27 June 2016

beatrice bear

After knitting up Julie's (Little Cotton Rabbit's) panda pattern, I knew I would have to follow it up by knitting him a girlfriend. The girl bear knitting pattern looked so cute with her chequered dress.
This time knitting was much quicker and there was less studying up the pattern as I had an idea how she was to be constructed. Again I used Drops Lima knitted along with Drops Kidsilk for the body and Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply for the shoes and dress.
Here she is in her undies.....

And her she is in her dress, was loving the fact that most of the dress was knitted with dpns. I knitted her a bag to complete the outfit....

Here they both are together.....

For more details of Little Cotton Rabbit's patterns, click here. Till next time, Ali.

18 June 2016


When I saw Julie's (Little Cotton Rabbits) new pattern for the bear and panda, I just knew I had to knit them up. I started with the boy panda and used one strand of Drops Lima and one of Drops Kidsilk for the body. I knitted the clothes using Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply. It is a great pattern as usual, with helpful tips and great instructions. And here he is.......

I haven't come up with a name for him yet, so would be grateful of any suggestions for what to call him. I thought the jumper would be a challenge as I'm not fond of this kind of knitting, but the pattern was most comprehensive and easy to follow and I was most pleased the way his fair isle jumper turned out.
I them went on to knit him a few accessories, a hat, scarf and schoolbag.....I had so much fun.

Now I think all is left is to knit him a girlfriend. For further details of Julies patterns and her work, click here.
Till next time, Ali.