Design by Bev Galeskas
Knit and felt your own little flock.
Size: Yarn choice and felting will determine finished size.
Yarn Requirements: 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 increase.
Caution: Bleached white wools do not felt and many off white wools do not felt well, if at all. Please test felt your yarn to make sure it will felt to achieve a desired result.
Both of these felt very easily to a nice fabric.
For worsted wt: US size 10 (6mm) or 10.5 (6.5mm);
For bulky wt: US size 11 (8mm).