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Knitted Twin Bears: Bill And Ben

These two bears are twins. The only thing not making them identical is the different wool used to complete each one.

by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

Needles US 4 (3.5mm)
Wool 8 ply or Double worsted yarn
Size = 6.5 inch x 3.5 inch (16x8cm)

Strand wool makes a larger teddy.
Size= 7x 4.5inch (17.5x12cm)

Instructions

Body

Cast on 10 stitches
P 1 row.
K twice into every st = 20sts
K 5, k twice into next st, K 8.
K twice into next st, K 5 = 22 sts
Continue in St-St and work 9 rows.

K2 together to the end.
Cast off P wise.

Legs (make 2)

Cast on 8 sts.
P 1 row/
K into ever stitch = 16sts
Begin with P row and st-st 3 rows.

Foot

K3, K2 tog, K3 tog,K3 tog
K2 tog, K3 = 10 sts

Continue P1 Row
K twice into 1st and last 2t = 12st
P1 row.
St-st 7 Rows.
K2 tog to end. = 6sts
Cast off P wise.

Head

Cast on 12 sts
P 1 row.
K twice into every st. = 24sts
begin with a P row and st-st 11 rows.

Nose

K2 tog to end. =12 sts
P1 row.

(K2 tog) K2 (K2 tog)(K2 tog)
K2 (K2 tog) = 8 sts
P 1 row.

(K2 tog) to end. = 4sts

Thread wool through remaining stitches
draw up and fasten off.

Ears (make 2)

Cast on 6sts.
P 1 row.
Begin with K row continue in st-st and
K2 tog at each end of next 2 rows = 2sts

Now K twice into first and last stitch of next 2 rows. = 6sts
K1 row.
Cast off P wise.

Arms (make 2)

Cast on 5 sts.
K twice into every st. = 10sts
begin with P row and st-st 9 rows.

K3 (k2 tog)(k2 tog) K3 = 8sts
st-st 4 rows.
P2 tog to end. = 4sts

Thread wool through remaining stitches.
Draw up and fasten off.

To make up:

Sew up seams and firmly stuff. Sew closed.

Sew pieces into place and use black wool for eyes and nose detail.