Design by Bev Galeskas
Knit and felt your own little flock. Each of your sheep will be an individual, their personality developing during felting and finishing.
Yarn choice and felting will determine finished size
Sheep are shown in worsted and bulky weight wools. Choose a yarn that will felt easily and firmly.
Worsted: 165 yds (151m) of main color and 25 yds (23m) of black.
Bulky: 185 yds (169m) main color and 30 yds (28m) black.
For larger sheep you may use multiple strands of yarn, adding some mohair if a fluffy lamb is desired. Increase needle size accordingly and remember that yardage requirements will change.
Bleached white wools do not felt and many off white wools do not felt well, if at all. Be sure to check that your color of choice will felt!
For worsted wt: US size 10 (6mm) or 10.5 (6.5mm); For bulky wt: US size 11 (8mm).
Description courtesy of Fiber Trends