Bear's tank top make...

i've been busying myself all this week (& dare i say i was very grateful of having something to do - no way would you want to venture outdoors unnecessarily in this weeks weather!) - sewing and knitting bits and things for our school gift fair on tuesday week (16th november st.hilary school, penzance, 7.00pm if you just so happen to be near). some of the items for sale from my little stall will be these small grey woollen bears - the bear pattern i adapted from sew pretty homestyle; their knitted tank top - see pattern below. (by the way, the tank top just so happens to fit dot pebbles dolls rather nicely and also, bizarrely, the medium maeleg rabbit! size could also be adjusted by switching yarn weight and needle sizes)
Here's the pattern -
p.s next friday some sweet, sugary pink knitted finger mice which are currently hiding in a paper sweetie bag! have a lovely weekend, may it be a good sunny one!

Bear’s tank top

You will only need:
Any DK yarn from your stash (only a small amount)
33/4mm (US size 5/ US Canadian 9) double pointed needles
A yarn sewing needle to sew up the shoulder seams.

Finished size
Fits waist (approximately) 20cm (8in), length 8cm (3 3/4in)

To make:
Cast on 36sts
Slip 36 sts evenly onto 3 dpns. Join for working in the rnd. Place marker.
Rnd 1 [K1, p1] 18 times.
Rnd 2 K36.
Rep last rnd 8 times more.
Divide for armholes
Rnd 15 K7, cast off 4 sts, k13, cast off 4 sts, k6 to marker at beg of rnd. Remove marker.
Rnd 16 K7, turn.
Row 17 P14.
On these 14 sts cont in st st for 8 rows, ending with a p row.
Cast off all 14 sts.
Front, divide for ‘v’
RS facing, rejoin yarn to 14 sts from Front. (Dec) K5, skpo, k2 tog, k5. (12 sts)
Right front
Row 17. P6, turn.
Row 18 (dec) K2 tog, k to end. (5 sts)
Row 19 P.
Rep last 2 rows once more. (4 sts)
Cont in st st for 4 rows.
Cast off 4 sts.
Left front
WS facing, rejoin yarn to rem 6 sts. P across.
Row 18 (dec) K to last 2 sts, skpo. (5 sts)
Row 19 P.
Rep last 2 rows once more. (4 sts)
Cont in st st for 4 rows.
Cast off 4 sts.

Join shoulders working mattress seam.
Weave in all the loose ends.

1 comment:

  1. How cute are your little bears, they will be snatched up in no time!!

    I just had a peak at Postcards from Puffin and they are so cute, thanks for the tip off. All the best with you stall.


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