Many years ago I designed a little bear for Let’s Knit Magazine, Oliver. I have had so many requests for the pattern to be made available, I decided to give him a makeover and make some changes to the original construction.
Oliver 2.0 is knitted using the gorgeous Scheepjes, Stone Washed, with a slightly heathered effect, the yarn hides a multitude of sins. Worked in the round with minimal sewing up, what is not to love? Templates are provided for the felt pieces to take the guess work out.
To knit Oliver you will need to be able to knit in the round, either using DPN’s or magic loop.
Scheepjes, Stone Washed, Yarn (A) Smokey Quartz 802; one 50g ball; Yarn (B) Moonstone 801; one 10g ball (optional)
3.25mm (US 3) needles for working in the round
Toy stuffing (safety)
Oddment of black yarn
Grey sewing thread and needle
26sts x 36rows = 10cm x 10cm using 3.25mm needles and stocking stitch in the round.
Sitting height: 18cm
If you prefer you can knit the soles of the feet in a contrasting yarn, see optional instruction in pattern.
You can find Oliver’s Santa Hat pattern (available for free) here.