If you looking for a unique gift for the new baby in your life, this hand knitted teddy bear would be perfect!
This teddy is knitted in stocking stitch and features garter stitch in a contrast colour on the feet.
The teddy is 24 cm tall sitting and he does sit up by himself!
My Baby's First Teddy Bear pattern is designed to be knitted Patons Feathersoft 4 ply on 3.25mm knitting needles.
The teddy is knitted in nine pieces, 2 x legs, 2 x arms, 2 x outer ears, 2 x inner ears (garter stitch in the contrast colour) and the body and head is knitted in one piece.
There is a bit of shaping in the pattern, but nothing too complicated. If you know how to increase and decrease stitches, and knit two stitches together you can make most of this bear without any difficulty at all.
The arms do require a provisional cast on (so that you can gather both ends), but even that is not too difficult.
To make this teddy you would need:
The ribbon I used is white with 'It's a boy!' embossed on it in blue.
This ribbon is Celebrate Ribbon by the Spool, it is 25mm wide and comes on a 3 metre spool. It is available from Spotlight Stores in Australia - blue for it's a boy and pink for it's a girl.
If you would like a copy of the pattern for this knitted teddy bear, you can purchase it for the small price of $2.75.