Ciao a tutti!
Welcome back to our blog! Today we are talking all about EWEgene! EWEgene is our first ever Amigurumi kit and he is so adorable! If you couldn’t tell by the name, EWEgene is a fun little knitted sheep that is super simple to make.
This year we wanted to create an easy, complete kit that was different from most of the products and patterns we typically put out. Over the past few years, Amigurumi has blown up in popularity and we see clients tagging us in their projects more and more by the day. For those of you who don’t know, Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting stuffed yarn creatures, dolls, or animals. However, Amigurumi kits can be quite daunting if you’re not an advanced knitter or crocheter. They typically use several colors and require lots of shaping to achieve a specific look. To make EWEgene more accessible to our broad audience as well as children, we simplified our patterns as much as possible and made him one solid color.
As we said, EWEgene is a complete kit that includes the needles (DPN’s), toy stuffing, knitted material for the face and body, the eyes, ears, tail, and of course the yarn. This project uses Filatura di Crosa’s “Fluffy” yarn to create the fur for EWEgene. Fluffy is a bulky weight wool-based boucle that easily camouflages any mistakes in the knitting. The fur will serve as a casing for the body and is worked up in the round, similarly to the way in which you would knit a bobble hat. Additionally, the creating of the body is explained in a simple step by step manor complete with picture references!
EWEgene was designed so it could also be a “mommy & me” (or grandma/daddy/grandpa/ etc.) project if you choose it to be. Please note, if a child is going to make a EWEgene, we strongly recommend adult supervision because it requires some sewing or hot gluing to finish (makers choice). Since these kits are all handmade by you, each EWEgene is unique and special in its own way. Whether you intend it to be babies first stuffed animal, keep him for yourself, or even use him as an adorable decoration, EWEgene is sure to put a smile on your face every time you see him.
If you would like to create your very own EWEgene we are selling these complete kits for just $32.00! You can find a link to purchase the kits here: http://filaturadicrosa.com/en/FDC-Accessories-Line/Kit/EWEgene
Mrs. F Crosa