knits by sachi

Teddy Bear’s picnic

on January 10, 2015

With all the excitement of Christmas and New Years, I almost forgotten that my teddies would be in this month’s issue of Knit Now magazine.

I just picked up a copy. This time, my pattern is in an individual booklet! How cool!

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Back in October, I received a request to make a teddies’ picnic set. The editor wanted a complete set with blanket and a basket. What a lovely idea!

I made the teddies and dressed them in my favorite Rowan Tweed yarn. I prefer a little finer yarn than DK to knit outfits to avoid them get too thick and stiff. The bears do not have gussets and are very easy to make. You know I dislike sewing up gussets.

The editor also wanted something British. I included the England flag.

If you live in another country and want to use your country’s flag, it can be done by changing the motif.
I once knitted a bear with a jumper with the Columbian flag. She absolutely loved it.

I was’t too sure what yarn to use for the blanket. I ended up with Rowan Cotton Tweed. I bought this yarn years ago, but since the yarn is Aran weight, I couldn’t find a suitable project for a while.
I originally used this yarn to crochet the flower scarf. Once in a blue moon, I do have a go at making something like this.
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This yarn turn out to be perfect for the picnic blanket. It gives thickness and softness, and the knitting does not curl at the edges.

And I think my teddies are pleased with it.
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2 responses to “Teddy Bear’s picnic

  1. Ahh, how cute! I especially love the basket, with all the different things inside it šŸ™‚

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