I didn't know I could knit, well let me explain...


Oh knitting. Over 10 years ago, I was going through a knitting phase, I taught myself how to knit and completed a few projects. Then I moved, and I had all of my winter stuff packed in a bag. Well it was left behind and mice eventually moved in and pooped all over my makings. So had to trash my nice hand made winter gear. I had a few store bought hats because I wasn't that good at knitting yet, most of all I had many wrist warmers and a few pair of leg warmers both bought and made. Anyway, I recently had the urge to knit again. It's been a very long time since I've knit anything. I can also crochet, but I really love the look of knitting more. 

So, again I started off with easy stuff, making cup cozies. I think I posted about those in an earlier post. Basically, knit with DPN's and making a long tube. Then I tried making a pair of the old wrist warmers I used to make. Here's the link. https://ravel.me/through-the-woods-cabled-cuffs

 I love these, they really do work. Then, I wanted to make teddy bears. I bought some really cute brown yarn, it's a #2 weight, cotton/acrylic yarn, the color is called Teddy. The brand is Jody Long, My Little Sunshine. Here's the link to that. 

For a Totally tubular teddy, you will need:

Set of 5 2.75mm double pointed needles
One ball of Jody Long, My Little Sunshine in Teddy or something of the like. 

****(Make sure your knitting is somewhat a tight fabric so that it will hold the fluff. For dark fluff, I used black polyfill from Michaels)***

I have not tested this pattern with any other yarn or needle sizes. If you do try it please leave a comment and let me know if it works. Also if there are any mistakes or problems please feel free to comment.

A way to keep track of your rows. Pen and paper is the easiest for me. I don't trust counters. 

And a long needle to attach arms, legs and ears. And to close seams. 

Start by casting on 30 stitches to your 4 needles. 

7+8+7+8 stiches on each needle. 

Rows 1-19 knit. 

Row 20- dec using  k2tog method-(1st & 3rd needle) Knit 2, k2tog, knit 4, (on 2nd & 4th needle) knit 2, k2tog, knit 3. to 6+7+6+7 (26)
Row 21- dec using k2tog method to 5+6+5+6 (22) knit 4, k2tog, knit 1, knit 3, k2tog, knit 1.
Row 22 dec using k2tog method to 5+5+5+5 (20) knit 2, k2tog, knit2, knit 5, knit 2, k2tog, knit 2
Row 23-26 knit *23, *24,* 25, *26
Row 27 inc using pick up one from row below and knit method. - Knit 2, pu1mk1, Knit 2 (6 on each needle), 

Row 28 same as 27 (7 on each needle) knit 4 first instead of 2 to start on each needle. 

Row 29  increase on 1st and 3rd needles only- knit 7(needle 1), Knit 2, pu1mk1, knit 5. (Needle 2) knit 7, (needle 3) same as 1, (Needle 4) knit 7. (7+8+7+8)= 30

Row 30-38 - knit 

row 39- knit 2, k2tog to end of needles. You'll be down to 4 needles with 6+5+6+5 (22)

row 40- same as 39 (18)

41- same as 39- you will have to move stitches onto other needles at this point, it gets down to 3 needles.  (14)

Run needle with yarn after it's been cut from ball through all the stitches two times. Cinch up and weave in ends on inside of bear head. 

Legs: make 2
1-12 : knit in round. 

row 13: k4, k2, pu1kn1, kn2 pu1kn1, k2. k4 (8) only increase on needle with 6 stitches. (16) 4+8+4

row 14: knit

row 15: K4, k2, pu1kn1, kn2 pu1kn1, k2 pu1kn1, k2, k4. (11) only increase on needle with 8 stitches. (19) 4+11+4

row 16: knit

Row 17 k2tog, k2tog, knit 11, k2tog, k2tog (15) 2+11+2

Row 18: Decrease, k2tog, all the way around (8). 

Sew around last stitches twice and cinch up. and finish off. 

Arms: Make 2
Row 1-9 knit

Row 10- knit 2 pu1k1, knit 1, knit 2 pu1mk1, knit 1, knit2, pu1k1, knit 2 (4+4+5)

Row 11- knit 3 pu1k1, knit 1, knit 3 pu1mk1, knit 1, knit 4, pu1k1, knit 2 (5+5+6)

Row 12- knit

Row  dec. k2tog, knit 1 k2tog, k2tog, knit 1 k2tog, k2tog, knit 2 k2tog. (3+3+4) 

Sew around last stitches twice and cinch up. and finish off. 

To make ears. 
CO 1 st
Row 1,  create a stitch at the beginning of the row using yarn over technique. Knit 1. (2)
Row 2, mk1yo, knit 2 (3)
Row 3, mk1yo, knit 3 (4)
Row 4, mk1yo, knit 4 (5)

Cast off and pull top string and weave in ends to bottom corner. Sew on to bear head.

attach ears by sewing on. 

Stitch on face or use felt, I am horrible with making the face details by the way. If you have a better method please do share!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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