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KAL ANNOUNCEMENT: DOUBLE THE FUN KAL WITH EWE EWE YARNS!

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Did you know that Heather, the founder and owner of Ewe Ewe Yarns is my biffle IRL? Do you know what a "biffle" is? Don't worry, I didn't either when it was first announced that I was hers. Turns out it's an acronym, BFFL - best friends for life, converted into a word. Whatever the case, she's my beer-quaffing, yarn loving other half who introduced me to the wonderful world of knitwear design! 

And when your biffle hosts a poll to find out which of two amazing summer patterns people would like to knit in her yarn and the results come back DEAD EVEN, you go ahead and decide to help her host TWO CONCURRENT KALS!

DOUBLE THE FUN KAL PROJECTS!

Yeah baby, you read that right! The full details of the Double the Fun KAL can be found on Heather's blog but here's the general run-down:

THE SHIFT  BY ANDREA MOWRY AND  GUILDENSTERN  BY CORY ELLEN BOBERG

THE SHIFT BY ANDREA MOWRY AND GUILDENSTERN BY CORY ELLEN BOBERG

We're going to knit both of these amazing sport-weight projects at the same time. Heather will host The Shift cowl and I (Meaghan) will host the Guildenstern shirt. See the full schedule for each of the two KAL's below, then choose one or the other (or go wild and choose both) and let's have good time knitting along together! 

THE SHIFT - KAL DETAILS

The Shift is an asymmetrical triangle edge cowl. This is an accessible project for knitters of all skill levels. It's a little smaller and lighter for summer knitting and we'll be ready for cooler weather when it comes back. Heather has put together some kits in fun color combinations.

Techniques: We'll go over mosaic knitting, increasing, decreasing, and lots of other tips.

Pattern: The Shift by Andrea Mowry. Download on Ravelry >

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Ewe So Sporty merino yarn, 145 yards. 2 balls of 3 colors needed.
Find a local yarn store to get your yarn. If you don't have a store nearby, check out color kits here or choose your own color combo on the yarn page

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) 24" circular knitting needles. (Note: The pattern calls for a size US 5 needle but knowing my Ewe So Sporty yarn we will be knitting on a smaller needle to reach the gauge the designer recommends.)

Hosted by: Heather

THE SHIFT - TIMELINE

Now: Choose your colors and purchase/order your yarn! Download the pattern on Ravelry >

Tuesday, July 17: Kickoff + Cast On! Start with the setup and work Section One.

Tuesday, July 24: Sections 2, 3, 4.

Tuesday, July 31: Sections 5, 6, 7.

Tuesday, August 7: Binding off and blocking.

Tuesday, August 14: Seaming and styling!


GUILDENSTERN - THE DETAILS

Guildenstern is a sweet striped top with an ombre color effect and split hem. The original pattern is knit flat but I will show you how to modify the design to knit this project in the round! Knitting a project like this in the round means it will go faster and we won't need to seam the sides. 

Techniques: Knitting in the round, jog-less stripes, increasing, checking gauge in the round, and more. 

Pattern: Guildenstern by Cory Ellen Boberg. Download on Ravelry >

Sizes: Finished size (at full bust): 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches.
To wear with 1-4” positive ease at full bust. Shown in 38" finished size, on 36" full bust.

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns, Ewe So Sporty, 100% merino, 145 yards. 
Find a local yarn store to get your yarn. If you don't have a store nearby, check out color kits here or choose your own color combo on the yarn page.

Required Yardage:
Color A: (Black Licorice) - 150 (185, 205, 245, 275, 300, 345) yards, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) balls
Color B: (Charcoal) - 180 (225, 250, 300, 340, 365, 420) yards, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls
Color C: (Brushed Silver) - 180 (225, 250, 300, 340, 365, 420) yards, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls
Color D: (Vanilla) - 130 (155, 175, 210, 235, 255, 295) yards, 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) balls

Needles: Size 3 US (3.25 mm) 32 - 40” (81 - 102 cm) circular needles
   Size 6 US (4 mm) 24 - 32” (61 - 81 cm) circular needles
   Size 3 US double-pointed needles
   or size to obtain correct gauge.

