Not that I need to pick up another craft by any means – but lately I’ve been really into looking at knitted creations. I’m not sure I have enough hand-eye coordination to actually do it (but maybe one of these days I can try!) but all the designs that people can come up with are just amazing to me. So when I saw that there was a book showing how to knit teddy bears (I love teddy bears) I knew I just had to see what it was all about!
The book begins with all the supplies that you will need – just keep in mind who you intend to give your finished teddy bear to and plan their eyes and accessories accordingly because you don’t want to create a choking hazard!
Then there are some patterns for various bears. They all are totally cute but I wouldn’t even know how to begin with these instructions. I guess I have my work cut out for me if I really do want to try this. If you are a pro at knitting already, then I am sure that you will have no problems at all putting these bears together! Everything seems quite detailed.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Knitting small toys is an absorbing and addictive hobby and homemade teddies have a special charm all of their own. The Knitted Teddy Bear has patterns to knit more than twelve gorgeous teddy bears, ranging in style and size. You will find traditional-style heirloom bears for serious teddy affictionados; for children there are bears with their own wardrobe of clothes; and there are tiny teds for the miniature bear enthusiast.
The instructions are easy to follow and there are clear diagrams showing how to sew up, thread-joint, and create the perfect gift or heirloom. You can build on the patterns given to create many other variations, including ‘old’ bears that have been loved and left in the attic, character teddies and mascots. The Knitted Teddy Bear is perfect for teddy bear lovers and keen knitters of all skill-levels from the experienced to relative beginners.
Sandra Polley has had many years experience with crafts, especially knitting and soft toy-making. She has a particular interest in making and collecting miniature teddy bears. She started to design her traditionally styled knitted bears about 2 years ago and now runs a successful small business selling her knitting patterns and kits worldwide. Her teddy bear patterns have recently been featured in the UK’s Woman’s Weekly magazine.