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Marie Mayhew

for Marie Mayhew Designs   c.2010

M-003 Woolly Sheep

These folk-like sheep are quick to knit up and felt. Knitting with alpaca yarns, or carrying along a fine strand of mohair, create soft, fluffy sheep. And don't forget the infamous black sheep, every flock needs one!

This pattern includes directions for two sheep positions: standing and grazing. The standing sheep has its head in the air and turned slightly to the right; the grazing sheep has its head lowered to the ground. The pattern gives separate directions for each sheep position, but uses the same directions for the head, tail, and legs.

In the photo: The cream sheep were knit using 2 yarns carried together: Nature Spun worsted weight #N91 Aran, and Frog Tree Brushed Suri fingering #000 cream. The gray sheep used Nature Spun worsted #N03 Grey Heather and Frog Tree Brushed Suri fingering #010 dark gray. All legs and faces were knit using Nature Spun worsted weight #601 Pepper.

The sheep pattern is knit completely in the round, starting at the base leaving a hole for stuffing after felting. It moves up the body to the head, ears and tail. After felting the body is stuffed and wiring the legs, closing up the tummy, adding a nose and bell around its neck. Brushing your sheep to a fluffy finish is always an option.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • sewing required
  • all season
  • circular
  • the felted standing sheep is 5.5-6" tall. the felted grazing sheep is about 4.5" tall.
  • digital PDF has 13 pages
  • intermediate
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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