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I am newer to knitting but this seems like all the stitches I can do. I have a question about the increases. I feel like a dope but how do I increase? Yarn over or knit front and back or something else?
You can look on YouTube for a tutorial, may be easier than trying to explain. You knit into the front of the stitch, but before dropping it off the needle, knit into the back of it and then drop it off the needle. This link probably wont be clickable, but copy and paste it into your browser and it should help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWpvYqyeNl8
Ok great! Got it! I am actually doing that stitch on a blanket I am working on so I already have a feel for it. Thank you so much. I'll be starting this project shortly for my step-daughter. It's so cute. I'll post when I finish but I'm a slow knitter. :)
I finished knitting my bear, but have not attempted to put it together. It's rather scary at this point. I'd like to knit the sweater and diaper but can't figure out where to get the free download. I have purchased both HugaBear and Need a Hug Bear patterns. What am I doing wrong about finding the clothes download?
This bear doesn't have a diaper pattern, he does have a sweater, as does Huggable Bear. There is also a step by step guide to help you to assemble your bears, links are below but I don't think they are clickable so you will have to copy and paste them.http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/toy/cricket-sweater-for-need-a-hug-bear/12016http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/toy/hooded-jacket-to-fit-huggable-bear/11680http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/toy/making-up-instructions-for-your-bear/33238They are all free downloads, just add them to your cart and check out.
what are you using for contrast yarn for feet and paws
For the contrasts on these particular bears I used a soft cotton chenille in a double knit/lightweight worsted. I appreciate that its hard to find chenille these days, just doesn't seem to be manufactured for some reason. Any double knit/lightweight worsted would work OK though.
Pat I have knitted your Need A Hug Bear quite a few times along with several other of your patterns and I have to say the pattern is so easy and the instructions on putting it together so detailed that I must say I believe a new knitter could turn out a beautiful bear without a problem at all. I never dreamed that I could make one of these beautiful bears but with your encouragement I have. Now it is on to dog, cat, rabbit, and 12 pocket bears. My winter will be warm and cozy and full of knitting! Thank you so very much for such a wonderful little bear and such an easy pattern.
Thank you Donniek, why don't you post some photo's of your finished bears? :)
Pat he looks fantastic,well worth waiting for him.You are so clever.
Thanks, he put up a bit of a fight yesterday but I won in the end :)
These are so cute!!!
what yarn do you use for your bear in the window. Is it a brand available in the US?
Hi, I'm not sure which one you are referring to. One is Stylecraft Gypsy, its now discontinued in the UK. Another one is Stylecraft Eskimo, this is still available, just. Eyelash yarn is getting harder to get, mostly I use Yarn Paradise these days. Its a Turkish based company but their prices are very good and shipping very fast.But any eyelash is suitable for these patterns. Red Heart do a good one and I've a feeling that Lion Brand do too.
Pat this pattern is amazing just like all your others
Thank you Alyson, I've seen your Need a Hug Bear and He is amazing, well done and thank you for creating such a wonderful bear :)
nice & easy pattern, but can you please explain more above how to join the arm & Leg to the bear body :)
Hi, I've now included a free download that is full of creating advice, including photographs to help guide you every step of the way . Please follow this link http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/knitting/Toy/Making-up-instructions-for-your-bears/14738
I would like to make this for a newborn and therefore do not want to use eyelash as it comes out too easily, especially if someone were to try and eat it!Can you advise on what yarn to use if I were to do a non hairy version?Thanks.
I'm with you on not using fur or eyelash for babies. I've done these in Sirdar Snowflake Double Knit (Worsted, 8ply). I think Bernat do something similar or Red Heart, think its called Moon and Stars, its a fleece yarn especially for babies. Or I've also used a Double Knit cotton bamboo, a bit expensive but it knits up so soft and is easy to wash. Hope these suggestions help :)
I am making my 1st bear and need to know why I AM Crrying the extra fine yar? I am working on the hwad when I add it after ihave 32 st do i carry it for the rest of the head pattern?? need a fast reply asi really think it isso cute!!!
No, just for that one row, its to mark the end of the muzzle, you'll see why when you come to sew up the head. Have you see the step by step making up instructions, they are free to download so please pick up a copy to help you create your bear :)
I read somewhere that after we purchased the pattern that there may be a sweater pattern that we can download. Was I just dreaming or if not, where do I go to get the sweater pattern? Thanks so much! I am so excited about starting my bear!
If you click on my name you will see all the patterns I've designed and you will see the free downloads, just click on the one you want. There are free sweater downloads for all the bears and a step by step making up instructions that will "fit" each bear.
i have now purchased 3 of you bear patterns...they are so easy to follow and so adorable...ty for the most perfect patterns...can`t wait to knit baby bear :)
Thank you for purchasing all of my patterns, very kind of you. Have you seen the new puppy pattern, I added it last week :)
yes have bought that one too.....i really love all your patterns they are adorable...is there and chance of a cat in the future?
Ah now the pussy cat! Yes there will be one but, and its a big but, I'm having a fight with the nose/muzzle, just not getting it right, but for a cat I design a pretty good fox :-)!! It will be done promise. I'm giving it a little break and working on a bear knitting kit just now, everything you need to knit a bear bar the filling, knitting needles, yarn and a CD of patterns, eyes, nose, even a sewing up needle, all housed in a pretty ECO cotton bag. Then back to the cat!!
the kit sounds great will definately be getting one...can`t wait for the cat :))
have tried to download free pattern but all I get is a link to advertising and hook to by stuff. How do I get past it? Debbie
I have tried downloading the free pattern but cant get past the link to advertising an their questionnaires and hooks to buy stuff. How do I bypass it? Debbie
Debbie my email address is on your pattern. Please email me and I'll sort this out for you. Let me know which downloads you want please.Pat
I found the pattern very easy however I had finished knitting about a month ago and I'm concerned about putting the pieces together. Is there a video showing how u put it together?
No video I'm afraid but there is a detailed step by step instruction free download, if you check out my own home page you will see it.
Pat Your pattern was so easy have seen your bears on Kp and never thought I would be able to knit one now I have knitted two!! I am hooked, Ive just finished your puppy and was very pleased with him. Thanks once again.
Sounds like I've converted you Valerie, pleased to hear you are enjoying creating bears and now a puppy dog :) Have you posted your finished bears and puppy on here yet? I'd love to see them.
Just finished making my bear and am very happy with it! I'll post a picture as soon as i can figure out how.
Your bear is beautiful, well done you. Thank you for taking the time to post of photo of him :)
Pat,I purchased the Baby Bear pattern and almost finished. I am concerned about sewing together and tried to download your free pattern but couldn't....can you help?
gemelton868684 My email address is on the bottom of each pattern page, could you email me please and I'll sort out your problem :)
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