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Fiber Trends Pattern FT201
Design by Bev Galeskas
Baby bears are quick to knit and fun to felt. Each bear will be an individual and, since personality is developed during felting and finishing, it is suggested that you wait until then to name them.
Size: Bears made in DK or worsted weight yarn will measure from 7 to 12 inches (18 to 30 cm) tall.
Since bears are happy at any size, other weights of yarn may be substituted.
Solid color bear: 200 yds (183m) of worsted weight.
Pajama Bear: 130 yds (119m) for pajamas and 70 yds (64m) of bear color.
Hat: 60 yds (55m).
Choose a yarn that will felt easily and firmly.
Caution: Bleached white yarns do not felt and many off white wools do not felt well, if at all.
Naturally's Naturelle 10 ply is a good choice for a natural white bear.
Needles: US size 10 or 10.5 (6 or 6.5 mm) straight needles for bear; 16" (40cm) circular and a set of double pointed needles for hat.
Suggested Yarns: 10ply Naturelle, Tussock or Perendale DK.