Black Bears by Fiona Alice
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Black Bears

April 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Fair Isle Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
120 - 131 yards (110 - 120 m)
One Size
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Black Bears Errata as off 10.17

After Rnd 2, pattern should read as:

Continue working chart until Rnd 17. There should be 12 sts between markers. 50 sts total

Rnd 17: K19, slip 12 sts onto 2 safety pins (6 sts on each), cast on 2 sts to close gap, k19. Continue the pattern across the 2 new sts. 40 sts total

After Rnd 18, there should be 38 sts total.

Meet the Black Bears, the most recent member of the Green Forest Gang! They are shy and lazy, but can be tempted out to play with the promise of sweet golden honey! Knitted in the round on DPNs with 100% wool, these fingerless mitts are perfect for wearing during the fall before hibernation mode.

Finished Size
Length: 20.5 cm / 8”. Width: 8 cm / 3”. Thumb: 3 cm / 1”.

Cascade 220 & 220 Heathers (100% wool; 100 g = 200 m / 220 yds) One Skein of each colour, A: Charcoal 4002, B: Spun Gold 4010, C: Natural 8010, D: Alki, 2443.

Needles & Notions
3.5mm (US 4) & 4.5mm (US 7) DPNs or correct size to obtain gauge. 2 Safety pins, 2 stitch markers & darning needle.

24 sts per 10 cm / 4” in pattern on 4.5mm (US 7)

If you’re knitting more than three sts of the same colour, tack down the second colour on the WS to prevent long floats. Break your yarn if you won’t be using that colour in the next several rounds, leave a tail to weave in later. If you would like a smaller fit you can drop the needle size down to 3.25mm (US 3) & 4mm (US 6).