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Teddy Bear Sweater Knitting Pattern (Fits 12 inch bears or other stuffed animals)

Gail Mitchell

Teddy Bear Sweater Knitting Pattern

Size:
Fits 12" stuffed animals
Finished Measurements
Chest: 16½"
Length: 4"
Ribbing Length: 1"
Armhole: 6"
Sleeve Length: 3"
Top Neck Opening: 7"
Front Neck Width: 4"
Front Neck Depth: 1"

Gauge:
20 sts and 26 rows =4" (10 cm) in St st with larger needles

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
Size 6 US (4 mm) needles
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) needles

Instructions
Back
With smaller needles, CO 44 sts. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 1".
Change to larger needles and work in St st 2 rows. Mark this row at both ends for armhole.
Cont in St st for 3" more
BO 4 sts beg next 2 rows. Place remaining 36 sts on holder.

Front
Work same as Back to marking armhole.
Cont in St st for 1¾" more.
Shape Neck
Work both sides at the same time. Work 12 sts. Slip the next 20 sts to a holder. With a second ball of yarn, work remaining 12 sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 8 times, until 4 sts remain.
Work even until armhole measures same as Back. BO.

Sleeves
With smaller needles, CO 30 sts. Work in K1P1 ribbing for ½".
Change to larger needles and work in St st 8 rows.
Inc 1 st at each end of next row.
Work even until sleeve measures 2¾".
BO.

Finishing
Sew left shoulder seam. With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up 36 sts from back neck holder, 10 sts from left front neck edge, 20 sts from front neck holder, and 10 sts from right front neck edge-76 sts.
Work 2 rows in K1P1 ribbing. BO.
Sew right shoulder. Sew in sleeves. Seam sides and sleeves. Weave in ends on WS.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.