Loretta the Laid Back Lamb
THIS PATTERN JUST CAME OUT ON 1/27/2014. IT IS ON SALE FOR $4 RATHER THAN THE NORMAL $6 UNTIL 2/27/2014.
Alrighty folks. It only took me 7 years of pattern writing, but I finally did it. I wrote a sheep knitting pattern. Sheep, right? I mean as knitters, isn’t like the one creature that makes knitting possible? Yes, there are plenty of other fibers, and plenty of people are allergic to wool, but knitting really all comes down to sheep. So here she is, a knitter’s best friend, Loretta the Laid Back Lamb! Ok, I am going to continue this listing and try to refrain from making any “ewe” or other sheep jokes. Wish me luck, this is going to be tough.
This knitting pattern from Danger Crafts will show you how to knit this darling little lamb. This pattern is so much fun to knit, and this is yet another pattern where I have included instructions on how to to work the critter in one piece so you have minimal finishing. (If this seems terrifying to you, I have also included my normal knit-it-separately-and-sew-it-together-in-the-end directions as well. You pick, but either way, I promise knitting this pattern will make ewe the baaaaa-st knitter around! This pattern is very fun and once you knit one sheep, you will find you want to knit a whole flock! Especially since once your friends and any kids you know see your finished lamb they are going to start putting in requests for their own. And every single one of your knitting friends definitely needs a sheep of their very own. Um, hello Christmas presents?
Skill Level: Intermediate if knit separately and sewn together, or Experienced if knit all in one piece (I would recommend this pattern for beginning knitters that are comfortable knitting in the round or who want a bit of a challenge. I have rated it “intermediate” because according to the Craft Council skill level guidelines, anything knitted in the round is intermediate.)
Skills used: Basic knit and purl stitches, following a stitch pattern, increases, decreases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, 3 needle bind off, and basic sewing skills.
This pattern is written using Magic Loop Method for knitting in the round. See my Frequent Questions page for more info on dpn’s vs Magic Loop: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-...
Pattern Format: Instant download Adobe .pdf file
Yarn: 100-140 yards of yarn in your main color, and 50-90 yards of yarn in your contrast color.
Gauge: You pick! Simply knit with your choice of yarn on needles 2-3 sizes smaller than called for to get a tight knit fabric your stuffing wont show through,
Needles: You pick! A 40” or longer circular needle in the size right for your yarn and one additional circular needle, any type, any length, in the same size as your main needle (for 3 needle bind off). See the pattern for more info.
Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, safety eyes/buttons/ scrap yarn for eyes, stuffing, 15 removable stitch markers, or 14 removable markers and one not removable (to mark beginning of rnd), row counter (optional, but very helpful). straight pins for making up if knit in pieces.
This 5 page pattern is very clearly written, and I offer many in-depth tutorials on the techniques used in it on my blog to keep you from feeling sheepish while knitting: www.rebeccadanger.typepad.com. Plus you can get email help from me in case you get stumped. I also have a Frequent Questions page for instant pattern help: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-.... Plus, there is lots of fun stuff in the pattern, like a little more about Loretta and tons of great finished sheep pictures.
Talk about instant gratification, you can get started knitting this pattern right away! This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD! You will receive this pattern through the etsy instant download system. If you need email help please note that I am a stay-at-home mom to a toddler and a special needs child and I am only able to check email once or twice a week.
Pdf files are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat which you can download for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Two sample lambs with material lists to create them are included in this pattern. Sample sheep are 5.5” tall (7.5” long) in sock yarn and to 9” tall (13” long) in worsted weight yarn. This range will help you determine the finished size of your sheep based on what weight yarn you are using.
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This pattern is copyright Rebecca Danger/Danger Crafts. If you would like to sell finished items using these instructions I am OK with that as long as you let your customers know the pattern used is from Danger Crafts. Check out my Frequent Questions page for more info: http://rebeccadanger.typepad.com/rebecca_danger/frequent-...
Ok, and finally, since I can’t help myself:
What do you call a sheep with no legs?