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Free Knitting Pattern: Cute Cabled Lamb

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Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern #: L10128
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 9 1/2 in. (24 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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The perfect project for spring and Easter, this little lamb makes a friendly companion for any child. Unique shaping along the face gives this little toy just a little extra character.
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Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend

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*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend (Article #5400). 65% Acrylic, 35% Wool; package size: 3.50oz/100.00 gr. (165yds/150m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
Small piece each of black and pink felt for eyes and nose
Sewing needle and thread
 

Cute Cabled Lamb

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
M1P (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Purl this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts one at a time, as if to knit, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:

1. Body is worked in the rnd, beg at top of head.
2. Markers are placed on Rnd 8 to indicate where sts will be increased and decreased to shape face.
3. Arms, Ears, and Tail are worked separately in the rnd and sewn to Lamb.
4. When working in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpn), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles. If you are working with a set of 4 dpn, your sts should be divided among 3 needles. The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.

BODY
Head

Beg at top of head, with A, cast on 12 sts. Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles (dpns), with 4 sts on each of the 3 needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K2, M1; rep from * around - 18 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 3, 5 and 7: Knit.
Rnd 4: *K3, M1; rep from * around - 24 sts.
Rnd 6: *K6, M1, rep from * around - 28 sts.
Shape Face
Rnd 8:
K12, place marker (pm), k3, pm, k to end of rnd.
Note: You may wish to use markers in a different color than the beg of rnd marker.
Rnds 9-12: K to first marker, slip marker (sm), M1, k to next marker, M1, sm, k to end of rnd - 11 sts between markers, 36 sts at the end of Rnd 12.
Rnds 13 and 15: Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.
Rnd 14: K to first marker, sm, k4, M1, k3, M1, k4, sm, k to end of rnd - 13 sts between markers, 38 sts.
Rnd 16: K to first marker, sm, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, k4, sm, k to end of rnd - 11 sts between markers, 36 sts.
Rnds 17-20: K to first marker, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, k to end of rnd - 3 sts between markers, 28 sts at the end of Rnd 20.
Rnd 21: Knit.
Rnd 22: K1, k2tog, k to 2 sts before first marker, ssk, remove marker, k to next marker, remove marker, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 24 sts.
Change to B.
Rnd 23: With B, knit.
Shape Neck
Rnds 24-26:
*K1, p1; rep from * around.
Shape Shoulders
Rnd 27:
K4, M1, k1, M1, k2, M1, k1, M1, k8, M1, k1, M1, k2, M1, k1, M1, k to end of rnd - 32 sts.
Rnd 28: P6, M1P, p2, pm, p1, k1, (p1, k4) twice, p1, k1, p1, pm, p2, M1P, p to end of rnd - 34 sts.
Rnd 29: K to marker, sm, p1, k1, p1, 2/2 RC, p1, 2/2 LC, p1, k1, p1, sm, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 30: P to marker, sm, p1, k1, (p1, k4) twice, p1, k1, p1, sm, p to end of rnd.
Rnd 31: K to marker, sm, p1, k1, (p1, k4) twice, p1, k1, p1, sm, k to end of rnd.
Rnd 32: Rep Rnd 30.
Rep Rnds 29-32 five more times.
Lightly stuff head and Body.
Divide For Legs
Dividing Rnd:
Bind off 1 st for center back, k15 - 16 sts on needle (the 15 just knit + 1 rem from bind off). Sl these sts to a st holder for right leg, bind off 1 st for center front, k to end of rnd - 16 sts rem for left leg.
Divide 16 sts for left leg onto 3 dpns, with 5 sts on the first and 2nd dpn and 6 sts on the 3rd. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Beg with a purl rnd, work in Garter st in the rnd (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) until leg measures about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) from Dividing Rnd.
Change to A.
Work in St st in the rnd until leg measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from Dividing Rnd.
Lightly stuff leg.
Next Rnd: K2tog around - 8 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Divide 16 sts for right leg from holder onto 3 dpns, with 5 sts on the first and 2nd dpn and 6 sts on the 3rd. Work same as for left leg.

ARMS (make 2)
With B, cast on 14 sts. Divide sts onto 3 dpns, with 5 sts on the first and 2nd dpn and 4 sts on the 3rd. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in Garter st in the rnd until piece measures about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) from beg.
Change to A.
Work in St st in the rnd until piece measures about 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg.
Next Rnd: K2tog around - 7 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

EARS (make 2)
With B, cast on 8 sts. Work back and forth in rows on 2 dpns as if working on straight needles. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) from be.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1 - 6 sts at the end of this row.
Knit 1 row.
Next Row: K1, (k2tog) twice, k1 - 4 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Next Row: K1, k2tog, k1 - 3 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.

TAIL
With B, cast on 6 sts. Work back and forth in rows on 2 dpns. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures about 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from beg.
Next Row: K1, (k2tog) twice, k1 - 4 sts.
Next Row: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Finish stuffing Body, then sew opening between legs closed. Stuff Arms. Sew top of Arms closed, then sew to Body. Sew Ears to top of head. Sew Tail to back of Sheep.
From black felt, cut 2 small circles for eyes. From pink felt, cut a small half circle for nose. With sewing needle and thread, sew felt pieces to face.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dpn(s) = double pointed needle(s)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sl = slip
sm = slip marker St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Cute Cabled Lamb Reviewed by Cheryl Whalen on 2013-11-19 *****
Easy to do, well written instructions. Looks very good when finished


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