September 23, 2022

Spooky, scary, autumnal, and fun!

  • Three sock sets themed which witch is which- poking colored with green and purple speckles, Cottage green with brown speckles and a subdued moon purple with silver tones. A witch, moon, kettle and granny square charm set and two witch themed project bags.
  • Sweater weather IPA beer themed fall sock set with beer browns, autumnal burnt oranges and pops of green sock set. Pumpkin beer charm set and a quilted fall assortment bag.
  • Mad for Macchiatos themed sock set with coffee browns, caramel drizzle blended in and hints of machiatto browns. A machiatto custom charm set with a scone and a coffee themed notions pouch. A coffee wax seal envelope.
  • Brain eating Llombie sock set with bright zombie greens, black,greys and pops of pink. A zombie llama project bag and charm set in like colors.
  • Pumpkin eater sock set with pumpkin orange, eggplant and plant greens. A charm set of two pumpkin eater people in like colors and a house on the hill themed spooky sock sack in orange and black.
  • Hocus pocus themed sock set with green, black, purple, red, orange and blond mix of colors. A set of three hocus pocus sisters charms in like colors.

The Woolen Sock KAL has begun! Earn points for using our colors, bags and charms! Want to stash bust? Join us! We just want to knit and crochet with you ALL the socks through the autumn season. Check out the link in our Instagram bio for all the rules on how to earn points. Themed sets for Halloween, our Woolen Cafe and more will earn you points towards winning a custom, dreamed-up-by-YOU yarny set including bag and charms. The KAL runs through fall until November 15th so join in on the fun by using the #wwsockkal2022 to show us all your beautiful socks! Check our some of our sets today — so much fall season fun to be had and so many fun themed socks

September 22, 2022

Blooming Peerie Cardigan by Caitlin Shepherd

  • A young child in a floral sweater holding a bouquet.
  • Front view of a colorwork cardigan with flower pattern.
  • Close up view of cuff and button band of child's cardigan sweater.
  • Close up view of back shoulder of child's colorwork sweater.
  • A grid with orange, brown, blue, green, pink and gray yarn.
  • A grid with gold, black, green, gray, purple and blue yarn.

I have been a big fan of Caitlin Sheperd of @pluckypigeonknits for so many years. It’s hard to beat her original and creative design, especially when it comes to colorwork sweaters. We’ve talked about collaborating for a long time and finally her first pattern release using my yarn is today!

Blooming Peerie Cardigan is a whimsical wee knit that brings to mind the joy of early spring when coveted blooms reappear in the garden. The deceptively easy colour patterning is accomplished through a clever slipped stitch technique and only two colours per row! Blooming Peerie Cardigan is knit in the round with a raglan yoke, steeked button band, and short rows to shape the neck. The pattern is available on Ravelry.

This little cardigan is knit in my soft and lofty Sanctuary yarn. A fine 100% non-Superwash Merino wool, it has a wonderful bounce to it and lovely next-to-skin softness while still maintaining excellent stitch definition – perfect for children’s colorwork. This fun knit is pure colour happiness in wool form. Caitlin used colors Butt Naked with Prince of Darkness, Taos 2000, Salted Caramel and Mystic but I have nearly 30 colors in stock for you to choose from.

September 22, 2022

Socks & Sweaters & Cowls, Oh My!

  • Picture of a cowl and hat alongside a picture of purple and green variegated yarn and black yarn.
  • A picture of cranked sock tubes with the text Cranky Sock Kit.
  • A picture of a pink speckled cowl with various yarn combinations.
  • Photo of multiple color combinations in yarn.
  • A drawing of a sweater with the text #NaCroKniSweMo

There are so many amazing things coming up that it’s difficult to know where to begin! It’s all good news though, and it all means plenty of projects to stitch, plenty of friends to be made, and loads of camaraderie along the way!

