Beear by Georgie Nicolson


May 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
220 - 1100 yards (201 - 1006 m)
16 sizes ranging from 15" to 30" chest (range fits approx. newborn to size 12)
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Errata available: Row 1 should read k2 not k3.

Beear is a deceptively simple knit, despite its colourful yoke.

It is knit top-down using a circular yoke construction, and is finished with 2x2 ribbing, to give it a classic style.

The colourwork in this pattern, is strictly speaking, not really colourwork. Rather it is more of an illusion.

The illusion is created by slipping stitches and varying your knit and purl stitches. Instructions for this are fully detailed. Indeed, you only ever use one colour in each row!

The increases for the yoke are all fully written, so there is no calculating to do.

Beear is named after a special little place my kids love to visit. It’s a treasure trove to them; a place of freedom and exploration.
You probably won’t find it on any map but for them it is a place full of delicious memories.

Two pdfs are available to download upon purchase.
One is a digital version for use on iPads and other tablet and smart phone devices and computer screens.
The second is a print version, ideal for those who like to print their patterns. It prints clearly in both colour and black and white. Read over the pattern carefully before printing, as you may wish to only print the pages that contain the actual pattern.

Main colour:
15 - 21: 220/205 (250/230, 300/275, 350/320, 400/365, 450/415, 510/470)
22 - 30: 570/520 (630/580, 700/640, 770/705, 840/770, 920/840, 1000/915, 1100/1005)
yards/metres approximately.


Contrast colours:
15 - 21: 25/23 (25/23, 25/23, 25/23, 30/27.5, 30/27.5, 30/27.5)
22 - 30: 30/27.5 (35/32, 35/32, 35/32, 35/32, 40/36.5, 40/36.5, 40/36.5)
yards/metres approximately of:
three contrast colours.