Monday, 23 February 2015

Some Sheepish Patterns

Being that we're now living the year of the sheep according to the Chinese calendar, it seemed like an opportune time to do a post of selected sheep patterns. Now that the idea has occurred to me, I don't know why I haven't done it before. We knitters certainly ought to pay tribute to the sheep, given that we owe the species a great deal. The Sheep mittens pattern, depicted above, was designed by Jorid Linvik and is available for $6.50(USD).

This Sheep Balls ornament pattern, designed by Dona Carruth, makes an annual appearance on not only this blog's Facebook page but on nearly all the knitting-related Facebook pages every December, and it's easy to see why. It's good design, it's cute, and it's a free pattern.

These are the Sheep in the Countryside Cushion and the Flock of Sheep cushion patterns, designed by Denny Gould. The patterns are available for £3.60(GBP) each.

This is the Sheep and Pickle Farm Vermont SheepScape Sweater, by Sheep and Pickle Designs. It's available for $4.50(USD), and there's also a matching hat pattern. I'm imagining this design in a more enlivening colourway, though it is effective in gray.

This is the Sheeps sock pattern, designed by Mariann An. It's a free pattern.

Isn't it great when we can use the children in our lives to indulge a sheep fetish? This is the Shaun the Sheep mobile, designed by Alan Dart.

My favourite thing about these Sheep socks, designed by Sandra Jäger, is that they look like a houndstooth pattern at first glance.

This Sheep in the Field Afghan, by Eileen Pearl, wouldn't be the same without that one black sheep in the herd. This pattern is available for $9.99(USD).

This Sheep toy pattern, designed by Jane Ellison, would make the perfect companion for the sheep blanket above. This pattern is available for £3.95(GBP).

How cute is this Sheep Dress pattern, designed by Debbie Bliss? This pattern was published in The Baby Knits Book.

Love the gradient effect in the Children's Cardigan Where the Wild Sheep Roam, by Pinneguri. This pattern is available for $5.00(USD).

The Sheep Hat pattern, designed by Renee Lorion, comes complete with a back view tail and legs. This pattern was published in 60 Quick Baby Knits: Blankets, Booties, Sweaters & More.

And we end with a little something for the adults. The Sheep Heid pattern, designed by Kate Davies, is done in natural wool shades. This pattern is available for £3.29(GBP).

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