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Great bear, lovely ideas!
on 10 January 2011
I bought this book because I wanted to make some small toys for charity, the problem was I hadn't knitted since I was a child! The basic bear is all in garter stitch so no purling needed which suited me. Once I had got the hang of the bear, I could then start to make some outfits (these required slightly more advanced skills) and have also since tried the panda bear which is adorable.
I have also experimented with the pattern, using different coloured wool to knit an outfit on the bear and I also made a larger bear in chunky wool on 6mm needles which is more cuddle-sized and more suited to giving as gifts.
Apart from being easy, the bear can be made in less than a day which means that they are an ideal project for rainy days.
All in all, a great book with for beginners, with plenty of ideas to keep you interested for a long time.