Our friend, Scottish knitwear designer Morven Gabriel, is always busily creating gorgeous new patterns and we were chuffed that she was inspired to use our yarn to create one of her latest! Her brand new pattern, A Highland Kirk Window Beanie and Cowl, was inspired by the windows found in some of the churches in Scotland. Our variegated Into the Highlands simulates stained glass while Pomp & Circumstance provides the structure of the window design. Kits come with one hank of each of these colorways, enough to knit the beanie in the pattern. Want to knit up the cowl or both the beanie and cowl? We’ve got you covered with an option to add another hank of Pomp & Circumstance as a preorder. We’re also including a code in your kit so you can download the pattern easily and at no additional cost! The pattern is expected to be released this weekend on Ravelry, so you are really getting the latest and greatest!

Another designer we know well is Casapinka and you may have seen that she’s releasing her brand new 22 Cowl pattern soon! Kits are going fast in the shop and we love that you love all the fun and colorful combos we’ve put together. As of this writing, the pattern is 22% off for a limited time and the designer is holding a KAL over on her Ravelry page. We’d love you to use our yarn and be sure to use #oliventwoeweprojects wherever you post your progress pics to be entered to win our monthly giveaway. The kits were selling so fast, we’ve added additional combinations, so be sure to check out the listing again. We’d love to see what you choose!

Socktober is just around the corner in the Yarny Ewes and we’ve got big plans! From special sock kits coming soon to some free, interactive downloads and trivia, there’s something for everyone — even brand new sock-curious stitchers! Stay tuned for more details coming soon on this fun, month long event. Right now, to get ready, you can email Maria to let her know you’re IN for the Socktober Swap! Details are available now in the Yarny Ewes and down below, but today is the last day to register. We’re planning to pair up newbie sock knitters with more experienced ones for some light mentoring, but never fear, it’ll stay fun and light without a lot of time commitment.

Also on tap soon is #NaCroKniSweMo! This is our annual event that runs alongside the popular #NaKniSweMo event that’s popular on social media. The idea is to stitch up an entire sweater in the month of November. But well, we have our own special take on it by including crocheters and this year, one of our suggested patterns means we’re doing our Nomadic Knits KAL at the same time! Kits are available now in some pretty amazing combos so you can choose and we can get to dyeing them up as soon as possible. Read down for more information and then be sure to click through to our website for the fine details. Be sure to download our brand new #NaCroKniSweMo Coloring Page (it’s FREE) to have a little fun planning color combos!

Now is the perfect time of year for Cranky Sock Kits! These kits come complete with a hand cranked sock tube, coordinating mini and link to download directions for how to magically transform the tube into a great pair of socks! Super fast socks mean super fast gifts and you can never have too many of those on hand. Check out the variety of colorways on our website and order your faves now!

To get in on all the fun, be sure to join our Yarny Ewes Facebook group and watch our weekly podcast over on YouTube. We can’t wait to see you!

September 15, 2022

Happily Ever After Holiday Boxes

An illustration of a blue truck in front of a Christmas tree lot and the text Happily Ever After Holidays QCY Advent 2022.

September means fall is in the air and it’s time for you to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season! This year we are channelling all those cheesy feel good holiday movie vibes (think Hallmark). It’s been a long couple of years for all of us so we needed some more whimsy and fun in our lives! We hope you are as excited as we are about this year’s holiday yarn boxes and hope you’ll join in the fun with us! We have a limited quantity available, so now is the time if you’d like to take a trip to QCY Village with us! See you there!!

Our 2022 box contains:
(20) 20 gr. NoDa Sock minis
(1) 100 gr. Plaza Midwood Bulky skein
(4) Mystery Gifts from some of our maker friends
(1) Pattern by Ambah O’Brien + patterns by Janis and Christen for the skien of Plaza Midwood Bulky

September 15, 2022

Pumpkin Harvest has Arrived

  • An array of pumpkins and multicolored yarn.
  • Three skeins of orange, green and blue multicolored yarn.
  • One large hank of orange, green and blue multicolored yarn with two mini skeins in burgundy and blue.
  • Three hanks of burgundy yarn.
  • Three hanks of blue yarn.

OK, if Starbucks has already released their Pumpkin Spice goodies, it MUST be time for fall! I must admit, there’s not much “pumpkin spice” anything I love (except for their super yummy pumpkin scones that, really, let’s be honest, have more of a gingerbread feel) but the fresh Pumpkin Harvest in the shop this week has me swooning!

