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Natty-Knits on craftsy.com
San Francisco, Bay Area, CA US

I'm an expat Brit living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a stay at home Mum. I'm also an avid knitter with many ideas for interesting designs using unusual construction and techniques.

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Round Sheep

from Natty Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Round Sheep
Round Sheep
Round Sheep
Round Sheep
Round Sheep

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter (knit) Stitch
  • Stockinette Stitch
  • SSK (or other left leaning decrease)
  • K2tog
  • Sewing together using mattress stitch and fake grafting

Pattern Description:

A round and cuddly sheep. She stands on her four legs through the power of yarn engineering, there are no wires or inserts and she's knitted entirely flat on straight needles. The Sheep pattern is available individually or as part of the eBook Around the Barnyard which also features the patterns for a pig, duck, cow, mother hen and baby chick.

I often knit this sheep when a friend has a new baby.

For an ADVENTUROUS BEGINNER knitter. There are some decreases and the short row shaping is fully explained in the pattern.

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.


7 stitches and 10 rows in stockinette stitch = 1"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4.5" tall and 6" from tail to nose


  • Approximately 70 yards of Double Knitting yarn for Sheep body
  • Approximately 40 yards of Double Knitting yarn for Sheep face, ears and legs
  • US size 3 (3 1/4 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry Needle

You Will Also Need:

  • buttons or felt for eyes

Suggested yarn:

110 yards of DK weight

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