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Christmas Bear - Knit & Felted Toy


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  • Short Rows

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Two things that never go out of style, Christmas & Teddy Bears; and my mom couldn't resist either one of them. To help celebrate the Holiday Season . . . I have a special gift for you! I've bundled together my mom's popular "Bare Bear" pattern with a free "Santa Suit Pattern" from her "Sweaters of the Month Collection". Start knitting now . . . the holidays will be here before you know it, and the Santa Suit is free only through November Happy Knitting, Jan Designed by Mary Martin - The Knitting Needle BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY To make this fuzzy friend, you should have a good basic knitting skill set, you need to know how to knit/purl, increase/decrease, knit in the round using double pointed needles, and how to work short rows. You must be able to work from a written pattern. GAUGE Bear - no gauge required Santa Suit - 20 stitches x 28 rows = 4" square SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Felted Size - Approximatly 14" Tall.

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: (bear) Two 100 gr balls of Lopi yarn (or an equivalent) in color of your choice.
  • Needles: (bear) #10.5 straight and double pointed (dp).
  • Knitting Notions: (bear) #10.5 straight and double pointed (dp) knitting needles, small & large stitch holders, and plastic markers.

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My Pattern Store on Craftsy is all about my mom. She had a passion for knitting that spanned decades. Her designing was born of necessity, as she was widowed at 30 with two small boys and a newborn (me) to raise. It just seemed natural for her to take her passion and turn it into a career. She established her business "The Knitting Needle" in the early 70's and continued to design until she was 85. It was her dream that I assume her role as owner, and designer, of the business that she had such a passion for. Most of the patterns that you will find in my store are my moms designs. Patterns designed by me will also be inspired in her memory. Thank you, mom. Happy Knitting, Jan