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That's me! Hi! I'm Heather and I'm a knitter. I love fast projects that I can finish quickly, what's more fun than casting on? I live in Southern California with my husband and two very large, very crazy dogs. Here on the Ewe Ewe Blog Blog you'll find projects and inspriation from my daily life. I hope you'll come back often!

Thursday
May022013

Yarnover Truck {yarn shop interview}

The Stats, please:
Shop name:
Yarnover Truck
Address: Somewhere Awesome, Los Angeles, CA
Website: www.yarnovertruck.com
Your name: Maridee Nelson & Barbra Pushies

How long has your shop been open?
We had our launch on March 23rd so we are just 6 weeks in!

Congratulations, that's so exciting! So what does your shop, er... truck specialize in?
We are really trying to carry a lot of local products that are made by local companies which is why we wanted to add Ewe Ewe to our stock. We have yarns, accessories and patterns all created by companies that are based here in California. We do also carry other products but the local aspect is something that we feel really sets us apart from many of the other yarn stores in the Los Angeles area. 

I love the idea of a California-centered shop! Are Californians making fun things?
Since we are so new, we haven't had too many people come back and show us their finished projects yet.  But many people have been buying yarns and told us they were making shawls.  

That's perfect for California! Are any of them Ewe Ewe patterns?
Our store really tries to show an equal amount of both knit and crochet patterns and we just love the Wearever Wrap!

I love to knit and crochet and Wooly Worsted is perfect for that. Do you have a favorite color of Wooly Worsted?
All of the colors of Wooly Worsted are so wonderful but if pushed to choose just one, it would be Red Poppy. But we are also super excited to see and start working with the new colors!

So where can knitters and crocheters find the Yarnover Truck?
We are trying out different locations every weekend. We are working to try and have a couple of regular spots that we visit every month but since we are so new we are still working those out. I think we will probably have one in Orange County, Burbank and likely Santa Monica. The best way to find us is to check our calendar of events on our website

Thanks for the chat, ladies. I can't wait to hang on the truck some day soon!

Click here to visit the Yarnover Truck.

Monday
Apr292013

Cute as a button!

Knitter Donna just finished up the Little Coffee Bean Cardigan using Wooly Worsted. Doesn't it look adorable? Donna used Worsted in Chocolate, Saffron and Aquamarine, such a beautiful color combo! The pattern is a free download by knitting designer Elizabeth Smith.

Click here to view the pattern. 

Click here to find a Ewe Ewe retailer near you!

Wednesday
Apr102013

Dewey Decicowl {free crochet pattern}

Do you love the smell of freshly printed books? Do you feel most at home in the stacks? Can you list off the Dewey decimal system numbers for your favorite books in the blink of an eye? Yes? Then you must be a power librarian! Ok, maybe you're not but my sister is! I designed the crochet Dewey Decicowl to keep her warm but looking cute as she reads and reads and reads. And reads.

The Dewey Decicowl is a cozy cowl that can be worn with our without its button tab.  

Dewey Decicowl – #115
Designed by Heather Walpole
Sizes: One size fits most

Measurements: 8" high x 27" circumference
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted, 95 yards 
Color Charcoal, 2 skeins
Crochet Hook: Size K, 6.5mm
Supplies: 1.25" button, yarn needle
Gauge: 5 dc clusters over 4".

Begin tab:

Chain 10.

Row 1: Work 1 sc in second ch from the hook and in each ch across. 9 sc made.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in each sc across.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 5" from the beginning. 

Next row: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in first two sc, ch 5, skip next 5 sc, 1 sc in last 2 sc.

Next row: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in first two sc, work 1 sc in each ch, 1 sc in last 2 sc. 

Work 3 rows as for Row 2. 

Finish off. Attach button at the end opposite the buttonhole.

Crochet cowl:

Ch 67, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring being careful not to twist chain.

Round 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in same ch as sl st, sk next 2 chs. *Work 3 dc in next ch, sk next 2 chs.* Repeat from *to* around. Join with sl st to beg ch-3.

Round 2: Ch 3 and TURN. Work 2 dc in sp between t-ch and first 3-dc cluster. *Work 3 dc between next two 3-dc clusters.* Repeat from *to* around. Join with sl st to beg ch-3.

Repeat Round 2 another 13 times or until nearly out of yarn. You should have 14-15 rows total. Fasten off and weave in all yarn ends. Now find a good book!

Stitch glossary:
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
sl – slip
sk – skip
beg – beginning
t-ch – turning chain
St(s) – stitch(s)

Click here to download the Dewey Decicowl free knitting pattern PDF.

To buy Wooly Worsted superwash wool yarn find a local yarn store at our Retail Shops page. See all the cute Ewe Ewe knitting patterns on our Patterns page.