This summer Grover received this lovely sweater as a gift.
He liked it so much he asked for another sweater to wear. So I designed the Teddy Bear Rollneck Sweater:
The Teddy Bear Rollneck Sweater is worked from the top down, using raglan shaping. No seaming required! The rollneck is simply formed by knitting everything in stockinette, with no ribbing or borders. This makes it a super easy and quick knit, because after all… it is for a teddy bear.
18 sts & 26 rows over 4”
Approximately 4 inches long and 6 inches wide. Should fit any medium‐sized bear. (For reference, the bear in the picture measures about 8” tall when sitting).
Size 8 (5mm) circular needles (16”)
AND EITHER an additional size 8 (5mm) circular
OR double-pointed needles in size 8 (5mm)
Paton’s Classic Wool Merino, approximately ¼ skein (or probably less). Any worsted weight yarn will do. Shown in 00229 (Natural Mix).
The Teddy Bear Rollneck Sweater is worked from the top down, using raglan shaping. No seaming required! The rollneck is simply formed by knitting everything in stockinette, with no ribbing or borders. This makes it a super easy and quick knit.
Using doublepointed needles or double circular method, cast on 36 stitches. Join to work in round. To shape the collar, knit in stockinette stitch for 9 rounds.
Begin raglan shaping:
Place markers: k3, pm, k12 (front), pm, k6, pm, k12 (back), pm, k to end of round.
Start raglan increases: *k to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, kfb; rep from * to last marker, k to end of round.
Repeat raglan increases on every round for 8 rounds.
Separate sleeves: Place sleeve stitches on scrap yarn.
Join and work body in round for 2.5” or until desired length. Bind off.
Using doublepointed needles or double circular method, move sleeve sts from scrap yarn to needles and begin working in stockinette stitch. At the end of the first round, pick up 7 stitches under armpit. Continue working in stockinette stitch, only decrease two stitches on the following row and every other row for 3 times total , as follows: K1, k2tog, knit to last three stitches of round, ssk, k1.
Continue until sleeves measure 2” from armpit, or desired length. Bind off.
Weave in ends. Block if desired. But seriously, are you really going to block something that goes on a stuffed animal?