Blinky the Bear
Blinky the Bear is a fun project to make because it is knit in one piece with the Magic Loop Method. This bear has no loose parts which makes him/her a safe gift for all ages!
Finished size is approximately 18” tall.
This pattern is written with clear instructions for each individual round/row written out with check boxes so you will always know where you are in the pattern, Pattern is 20 pages.
Experience: Intermediate Level.
Skills covered in this project:
Working in the round with Magic Loop Method
Emily Ocker pin hole Cast On
Provisional Cast On
Directional increases and decreases
Picking up stitches along knitted edge and from purl bumps
Kitchener stitch grafting
Duplicate stitch finishing
Universal Uptown Worsted Tapestry, 270 yds. (Approx. 1 ½ skeins) (Blinky may be worked in your choice of yarn. You may need to adjust the needle size to ensure a dense knitted fabric and this may change Blinky’s finished size.)
3 Yds. of black yarn of same weight for face embroidery.
2 Yds. of contrasting color waste yarn for temporarily holding stitches.
US 7/4.5mm 40 – 60” circular or size to obtain a dense fabric that will not show stuffing.
Soft poly fill for stuffing
Blunt tipped darning needle for Kitchener stitch grafting and placing sts on waste yarn (Metal, not plastic)
2 Sharp, straight tipped darning needles for face embroidery (Metal, not plastic)