Ted Bear

Ted Bear is my most downloaded pattern and I’m often asked for help on how to knit/sew up the feet – so I’ve put together the below step-by-step images for you!

Ted Bear is a free pattern for everyone to enjoy, but if you love Ted and would like to support my work – you can buy me a Ko-fi here. Thanks!


Ted Bear’s Feet

The below images take you through how to knit and sew-up the ‘Front of legs & feet’ section of Ted Bear.


Next row K11, place rem 11 sts on holder.

Beg with P row, work 14 rows in st st.

Place marker in first & last st of last row.

Your first Ted leg should now look like the following image – with 11 sts on a holder (or in this case a piece of yarn) ready for the second leg, 14 rows of st st and markers placed in the first and last sts of the last row. You should have finished on a knit row with WS facing for next row.

TedBearFoot1

Beg with P row, work 11 rows in st st.

Break off yarn.

You have now worked 11 rows after placing the markers and broken off the yarn ready for the next step. You should have finished on a purl row.

With right side facing, pick up and knit 11 sts along right hand side of work from marker to needle…

… knit 11 sts from needle…

… then pick up and knit 11 sts from left hand side of work to marker. 33 sts.

This is the fiddly bit!

Beg with P row, work 9 rows in st st.

This creates the foot ‘bulge’. You should finish on a purl row with RS facing for next row.

Cast off 11 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 11 sts.

ie: Next row: Cast off 11 then knit to end. Next row: Cast off 11 and purl to end.

Beg with K row, work 10 rows in st st.

Next row K1, K2tog tbl, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1. 9 sts.

Cast off Pwise on WS row.

This creates the foot base ‘flap’ and completes the first leg/foot.

Sewing Up

Sew the foot base in place by joining foot base ‘flap’ edges to the cast off edges of foot ‘bulge’.

The front section of the leg and foot are now ready to join to the back section.

Work the second leg/foot in the same way (refer to pattern for details), fold Ted Bear in half and join side seams stuffing as you go… and Ta-da! You have a Ted Bear!

 

Summertime!

After a busy six months of designing, it’s lovely to have a slightly quieter couple of months to do some planning for Autumn/Winter and enjoy the warmer weather!

I’ve been doing a litte spring clean of my worshops (delayed spring clean!).  Professional Finishing Techniques is one of my most popular subjects and Ted now has a new cardigan with a garter stitch border instead of moss st.

I’ve made a new Ted in Pure Wool Worsted so that shops can choose for me to teach the subject in either dk or worsted. I think he’s pretty cute in either, but I particularly like him knitted in yellow! You can download the Ted pattern for free here and the cardigan and jumper are taught at my professional finishing workshops.

I’ve also updated the Lazy Lace workshop so this is now project based and you will learn basic lace knitting whilst making a Cowl. I’m teaching this subject at Ewe Wool Shop of Stamford in September which is availble to book now.

I’m introducing a few new subjects for Autumn/Winter, including a toy knitting workshop based on my new book The Knitted Nursery Collection. Keep your eye out for dates near you!

I think it’s important to make the most of the quiet time while I can, so I’ve been tackling some jobs in the garden as well. I’m turning an old neglected bureau into a mini greenhouse, replacing a rotten fence and doing some tree surgery (chopping things back to nothing and hoping they’ll survive!).

Apparently I’m not very good at doing nothing! What jobs are you tackling this summer?

 

 

Ted Bear

 Wave hello to Ted Bear!

Ted is my workshop mascot and he is now available as a free downloadable pattern here. You can knit him a smart little cardigan on my Professional Finishing Techniques workshop or a jumper with a pocket on Professional Finishing Techniques- Part Two.

I’m really enjoying being a Rowan workshop tutor! My workshops have got off to a good start at Black Sheep, A Good Yarn and Threads of Life. I’ve met lot’s of lovely knitters keen to learn new tips and techniques, and lots of mini- cardigans and jumpers have been made!

I was particularly happy when Emma from Black Sheep sent me a picture of a pocket she had knitted into a garment after attending Professional Finishing- Part Two. It’s so neat!

More dates are being added to my workshop page regularly, so keep an eye out for one near you if you want to build up Ted’s wardrobe!

Hopefully see you at a workshop soon x