Wee Sheep Vest
£6.00 (inc VAT)
Chase dogs, throw balls, jump in Mumma’s garden, climb rocks, yell BAA BAA! at sheep…
This lovely vest will see any child through those transitional weather months, keeping them warm on chilly spring days or as a layer beneath coats as the autumn closes in.
With the light and almost silky Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage Naturals, we have made it a little more rugged by holding it double. This makes the vest a little more dense than typical, helping keep the wind out.
This can easily be substituted with DK weight yarn.
Sleeveless design keeps little bodies warm, hand free to get as wet and muddy as they desire. Wee Sheep Vest, as the name suggests, features these adorable sheep running around the lower part of the vest. The dense texture of the vest is very forgiving for beginners of stranded knitting, but pick colours with a good deal of contrast for the best result (MC: Dark Grey, or Shetland Black with CC White, Light Grey, Fawn or Moorit).
Pick a unisex colour combo and you’ll be sure to have a vest that ends up ragged with years of wear from many different children as it becomes an adorable favorite.
Approximately 450 (500, 650, 800, 1000, 1300) meters of Very Light Fingering weight OR DK wool yarn in Main Colour (yardage is for Light Fingering weight, for DK approx 1/2 this number)
Approximately 40 (55, 65, 79, 88, 90) meters of Very Light Fingering weight OR DK wool yarn in Contrast Colour (yardage is for Light Fingering weight, for DK approx 1/2 this number)
5, (5, 6, 8, 10, 12) balls of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage Naturals from Freehold Yarn Co. as MC.
1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) balls of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage Naturals from Freehold Yarn Co. as CC.
Optional: 2-3 small buttons (option shoulder button band for sizes under 2 years)
Photographed in Dark Grey (MC) and White (CC) Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage Naturals.
Size A (main fabric)
One pair 40 (40, 60, 60, 60, 60) cm circular needle to obtain gauge (Suggested size: 3.50mm)
Size B (Stranded knitting fabric - optional)
One pair 40 (40, 60, 60, 60, 60) cm circular needle to obtain gauge (Suggested size: 3.75mm)
Size C (ribbing fabric)
One pair 40 (40, 60, 60, 60, 60) cm circular needle (Suggested size 2.75mm)
Please note: Some sizes may require magic loop/traveling loop, 20 cm circular needle or double pointed needles.
Sample shown: Size 3-5yrs with +2.5 cm ease, typical size worn 3-4yrs
0 - 12 months - 48 cms
1 - 3 years - 54 cms
3 - 5 years - 61 cms
5 - 7 years - 67 cms
7 - 10 years - 73 cms
10 - 12 years - 81 cms
Please note that due to the way the stranded knit pattern works, some of these sizes span a large size range, please modify length as required. Sizes 0 - 12 months and 1 - 3 years runs slim.
All areas are noted for modifications, basic modification information for sweater conversion (needs own knowledge of cap sleeve working).
⚫⚫⚪⚪ (Confident Beginner/Intermediate)
Please note there are strictly no returns on patterns
Pattern is provided as a .PDF file which will be emailed to you via Ravelry (no account required) and are processed separately to yarn orders. If you would like a physical copy please email us.