Pumpkin Harvest pulls together all the most perfect shades of brown, orange, green, and blue and melds them together into one delectable hank of yarn that will have you looking for the hay bales in the pumpkin patch so you can sit awhile and stitch. Not only are these the most perfect shades together, but the colors just shine even brighter with the addition of the pin-prick speckles for which Carolyn is becoming a legend.

We’ve got this glorious colorway on multiple bases (it is ahhh-mazzing on the The Beast!) and also have it available in our expanded sock sets! Choose either the fingering or DK weight on the sock sets, or both! Each hank of Pumpkin Harvest is accompanied in the sock set with a mini of the coordinating shades of Queen of Tarts and Words of Wisdom. Which, incidentally brings us to the next new item in the shop: Words of Wisdom! This aquamarine-esque colorway is again, really made resplendent with those pin-prick speckles I mentioned earlier.

Our little fall-loving hearts are going to be pumping this week as these shades are just absolutely delicious. I’m actually envisioning a sweater now of Potato Peel Pie as the main with Pumpkin Harvest as the colorwork. Wouldn’t it be divine?

Birthday Club for 2023 is proving to be super popular. We love how so many of you are ordering NOW so you don’t get left out! What a fab gift to yourself or for that special fiberista in your life.  Check it out and order now so you can tick that bit off your To Do list.

CocoKnits has just recently released two new items as part of their Sweater Care Line, the Sweater Care Brush and Super Absorbent Towel. We adore their products and love carrying them in the shop!

Be sure to tune in this Saturday morning to our LIVE! to see all the yummy yarn and hear more about what’s coming up. We can’t wait! You can find us on YouTube.

September 8, 2022

Aubergine and the new Shelley Yarn Base

  • Three skeins of gray and cream yarn with the word Shelley written in cursive in white on a black background.
  • Three skeins of light purple yarn.
  • A large hank of cream yarn with two mini skeins of yarn in gray and purple.
  • A pink square with the words CocoKnits with a picture of a towel, a brush, and a ruler.

As we lurch towards fall (yes, we know it’s still hotter than hades in much of the country) beginning September 22nd, our minds just keep focusing on Halloween for some reason. It could be that for some time now, we’ve been planning to debut our new yarn base just ahead of the spooky season; so much so that we’ve named this newest base after the author of one of the most iconic gothic novels ever written.

Mary Shelley is best known as the author of Frankenstein, or as it is sometimes known, The Modern Prometheus. The novel has endured and has been brought to life (pun intended) through countless films over the years. We thought it would be perfect to name our new worsted base after this fascinating author.

Shelley is a frightfully (in a good way) squishy 100% Superwash Merino 4ply worsted weight yarn. The 100-gram hank offers 218 yards of plump fiber goodness. Worsted weights are fantastic for quick projects and it’s easy to find patterns for all of your favorite items; from hats and cowls to beautiful sweaters, shawls and more! It took us some time to find just the right 100% Superwash yarn to offer in a worsted weight, but we think you’re going to love it!

Aubergine is brand new in the shop this week and offered on multiple bases, including the new Shelley! This squishy, 100% Superwash Merino is sure to please in all those worsted projects.

Bamboozled is back in the shop this week in a new, wonderful way! We’ve got single hanks, of course, but also those expanded sock sets you know and love in both fingering and DK weights! While Bamboozled is largely a neutral, it offers the addition of limited pops of color that add visual interest to any project it touches. It’s particularly lovely with Rióga and Charcoal, which is why those are the two coordinating minis you’ll find in the sock sets this week. However, due to the neutral nature of Bamboozled, you’ll find many more colors you can pair with it. Be sure to check out the Bamboozled Sock Sets!

Also updated this week in the shop are Charcoal and Buttercream. Neutrals are alive and well, especially as we head into the cooler (we hope!) months.

Speaking of cooler days ahead, our Tennyson and Tennyson DK yarn offers the much-loved tweedy look that is so incredibly popular in the later months of the year. Now is the time to stock up! Many colors are stocked in the shop now, but if you don’t see what you need, simply email us and we are happy to set up a special order for three or more hanks of the same colorway. Easy peasy!

