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The teddy bear skirt


My daughter Hanna asked some time ago for a summer skirt for her teddy bear called Nelli. After taking a look at my left over sock yarns she decided she wanted the skirt made out of Regia Bamboo, the scraps left from my mother’s birthday socks, version 2007. The skirt was knitted in two evenings, and finished yesterday.

I chose 2,5 mm needles, in order to give the skirt more drape than what the knitted fabric in the socks had had. I cast on the required amount of stitches for the waist band, and knitted in stockinett for twice the width of the elastic I was about to use. I then picked up the stitches from the cast on, and knitted them together with the live stitches, with the elastic in between. This was easily done, and I avoided the work of having the waist band to be sewn in place and the elastic treaded in. I think the result is pretty neat. Click on the pictures in order to get them bigger and to see better!

The skirt itself is knitted in simple 2 purl, 1 knit stitch. When it was almost long enough I added one more purl stitch, and a couple of rows later started the bell shaped hem. I added knit stitches until there were 5 knit, 3 purl stitches. The small lace motif in the bells is made with yo, SSKP, yo on every second row. I then knitted one row and cast off in purl stitches. Quit simple, but the hem is a bit flashier than it would have been with just a simple cast off.


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As a side note I can tell you it has been so cold and rainy here today (yes it's rain drops you can see on the zoom out picture), that I actually has worn Venezia all day long! And I still love the pullover, in fact even more now when I know how great it is in use. So all you WIP Venezia knitters, hurry up and finish your Venezias! It’s worth all the work of it!


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What a great way to use your left overs. I have some pattern for Baby Born dolls, but nobody that plays with them. Maybe ebay would be a good place to sell them? What do you think?

VERY cute and well dressed bear!

Så söt!

Good morning, Dear Maud :o)
Nelli is adorable, and her skirt/and sweater, too is/are too sweet! Wonderful job. Very loving gift. Hanna must be so pleased. Glad to hear you are staying nice and snuggly warm in your lovely Venezia.
Waving and smiling to you, from across the miles. I hope you and your family have a great day.
xo Jewels

really cute! i love that you used up the leftovers in such a nice way. that yarn is perfect for a girly skirt -- pretty colors, lovely drape. i hope hanna daughter enjoys it :)

Hi Maud,

The skirt for the bear is really cute! Lucky you to have a daughter who wants bear clothes! The penguins are great, too.

Oh my gosh! That is beyond cute. :)

Hanna and Nelli are lucky to have such a talented mother - the little skirt is great and I love the way you have done the waistband.

Hanna and Nelli are lucky to have such a talented mother - the little skirt is great and I love the way you have done the waistband.

How very cute!

There's nothing cuter than a well-dressed teddy bear! Did you knit her sweater too?


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