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Technique Teddy Bear Knitting Class

Let teddy teach you 3-dimensional knitting

Teddy bear family
A whole family of teddy bears!

Class Description

Let Teddy teach you knitting techniques used in shaping 3-dimensional forms. Students will knit a small adorable teddy bear, while learning and practicing:

  • Double Knitting - a technique that can be used to work in the round on 2 straight needles. Double Knitting is useful for projects with small tubular shapes where it may otherwise be more finicky to work in the round on double point or circular needes, such as our bear's legs and body.
  • Kitchener Stitch and Knit-together Bind Off - techniques for semaing knitting which the stitches are still live, such as along the top of our bear's arms and shoulders
  • Circular Short Rows - a method for more complex shaping of 3-dimensional forms in knitting, such as our bear's face.

Ideas for personalizing your teddy will also be discussed, including variations in forms, stuffing ideas, features, and wardrobe.

  • Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.
  • Students supply their own yarn and knitting needles.
  • Additional student materials fee: $5 per student (includes project instructions and teddy bear birth certificate).
  • Duration: 6 hours.

Interested in scheduling?

Contact Jackie E-S for availability and filling out a contract.

See Classes Offered for other knitting workshops and program seminars I offer.

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Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

Email address: jackie@heartstringsfiberarts.com
Phone: 678-262-6338 or 877-764-2747 (toll-free in US)
Postal address: HeartStrings, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, 53 Parlange Drive, Destrehan LA 70047-2133 USA

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