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.

7 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.

  2. Hi and thanks! I will be making this using Plymouth Encore worsted weight. I plan on using the numbers for the smallest size and your suggestions. Did you make an adjustment in the number of inches for the sleeves and body?
    Thanks for any help!

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