This is a Kate Davies pattern, if that means nothing to you find out about her at http://katedaviesdesigns.com/ – she designs the most beautiful knitted items. They are, apart from the fantastic designs, a joy to knit as they are so well laid out and easy to follow. When I saw rams and yowes I knew I had to make it.
I’d already made ‘sheep heid‘ in (for me) record time. I did this in the natural Shetland colours from Jamieson & Smith the pattern was written for. For ‘rams and yowes’ I decided to use those up, and a lot of the many, many ‘left over from other projects’ balls of colourful Rowan (Yorkshire Tweed, Rowanspun etc. etc.), Jamieson & Smith and Hanne Falkenberg wool I seem to have accumulated. All these are 100% wool and, I felt, were still appropriate for the pattern.
I spent a good few hours arranging balls of yarn together on the floor, and then a few more going cross-eyed in front of Excel spread sheets to get the colours to (sort of, I later discovered) work together, and came up with my plan.
This is the result: