Sheepy Yoke

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In keeping with updating you on all my baby knitting (!), I am super excited to share with you what might be my favourite knit so far. Sure, its bigger, more likely to fit a 12 month old than a newborn, but it will be worth the wait until it fits!
We’ve all seen and swooned over Sheep Yoke Cardigan by Jennifer Little, and in fact I was all set to cast this guy on. I can’t really remember the reason why, but, after looking through the pattern and having a closer look at the sheep, something wasn’t working out for me and so I hunted a little more. What do you know – I couldn’t find a pattern that was exactly what I was looking for. However, I didn’t have to stumble too far to find another of Jennifer’s patterns – the Tulip Yoke Baby Cardigan – which I felt I could play around with a little more easily, and I liked how there were a greater number of repetitions around the yoke. I wanted to play, but not have to think too hard. I quickly whipped up a chart, traded the tulips for sheep, and headed to my local yarn store to find the most amazing combination in Cascade 220 Superwash. I couldn’t be happier with the colours.
Whilst I was working on the sweater, working top down, as soon as I got enough into the yoke that my stitches resembled something that looked like sheep, I had a constant stream of people asking me what the pattern was and where they could get it. And so, because it was such a fun knit and the outcome still gets me every time I take a peek at it, I have made up a little PDF with the chart and colours I used should you be interested.

Sheepy Yoke Cardigan Chart

Please note that the Cascade 220 is a larger gauge than the sport weight the original pattern calls for. I made some modifications to accommodate that, which are outlined on my project page.

3 thoughts on “Sheepy Yoke

  1. Thanks so much for sharing the chart with us! I really have to make this, even though I don’t have any babies anymore or know anyone who does. 🙂 Maybe I’ll downsize it for my daughter’s American Girl doll.

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