These adorable, distinctive sheep are worked completely seamlessly from the bottom-up on double-pointed needles (the pattern can be easily adapted for Magic Loop).
Pattern Notes: A couple of quick things to mention!
- For rounds 19 & 20 of the Colorwork Sheep body, you can use either the Main Color or the Contrast Color. The sample uses the lighter color for these two rounds. It’s up to you and either will work fine!
- If you don’t end up with the correct number of stitches on the needles when you pick up and knit around the edge of the Belly for the Body, you can simply increase on the first round of the body to get to the right number of stitches on each needle. No worries, that will work just fine!
Finished measurements: Body length 4-inches, height 3.5-inches
Yarn: Quince & Co. Chickadee, sport weight, (181 yards/50 grams), 1 skein for the solid sheep, 3 skeins in contrasting colors for the colorwork sheep.
Loopy sheep: Chanterelle
Textured sheep: Egret
Colorwork sheep: Iceland, Pomegranate (Main Color) and Petal (Contrast Color)
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles, set of 4, or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 6.5 sts per inch in stockinette stitch
Detachable stitch markers
Tape measure or ruler
Black embroidery floss
For the Loopy Sheep! I’ve used the same loop stitch as Joanna Johnson did in her Timber Mittens (check out this fun pattern)! Joanna did a tutorial video on this stitch here:
p.s. I’m getting lots of copyright and charity knitting questions so I am going to make a note of it right here:
Sheep! is a copyrighted pattern. Charity knitting and fundraising is always welcome with the knit Sheep! from this pattern. The pattern and knit items using this pattern are for personal use only.