Sheep Yoke Baby Cardigan
This sweater was inspired by one in Gibson-Roberts’ and Robson’s Knitting in the Old Way. This version is much simplified and resized for baby.
Note 5/25/08: a few people have noted that they don’t like to do stranded work flat. For those who feel this way, this is a good pattern to try mosaic knitting, since all of the patterned bits are in two-row increments (except the flowers). Combining mosaic knitting with intarsia for the sheep would entirely get rid of having to purl in stranded knitting…
Note 7/30/08: If the yoke chart on your downloaded pdf is fuzzy, there is a clearer and larger version of this chart on the original web-based version of this pattern, found on my lookingglassknits blog.
Note 1/31/11: A few knitters have stated that the increases are not given explicitly in the yoke section. This is true, and that is because it does not matter where you place the increases in each wedge of the chart. No matter where you place them, as long as you are increasing the given number of stitches in each repeat “wedge” of the yoke, your increases will be spaced fairly evenly across the circular yoke. Seriously! You do not need to do math to figure out the increases. I made the two sample sweaters pictured using this haphazard-placement method and they look even. Give it a try! It’s freeing!