This is my first test knit ever! When I saw the Zombie Sheep knitting pattern, I knew that it would make a good surprise for Keith.
I knit the Zombie with Wool of the Andes Scraps in multiple colors on size 6 and 8 knitting needles (where directed.) Initially I wanted to make it mini by using fingering weight Palette, but I quickly discovered that I didn't have enough yardage of the handdyed colors.
Notes while knitting Pattern
- I knit the sheep’s body with the Bramble and Cobblestone Heathers held double. Gauge on size 8 needles over garter stitch - 16 sts/ 4”. I didn't have enough of the grey yarns to make the whole body, so there are some stripes formed by miscellaneous grey heather WOTA.
- 1.75” = 10 rows (+ CO edge, so do 11 rows for front legs.)
- 4” = 24 rows (not including any CO/BO rows)
- 1.25” of head = 8 rows in green (1 strand)
- foot: 6 rows then BO.
There weren't details from how to sew up the body, so I took detailed pictures. The designer even asked me for permission to include these in the final pattern (I gave permission.) How did I do it?
- Sew up the inside of the legs with RS facing
- Sew up the inside of the head with the WS facing (starting at the nose)
- Sew up the body of the body with RS facing, leaving the sheep butt to sew it closed.
- I sewed up the butt, and then stitched in a circle and cinched the back closed.
The body looks a bit lumpy, very much like an undead monster!
I got so excited taking pictures of my newly formed sheep body that I almost forgot to knit the ears! I added these before embroidering the face so I could try to make the face as skewed as possible.
Lock your doors. Disable your stairs... There is a zombie Sheep in the house.
INDY, NOOOOOO! Leave it! Run and save yourself!
Oh no, you better click away before they start multiplying... I see ZS (zombie sheep) has his eyes on my entrelac sheep...