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Teddy Bear Sweater Knitting Pattern (Fits 15 or 16 inch bears or other stuffed animals)Gail Mitchell
Fits 15" or 16" stuffed animals
Ribbing Length: 1"
Sleeve Length: 3"
Top Neck Opening: 4½"
Front Neck Width: 2¼"
Front Neck Depth: 1½" 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
With smaller needles, CO 36 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 3½" more
BO 6 sts beg next 2 rows. Place remaining 24 sts on holder. Front
Work same as Back to marking armhole.
Cont in St st for 1¾" more.
Work both sides at the same time. Work 12 sts. Slip the next 12 sts to a holder. With a second ball of yarn, work remaining 12 sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 6 times, until 6 sts remain.
Work even until armhole measures same as Back. BO. Sleeves
With smaller needles, CO 28 sts. Work in K1P1 ribbing for ½".
Change to larger needles and work in St st 3 rows.
Inc 1 st at each end of next row, then every 4th row twice..
Work even until sleeve measures 2¾".
Sew left shoulder seam. With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up 24 sts from back neck holder, 9 sts from left front neck edge, 12 sts from front neck holder, and 9 sts from right front neck edge-54 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.