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Sheep Carousel

Knitting
July 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 8.5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
188 yards (172 m)
one size to fit standard teapot up to 20" circumference
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Sheep Carousel
This jolly tea cosy features a carousel of Shetland sheep and offers a small sampler of many of my favourite hand-knitting techniques: stranded colourwork, steeks, vikkel braids, corrugated ribbing, i-cord and centred double decreases. Practice on your teapot before trying
these things out on a sweater!

Yarn and other materials
Jamieson & Smith “Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight” (100% Shetland Wool Undyed; 172m/ 188yds/50g balls) 1 ball Moorit (2004), 1 ball White (2001). 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 40cm (16”) long (or size to get gauge). 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) dpns or long (80-100cm/ 30-40”) circular needle for working crown top & openings. 3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needles, 40cm (16”) long, for working bottom edging. Stitch markers of two types, a and b. Waste (sock) yarn in contrasting colour. 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) Crochet hook. Tapestry needle. And, of course (essentially) a teapot!