ILUQ the Polar Bear by Steffi Hochfellner

ILUQ the Polar Bear

September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
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If you buy this pattern, you get the ENGLISH VERSION ONLY! The Inuit, the lemmings, the penguin and the shrimp are NOT included!

In the language of the Inuit, the people living in the icy regions of the north, „Iluq“ means „frost“. Iluq the polar bear carries his name with pride – he just loves it when the temperature drops deeper and deeper, the wind howls and the icebergs gleam magically under the northern lights . With his beautiful coat and the stylish shawl, he never feels the cold at all!

Choose any yarn you like – Iluq will be bigger or smaller depending on the yarn. If you knit Iluq for a child, make sure the yarn is robust, washable and doesn’t pill too much.
The pattern will lead you step-by-step through the knitting and sewing, including loads of detail photos and charts. Additionally, you’ll find instructions for the more elaborate techniques used.

Cable pattern: I included three different instructions:

  • You can knit the cables using mainly a chart
  • You can skip the chart and just use the fully written version
  • If you don’t like or just don’t want to knit the cables, I wrote an instruction for the body without cables – the whole working process of the body will be a bit different to the cable variation

This pattern was first published in my book “Steffis wunderbare Tierwelt”, which literally means “Steffi’s wonderful Animal Kingdom”. There is only a German version of the book available so far, and I don’t believe there will ever be an English version of the book (alas, I hope I’m wrong!), so I will translate some of the animals and publish the pattern on ravelry.

Always have fun knitting, be it Polar Bears or Pullovers,
yours Steffi



Das Strickmuster für den Eisbären und seine Freunde aus der Arktis finden Sie in meinem Buch “Steffis wunderbare Tierwelt”. Einen Auszug der Einzelanleitung aus dem Buch kann ich Ihnen aus rechtlichen Gründen nicht zur Verfügung stellen.
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