About Friendsheep Free Knitting Pattern
Important note: Friendsheep is for decorative purposes only. This item is not a toy, and the design does not meet any safety standards for toys. The kit and pattern are sold on an “as is” basis, therefore the risk of the quality and performance of the design is with the buyer.
Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate. Pattern is basic, but the legs and face are a little fiddly. Experience knitting with dpns is helpful.
Skills Needed: Knit on dpns in the round, kfb, ssk, k2tog, backward loop cast on, and i- cord.
Finished Size:Orange sample is 14.5 inches / 36 cm in circumference. Purple sample is 16 inches /40 cm in circumference. The size of your sheep will vary depending on your yarn and gauge
Yarn: MC- 50 y / 45 m of textured yarn (e.g. fluffy, furry, eyelash) which can be knit slightly tighter than normal on 4.0 mm / size 6 dpns.CC1 –25 y / 22 m of sport weight for face and legs.CC2 -10 y / 9 m of sport weight yarn for horns.
- Orange sheep: MC - Ice Yarns Eyelash, CC1 - Infinite Twist Helix in Sunflower, CC2 - Meringue.
- Purple sheep: MC – Moda Vera Flurry, Color 249, CC1 - Infinite Twist Helix in Graphite, CC2 - Dovecote.
Needles:4.0 mm / U.S. size 6 DPNs for body, 2.75 mm / U.S. size 2 DPNs for legs, face, and horns.
Gauge: 12 - 16 sts and roughly 28 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm. A range is provided because it’s nearly impossible to check your gauge in many textured yarns because you can’t see individual stitches. Gauge of orange sample is 15 sts over 4 inches / 10 cm, gauge of purple sample is 12 sts over 4 inches / 10 cm. Both samples were knit on 4.0 mm needles.
- At least one locking stitch marker,
- yarn needle,
- 9 mm gold cat-pupil safety eyes,
- embroidery floss for stitching nose.
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