I wanted a Bear that had minimal assembly without complicated knitting skills, could be knitted in a variety of yarns in either sitting or standing and still look like a Teddy Bear. The legs, body and head is knitted in one piece, arms and ears knitted separately and stitched on.
Depending on yarn used knitting weave needs to be tight enough so that stuffing does not show.
I am now retired, having worked as a Laboratory Analyst for 25 years. I have always loved to knit and sew but didn't have the time while working shift work and raising my 2 sons. I now have 5 grandchildren and lots of time to indulge in craft work.
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