rams and yowes by Kate Davies Designs

rams and yowes

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2256 yards (2063 m)
one size - 36" / 3 feet square
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This lap blanket features a handsome flock of 48 rams and 120 yowes (ewes). It is worked in all 9 natural shades of Jamieson & Smith’s ‘supreme’ jumper weight and celebrates the marvelous, many-hued variety of Shetland sheep.

Construction notes
This blanket is knit as a simple, steeked colourwork tube. When the body of the blanket is complete, the steek is cut, and stitches are picked up for the garter stitch edging. Increases and decreases create mitred corners, which fold to the back of the work, creating a neat facing inside which the steek is completely hidden. The blanket edge is then finished with an icord, for a professional-looking finish.

Yarn requirements/ other materials
376 yards of black and moorit (2 balls of each) 230 yards of yuglet (1.25 balls)
188 yards each of white, gaulmogot, katmollet, mooskit, sholmit, and shaela. (1 ball of each). 60cm/3mm circular needle for working blanket body and two 3mm/ 100/150cm circular needles for working edging. Crochet hook and waste yarn in contrasting colour for steek. Stitch markers of two types, a and b. Tapestry needle for sewing down facing and weaving in ends.

Finished measurements
36” x 36”