Teddy Bear Sweater
sweater is quick and easy to
make up and is sure to please any child
- who has a
favorite bear. Also maybe get
- a head start on a
Christmas gift made just
- by you. It is
constructed on the same principal
- as the sweater in
my book Aran Knitting for Beginners
- and if you have
never made a sweater this way before,
- it is a good
learning project. I used red and green
- wool. Makes my bear nice and cuddly.
- These directions
are for a 16" bear. If your bear is bigger or smaller just increase
- or decrease the
number of stitches in the Irish moss stitch.
- Abbreviations: Im = Irish moss st (knit
over purled sts purl over knit sts)
Cb4 = cable back 4
Cf = cable front 4
you will need:
- 1 skein each red and green knitting worsted
- 1 pair each #5 and #7 knitting needles
- 1 cable needle
- 2 stitch holders
for this sweater:
On #7 needles in Irish moss stitch is,
9 sts = 2" and 8 rows = 2"
- Front: With red yarn cast on 50 sts, work in rib st, k 1, p 1 till work
to green yarn and work as follows:
- Row 1:
Im 9, p 2, k 4, p 2, k 16, p 2, k 4, p 2, im 9.
2: Im 9, k 2, p 4, k 2, p 16, k 2, p 4, k 2, im 9.
3: Im 9, p 2, cb 4, p 2, cb 4, cf 4, cb 4, cf 4, p 2, cf 4, p 2, im 9.
4: Same as row 2
5: Same as row 1
6: Same as row 2
7: Im 9, p 2, cb 4, p 2, cf 4, cb 4, cf 4, cb 4, p 2, cf 4, p 2, im 9.
8: Same as row 2
working theses 8 rows till work measures 3 1/2" or desired length to
2 sts beginning of next 2 rows leaving 46 sts on your needles.
to work in pattern another 1 1/4" or till work measures 4 3/4".
Work off 5 sts (these 5 sts will make up your shoulder) place next 41 sts on
holder. Work these 5 sts for 6 rows, bind off.
your stitch holder slip the last 5 sts from that row onto your needle and
work 6 rows
bind off leaving 36 sts on the holder. Put aside and go to back.
- Back: Same as front to row 1. I made up the back of
my sweater entirely in Irish moss st,
can put the pattern on the back also if you wish. The measurements are the
- Neck: With wrong sides out sew the right shoulder
seam together. Then with #5 needles
at the top of the left front neck edge of the shoulder pick up 3 sts evenly
with the tip of your needle. Slip the sts from the holder onto your needle.
Pick up 6 sts
along this edge, slip the sts from your holder onto needle and pick up 3 sts
You should now have 84 sts on your needle. Work theses in rib st for
3/4" bind off.
left shoulder seam together.
- Sleeves: With the tip of your #7 needle pick up 32 sts
evenly along sleeve edge. Attach
and work theses 32 sts in im till work measures 2 1/2" attach red your
and with your
needles work in rib st for 3/4" bind off.
side and arm seams together and you're done.
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