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Knitted teddy with stripe

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MEASUREMENTSKnitted Teddy with Stripe

Height (approx) 36 cms/14 ins

YARN #166

2 Colour Stripe Option
2 x 50g balls Main Colour (MC) - Green
1 x 50g ball 1st Contrast (C1) - Gold

Needles

A pair 4.00mm (US 6), (UK 8) Knitting Needles or sizes that give correct tension/gauge.

Materials

A Yarn Needle; Polyester washable filling.

TENSION/gauge

19 sts and 41 rows to 10 cm/4 ins over garter st, using 4.00mm (US 6), (UK 8) Knitting Needles.
Note Correct tension/gauge is essential for a successful handknit.

CREATE

Head and Body (make 2, beg at lower body)
Using 4.00mm (US 6), (UK 8) Needles and MC, cast on 28 sts.
Note - Do not break off yarn after completing each stripe, instead carry yarn/s not in use loosely up side of work until required again.
For 2 Colour Stripe Option Only -
Using MC, knit 4 rows garter st.
Using C1, knit 4 rows garter st.
Last 8 rows form 2 Colour Stripe Option.
Cont in stripe until 48 rows in total have been worked.
Break off contrast colour/s.
Using MC, knit 30 rows garter st.
Shape top of head - Next row - K2tog, knit to last 2 sts, K2tog = 26 sts.
Next row - Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 6 times = 14 sts.
Using MC, cast/bind off loosely knitways.

Legs (make 2)
Using 4.00mm (US 6), (UK 8) Needles and MC, cast on 26 sts.
Work 36 rows of stripe as for head and body. Using colour from previous row, cast/bind off loosely knitways.

Arms (make 2)
Using 4.00mm (US 6), (UK 8) Needles and MC, cast on 26 sts.
Work 20 rows of stripe as for head and body. Using colour from previous row, cast/bind off loosely knitways.

Ears (make 2)
Using 4.00mm (US 6), (UK 8) Needles and MC, cast on 14 sts.
Knit 4 rows garter st.
5th row - * K2tog, rep from * to end = 7 sts.
6th row - Knit.
Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Run end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten off securely.

Muzzle
Using 4.00mm (US 6), (UK 8) Needles and C1, cast on 10 sts.
1st row - Knit.
Cont in garter st, inc one st at beg of every row until there are 14 sts.
Knit 7 rows garter st.
Dec one st at beg of every row until 10 sts rem.
Cast/bind off knitways.

FINISHING

DO NOT PRESS. Using yarn needle, darn in ends. Fold legs in half and using yarn needle and running st seam, join side seams and cast on edges tog, leaving cast/bound off edge open. Fill lightly and oversew in position onto cast on edge of front body piece. Rep for the arms, positioning them so the top edge of the arm is in line with the last contrast stripe. Sew straight edge of ears to teddy front along diagonal edges. Slip st the muzzle in position in the centre of the MC panel on the body front, filling lightly before closing seam. Embroider eyes above muzzle as pictured, using C1 and bullion st. Using MC and straight st, embroider nose and mouth to muzzle as pictured.

Using running st seam, sew back and front body pieces together, securing the limbs in the seam and leaving a small opening at side seam under an arm for filling. Fill teddy carefully, making sure he is not lumpy. Using MC, run a gathering thread through neck at top of last contrast stripe and pull gently to form neck, securing tightly.


Abbreviations
st/s = stitch/es
K = Knit
P = Purl
RS right side
WS = wrong side
garter st = every row knit
cont = continue
K2tog = knit 2 sts together
rep = repeat
beg = begin/ning
inc = increase
dec = decrease
rem = remain/ing

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