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Old 02-22-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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My Hand at Designing?
Okay, so don't laugh but I was thinking of designing a sweater. I have some stash yarn, but not enough for an full size sweater. (I don't want to attempt a design in full scale yet anyway). So I thought .... ... well, .... what about my ... *giggle* teddy bear. Mature adult women can have teddy bears!

Anyhoo ... besides chest, torso lenth, arm lengh/circumfrance, what other measurements should I take (if I gather the b@!!$ to do this)??
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:06 PM   #2
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My Hand at Designing?
teddy bears are a knitting sub-culture to themselves. Here is a good place to start: http://www.knitting.about.com/librar...steddyfree.htm
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: My Hand at Designing?
Originally Posted by bobbiinbrooklyn
teddy bears are a knitting sub-culture to themselves. Here is a good place to start: http://www.knitting.about.com/librar...steddyfree.htm
I can believe it! I purchased "The Knitted Teddy Bear" not too long ago. I haven't actually made bear from it though. Maybe I should do that first... Hmmm?? Food for thought ...

Thanks for the link!
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:35 PM   #4
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Sounds fun e.k.!

Hmmm, you'll probably want to measure the head so make sure a neck can accomodate it, or include a buttoned opening or V-neck.

have fun!
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:52 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by amy
Sounds fun e.k.!

Hmmm, you'll probably want to measure the head so make sure a neck can accomodate it, or include a buttoned opening or V-neck.

have fun!
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Great thought! I hadn't considered it even though Number Five (teddy's name ) has a pretty big head ... and tummy now that I think of it.

*giggle*
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:26 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ekgheiy
... though Number Five (teddy's name ) has a pretty big head ...
LOL, that's a hilarious name! After the movie Short Circuit came out my brother and I used to call each other Number 5 all the time!
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:00 PM   #7
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... though Number Five (teddy's name ) has a pretty big head ...
LOL, that's a hilarious name! After the movie Short Circuit came out my brother and I used to call each other Number 5 all the time!
I grew up on Short Circuit and adore that movie! But I bought Number Five from Sax 5th Ave (on sale ), so that's what inspired the name. Of course, it didn't hurt that Johnny #5 came to mind after I decided on the name

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Number Five is alive!! No disassemble Number Five!!!
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:13 AM   #8
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The first chapter in SnB Nation has a comprehensive guide to designing/chainging sweater patterns. Well worth a look, ek!!!

Good luck!
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