Carol Turner

Nursery Knitwear

Polly the Polar Bear

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Just finished this darling bear who will be going as a gift to a baby girl due to arrive in early December.

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We thought long and hard about what to make and decided on a bear, rather than the traditional matinee coat set. Hopefully  Polly will become a favourite and be around for many years to come. She is a pattern from Mary Jane’s Tearoom which has has some seriously cute patterns.

The bear isn’t a quick knit and there is a lot of sewing involved when putting her together but the instructions with the pattern were first class and she is well worth the effort.

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The head and body with shoes and socks are knitted in DK and the clothes are in 4ply.

DSCN3779The little polo neck jumper and shorts are beautiful and fit perfectly, a lot of thought has gone into the construction of this pattern. I used 7mm safety eyes but if you prefer you can easily embroider the eyes yourself.

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She stands at 18″ so a nice size bear

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In fact big enough to get up to a lot of mischief!!

She was a lot of fun to make and put together. I shall be handing her over this weekend and I have a feeling that won’t be easy to do!

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Author: Carol Turner

Hello and welcome. I love knitting baby clothes and creating nursery toys and this site is a showcase for my little creations. Thank you for visiting and do call again soon

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