Sunday, November 9, 2008

So Cute I Could Just Sigh

teddy sweater You remember the adorable little teddy bear I picked up on my trip to Florida, right?
Well, that t-shirt he came with was just too boring and over sized for me to stand, so yesterday I made him an adorable little sweater out of some leftover Regia sock yarn I had in my stash.
Which means his sweater matches two pairs of socks and my Hooray For Me Gloves. snicker.
The sweater used about 4 grams of yarn. I don't know the yardage because I don't really want to rip it out to measure, but it took about one complete repeat of the color pattern. Oh, hey, I have yarn left, I could measure that. Considering the small amount of yarn required, this would be a good project to use up little bits of sock yarn you have laying around. If you also had a little teddy bear of this size laying around.
So here is the pattern, but I've also entered it into Ravelry. There is a link to the PDF on Ravelry over in the sidebar, that should work even if you aren't on Ravelry.
In the pictures further down Teddy is posing with a CD and my iPod Nano so you can get an idea of his size. I thought what can I put him next to that will be fairly universal size-wise and those were the best things I could think of.

Mini Teddy Bear Raglan Sweater
By Traveling Ann Designs
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License

Size: X-Small. Finished chest 5 1/2 inches to fit a 4 1/2 inch belly.
teddy ipod
Yarn: Fingering Weight: 4 grams (approximately)
Model shown in Regia Jacquard Color
Needle: 2.5 mm dpn (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Gauge: 7 sts and 10 rows = 1 inch

Body is worked in the round to the armholes.
Sleeves are worked flat.

BO—Bind off
CO—Cast on
K2tog—Knit next 2 sts together
RS—Right Side
SSK—Slip, Slip, Knit
St st—Stockinette stitch
WS—Wrong Side

CO 38 sts
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Work 2 rounds K1, P1 rib
teddy cd
Change to St st (knit every stitch) and work until piece measures 1 inch from cast on edge.

Create armholes:
BO next 5 sts for armhole, K13, BO next 5 sts, K13 (28 sts)

Divide for front and back:
Slip 14 sts for front onto one needle so they are easier to work.
Slip 14 sts for back onto one needle and ignore for now.

Working on 14 sts for the front only, P across row.
Next row: K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (12 sts)
Next row: Purl
Next row: K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (10 sts)

Reattach yarn and work as for front.

Sleeves (make 2):
CO 16 sts
Work 2 rows in K1, P1 rib.
Work 4 rows in St st (K on RS, P on WS)
Next row: Next row: K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Next row: Purl
Repeat last two rows 4 more times, ending after decrease row. (6 sts)

Sew itty-bitty sleeve seam.
Attach sleeves to body.

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