My friend Donna took some glamor shots of the samples for my Aviator scarves (up for publication through Knit Picks IDP). She is a professional photographer, specializing in dogs and dog sports, and I suspect she found the (inanimate) knitted items rather not a challenge in comparison. I had asked her to do the shoot in exchange for “something knitted.” I offered her a choice of the two sample scarves, but she thought they were “too nice.” Later on, she joked that I should knit her a new dog (her Border Collie is sometimes a bit naughty!), and it occurred to me that I could knit up a little sheep for her!
Pattern: Loopy the Sheep
Designer: Amanda Berry
Available: for $3.25 on Ravelry
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted (about half a ball each of black and white)
The pattern is easy to read and complete — I found no errors of any kind. The designer did a great job with photos showing how the pieces go together. The directions to make the loopy fleece were clear. I did modify the pattern to make almost all the parts in the round instead of flat, because I didn’t want to seam those little hands and feet. Conversely, I chose not to seam the ears — I liked how the stockinette curled.