Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bear Clothes

One of the other items I knitted from the melanie falick book was teddy bears.  The teddy bear pattern in her book is kind of  cool.  You knit the legs, body, and sort of in one piece.  The legs start out separately but are joined in the head.  It is a fun pattern that lends itself to all different kinds of yarns.
If you want a small bear use dk or worsted weight yarn, a larger bear use a bulky yarn.   Once the bears were made I needed to make them something to wear.  I got the book The Knitted Teddy Bear: Make Your Own Heirloom Toys with Dozens of Patterns for Unique Clothing and Accessories .  This is a really fun book with great knitted clothes for stuffed toys.   I have knitted many of the bear sweaters from this book, but I have not yet knitted a bear from this book.  One cool think the author mentions in this book is that as a gift to the famlies of the people who died on the titanic they gave them black teddy bears.   I found this interesting.   Kind of a nice comfort gift.