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Flossie Bear

Knitting
July 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 10 - 6.0 mm
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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.