Mary the Lamb by Louise Watling

Mary the Lamb

March 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
153 yards (140 m)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available in print for £4.50.

This was featured in English Woman’s Weekly Knitting and Crochet Special in March 2013.

When designing her I needed a nice name and thought Mary worked well. Partly taken from the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and also as my Mum’s Mum is called Mary.

A very simple design, quick to make. Basic shaping gives her lots of cuteness and character. The dress has cross-over straps which means she can double as a dressing-up doll.

When I completed the original design Mary only had a dress. After she was received by the magazine it was suggested she should also have some shoes and a basket of flowers. I was happy to oblige and absolutely love her cute shoes!

Approximate height when finished is 36cm to top of head.