View Full Version : Felted Lamb - My first felting project

01-20-2006, 08:15 PM
Felted Lamb from Donna Kooler's "Encyclopedia of Knitting". It says here the pattern is by Bev Galeskas.

Sooo cute. Everyone wants one now. I'm booked up.

Working on a lighter colored one now.

Any suggestions on how I could make them better?

01-20-2006, 08:24 PM
That is just adorable! :heart: I have no trouble believing you're all booked up now! I have no suggestions on how to make it better, mostly because it looks just perfect to me!

01-20-2006, 08:38 PM
Looks perfect to me, too! The only way it could look better is if it was in my possession! ;) The face is so cute!!!

01-20-2006, 08:38 PM
Looks great to me also!! It is too cute! :heart: :thumbsup:

01-20-2006, 09:16 PM
:inlove: :heart: :thumbsup: That is sooo sweet!

01-20-2006, 09:27 PM
Oh My Gosh!! That is just the cutest!! I love Ingrid's comment too!

What yarn did you use? I have heard that white yarn is sometimes hard to felt, but clearly yours worked rather well.


01-20-2006, 09:31 PM
Better? That is just the sweetest thing.

01-20-2006, 09:32 PM
oh my gosh i :heart: that little lamb!!!!

i don't think it could be any better. it's just adorable!

01-20-2006, 09:38 PM
That is just one of the cutest things ever! I love it!

01-20-2006, 09:46 PM
What yarn did you use? I have heard that white yarn is sometimes hard to felt, but clearly yours worked rather well.

I can't find the label right now, the ladyfriend may have "cleaned it up". It's natural undied wool, I remember It had the words "ecological wool" in big bold letters, on the label.

Color makes a difference!? FYI the yarn is not white, my camera has it's own view of the world. It's more of a very light grey. I'm working on another with an even lighter color, I hope it felts ok.

I think this one felted pretty well, but I have no prior felting experience to base that feeling on. You can't see individual stitches, but on close inspection he appears to be ribbed. You can see the individual rows, but i've seen felted purses in the yarn shop and they look similar. I wonder if I were to use larger needles if they would felt any better.

01-20-2006, 10:03 PM
Cascade Eco for the wool, maybe? That sounds like the label for it, anyway.

Totally :heart: the sheep! He needs to come to my house to frolick with my children. :lol:

01-20-2006, 10:54 PM
I love the little lamb!!! :heart:

01-20-2006, 10:55 PM
I NEED that!! And I NEED to stop looking at FO pages b/c I have too much on my "to knit" list already!!!

Was it hard to knit??

01-20-2006, 11:42 PM
Oh, that is just adorable! :inlove: :inlove:

01-20-2006, 11:50 PM
Oh I just bought that book last week!

I don't think it looks baa baad at all! ;)

01-21-2006, 05:18 PM
OMG! I want one!!! :inlove: Or at least the pattern for it. :D

01-21-2006, 05:38 PM
Cascade Eco for the wool, maybe? That sounds like the label for it, anyway.

Yep, I foud it. Cascade Yarns - Ecological Wool

I used #10.5 needles which knits fairly loose with this yarn, but not real loose. I wonder if I were to use slightly larger needles, would it felt any better?

They are actually pretty easy to make, I was surprized how well it came out first try. I'm still pretty new to knitting.

01-21-2006, 11:46 PM
That is so cute! :inlove:

01-22-2006, 01:14 AM
I've felted some sweaters :oops: and you could still see the pattern really clearly... maybe try the next ones with 11's, and if you like the result, try again with 13's. You've got a lot to make, so practice away!!!

I want one, too....so cute...

01-22-2006, 10:38 PM
OMG I must have that--I am looking up the book as we speak! It looks great! ;)

01-23-2006, 08:23 AM
The Knitting Zone (http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/index.php?cName=by-type-toys) has some great felted animal patterns, like the sheep. Even flamingoes!!!!

01-23-2006, 09:14 AM
Now there's a felted project I could wrap my arms around. :inlove:
Well, at least my hands.
If that was a first for you, there's hope for me. :roflhard:

Angelia, I love the puppy in the link you posted.

01-23-2006, 09:19 AM
Isn't it adorable? I want to make all of them...for ME! :heart: :heart:

01-23-2006, 09:22 AM
I sent the link to my daughter. Think there's a snowballs chance in, aaaa, at the equator, that she'd make me one? :roflhard:

01-23-2006, 09:23 AM
Well, one can always hope! She does knit, right?! :rofling:

01-23-2006, 09:26 AM
Yup, she knits. And does woodworking, and just moved recently.
But I can hope. :wall: :roflhard:

01-23-2006, 09:29 AM
Drop big hints...hints like "Gee, I'd really like this felted lamb for my birthday."

Maybe then! :D

01-23-2006, 09:38 AM
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01-23-2006, 02:42 PM
Now there's a felted project I could wrap my arms around. :inlove:
Well, at least my hands.
If that was a first for you, there's hope for me. :roflhard:

It looks more complicated than it is Lana. If you can count stitches and follow directions you can make a lamb. The videos on this website can be a big help if you get stuck.

The felting part was pretty easy too. I just put him in an old pillowcase, tied the end and threw him in the washer for ten minutes.

NOTE: Anyone attempting to use this pattern, be aware there is a FLAW IN THE PATTERN. I checked the publisher's website and the mistake it is not listed. When making the belly, I believe it's row 30 should be a "knit across". If you follow the directions as stated in the pattern one of his front legs will end up much smaller than the other leg. You will probably spot it right away. I ended up having to make a second belly.

01-23-2006, 07:18 PM
This is just the CUTEST!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

01-24-2006, 10:11 AM
Thats really cute!! great job :thumbsup:

01-24-2006, 10:52 AM
How adorable! I have that pattern too, but have yet to get around to knitting them. They're sooooo cute!

01-24-2006, 12:48 PM
SO CUTE!! :heart: I want one, too. You did a great job. :cheering:

P.S. Thanks :thumbsup: to Angelia for The Knitting Zone link. It has such cool stuff.

01-24-2006, 01:34 PM
Thanks for all the complements. :blush: You are all very nice.

I gave the lamb to my mother for her birthday. I'm working on a teddy bear now (in addition to another lamb), and I'm having a little trouble. I've posted a thread in the "How-To questions" forum.

01-24-2006, 03:03 PM
:inlove: Awww so CUTE!!!!!!! :heart: :inlove:

01-24-2006, 07:47 PM
That is just so precious!! I wouldn't change a thing!

Jan in CA
01-25-2006, 02:59 PM
Awwwww that is so cute!! Great job on it!

01-26-2006, 12:46 AM
So so so cute! I think I have just found my staple item to give to new mommies! Yeah! :thumbsup: Great job!

01-26-2006, 09:00 AM
I have to say- ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! Great job!

01-26-2006, 12:31 PM
I ordered the book from half.com! Wooohooo I need to make one of those lambs!

Great job! I think that lamb is the cutest thing ever!