Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Teddy Bear Pinwheel

I have had a lot of requests for this pattern so here it is

Pinwheel Teddy Bear Sweater

Small amount of Worsted Weight yarn in 3 colours. I used elann Peruvian Highland Wool

A – Bisque
B – Irish Moss
C - Spiced Wine

5.5 mm ( US 9) double pointed needles.

5.5 mm (US 9) circular needles 40 cm and 60 cm (16” ).

Stitch marker.

2 stitch holders.

Scrap yarn.
Gauge: 18 st. and 24 rows = 10cm / 4" on 5.5mm (US 9) needles.

Using 5.5mm double-pointed needles and first colour (natural) cast on 8 st. Place 2 sts. on the 1st needle, 4 sts on the 2nd needle, and 2 sts on the 3rd needle.

R1: Join in a round being careful not to twist the stitches. Knit into the front and the back of each stitch -16 st. on round, mark the beginning of the round with a stitch marker and move this up every round.

R2 and all even number rounds: Knit.

R3: yo, K2repeat to end of round, (6 sts on 1st needle; 12 sts on 2nd needle; 6 sts on 3rd needle).

R5: K3 yo, repeat to end of round. (8 sts on 1st needle; 16 sts on 2nd needle; 8 sts on 3rd needle).

R7: K4 yo, repeat to end of round. (10 sts on 1st needle; 20 sts on 2nd needle; 10 sts on 3rd needle).

R9: K5 yo, repeat to end of round. (12 sts on 1st needle; 24 sts on 2nd needle; 12 sts on 3rd needle). Change second colour B (Sage) on round 9.

Change to circular needles when you need to.

Continue increasing in this manner, changing colour every 9 rounds.
Continue until you have 9 st. between increases.

Next Round: knit the first set of 10 stitches, place the second set of 10 stitches on a holder, cast on 10 stitches using a provisional cast on - see below for provisional cast on instructions (this will be the sleeve later), continue knitting 4 more sets of 10 stitches , slip the next 10 stitches on a holder, cast on 10 stitches using a provisional cast on, knit the last 10 stitches.

Continue in pattern increasing and changing colour every 9th round until you have 15 stitches in each section.

Provisional cast on:
Using a crochet hook, a knitting needle, and a contrasting colour yarn, make a slip knot.

Put the crochet hook through the slip knot and hold in front of needle.

Bring yarn around the needle, from left over top of needle behind the needle then over the hook and make a stitch (the yarn around the needle is the stitch).

Repeat this until 10 stitches on the needle.

These stitches will become the other half of the armhole when needed and you continue knitting on these for the round sweater.
The Edge:

Change to colour B and knit 1 round

Next round, Knit into the front and back of every st.

Next round purl

Cast off
With colour B and 5.5mm double pointed needles, pick up the 10 stitches from each side of the armhole (20 sts for each sleeve). Place a marker at the beginning of the round. Knit 10 rounds

Next round, Knit into the front and back of every st.

Next round purl

Cast off.
Sew in the ends.


Rita Hartjes said...

Thank you very much for the Teddy Bear Pattern. I will start that as soon as I figure out, hopefully with your help, the pattern that you posted many years ago for a square made with sock yarn. Just what I always wanted to make, because of so much left over sockyarn. It was a pattern for a square for An Afghan Contest. It says to cast on 12 stitches divide on 4 needles, knit first row, second row k1 YO on each needle, now comes the trouble row 4: K2 YO K1 YO K2. there are not two stitches at the end , just 1. what can I do to fix this.
I even got together with a knitting friend, she said it was not me it was the pattern. Please help, thank you so much. If you send me your e-mail address I can forward you the original when it was online. Rita

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern. BUT gosh am I lost.
I managed to get to the sleeve section ok, then continued with the body of the sweater.
But it gets confusing to follow. The Prov Cast on seems to be stuck in the body section directions. Perhaps this could have been the the beginning or very end.
Also I think you stop the sweater when there are 15 sts in each section. But then what ? I guessed the edge.

Like the idea for the teddy bears but I am worn out trying to follow the way this is written,

But thanks for offering it