Sheep Wrap

September 2006
chunky weight handspun Shetland single
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
246 yards (225 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

yarn is 10 wraps per inch

“Denny, spinner extraordinare, spun up a 93 gm mini-bump of Shetland roving from Woolly Acres Farm for this project.

Denny says: “It’s an S-twist single spun on my Majacraft Little Gem using a ratio of 6 to 1, with my new jumbo flyer.

I used a short backward draw and didn’t need to predraft the lovely pin-drafted mini-bump. There was little to no vegetable matter in it, and it spun up like a dream in one sitting on a warm spring evening.“

Inspired by traditional shawls, the shape represents a minor step forward in scarf technology from the standard rectangle. It is more easily wrapped around the ears or head on the most miserable of days, and forms a more casual light wrap when the chill is not so extreme. The extra width allows you to fold it over to form a collar, and the bias effect creates excellent drape. Simple garter stitch recalls the fluffiness of the sheep, pre-shearing. “