Monday 17 February 2014

bear # 2

It took me nearly three months to finish the first complete this second bear, I didn't even need three days! 

Already knitted once

Knitting needles: size 3 mm
Yarn: Unknown 2 ply yarn (wool/acrylic blend), around 100g
Stuffing: Carded wool

Technical: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Result : ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥♥
Total cost: about 1,50€ (for the recycled yarn and stuffing)

I'm very pleased with the overall result of this bear - including my knitting techniques. I really paid attention this time to the shaping and tried out some different increasing and decreasing techniques to avoid holes in the tummy this time!  

I also took my time over the sewing up, using mattress stitch for the first time. The final result is very satisfying. The only area for improvement really now is to work on my embroidery skills. In the absence of small beads for the eyes, perhaps I should try the aptly named "french knot" for the eyes? 

As for the cost, well what can I say?!!


  1. He looks so wonderful! And in less than three days? I am marvelling! x

  2. I seem to be on a roll with these just now! Although Nico seems a little worried that our house will soon become over-run by knitted bears...! xx