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Knitted Teddy
Source: Debbie Bliss' Toy Knits

Materials

  • Bear - One 50g ball of Rowan Designer DK Wool
  • Bear - Stuffing
  • Sweater - One 25g hank of Rowan Lightweight DK
  • Wellingtons - Small amount of Rowan Designer DK Wool
  • Oddments of black yarn and gold lurex yarn
  • Pair of US size 3 knitting needles
Measurements: approximately 18cm/7in high

Tension:28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st

-----Teddy Bear

Right Leg
Cast on 10 sts. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k1] to end. P 1 row.
Next row - K7, m1, k1, m1, k8, m1, k1, m1, k2. 23 sts.
Work 3 rows in st st.
Next row - K4, [skpo] twice, [k2 tog] twice, k11.
Next row - P9, [p2 tog] twice, [p2 tog tbl] twice, p2.
Next row - K3, k2 tog, k10. 14 sts.
** Work 3 rows in st st. Inc one st at each end of next row. Work 7 rows.
Next row - K1, k2 tog, k1, skpo, k3, k2 tog, k1, skpo, k2. P 1 row.
Next row - [K2 tog, k1, skpo, k1] twice.
Next row - [P2 tog] to end.
Break off yarn. Thread end through rem sts, pull up and secure. Join sole and inner leg seam, leaving an opening. Stuff firmly and close opening.

Left Leg
Cast on 10 sts. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k1] to end. P 1 row.
Next row - K2, m1, k1, m1, k8, m1, k1, m1, k7. 23 sts.
Work 3 rows in st st.
Next row - K11, [skpo] twice, [k2 tog] twice, k4.
Next row - P2, [p2 tog] twice, [p2 tog tbl] twice, p9.
Next row - K10, skpo, k3. 14 sts.
Complete as given for Right Leg from ** to end.

Body
Begin at neck edge.
Cast on 15 sts. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k1] to end. 29 sts.
Beg with a p row, work 5 rows in st st.
Next row - [K7, m1] twice, k1, [m1, k7] twice.
Work 3 rows.
Next row - K16, m1, k1, m1, k16. 35 sts.
Work 5 rows.
Next row - K15, skpo, k1, k2 tog, k15.
Work 3 rows.
Next row - K14, skpo, k1, k2 tog, k14.
Work 3 rows.
Next row - K1, [k2 tog] to end. 16 sts.
P 1 row. Cast off.

Arms (make 2)
Cast on 6 sts. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k1] to end. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k4, m1, k1] twice. 15 sts. Work 3 rows in st st.
Next row - K1, [skpo, k2, k2 tog, k1] twice.
Work 3 rows. Inc one st at each end of next row. 13 sts. Work 9 rows.
Next row - K1, [skpo, k1, k2 tog, k1] twice. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [k2 tog] to end.
Break off yarn. Thread end through rem sts, pull up and secure. Join underarm seam, leaving an opening. Stuff firmly and close opening.

Head
Begin at back. Cast on 7 sts. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k1] to end.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 25 sts.
Work 3 rows in st st.
Next row - K1, [m1, k3] to end. 33 sts.
Work 13 rows.
Next row - K1, [k2 tog] to end.
Work 3 rows.
Next row - K1, [k2 tog] to end. 9 sts.
P 1 row.
Break off yarn. Thread end through rem sts, pull up and secure. Join seam, leaving an opening. Stuff firmly and close opening.

Ears (make 2)
Cast on 3 sts. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k1] to end.
Rep last 2 rows once more. 9 sts. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, m1, k2, m1, k3, m1, k2, m1, k1. 13 sts.
Work 5 rows in st st.
Next row - [K1, skpo] twice, k1, [k2 tog, k1] twice. P 1 row.
Next row - [skpo] twice, k1, [k2 tog] twice. P 1 row.
Next row - Skpo, k1, k2 tog. Cast off.

To make up
Fold sides of body to center, then join cast off edge. Gather neck edge of body, pull up and secure. Join back seam of body, leaving an opening. Stuff firmly and close opening. Sew head in position. Fold ears in half widthwise and stitch together open edge. Sew ears in place. With black, embroider nose, mouth and eyes. Attach yarn at seam about 1 cm/.25in below top of one arm, thread yarn through body at shoulder position, then attach other arm, pull yarn tightly and thread through body again in same place, then attach yarn to first arm again and fasten off. Attach legs at lower edge of body in same way as arms.

-----Sweater

Back and Front alike
Cast on 20 sts. Beg with a k row, work 3 rows in st st. Work 3 rows in k2, p2 rib. Beg with a k row, work 4 rows in st st. Mark each end of last row.
Work a further 3 rows in st st. K 2 rows.
Next row - [K1, p1] to end.
Next row - [P1, k1] to end.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times.
Shape shoulders - Cast off 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 10 sts. Work 2 rows in k1, p1 rib, inc one st at each end of every row. 14 sts. Rib 1 row. Beg with a k row, work 3 rows in st st. Cast off loosely.

Sleeves (make 2)
Join shoulder and neckband seams. With right side facing, pick up and k 20 sts between markers. Work 3 rows in k2, p2 rib. Beg with a k row, work 5 rows in st st. Now work 2 rows in k2, p2 rib. Cast off in rib. Join side and sleeve seams.

-----Wellingtons

(make 2)
Cast on 10 sts. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k1] to end. P 1 row.
Next row - K1, [m1, k8, m1, k1] twice.
23 sts. Work 3 rows.
Next row - K7, [skpo] twice, k1, [k2 tog] twice, k7.
Next row - P5, [p2 tog] twice, p1, [p2 tog tbl] twice, p5. 15 sts.
Work 5 rows in st st. K 1 row. Cast off knitwise. Join back seam.