Birthday Club for 2023 is now open! Read further down for more details and we recommend ordering early so you can cross it off your to-do list and then be surprised when your birthday rolls around. What fun is that?!? It’s the yarny kind, I tell you! 🙂

CocoKnits has just released two new items as part of their Sweater Care Line, so you’ll want to scroll down in the newsletter to read more about those and the Ruler & Gauge sets now on PREORDER.

Tune in Saturday morning for our LIVE! over on our YouTube channel, where we’ll be sharing all the beautiful new and restocked items in the shop along with our WIPS and news about what’s happening in the Olive & Two Ewe Studios world. Can’t wait to “see” EWE!

September 8, 2022

Fiber Friends Collection Today & Grab Your Drink Yarn!

  • Skeins of yarn in green, purple and black speckles.
  • Skeins of yarn in yellow, bright pink and dusty pink.
  • A photo of a light red drink with squares going down the side in reds, oranges and browns.

Tonight at 7 p.m. Central launches our Fiber Friends Collection! A sheep (and ducky!)-inspired collection, there will be four colorways — two variegated and their matching tonals — and a sock set! Offered on a variety of bases, this preorder will only be open for a few days!

And closing Saturday is September’s Drink of the Month! It’s September, when pumpkin spice lattes come back, the leaves start to turn, and we all begin to think about cooler days. Plus, it’s apple picking time! All this just begs for an apple-based drink, so September’s drink is Apple Cider Sangria! In shades of oranges, reds and browns, it’s the perfect yarn to wear when you’re jumping in piles of leaves!

September 6, 2022

Dragonflight Yarn Club – September Box

A skein of brown and green yarn and the text Dragonflight Yarn Club September Box Forest Floor Available now!

We are so excited about this month’s subscription box!

This month’s colorway is called: Forest Floor! We found the cutest mushroom stitch markers to go with it!

With our subscription box, you pick the yarn weight, we pick the colorway. And as long as you are a subscriber to the club, you get discounts on the ENTIRE site! It is the perfect gift for yourself or for your favorite fiber artist in your life!

September 6, 2022

Join us at the Campfire!

  • Two women wearing a red textured sweater, fairisle colorwork vest and cabled scarf in rusty reds and earthy neutrals in front of a blue wall.
  • A woman laughing at an off-screen dog, wearing an all-over cabled caramel-colored sweater with 3/4 length sleeves and a V-neck.
  • A closeup of a white and olive shawl around a woman’s neck, featuring a variety of textured stitch patterns.
  • A woman wearing a cozy, cropped, blue sweater knit in half-brioche and a colorwork hat with a striking geometric pattern in white and burnt orange.
  • A collage of a woman wearing an all-over cabled V-neck sweater on the left and six skeins of autumnal colorways of yarn on the right.
  • A collage of a pair of textured, yellow socks in front of a fireplace on the left and skeins of yarn in green, gray, gold and orange on the right.

We wholeheartedly invite you to come sit and knit with us while getting lost watching the flames of our campfire dance. Our latest issue – Issue 8, Campfire – is out now! 13 modern, wearable knitwear designs will keep us cozy and warm, not only around the fire, but also in our everyday adventures. Get your very own print copy of Issue 8 now, and browse our selection of traceable, sustainable yarns – four of them brand new to match the designs of Issue 8!

September 3, 2022

LL Yarn Co Gives Back!

  • A skein of sock weight yarn in shades on pinks and oranges on a cream background.
  • A skein of worsted weight yarn in shades on pinks and oranges on a cream background.
  • A bundle of alpaca spinning fiber in shades on pinks and oranges on a cream background.

Burn your Bra was inspired by a dear friend who has been my down-girl since the mid ‘90s. In 2021, she found herself in the throws of a heroin addiction. She overdosed on fentanyl twice but was saved by Narcan. I am exceptionally grateful she is alive. Today she is just over a year sober and really shining. I want to help someone else be able to say that of their friend. Shatterproof aims for that goal as well.

50% of your purchase today (and 20% of our wholesale sales) of Burn Your Bra will be donated to Shatterproof to aide in the continued fight against the fentanyl epidemic. Shatterproof is a national non profit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States.