Supplies: Tapestry needle, one stitch marker, 4 locking stitch markers.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 32 rows / 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette on larger needles, after blocking.
   Swatch using Color D.

GUILDENSTERN - THE TIMELINE

Now: Choose your colors and purchase/order your yarn! Download the pattern on Ravelry >

Thursday, July 19: Gauge swatch and cast on! Work the hems separately.

Thursday, July 26: Joining in the round, placing markers, slipping stitches, Body Stripe section 1. 

Thursday, August 2: Body Stripes sections 2 and 3.

Thursday, August 9: Neckline front and back. Shoulders.

Thursday, August 15: Sleeve edging and blocking.

 

Check in, encourage others, have fun!

Choose your colors. Get your yarn. Get your pattern and get ready for a head to head KAL.

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! Plus you can join my Ewe Ewe Yarns Ravelry group if you like that type of thing. Whichever!

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

 

New Pattern: Cuddle Toes

It may have been a while since I published a new pattern but boy am I excited to be releasing this new pair of cozy's for your feet:

Cuddle Toes

Join our KAL!

I've partnered with PostStitch for the December SockStitch and we're hosting a KAL to knit up these adorable sport-weight socks in the weeks leading up to Christmas. You can order a kit directly through Ewe Ewe Yarns and join us for some December sock knitting!

The KAL will be hosted in my Ravelry Group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/the-unapologetic-knitter and we're casting on today, December 5th. The KAL will run from December 5th to 23rd - with any luck you'll have cuddle-ier toes just in time for Christmas! 

Here's the details on the pattern. I hope to knit along with you!

The Story

Winter is on its way and we’re dreaming about cuddling up by the fire with a warm drink and maybe, just maybe, some knitting to keep our hands busy. But what about our poor little toes

They need something to feel good about, too, so these quick-to-knit sport weight socks are just the ticket!

Materials

  • Ewe Ewe Yarns ‘Ewe So Sporty’ (sport weight; 100% fine merino wool, superwash; 145 yds/50g):
    • 1 (2, 2) skeins: 95 Chocolate (brown; MC)
    • 1 skein: 05 Cotton Candy (pink; CC)
  • US 3 (3.25mm) 32” circular needle (for Magic Loop method)
  • 2 Stitch markers
  • 1 Removable stitch marker (optional)

Finished Sizes

Small (Medium, Large): 7 (8.25, 9.5) inches circumference; recommended fit: 0.25 to 0.5 inches of negative ease. Sample is knit in a size medium and modeled on an 8.5 inch foot.

Project Gauge

27 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in Colorwork pattern, after blocking

Notes

  • These socks are worked from the top-down: the cuffs are cast on with a German Twisted Cast-On, utilize a modified Eye of Partridge heel gusset, and are finished by using the Kitchener stitch to graft the toe closed. Detailed instructions or links to tutorials are provided for all techniques.
  • Written instructions are provided for the Cast On, Cuff, Heel and Toe; charted instructions are provided for the Leg and Instep of the sock.
  • The right and left socks are identical to one another; make two socks to complete a pair.
  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.
  • The Colorwork design varies slightly between sizes; make sure you use the correct Colorwork Chart for the size of sock being knit.
  • The Colorwork section of the sock is worked as stranded knitting. It is recommended to use the CC as the dominant yarn (carried below the MC). On any of the non-colorwork rounds, where carrying the CC is required, catch the CC with the MC every 4th stitch; try to avoid stacking your caught stitches where possible.
  • The instructions are written for the smallest size of sock with additional sizes in parentheses. Where only one number is provided, it applies to all sizes.
  • To save on yarn, and avoid large numbers of ends to weave in, carry the CC up inside the sock between the colorwork rows.
  • This pattern is written for the Magic Loop technique. For DPN users, assume that the Front needle is synonymous with Needles 1 and 2, and the Back needle is synonymous with Needles 3 and 4.