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A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

By Nancymccarroll
Just finished my second Fair Isle knitting project.  It is rams and sheep designs knitted into the fabric to make a dog's coat.
Fun facts about this project by Kate Davies, with the pattern cleverly termed A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing:
  • Nine different colors of wool are knitted into the pattern
  • Each of the nine colors is from a different type of sheep that are raised on the Shetland islands
  • Learned how to knit in the traditional Fair Isle style this summer in Scotland
  • I bought the kit while visiting Jamieson & Smith Wool Brokers over the summer in Lerwick
  • It was so much fun to knit that I finished it in ten days
Although I made only one sweater, each of our dogs can wear it.  In order to lessen their jealous streaks, I'll be making a second sweater.  There is plenty of yarn left over in the kit.
Some modifications were made because our dogs are a bit smaller than the size given.
Our models:
A Wolf in Sheep's ClothingLibby Sweatpea has her ears back and looks embarrassed, doesn't she?  A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Mercy has attitude, right?  She thought it was a bit warm to be modeling this coat in August, but what is a girl to do when she is being featured on the runway?
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

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