Woolfest in Cumbria will be holding another knitted Sheep Auction this year. Last year the knitted sheep raised over £1100 for Farm Africa. Top prices were paid for a pair of Ronaldsays, an Icelandic wearing an aran jumper and felted Herdwicks all the way from the USA. Pictured here is a handspun / hand knitted Jacob, which my mother bid for while I was running around being Bo-Peep and holding the lots up to the audience to see. 
You can be as inventive as you like, knitting the sheep but if you would like to follow a pattern, please download it at
Woolfest is on the weekend of 26th and 27th June 2009, but please send your sheep in a bit earlier so the Woolclip Ladies can arrange them into lots.