We have adapted an original knitting pattern from the 1930s to create this authentic vintage teddy bear knitting kit. The kit contains wool from a flock of Portland sheep. The soft grey colour is achieved by mixing the cream Portland wool with a small amount of Black Welsh Mountain wool. The kit also contains everything else you need to knit the bear and sew it together, including stuffing, a sewing needle and helpful instructions. Every self respecting teddy bear has to wear a bow so we have included a 'Handmade with love' ribbon in the kit.
We like to name all our bears and Bertie just felt perfect for this little chap.
Because we are using such beautiful natural wool it felt right to make all of vintage kits as natural as we could so we have used carded wool for the stuffing and wooden needles.
This pattern is part of our SIMPLE KNITTING series. These knitting kits follow on from our LEARN TO KNIT KITS and are ideal if you can cast on, knit garter stitch and cast off. Any other stitches are fully explained in the instructions.
100% un-dyed Portland wool mixed with un-dyed black Welsh Mountain, 100% wool un-dyed brown knitting yarn (for the features), 100% lambswool toy stuffing
The finished bear is approximately 42cm tall, the box is 125mm x 125mm 255mm