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Schaapje - The Little Dutch Sheep


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Schaapje wants to come live with you! Just look at the cute way her little ears perk up when you're near! She loves you! And, we can tell - you love her too! Now you can knit Schaapje, the loveliest sheep of them all, for yourself! She is very easy to knit, and she is so sweet and gentle. She won't even complain when you stuff her. And won't she be the most adorable little friend you have ever knitted? We think so too. Plus, she is very low maintenance. No shearing required. And, she promises not to eat all of your grass either (unless you want her too, of course)! What more could you want? BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and Purl GAUGE Your yarn will determine the size of your sheep. We used bulky yarn, however you can use any kind of yarn. The size of your needle should be smaller than recommended for your chosen yarn so that your knitting will be nice and tight so that your stuffing will not poke through later. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS About 7" high when she's sitting down! Just the right size for a little sheep. SUGGESTED YARN 100 yards of Bulky weight COLORWAY Sheepie Colored

Recommended with this pattern

  • MC: (Main color) 100 yards of Bulky Weight Yarn. Color: Cream or White. CC: (Contrasting color) 40 yards of Bulky Weight Yarn. Color: Brown or Black.
  • Tapestry needle for finishing, stuffing (we used sheepie-colored roving).

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Live.Knit.Love patterns are the sole designs of Marjan & Jaime Marsman, a mother & daughter knitting team. As knitters and as former shop owners, they know how invaluable it is to have patterns that are reliable, understandable, well-written and inspiring - so they decided to create their own! They love to make even the simplest of designs fun and enchanting through clever designs, unique construction and special little touches of whimsy! Each pattern is written in a pleasant, engaging and easy-to-understand manner - full of helpful tidbits and knitting humor! Marjan & Jaime believe that the pattern should be as enjoyable as the finished project! After all, you're going to be spending a lot of time with your pattern - shouldn't it be a pattern that you enjoy?