20 to Knit: Dressed-up Bears (Twenty to Make) (Paperback)

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20 to Knit: Dressed-up Bears (Twenty to Make) (Paperback)


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20 cute and cuddly dressed-up knitted bears to make with easy patterns and charming outfits!

This gorgeous little knitting book by popular author Val Pierce, contains 20 irresistibly cute bears for knitters of all abilities. All of the projects are accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography. There's also a page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and some simple surface stitching. These delightful, characterful bears come with easy-to make outfits, and projects range from a firefighter bear, an astronaut, a judo bear, biker, waitress and policeman!
Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting for yarn manufacturers, and since then she has made a huge range of items, from evening dresses to teddy bears. She later began designing items of her own, and her designs appear regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines. She also teaches knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts, to both adults and children. Val lives and works in Shropshire. Visit her website at www.crossedneedles.co.uk.
Product Details ISBN: 9781782218951
ISBN-10: 1782218955
Publisher: Search Press
Publication Date: February 9th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Twenty to Make
Postcard Reviews - February 2021

I just love the 'Twenty to' books and now have quite a collection.
This new addition to the series is absolutely adorable..who doesn't love a bear?
The book contains 20 outfit patterns for a basic bear. The bear is simple to make using garter stitch, which is just a knit stitch every row, so it is perfect for beginners and advanced knitters.
The outfits are the cutest. I especially loved Waitress Bear, but also included are patterns for, Soccer Bear, an Astronaut, a Biker, a Nurse and so many more.
The patterns are easy to follow and each row is numbered. There is help for tension and abbreviations and simple instructions to put your pieces together.
I loved the dedication in this book and if you are a Teddy Bear lover then you really will enjoy knitting the projects. The bear is not very big, about 8 inches tall, so perfect for a quick gift project. It is also ideal for using the oddments you have in your stash.
The bear has a lot of character, and whether you make one or lots, you are sure to have a lot fun too.