Counting Sheep Scarf by Lisa Hannan Fox

Counting Sheep Scarf

March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 41 rows = 4 inches
in Double Knitting with larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
800 - 900 yards (732 - 823 m)
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Sheep are the source of the beautiful, luxurious wool that many knitters use to knit their creations. They can also be darned cute! The Counting Sheep Scarf has an entire herd of sheep along its length, in two different colors. Depending on the yarn you use, it can have white and black sheep, blue and yellow sheep, purple and green sheep, or whatever color combination you can imagine! If you’re counting, there are 55 sheep on each side of the scarf. The scarf also comes in handy for insomnia -- counting the sheep should put you right to sleep!

Double knit, the scarf is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side. Full instructions are included for the double knitting technique. The finished length is approximately 60 inches (152 cm).


  • Size 2 US (2.75 mm) needles.

  • Size 1 US (2.25 mm) needles (optional for a neater cast on edge).

  • Approximately 400-450 yards (366-411 m) each of two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn.

  • Needle to weave in ends.