Saturday, 3 September 2016

Teddy Aran Jacket and Ugg boots




I had a 100g of Aran yarn after making an Aran Jacket so decided to make this little jacket and boots for my bear. 
It's an easy pattern, ideal for beginners.  with only 6 rows of pattern and simple cables.   I'd already made some knitted shoes (see my other posts) so it wasn't too difficult to adapt that pattern for the boots.  A faux fur trim would look good or maybe a few small pompoms

If you make this pattern please let me know how you got on by posting a comment below.   

Will fit most 15/17" build a bears.

My model is Lil Cub Build a Bear.  






A PDF pattern can be downloaded here:

Teddy Aran Jacket and Ugg boots





Measurements:  15/17” Teddy bear.
15/17” chest 16”, length 8”, sleeve seam 3.5”
Materials:
100g Aran weight knitting yarn (US worsted) I used  Aran) approx 220yards,
6 buttons
Needles
size 4mm (US 6) and 5mm (US8), cable needle
Tension: 16sts -24 rows to 4in in stocking stitch using no 5mm needles (or the size required to give correct tension.
Abbreviations:
k: knit, p: purl, ss: stocking stitch (one row plain, one row purl),  garter stitch: every row knit, inc: increase, dc: decrease, beg: beginning, sts: stitches, tog: together, patt: pattern, tbl: through back loops, sl: slip, yf: yarn forward psso: pass slipped stitch over, M1: pick up loop between next 2 sts and k into back.
TW2: Twist Two.  knit into front of second st on left hand needle,  knit into front of  first st on left hand needle, slip both sts from needle together.
C4b: slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work, k2 then k2 from cable needle



Back
 Using smaller needles cast on 42sts
Work 5 rows in garter stitch 
Next row: k11, (inc in next st) 2 times, k16, (inc in next st) 2 times, k11    46sts
Change to larger needles
Row 1:  (k6, p1, tw2, p2, c4b, p2, tw2, p1) 2              
times, k6
Row 2:  (p6, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1) 2             
times, p6
Row 3:  (k6, p1, tw2, p2, k4, p2, tw2, p1) 2 times, k6
Row 4:  as row 2
Row 5:  as row 3
Row 6:  as row 2
These 6 rows form the cable pattern
Work a further 18 rows in pattern
Shape armholes
Cast off 4sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Work 18 rows in pattern
Next row:  cast off 8sts at beg on next 2 rows. 
Leave 22sts on holder

Left Front
Using smaller needles cast on 24sts
Work 5 rows in garter stitch 
Next row: k11, (inc in next st) 2 times, k11    26sts
Change to larger needles
Row 1:  k6, p1, tw2, p2, c4b, p2, tw2, p1, k6
Row 2:  p6, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, k6
Row 3:  k6, p1, tw2, p2, k4, p2, tw2, p1, k6
Row 4:  as row 2
Row 5:  as row 3
Row 6:  as row 2
These 6 rows form the cable pattern with garter stitch front border
Work a further 18 rows in pattern
Shape armholes
Next row:  cast off 4sts pattern to end
Keeping pattern correct work 10 rows
Shape neck (wrong side facing) cast off 8sts, pattern to end   (14sts)
Dec 1st at neck edge on next 6 rows    (8sts)
Work 2 more rows in pattern
Cast off

Right Front 
Using smaller needles cast on 24sts
Work 2 rows in garter stitch 
Buttonhole row:  k1, k2tog, yf k to end (work buttonhole on every 12th row)
Work 2 rows in garter stitch
Next row: k11, (inc in next st) 2 times, k11    (26sts)
Change to larger needles
Row 1:  k6, p1, tw2, p2, c4b, p2, tw2, p, k6
Row 2:  p6, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, k6
Row 3:  k6, p1, tw2, p2, k4, p2, tw2, p1, k6
Row 4:  as row 2
Row 5:  as row 3
Row 6:  as row 2
These 6 rows form the cable pattern with garter stitch front border
Work a further 19 rows in pattern
Shape armholes
Next row:  wrong side facing, cast off 4sts pattern to end
Keeping pattern correct work 9 rows
Shape neck (right side facing) cast off 8sts, pattern to end  (14sts)
Dec 1st at neck edge on next 6 rows    (8sts)
Work 2 more rows in pattern Cast off

Sleeves (make 2)
Using smaller needles cast on 34sts
Work 5 rows in garter stitch 
Next row: k16, (inc in next st) 2 times, k16   36sts
Change to larger needles
Row 1:  k11, p1, tw2, p2, c4b, p2, tw2, p1, k11
Row 2:  p11, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1,pk 11
Row 3:  k11, p1, tw2, p2, k4, p2, tw2, p1, k11
Row 4:  as row 2
Row 5:  as row 3
Row 6:  as row 2
These 6 rows form the cable pattern
 Work a further1o rows in pattern, place a marker at each end last row
Work a further 4rows in pattern (20 pattern rows in total)
Cast off loosely

Collar
Sew shoulder seams
Using 5mm needles, with right side facing, beginning at edge of right front pick up and knit st just after garter stitch border, pick up and knit a further 13sts along front next edge, knit 22sts across back, pick up and knit 14sts down left front, ending just before garter stitch border.  50sts
Work 16 rows in garter stitch. Cast off loosely.

To finish
Sew side seams.  Sew sleeve seams to markers.  Sew in sleeves evenly placing centre of sleeves to shoulder seams.
Sew buttons on left front to correspond with buttonholes.
Finish off ends.

Ugg Boots

Right boot
Using no 4.75 needles cast on 20sts
Row 1:  knit
Row 2:  k1, m1, k8, m1, k2, m1, k8, m1 k1
Row 3:  knit
Row 4:  k2, m1, k8, m1, k4, m1, k8, m1 k2
Row 5:  knit
Row 6:  k3, m1, k8, m1, k6, m1, k8, m1 k3
Row 7:  knit
Row 8:  k4, m1, k8, m1, k8, m1, k8, m1 k4 
Row 9:  knit
Row 10:  k5, m1, k8, m1, k10, m1, k8, m1 k5  
Row 11:  knit
Row 12:  k14, m1, k12, m1, k14   (42sts)
Starting with k row, work 6 rows stocking stitch
Shape  top
Row 1:  k26, s1,k1,psso, turn  
Row 2:  s1, p10, p2tog, turn
Row 3:  s1, k10, s1, k1,psso, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 twice
Row 8:  s1, p10, p2tog, turn
Row 9:  s1, k to end of row across all sts   
(34sts)
Staring with p row, work 11 rows stocking
stitch *

Cuff
Knit to last 8sts, turn
Cast on 2sts, knit to end
Work a further 6 rows garter stitch on 26sts
Cast off
With right side facing knit rejoin yarn to
remaining 8sts,
work 8 rows garter stich
Cast off

Left boot
Work as right boot to *
Cuff
Knit 8sts turn
Work 7 rows garter stitch on 8sts
Cast off
With right side facing knit rejoin yarn to
remaining 26sts,
Cast on 2sts knit to end
work 6 rows garter stich
Cast off

Join foot and back seam
Slightly overlap side edges of cuff and sew
down 2 cast off stiches to secure.
Sew on buttons as photo.