Welcome to the Flock - Rex
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June 19, 2016

Welcome to the Flock - Rex

Project info
Welcome to the Flock by Julia Farwell-Clay
HatBeanie, Toque
Rex Tiberius
24 months
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
5 stitches = 1 inch
Sincere Sheep Resolute
3 skeins = 750.0 yards (685.8 meters), 339 grams
Stitches West in Santa Clara, California

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  • From Julia Farwell-Clay: Promotion code is “knitmore” for a 20% discount on the “Welcome to the Flock” pattern, through June 15
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  • Steeked.

  • Getting 5 sts/in on size US 5 needles. I like the fabric, so I’m going to knit the numbers on the 12 month size, with the length measurements from the 24 month size.

  • Using KinoKnits project suggestion, having half the sheep face one way, and half the other: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Kino/welcome-to-the-flock

  • The original cardigan I saw at Stitches West had the sheep in garter stitch, so I have one set of sheep in garter.

  • … and the next set NUPP-ed! (If you’re going to do the nupps, here’s how I did it: every other stitch, every other row, do a 5 stitch nupp, and on the alternate rows K5tog the nupp stitches.) I love how curly they are!

  • Worked sleeves to 9.5”, to accommodate his delicious long limbs.

  • I took a screen grab of the chart, flipped it using these directions for Word (sort of), and then printed it BECAUSE COUNTING IS HARD, PEOPLE. - You need to initially have a few stitches in your MC between flipped charts unless you want your sheep butt-to-butt. (Kino has ONE, and it looks pretty great.)

  • Buttonband: 79 sts on size 3, work 9 rows st st. Work 1 row in purl (turning row), change to size 2 needles, work 9 rows st st, use crocheted slip stitch to simultaneously bind off and attach the facing. (Idea from Anna Zilboorg’s Splendid Apparel)

  • Buttonholes: Perfect Buttonhole, again from Splendid Apparel

FUTURE JASMIN, PAY ATTENTION: When you get to the sheep, go up a needle size. You’ll think, “This time will be different.” DO NOT IGNORE ME, FUTURE JASMIN.


Some thoughts, upon finishing:

  • Anna Zilboorg knows her stuff when it comes to finishing handknits. While the perfect buttonhole was fiddly as all get-out, the results are unbelievably gorgeous. (Totally worth it.)
  • The way I knit this, I had to pull a few yards out of the third skein of green in order to finish the buttonhole facing. My bands are WAAAAAY wider than the directions say, AND I added an inch to the sleeve length. If you want to avoid this and still have the same beautiful finish and long sleeves, use the white (or brown) included in the kit to - perhaps- stripe the inside of the facing. (I didn’t do this because I need the CCs for matching Baaa-ble hats.)


265 grams = 586 yards

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by Sincere Sheep
100% Merino
250 yards / 113 grams

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  • Project created: April 17, 2016
  • Finished: June 19, 2016
  • Updated: October 6, 2016
  • Progress updates: 3 updates