Bear in a Fair Isle Sweater by Julie Williams

Bear in a Fair Isle Sweater

May 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
82 - 87 yards (75 - 80 m)
9 inches/23 cms
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This pattern is written in English only. This extensive PDF file contains full instructions for knitting and finishing off a bear with a Fair Isle sweater and shorts. Once paid for it is available for you to instantly download.

Finished size:
approx 23cm (9 inches) from the tip of the toes to the top of the ears.

The file is 19 pages long and contains 60 detailed step-by-step photographs along with full pattern instructions and tips for stuffing, seaming and finishing neatly.

Included are instructions to make a brown bear/polar bear, a Panda and a black bear with a lighter snout.

The bear is knitted flat with worsted weight yarn on 3mm needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards.

Clothing is knitted from 4ply/fingering weight yarn on 2.75mm needles:
The sweater is knitted flat to the shoulders then in the round for the body and arms. There is a second sweater included that is worked flat in simple stripes and then seamed. The Fair Isle sweater can be worked flat and seamed if preferred and vice versa. The shorts are worked flat.

Copyright, Julie Williams, Little Cotton Rabbits, 2016
All rights reserved

Pattern last updated June 20th 2023:
Added a waistband onto the shorts on page 12
Changed the front cover picture
Clarified wording on Page 17, row 14 (continued) to read ‘pick up and knit’
A few cosmetic changes to layout and text