Wee Blackface Sheep by Janice Anderson

Wee Blackface Sheep

January 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
120 - 132 yards (110 - 121 m)
one size
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Meet Dolly, a talented Wee Blackface sheep and much loved baby sister to Colin (aka Wee Blackface Sheep, Version 2). A prodigy of musical theatre Dolly’s days are spent singing and dancing to an audience of gulls, rabbits and other creatures who reside along the spectacular cliff paths of Dunottar Castle. Each night Dolly can be found gazing at the stars… dreaming of one day performing under the bright lights of Broadway.
Dolly has not yet had the courage to leave the fields of North East Scotland. But things are about to change, as Colin is on his way home, returning to join the MacSporran family in their annual celebration of Robbie Burns’ birthday. Colin has a surprise for Dolly. In his position as travel writer for the adventure company Farmyard Escapes, he has made many contacts. One of whom, the famous Broadway musical director, Billy Goat, has agreed to audition Dolly for a leading role in his forthcoming remake of a classic musical comedy. If all goes to plan Dolly’s dream of Broadway will soon become reality…

Keep up-to-date with her adventures at TheAuldWoollyAlliance

Newborn lambs have been spotted in local fields wearing the latest in fashionable footwear. Knitters everywhere are searching Ravelry in order to emulate this latest fashion craze. Find the pattern (as shown in photo 4) here, Wee Blackface Sheep Booties and knit for your own new or pending arrival.

What is included:
Full instructions to knit Wee Blackface Sheep, Cabled Vest and Lace Vest.

Jamieson’s of Shetland Marl
1 ball in 101 Natural Black (MC)
1 ball in 105 Eesit (CC)
Chunky; 120 m (131 yds) per 100 g ball; 100% pure Shetland wool grown and spun on the Shetland Isles of Scotland

17 (15) sts x 24 (22) rows = 10 cm (4 in) over unblocked st st worked in the round on smaller (larger) needles

4.5 mm (US 7) and 6 mm (US 10) dpns x 5
Or size required to obtain gauge.

Other Supplies
waste yarn
8 lockable stitch markers 5 type A & 3 type B. Designer used 5 orange (A) & 3 blue (B)
6 cm x 3 cm (2 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in) piece 3-4 mm (1/8in) thick wool felt in white
2 cm x 1 cm (3/4 in x 3/8 in) piece of 1 mm (1/25 in) thick wool felt in black
darning needle
tapestry needle
household sewing needle
matching sewing thread
toy stuffing

Wee Blackface Sheep measures approximately 24 cm (9 1/2 in) in height from his bottom to the top of his head, 35.5 cm (14 in) from top to toe.

An eagle eyed knitter has spotted an error in the Horn instructions. Please follow this amendment:
Horns(page 5-6)
Everything is correct until Rnd 14 where the count should read 4/2. The following paragraph should state ‘rem 3 rounds’.
At the end of Rnd 15 you will have 5sts.
At the end of Rnd 16 you will have 4sts.
At the end of Rnd 17 you will have 3sts.