Humphrey by Veronik Avery


June 2014
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and Shelter (C1), after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
280 - 465 yards (256 - 425 m)
Bear: 16" height (standing); 15" circumference at chest; Bear’s Sweater: 14" circumference at chest
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Every baby needs a boon companion to love to rags; Humphrey has seen it all and is patient enough to see some more. This old-fashioned teddy is knit at a firm gauge in Shelter, stuffed with wool roving, and assembled with components that ensure small children’s safety if their enthusiasm for him should become overly exuberant. Like every good bear, Humphrey is both large and limber, with articulated joints that let him assume even the least dignified of poses. His handsome raglan sweater in two colors of Loft restores his sense of propriety and girds him for the next adventure.

All parts of the bear are worked in the round, except for the soles, which are worked flat.

Approximately 280 yards of worsted weight wool yarn in Color 1 (C1)
2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Nest (C1)

Bear’s Sweater:
Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
125 yards Color 2 (C2); 60 yards of Color 3 (C3)
Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in colors Woodsmoke (C2) & Sweatshirt (C3)

22½ stitches & 33 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and Shelter (C1), after blocking

Bear’s Sweater:
28 stitches & 35 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and Loft (C2 or C3), after blocking

Note: Bear is knit tightly to prevent stuffing from showing

Size A (for Bear and Main Sweater Fabric):
One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Sweater Ribbing):
One set of DPNs, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

16” height (standing); 15” circumference at chest

Bear’s Sweater:
14” circumference at chest

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this design are charted only.