Giant Shropshire Sheep Head Knitting Kit

Meet the newest member of the Sincerely Louise flock, my Shropshire Sheep. After a wonderful holiday in Shropshire, I thought this would be the perfect addition to my faux taxidermy collection. 

The Shropshire Sheep uses bobble stitch, which gives the fleece a lovely texture. If you haven't knitted a bobble before don't worry, as the pattern includes a photo tutorial. The pattern is more advanced than Eunice the Sheep, as more bobbles are used. There is also a very small amount of colour changing in the middle of the row. You can either carry the yarn with you when changing colour or use the intarsia colour changing technique. 


  • Pattern booklet - written in English 
  • 2 x 100g of Cream Stylecraft XL Tweed - 100% acrylic 
  • 2 x 100g of Dark Grey Stylecraft XL Tweed - 100% acrylic - please note this is slightly lighter than the black pictured. 
  • A small amount of pink yarn for embroidering the nose
  • A small amount of DK yarn for sewing the head to the backing board
  • A pair of 9mm (US 13) knitting needles (optional)
  • Sincerely Louise large backing board
  • 2 x 24mm toy eyes and washers
  • 200g toy stuffing 
  • Plastic sewing up needle
  • Sincerely Louise tote bag

FINISHED SIZE: 30cm x 32cm x 38cm  (12in x 13in x 15in)

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Advanced. This pattern is aimed at knitters who know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease, colour change in the middle of a row and follow a pattern. A full photo tutorial has been included for bobble stitch, sewing up, and mounting your finished knit onto a backing board.

STITCHES USED: Knit, Purl, increasing (Kfb, Kfbf), decreasing (K2tog, K3tog, SKP), stocking stitch, intarsia colour changing, B (bobble).

Yarn colours may vary slightly in real life. Warning: this is not a toy and is not suitable for children under 13 years old. Kits include small parts.