Wee Blackface Sheep 2
As a youngster, Wee Blackface Sheep (aka Colin) was regularly making mischief. Much of his time was spent devising elaborate shenanigans; escaping his field, raiding local washing lines for appropriate clothing then dressing-up ready for his next escapade.
Now fully grown and educated, Colin has gained a BA(Hons) in Animal Husbandry and Tourism from the Edinburgh University of Life. With this excellent qualification under his fleece he has secured the position of travel writer for the renowned adventure company Farmyard Escapes.
Keep up-to-date with his adventures at TheAuldWoollyAlliance blog where we are looking forward to reading of his globetrotting travels!
Wee Blackface Sheep 2 (aka Colin) is a seamless version of my most popular design Wee Blackface Sheep. Knit in the round, ‘bottom-up’, with arms and legs knit into the body as you progress, this design is ideal for those who love Wee Blackface Sheep but loath sewing-up!
Your darning needle will be redundant, required only to hide your ends and graft the top of the head closed.
Wee Blackface Sheep 2 is now available in Swedish! Many, many thanks to Ragnhild Erricson for making this possible. A very special lady indeed!
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.
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
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.
4.5 mm (US 7) and 6 mm (US 10) dpns x 5
Or size required to obtain gauge.
6 mm (US 10) crochet hook
8 lockable stitch markers 4 type A & 4 type B. Designer used 4 orange (A) & 4 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
household sewing needle
matching sewing thread