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Hand Knitted Things label was launched in 2008. Julia is based in Scotland and Yorkshire in the UK.

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Counting Sheep Mobile

from Hand Knitted Things
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Counting Sheep Mobile
Counting Sheep Mobile
Counting Sheep Mobile
Counting Sheep Mobile
Counting Sheep Mobile
Counting Sheep Mobile

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Cast off
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Make one stitch
  • Knit two together
  • Basic sewing

Pattern Description:

Basic knit and sewing stitches create this
simple cot mobile using double knitting (dk)
and chunky weight yarns in contrast colours.
Five cute sheep take on a personality of their
own with their embroidered features, legs
walking in the air as they float round and
around, suspended on a circular hoop.


Not important for this project.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The sheep are approximately 10cm long and 8cm tall. Mobile as shown is approximately 48cm in length by 18cm across. Finished length can be adjusted to suit requirements.


  • (This project would be suitable for using up left over yarn, as a guide approximately 9m of chunky weight yarn is needed for each sheep body section).
  • Rowan 'Cocoon' Scree # 803 x1 100g ball Rowan 'Cocoon' Polar # 801 x1 100g ball Stylecraft Pure Luxury Merino DK Slate # 3638 x1 50g ball Stylecraft Pure Luxury Merino DK Ivory #3631 x1 50g ball

You Will Also Need:

  • 6.5 mm (US 10.5) pair of straight knitting needles 3.25 mm (US 3) pair of double pointed knitting needles 18 cm (7 inch) diameter center of a wooden embroidery hoop Stuffing: washed and carded wool fiber or polyester fiber (if possible use a darker colour stuffing for the grey sheep to prevent stuffing from showing through the knitting). Tapestry needle Cotton knitting yarn in cream (for the hanging strings, this is less stretchy than the wool yarn for joining the sheep to the hoop).