Woolly Wee Sheep Knitting Pattern - Churchmouse at Home

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Make yourself some fleecy friends in two gauges!

FINISHED SIZES
Tiny wee sheep: Approx. 3"/7.5cm tall x 4"/10cm long.
Larger wee sheep: Approx. 4"/10cm tall x 5"/12.5cm long.

YARN
Tiny wee sheep: 2 skeins Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift (115 yds/105m each): 1 each of main color (MC) and contrast color (CC). Makes approx. 5–6 sheep.
Or approx. 22 yds/20m MC and 12 yds/11m CC in an equivalent fingering-weight yarn per sheep.
Larger wee sheep: 2 skeins Jamieson's Double Knitting (82 yds/75m each): 1 each of main color (MC) and contrast color (CC). Makes approx. 3–4 sheep.
Or approx. 27 yds/25m MC and 16 yds/15m CC in an equivalent DK-weight yarn per sheep.
Both sizes: Approx. 15 yds/14m of crewel or fingering-weight yarn for embellishing.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Tiny wee sheep: US 1-1/2 (2.5mm) set of 5 double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 0 (2mm) set of 5 double-point needles, or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle.
Larger wee sheep: US 3 (3.25mm) set of 5 double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 1 (2.25mm) set of 5 double-point needles, or 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle.
Both sizes: US D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook and 1 yd/m smooth fingering-weight yarn for provisional cast-on.
Wool or polyester stuffing.
Small bells for embellishing neck.
8 locking markers.
Fine darning needle.

GAUGE
Tiny wee sheep: 30–32 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch in the round; a dense fabric keeps stuffing from showing through.
Larger wee sheep: 24–26 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch in the round; a dense fabric keeps stuffing from showing through.
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  • Woolly Wee Sheep Pattern

    From Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

    What knitter doesn’t dream of having their own sheep? These handknit friends, created by Freshy Millsap, are a wee bit easier to care for than a real herd. Choose stockinette or garter stitch for fleecy variety—and knit your own flock!

    Knit tiny Wee Sheep in a fingering-weight yarn (like Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift) and larger Wee Sheep in a DK-weight yarn (like Jamieson’s Double Knitting). Your handknit herd is sure to grow and grow.

    This 4-page pattern includes:
    - Color photography by Cameron Karsten
    - Instructions for both garter stitch and stockinette stitch fleece, in both a fingering-weight gauge and DK-weight gauge
    - Special Technique—Grafting with Kitchener Stitch