When my children were a little younger, I used to knit them teddies from made-up patterns and whatever fluffy yarn they chose from the local craft shop.
Now I have the temptation of Lotus Yarns cashmere sitting in my workshop, I couldn’t resist tinkering with this fairisle pattern, my favourite way of knitting, and Flossie was born.
Flossie is a hugging bear and hence is constructed with no arms or legs to get in the way of affectionate hugs.
Knit in the round using magic loop - knit every round.
Body, face and ears knitted in one piece with ears created using a running stitch.
Finished teddy measures 24cm wide x 26cm tall.
Note: the yarn I used is on the thinner side of DK, so to achieve the size with a standard or thicker DK, it would be advisable to change down to a smaller needle size perhaps 4mm.
Or just knit and see what size suits you or your hug-ee.