A round and cuddly sheep, about 4.5” tall and 6” from tail to nose. She stands on her four legs through the power of yarn engineering, there are no wires or inserts and she’s knitted entirely flat on straight needles. The Sheep pattern is available individually or as part of the eBook Around the Barnyard which also features the patterns for a pig, duck, cow, mother hen and baby chick.
I often knit this sheep when a friend has a new baby.
For an ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER knitter. There are some decreases and the short row shaping is fully explained in the pattern.
Garter (knit) Stitch
SSK (or other left leaning decrease)
Sewing together using mattress stitch and fake grafting
Short row shaping (fully explained in the pattern)
Approximately 70 yards of Double Knitting yarn for Sheep body
Approximately 40 yards of Double Knitting yarn for Sheep face, ears and legs
US size 3 (3 ¼ mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Buttons or colored felt for the eyes
HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.