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Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Little Lamb

Lion Brand« Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern #: L0211AD
Rating: *****4.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Perfect for Easter or any other occasion, this sweet little lamb is inspired by the handmade toys of generations past.
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Color (A)
Superwash Merino Cashmere

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Superwash Merino Cashmere

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Color (C)
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Superwash Merino Cashmere
Ivory Blossom Seafoam Slate Ebony Charcoal Heather Green Tea Wine
*Superwash Merino Cashmere (Article #821). 72% Superwash Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 13% Cashmere    ; package size: 1.40oz/40.00 gr. (87yds/80m) pull skeins

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•  821-098 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Ivory
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]   $ 2.70  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
 

Knit Little Lamb

Lion Brand« Superwash Merino Cashmere

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.
2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st. You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3. Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

NOTES:

1. Lamb is knit with small needles to create a dense fabric, suitable for a stuffed toy.
2. Head/Body is worked in Garter st (knit every row). C portion of Leg is worked in Garter st, B portion of Legs is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
3. Head/Body and Legs are worked flat for ease in knitting.
4. To change color (on Legs), cut old color, leaving a tail of about 4 in. (10 cm). Begin working with new color, leaving a tail of about 4 in. (10 cm). When knitting is complete, knot tails together on WS of work. Tails will be hidden when piece is stuffed.

HEAD/BODY
Beginning at top of head, with A, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2 (Increase row): Kfb in each st across - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 3 and 5: Knit.
Row 4 (Increase row): Kfb in each st across - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6 (Increase row): *K1, Kfb in next st; rep from * across - 36 sts.
Rows 7-23: Knit, without changing the st count.
Row 24 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 18 sts at the end of this row.
This decrease row is the Lamb's neck.
Row 25: Knit.
Shape Body
Row 26:
Kfb in each st across - 36 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 27-61: Knit, without changing the st count.
Row 62 (Decrease row): *K2tog, k next st; rep from * across - 24 sts.
Row 63: Knit.
Row 64 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 12 sts.
Row 65: Knit.
Row 66 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 6 sts.
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.

Face
With B, cast on 24 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Rows 2-5: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Row 6 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Row 7 (Decrease row): (P2tog) across - 6 sts.
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.

EARS (make 2)
With A, cast on 8 sts.
Rows 1-6: Work in Garter st (k every row).
Row 7 (Decrease row): K2tog, k4, k2tog - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Bind off.

LEGS (make 4)
With B, cast on 12 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Rows 2-19: Work in St st.
Change to C.
Rows 20-23: Work in Garter st.
Row 24 (Decrease row): (K2tog) across - 6 sts.
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.
FINISHING
Seam Head/Body to make a tube, stuffing lightly before sewing closed.
With C, embroider French knot eyes and a straight st 'Y' for nose onto Face.
Seam ends of rows of Face, do not sew cast on row closed.
Stuff Face lightly and sew to Head.
Seam Legs, stuff lightly before sewing closed.
Sew Legs to Body.
Fold Ears and sew to Head.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.9 (based on 7 reviews)
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Knit Little Lamb Reviewed by Bri on 2014-04-17 *****
I made this about a year ago for my little brother, I've meant to review it ever since. It was so much fun to make, and worked up quickly. He loved it, and I think it turned out really well :).


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