A striking cushion featuring a fluffy flock of sheep.
Measurements 40 cm x 40 cm (16in x 16in)
Materials – All Double Knitting yarn except for the White Sheep 2-50 gram ball light green for the front and back 1-25 gram ball light blue for the back 1-25 gram ball white for the back 1-25 gram ball Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky Small amount of black for the sheep
Suggested yarns to use: Sirdar Country Style DK and Sirdar Hayfield Bonus DK Rowan Pure Wool DK Rico Essentials Merino DK
1 pair of 4 mm (UK8 – USA6) and 1 pair of 3 ¼ mm (UK10 – USA3) knitting needles 4 buttons
Tension 22 sts and 28 rows to 10 cm (4 in) over stocking stitch on 4 mm needles)
The cushion is knitted in one piece. The back has a button opening and is knitted in stripes of 5 rows per colour. Add some lovely sheep buttons to add interest to the back of the cushion.
If you already have DK yarns (8 ply) in similar colours they could be used as long as they match the gauge 22 sts and 28 rows to 4" (10 cm) over stocking stitch
- Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- 40 cm x 40 cm (16in x 16in)
- Large charts to follow for the sheep
Materials you need at home:
- 2-50 gram ball light green for the front and back DK yarn
- 1-25 gram ball light blue for the back DK yarn
- 1-25 gram ball white for the back DK yarn
- 1-25 gram ball Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky
- Small amount of black for the sheep
- 1 pair of 4 mm (UK8 – USA6) knitting needles
- 1 pair of 3 ¼ mm (UK10 – USA3) knitting needles
- 4 buttons
What others have made
I first started to design clothes for my children when they were younger and went on to sell garments through shops and craft fairs. I also taught the use of machine knitting and knitwear design. I later followed a career in IT, but I now have grandchildren and whilst hand knitting for them was inspired to start designing and creating knitting patterns again.