This jolly tea cosy features a carousel of Shetland sheep and offers a small sampler of many of my favourite hand-knitting techniques: stranded colourwork, steeks, vikkel braids, corrugated ribbing, i-cord and centred double decreases. Practice on your teapot before trying
these things out on a sweater!

The Sheep Carousel pattern is available for £2.75 GBP

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Yarn and other materials

Jamieson & Smith “Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight” (100% Shetland Wool Undyed; 172m/ 188yds/50g balls) 1 ball Moorit (2004), 1 ball White (2001). 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles, 40cm (16”) long (or size to get gauge). 3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) dpns or long (80-100cm/ 30-40”) circular needle for working crown top & openings. 3.5mm (UK 10-9/US 4) circular needles, 40cm (16”) long, for working bottom edging. Stitch markers of two types, a and b. Waste (sock) yarn in contrasting colour. 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) Crochet hook. Tapestry needle. And, of course (essentially) a teapot!

6 thoughts on “Sheep Carousel

  1. Will the Sheep Carousel be available as a kit? I do not know why I love it so, as I sit in the heat in Louisiana, where it is often warm even in mid-winter, and do not even drink tea much. But I might have to start–I am crazy about that Carousel!!


  2. I have totally enjoyed reading your blog, although I have to say you keep getting me in trouble. I am just sitting here in Northern Minnesota, and before I know it I am ordering kits from the UK. Because of you I am now the proud owner of a new shawl pin, the Herring Girl shawl kit, and the complete Rams and Ewes blanket and hat kit. I now find myself wanting the kit you showed for the Sheep Carousel, with the bag and all. Is there any way to get the complete kit? Thanks for any help and thank you for all your designs and ideas..

    Kris Viren


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