to-knit stitch that looks like squiggles. If you haven't tried a stitch like this before then it's a great time to learn it!

Doodle Stitch Beanie  knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie  knitting pattern

Doodle Stitch Beanie knitting pattern

How to watch:

Now: Go visit Vickie Howell on Facebook and like her page.

Monday: Check Facebook on Monday at 12pm Central Time to watch her teach this pattern stitch!

Later: If you can't tune in while Vickie is hosting live, don't worry! You can see all of her Ask Me Monday segments right here.

Get the pattern:

Check out the Doodle Stitch Beanie or it's close friend the Messy Doodles messy bun hat. They both feature this funky stitch.

See you on Monday! Don't forget to like Ewe Ewe Yarns on Facebook, too. 

TNNA: Wholesale Yarn Trade Show

It was that time again! Twice a year I head to market to promote Ewe Ewe Yarns to yarn stores around the world. The National Needlearts Association hosts a semi-annual trade show where yarn companies, pattern designers, and notions creators can exhibit their products and yarn stores come to shop and buy in bulk for their upcoming season.

Heather Walpole of Ewe Ewe Yarns

Hello! That's me, Heather, and Ewe Ewe is my yarn company. For the weekend of the TNNA show I get to introduce our merino wool yarn to wholesale customers. We only sell in bulk at this trade show. 

Ewe Ewe has three weights of merino yarn; a sport called Ewe So Sporty, a worsted called Wooly Worsted, and new this year is our thickest called Baa Baa Bulky. All three yarns come in the same palette of bright, modern colors. All the colors work together to create a bold, bright, happy statement in a yarn shop. 

There's also a FULL pattern line to go along with the yarns. I work with designers but I also design a lot of these patterns myself. Look at all this cute stuff!

Ewe Ewe Yarns trade show booth

Ewe Ewe Yarns trade show booth

If you're looking for our yarns take a look at our Where to Buy page >

Looking to learn more about Ewe Ewe Yarns for your store? See the wholesale info page or email us today!

Ewe Ewe Event: Yarnover Truck @ Bagby Beer in Oceanside

I'll be hanging out at an event with the Yarnover Truck on January 28! The truck will be at Bagby Beer Company in Oceanside, CA from 1-5 pm. Woohoo!

The Yarnover Truck is the first yarn store on wheels and this little mobile treasure travels all over Southern California. I'm so excited to have them come to my favorite local brewery and spend the day with them. We'll have lots of samples, a few sips of beer, and tons of laughs. 

The details:

 

Where: Bagby Beer Company
  601 S Coast Highway
  Oceanside, CA 92054
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017; 1 to 5 pm.
Who: Yarnover Truck and Heather Walpole
What: A trunk show, meet-and-greet, knitting fun!

Questions? Email me.