Knit a lamb

Use size 3-4 needles and approximately 35 metres ( hand to chest or hand to elbow – 1m).Wind it round in 1m lengths.

Cast on 34 stitches ..knit for 6 ribs (12 rows) plain knitting .
Cast off 7 stitches loosely and knit to the end of the row and then cast off 7 stitches on the other  side .
Keep knitting for 4 ribs.
Cast on 7 stitches on both sides ,
Knit for another 6 ribs .
Cast off 11 stitches on both sides.
Knit 8 rib
Another 4 ribs in black ( another colour ) if you want or just the same colour ( this will be the sheep’s head)

Sew together as in the photos and put filling ( sheep’s wool or fibre or cotton wool ) into it before sewing up the last bit of the body —maybe use an end of a pencil to spread it evenly into the corner.
Sew the head together as shown in the pictures.

How to crochet and put the tail on the lamb

Below you can order a kit to knit two lambs, one black and one white. Provided is wool ( approx 2 x 25m )I have spun myself as well as loose washed wool for the filling. Please send an email stating what you require. Having received confirmation from me then please pay below or go to and enter starfishcraftshop. Thank you .

Two lambs- knitting homespun wool kit

A simple knitting project. This kit provides black and white natural undyed home spun wool to make 2 lambs. Hand drawn instructions are also included as well as washed sheep’s wool for the filling.


Published by Poffley Education Resources

Christopher and Rebekka Poffley have been working as musicians, as performers and in education for many years. They have worked in schools and in the home education world. Here they share some of their experience and resources.

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