I’m back to creating teddy bears again.
This is my first attempt at designing a bear. I actually started him back in November but after a few false starts and a bit of frogging I managed to finish him in March. To refine the pattern I knitted him a brother and sister with identical style cardigans.
I wanted to create a classic vintage style bear reminiscent of the old Steiff bears. Didn’t quite achieve that but I was pleased with the way they turned out. I would love them to become one of those bears you hold onto forever and pass on to a new generation.
To creat a vintage look I knitted the bear in reverse stocking stitch. Think I made the arms a tad too long but it does make them very huggable. They are in a seated position and measure 12 inches from the tips of their ears, and have a 15 inch chest after stuffing.
The little cardigan is in garter stitch with little teddy bear buttons and would actually fit a premature or newborn baby.
Need to tweak the pattern a bit before I write it up, hoping to have it available soon as a PDF download.