This cute set of well-fed bears are ready for a long winter’s nap. Like all the wobblers, push them down, and they wobble back up by using internal weights (provided here) for maximum fun with children! The wobblers are knit in the round from the bottom up. Before they are closed at the top, an internal weight is installed, and they are stuffed with fiberfill. The ears, nose and arms are knit from purl bumps on the surface of the wobbler. The wobbler is then felted in a washing machine, with the eyes and nose embroidered post-felting.
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Kit includes printed & pdf pattern, selected yarn, polyfill, washers for weights, embroidery floss to make 1 large & 1 small wobbler. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Lamb's Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/125 yds: 1 Skein will make 1 small wobbler & 1 large wobbler. Shown in Sable. USA grown, milled & dyed. Mohair adds a shimmer and heathered effect to the yarn, plus a little fuzziness to the finished product.
ALTERNATE YARN: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 1 Skein will make 2 small wobblers or 1 large wobbler. Beautiful variegated colors on super soft merino wool.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 200g/
155 yds): 1 Skein will make 3 small wobblers or 2 large wobblers. USA grown, milled & dyed 3-ply yarn. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow at least 7 business days for your order to arrive at your location.
SIZE: Small (Large)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Small: approximately 5 in. tall. Large: Approximately 6.5" tall
YARDAGE: 50 (75) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - felting
NEEDLES: Size US 10.5 / 6.5mm 24" circular needle & set of Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Scissors, tapestry needle, stitch markers, fiberfill, black embroidery thread or yarn (for eyes and nose), washers as weights: Small Wobbler: 2 inch diameter steel washers, weighing a total of 5.25 oz. Large Wobbler: 2 inch diameter steel washers, weighing a total of 6.75 oz.
GAUGE: 12 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop