Estonian Sheep Puppets Knitting Pattern Download
When Carol Rhoades first saw Anu Kotli's knitted Estonian hand puppets, she thought how beautiful they'd be in handspun yarn. The result was this collaboration.
Finished Size: 9 ½" tall and 10" circumference.
Fiber: Each puppet uses 2 ¼ ounces Shetland wool pin-drafted roving (obtained from Julie Guilette, Bramble Wool Farm, 265 Truway Rd., Luxemburg, WI 54217; www.sawmat.com). The flock's colors are Shetland black, dark moorit, gray, and white (the white is 11 percent angora).
Yarn: About 1 ounce each of two contrasting colors of 2-ply Shetland, 88 yards per ounce, 15 wraps per inch. Also small amounts of yarn for embroidering features and 1/3 ounce waste yarn (raveled knitting works well) for stuffing head.
Yarn weight: #0 - Lace
Gauge: 8 sts and 9 rows = 1".
Needles: Set of 5 double-pointed needles, U.S. size 0 or size to obtain gauge; tapestry needle for embroidery.
Originally Published: Spin Off, Summer 2006