A sheep is a flock animal and likes to be in a herd, they also have a strong instinct to follow. When one sheep decides to go somewhere the other will follow it, and it looks like they have all decided to be knitted into this fun cushion!
A striking and fun cushion to knit in Double Knitting (8 ply) yarn for your favourite chair or sofa. The knitting pattern gives full instructions and there are clear, large charts to follow for knitting the sheep.
Materials – All Double Knitting yarn 1-100 gram ball light Grey 295 m (323 yds) 1-50 gram ball Mustard colour 110 m (120 yds) 1-50 gram ball White 110 m (120 yds) 1-50 gram ball Black 110 m (120 yds) 1-25 gram ball Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK – Milky (630) for the sheep
Suggestions for yarns and links to suppliers are given in the knitting pattern.
Other Supplies required: Knitting Needles 1 pair of 4 mm (UK8 - USA6) 1 pair of 3 ¼ mm (UK10 - USA3) 4 buttons
Tension 22 stitches and 28 rows to 10 cm (4 in) over stocking stitch on 4 mm needles
The cushion is knitted in one piece and the back has a four button opening for easy removal of the cover for washing. Add some lovely buttons to add interest to the back of the cushion.
If you already have Double Knitting yarns (8 ply) these could be used as long as they match the gauge as above. Change the background colour to knit a unique cushion for your home or knit as a gift for someone special.
- The pillow measures 40 cm x 40 cm (16in x 16in)
- Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- Large coloured intarsia chart for the Sheep
Materials you need at home:
- 1 -100 gram balls – Background Colour, 8 ply (Double Knitting)
- 1 - 50 gram ball - Mustard, 8 ply (Double Knitting)
- 1 - 50 gram ball - White, 8 ply (Double Knitting)
- 1 - 50 gram ball - Black, 8 ply (Double Knitting)
- Knitting Needles: 1 pair of 4 mm (UK8 - US6), 1 pair of 3 ¼ mm (UK10 - USA3)
- 4 buttons
- 1-25 gram ball Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK – Milky (630)
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.