This pattern is available for 3.00 GBP buy it now This is Billy the Bear . i have used Rico baby teddy aran and also sirdar Boa to make both bears in photos. any similar yarn can be used such as sirdar snowflake or bernat pipsqueak . also any boa yarn but be aware of the yardage in the pattern as some yarns differ. I used 3mm straight needles but if using a thicker yarn you can go up a size . Billy the Bear measures approx. 8-9 inches in the sitting position . Thank you for looking BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on and cast off increase by knitting into the front and back of same stitch k2tog-knit two stitches together p2tog-purl twp stitches together knit and purl SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS approx 98-9 inches sitting PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rico baby teddy aran or sirdar snowflake dk or any boa .