Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sheep Knitting Pattern

I've been making these guys for years to give away to foreign exchange students. They are kinda fun because they are made backwards... You'll see.




You will need
Pipe cleaners
Stuffing
2 eyes
White and brown dk yarn
4mm needles
Pins
Black embroidery yarn
20cm ribbon

Start by building a skeleton from pipe cleaners. I fold 3 in half, 2 for legs and one for the face. Use others to strengthen and create the back and neck.



Cover with stuffing and tie on with yarn. (Told you this was backwards)



Head
Cast on 16
Stst 12 rows
K2 tog over row
P2 tog over row
Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn, pull to tighten.
Stitch up the side.
Slip onto head and stitch onto stuffing.

Legs - make 4

Cast on 10
Stst 16 rows
K2 tog over row
Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn, pull to tighten.
Stitch up the side.
Slip onto leg and stitch onto stuffing.



Ears - make 2

Cast on one
K1 front, yarn round needle, k1 back (kf,rn,kb)
Purl
K1, (kf,rn,kb), k1
Purl
Knit
Purl
Knit
Cast off
Stitch onto side of the face.

Body
Cast on 30 in white.
Knit 48 rows in any textured pattern. I used a basket weave in the images here, but I've also used blackberry, cables, chevrons, moss, and k/p patterns successfully.
Cast off.



Fold and pin around body.



Stitch on.
Tie a piece of yarn around the neck and tighten.
Add a bow, eyes and face.



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