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Knit Little Bear
Lion Brand® Superwash Merino Cashmere
Pattern Number: L0215AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

821-126 Superwash Merino Cashmere Yarn: Cacao

Deep chocolate brown


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing Small amounts of black and light brown yarn
STITCH EXPLANATION:
Kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1. Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2. Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.

NOTES:
1. Bear is knit with small needles to create a dense fabric, suitable for a stuffed toy.
2. All pieces are worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS).


3. All pieces are worked flat for ease in knitting.


INSTRUCTIONS



HEAD/BODY
Beginning at top of head, cast on 6 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2 (Increase Row): Kfb in each st across - 12 sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4 (Increase Row): Kfb in each st across - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Row 5: Purl.
Row 6 (Increase Row): *K1, kfb in next st; rep from * across - 36 sts.
Rows 7-23: Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), without changing the st count.
Row 24 (Decrease Row): (K2tog) across - 18 sts at the end of this row.
This decrease row is the Bear's neck.
Row 25: Purl.
Shape Body
Row 26: Kfb in each st across - 36 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 27-55: Work in St st, without changing the st count.
Row 56 (Decrease Row): *K2tog, k next st; rep from * across - 24 sts.
Row 57: Purl.
Row 58 (Decrease Row): (K2tog) across - 12 sts.
Row 59: Knit.
Row 60 (Decrease Row): (K2tog) across - 6 sts.
Do not bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Draw tail through rem 6 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.



EARS (make 2)
Cast on 8 sts.
Row 1: Purl.
Row 2 (Increase Row): Kfb in each st across - 16 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 3-5: Work in St st.
Row 6 (Decrease Row): (K2tog) across - 8 sts.
Do not bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Draw tail through rem 8 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.



LEGS (make 4)
Cast on 12 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Rows 2-19: Work in St st.
Row 20 (Decrease Row): (K2tog) across - 6 sts.
Do not bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Draw tail through remaining 6 sts, pull tog tightly and knot securely.



ARMS (make 2)
Work same as Legs.



FINISHING
Seam Head/Body to make a tube, stuffing lightly before sewing closed.
With black yarn, embroider French knot eyes.

With light brown yarn, embroider a straight st triangle for nose and an upside down 'Y' for mouth on Head.

Seam side edges of each Ear tog (Ear will look like a tiny knit beanie).

Sew cast-on edge of Ears to Head.

Seam Arms and Legs, stuffing lightly before sewing closed.

Sew Arms and Legs to Body.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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