Beary Easy Sweater
Seamless sweater for a 10 inch bear
Materials: worsted weight yarn about 40 yards,
needles US 7 (4.5 mm), 4 markers
Gauge 18 stitches = 4 inches
Begin at neck edge: Cast on 30 stitches.
Rows 1 & 2: Knit
Row 3: (WS) Knit 2, Purl 4, place marker, Purl 4, place marker, Purl 10, place marker, Purl 4, place marker, Purl 4, Knit 2
Row 4: (RS) increase row *Knit to stitch before marker, knit in the front and back of that stitch (Kfb), slip marker, Kfb, repeat from * 3 times, knit to end of row. 8 stitches increased.
Row 5: K2, P to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 6: *K to stitch before marker, Kfb, slip marker, Kfb, repeat from * 3 times, K to end of row.
Repeat rows 5 & 6 five more times. (86 stitches)
Row 17: (WS) K2, P to next marker, K to next marker, P to next marker, K to next marker,
P to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 18: K to marker, Bind off 18 stitches, K to next marker, Bind off 18 stitches , K to end
Row 19: K2, Purl to last 2 stitches joining fronts and back, K2. (50 stitches)
Rows 20 - 24 : Continue knitting on the right side and purling on the wrong side, keeping the first 2 and last 2 stitches in knit stitch.
Row 25: (WS) Knit
Weave in ends.
Abbreviations: K- Knit, P-Purl, RS- right side, WS-wrong side, Kfb- knit in the front and back of the stitch
Please use this pattern for charity or personal use.
OC Knitter October 2010