Woolfolk, Je T'aime!

Woolfolk, Je T'aime!

Loving Woolfolk Tov and what I'm making.
November 16, 2017
The Perfect Sweater - The Cromwell Edit

The Perfect Sweater - The Cromwell Edit

All you need is a knitted sweatshirt sweater!
November 07, 2017
Summer Edition...What's on my needles

Summer Edition...What's on my needles

Rowan patterns and yarn!
June 04, 2016
Warm Weather Knitting

Warm Weather Knitting

Great Yarns for Summer Knits

If you usually put down your knitting needles as the temperature ticks up, you're in good company. Knitting when it's warm feels like sleeping with three blankets on top of you in 90-degree without air conditioning–It's not comfortable.

The truth is, you can comfortably knit in the summer, and you can even wear handknits in the summer too! 

Knitting for warm weather takes only two considerations: fiber choice and garment. Trade in your soft merino, cashmere, and alpaca yarns for plant fibers like linen, hemp, and bamboo. Cast on for scarves and shawls full of yarn overs. Knit yourself a loose-knit tee and throw it on over a camisole. 

Here are a few of my favorite yarns you can knit up into beautiful additions for your summer wardrobe. 

  1. Sylph by Jade Sapphire – A laceweight blend of cashmere and linen, Sylph is the perfect yarn for a sheer tank or tee to throw over a camisole.
  2. Bambino by Be Sweet – Cotton and bamboo in aran weight form, bambino is great for warm-weather blankets and kids' knits.
  3. Hemp by Lucci – Lightweight and lacy, hold two strands together for a sportweight scarf or tee.
  4. XS-32 Bamboo by Habu Textiles – Sportweight, cool wearing, and unbelievably soft, Habu's bamboo will knit up into a comfortable tops with beautiful drape.
  5. Euroflax by Louet – The go-to linen yarn for years, Euroflax is machine-washable and dryable, softens with wear, and wears cool.
  6. Bella Lino by Class Elite Yarns – This richly textured and hued blend of cotton, linen, and bamboo knits up into the perfect summer scarf.
  7. CoBaSi by HiKoo – This wool-free yarn is ideal for socks, blankets, garments, and anything else you can think of. It's the all-natural animal-free workhorse yarn you've been looking for, and it comes in tonal and multi-colored flavors too!
  8. Soie et Lin by Knit One Crochet Too – This worsted-weight blend of linen, silk, and nylon is filled with tiny flecks of color for a tweedy look, and has a wonderful drape. Use it for your go-to summer cardi!
  9. Sandpiper by Classic Elite Yarns – Each ply of this DK-weight cotton yarn is a different color, forming a smooth, marled fabric. It's great for colorful–but not TOO colorful–garments.
April 24, 2016

Check Out Our Rewards Program!

We've had our rewards program for a while, but we've made some awesome changes to it.

You can now earn points for

  • Creating a Yarning for Ewe account
  • Every purchase you make (except for classes taught by guest teachers and paid store events like pajama parties and retreats)
  • Your birthday
  • Liking Yarning for Ewe on Facebook and sharing our page
  • Following Yarning for Ewe on Instagram and Twitter
  • Tweeting about Yarning for Ewe
  • Referring a friend to our store

So keep shopping, but more get more rewards! When you collect enough points, trade them in for a coupon and shop some more!

Until next time,

Yarning for Ewe

April 05, 2016
Save the Date for Julie Turjoman

Save the Date for Julie Turjoman

Julie Turjoman
Julie Turjoman is an expert on warm-weather-friendly fibers –  from bamboo to silk to tencel and hemp, and loads of other yarns – as well as pattern modifications to make your existing patterns wearable in the heat! She's hosting her Air Conditioning Your Knitted Garments workshop at Yarning for Ewe on Friday, March 18!

She also knows a lot about hats. Which styles of hats look best on you? On Saturday, March 19, Julie will teach you the ins and outs of sizing, fit, and embellishing the most flattering hat for you in her Hat Flattery workshop. Then, in her Brimming with Roaring Twenties Style workshop, she'll work even more magic by taking the most basic knit cap showing you how to add a unique, stylish brim.

Not into hats? On Sunday, March 20, you'll learn how to channel Downton Abbey's roaring twenties style in Julie's Embellish Your Knits with Vintage Style workshop. Add some sparkle with beads, or make a beautiful brooch of knitted flowers and leaves. Or, use ribbon vintage elegance to your project.

Interested? Stay posted for more information. Registration is now open!
February 04, 2016

Welcome to our new site!

Hey everybody! It's Rie checking in to tell you about our new site!

As you can see, we're making major updates to our beloved store. We have a brand new layout and there's much more to come, including

  • Online shopping
  • Blog posts from the Shahs about our current WIPs
  • Spur-of-the-moment Instagram updates
  • More in-store events
  • And much, much more!

Stay tuned for my next update!

Yarning for Ewe,


December 18, 2014
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