Fast-Finish Teddy by Lynn DT Hershberger
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Fast-Finish Teddy

Knitting
April 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter flat
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
one size, change final measurements by changing yarn size/needle size.
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

I developed this bear for an event at Schuler Books. The event supported Lansing Comfort Bears, a local effort to put stuffed animals in police cruisers in the event a child is in a traumatic situation.

I expected participants from never-knit-before to professional knit instructor. I did get that variety.

This is a full-featured version, including hints and tricks to help the knitter. I’ve used it as a first knitting project for teen knitters.

One dollar from each pattern sold (even if you purchase it as part of a pattern collection) will be donated to EVE (End Violent Encounters), an amazing local charity which has a great record helping women get into safe new lives. They have helped two of my personal friends as well as scores of other women in the Lansing, Michigan area.

I also offer a free PDF version with stripped-down instructions, free for gift, charity and personal use. Click here for that version.