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Knit a Shaun the Sheep Nintendo DS case

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Since he first appeared in 'Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave', Shaun the Sheep has become one of the nation's favourite animated characters, now with his own TV programme and lots of other items, from alarm clocks to snowglobes to lunch bags.

Shaun's also about to star in his second Nintendo DS game: 'Shaun the Sheep: Off His Head', where he's on the hunt for the farmer's toupee so that he can go on a date. Add to the fun by making this cute Shaun the Sheep DS case to go with it. This pattern is so simple it's suitable for novice knitters, adults or children.

The case is knitted in stocking stitch. Shaun's fleece is created with a change of yarn, not a change of stitch. When you change yarn, twist the yarns together, to prevent any holes forming.

You will need

All yarns made by Sublime
• Yarn A Extra Fine Merino Wool DK, Waterleaf (19), 1 x 50g/116m ball
• Yarn B Luxurious Woolly Merino, Whiter (175), 1 x 50g/90m ball
• Yarn C Extra Fine Merino Wool DK, Jet Black (13), 1 x 50g/116m ball
• A pair of 3¾mm needles
• Five small buttons
• Two sequins
• Two clear seed beads

Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 22 sts and 32 rows to measure 4x4in (10x10cm) over stocking stitch using 3¾mm needle.

Cast on 36 sts using 3¾mm needles and yarn A.
Row 1 Knit.
Row 2 Knit.
Row 3 Purl.
Row 4 K5, yf, k2tog, K10, yf, k2tog, K10, yf, k2tog, K5.
Row 5 Purl.
Row 6 Knit.
Row 7 Knit.
Starting with a knit row continue in stocking stitch for 28 rows, ending on a wrong side.
Continue in stocking stitch working from row 1 of the chart. Work all 26 rows. Continue in yarn A to the end of the pattern.
Next row (RS) Purl.
Next row Purl.
Next row Purl.
Next row Knit.
Next rowPurl.
Next row Knit.
Cast off.

Making up
Sew up the sides of the case. Add the three buttons to the top band and attach the buttons to the face, adding the sequin and the seed bead to the top of the button to make Shaun's eyes. 

This pattern is taken from Simply Knitting magazine

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