Magic Loop Teddy by Julie Tarsha
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Magic Loop Teddy

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
90 - 120 yards (82 - 110 m)
9 - 10" tall
This pattern is available for free.

Updated Pattern PDF! - New full length 3 hour video tutorial walks you through every step of the pattern. Knit along with the designer, or just skip ahead to the parts you’d like to see with a time table of contents on the updated PDF. Access the instructional video here.

Designed to be knit in the round with magic loop, this 9 – 10″ teddy is cast on at the top of his head and shaped throughout with strategically placed increases and decreases. Happily, this knit one piece teddy bear pattern has hardly any seaming other than sewing his ears to his little noggin. The rest of his body – even his vest is one piece! The pattern can be easily modified to knitting with double point needles.

gauge isn’t important for this project, but you should use a needle 2 to 3 sizes smaller than the recommended size for your yarn to avoid holes in fabric that stuffing could show through.

materials:
worsted weight yarn – approximately 90-120 yards (I used Malabrigo Rios)
US 3 or 4 circular needle. (Can easily be adapted to double points if desired)
3 markers, one unique from the others. (Unique marker to be placed with first pm instruction)
tapestry needle

Much of the appeal of the finished teddy is ccomplished in the finishing details. Check out Finishing Your Teddy or the finishing details section in the Video for some tips on applying faces to knit toys.