Cubby Bear is Louie Bear’s little brother. Knit from head to toe with two strands of worsted weight wool yarn, he is knit in a single piece without seaming. Cubby is then felted in a washing machine and stuffed with fiberfill. His face is simple embroidery with optional safety eyes. Since Cubby is felted, he is more durable than your average bear. In fact, he can take so much loving, he might just might become a family heirloom! Cubby’s red vest is included with the pattern.
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Pattern Kit includes .pdf file & printed pattern as well as selected yarn, safety eyes, 5 yds black yarn, & polyfill for stuffing. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Wool of the Andes Worsted by Knit Picks (100% Wool; 50g/110 yds): 6 Skeins Main Color (MC) & 2 Skeins Contrasting Color (CC) Shown in Briar Heather (MC) & Red (CC).
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/245 yds): 3 Skeins MC & 1 Skein CC. Durable, strong, staple yarn made 100% in the USA! Solids & heathers only. PRE-ORDER now available in any color! Please allow an extra 7 business days for your PRE-ORDER to arrive at your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% USA Mohair; 113g/190 yds): 4 Skeins MC & 1 Skeins CC. Add a little extra fuzziness and texture to your bunny with a touch of mohair in this single ply, American made yarn. PRE-ORDER now available in any color! Please allow an extra 7 business days for your PRE-ORDER to arrive at your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Peruvian Fine Highland Wool; 50g/123 yds): 6 Skeins MC & 1 Skein CC. This heathered and soft wool comes from Peru and is wonderfully soft, but not as soft as merino wool. Very durable and can be knit several times without any fraying, just like NatureSpun. Heathering adds extra depth and different colored "hairs" in the finished toy. PRE-ORDER now available in any color, shipping immediately.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 4 Skeins MC & 1 Skein CC. Felts beautifully & is so cuddly soft due to the luxurious merino wool! Merino Worsted is available in subtle to wildly variegated colors. Speckled bear anyone?
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 15 inches high in seated position to the top of his head
YARDAGE: 650 yds MC & 125 yds CC
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - small circular knitting with double points
NEEDLES: Sizes US 10.5 / 6.5mm, US 6 / 4mm & US 4 / 3.5mm Set of Double Points and small circular needle in each size, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, 12mm safety eyes (need 2) -or- 5 yards black scrap yarn for eyes (optional), Fiberfill, Scissors, and washing machine for felting
GAUGE: 12 sts x 12 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted. This project will shrink approximately 20% once felted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop