A sheep inspired sweater out of this really soft Organic Merino is something that just made sense to me. The yarn.. the buttons.. the concept just went together so perfectly and the finished result is exactly what I had in mind!
Sheepish is worked in one piece from the bottom up. The pockets are knitted into the sweater and secured with stitching on the wrong side of the fabric. The little sheep motifs offer a great introduction to intarsia work.
I think that this design is very versatile. Unlike my other designs, its not specific to a little girl's wardrobe. Sheepish can be worn by a boy as well!
My daughter was very excited about this sweater design in particular. I think it was the pockets that really won her over. She was so very pleased to wear it, and there is nothing more rewarding than that for a mother and knitter.
I'm sure the little one in your life would be happy to have their own sheep sweater as well!
6 months [12mos, 2 years] (shown in size 2)
Chest: 20 [23, 25] inches
Length: approx 10.5 [13, 15] inches after blocking
[MC] Sublime Organic Merino Wool dk [100% Organic Merino Wool; 113 yd/105m per 50g skein]; color: #113; 4 [5, 5] skeins. Or 420 [460, 500] yards of dk weight wool or wool blend.
[CC1] Cascade Yarns Lana D’Oro [50% Super Fine Alpaca, 50% Wool; 110 yd/101m per 50g skein]; color: #1049; 1[1, 1] skein. Or 55 [55, 60] yards of light worsted weight alpaca or alpaca blend.
[CC2] Cascade Yarns “Cloud 9” [50% Merino Wool, 50% Angora; 109 yd/100m per 50g skein]; color: #101; 1[1, 1] skein. Or 20 yards of light worsted weight angora or angora blend.
2 32-inch US6 / 4mm circular needles
1 24-inch US5 / 3.75mm circular needle
1 set of US5 / 3.75mm double pointed needles
4 pieces of scrap yarn to hold underarm stitches
(4 st markers in a contrasting color to mark intarsia sections)
Bobbins wound with CC and CC2 for intarsia work
5 medium to large buttons and matching sewing thread
22 sts / 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette st on US6 / 4 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.