I have completed the back of my Rare Breed Sweater.
I am a fairly slow knitter, so for me, this is good progress!
It is being knitted entirely of rare breed yarns. The body (both the white and the green) is Ryeland, and the blue in the seeding pattern and peeries is Hog Island.
The sheep are intarsia knit and each one is of a different rare breed sheep wool.
Top row, starting at the left: Tunis, Ryeland, Karakul, Jacob, and Wensleydale.
Bottom row: North Ronaldsay, Hebridean, Soay, Manx Logthan, and Lincoln.
I will embroider in the eyes and facial outline later.
It is interesting to knit a row using 6 different types of yarn. The differences are very pronounced.
Next, I will knit the fronts. I'm entertaining the idea that I might actually finish this before the cold weather is gone, but I know myself too well to take myself seriously. :)
Winter Knitting Project
Rare Breed Sweater Swatches
TA-DAH! Rare Breed Sweater Done!