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Old 08-25-2008, 09:29 PM   #1
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Can I have some help with this
I'm trying to make this bear
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/buddybears.html

but will be turning it into a skeleton LOL anyway. I am still new to knitting so curiously

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Leg #1:
Cast on 8 stitches
Garter stitch 16 rows
Leave tail and cut yarn

Leg #2:
Same as #1

Body:
Knit across both legs (16 stitches)
Garter stitch for 16 rows
So when you do leg#2 the leg 1 stitching is left on your needle.....right? Am I understanding that correctly? I feel so stupid
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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Yes you are correct. Leave the stitches from leg number 1 on a spare needle or stitch holder and slide them back on when you are done with leg number 2.
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Thank you!! I'm glad I was understanding it right!
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Don't ever feel stupid! I swear, pattern writers are sometimes told to type out the instructions blindfolded and with the keyboard behind their backs .
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Originally Posted by brittyknits View Post
Don't ever feel stupid! I swear, pattern writers are sometimes told to type out the instructions blindfolded and with the keyboard behind their backs .
OH MY!!! and I thaught we were the ones having a hard time...... Just by trying to decipher the pattern!.... never thaught of what the writer was goin through!!! :D hehehe,
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Thanks everyone! Especially since I have a new question!

In this pattern (I found the actual pattern for what I was going to make the bears into)

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MAKE THE MEDIUM DOLL
■ Make 2 pieces, embroider one (front). With Buttercup, cast on 4 sts for top of head. Inc at the end of every other row until you reach 14 sts. Row 11 Dec every other row,
until you reach 6 sts. Row 21 Knit across. Row 22–23 Cast on 12 sts each row. Row 24 Inc 1 st at each end. Row 25– 28 Knit. Row 29 Dec 1 st at each end. Row 30–31 Cast
off 12 sts each row. Row 32–33 Knit. Row 34, 36, 38, 40 Inc 1 st at each end. Work next 5 rows in St st. Row 46 Split into two legs. Row 47–62 Inc 1 st on outside of leg, dec
1 st on inseam. Row 63 Dec 1 st on each side. Row 64 Bind off.
I'm ready to: Row 22–23 Cast on 12 sts each row.

does this mean on row 22 cast one 12 stitches in that direction and on row 23 cast on 12 in the other way?

lol am I making any sense? I REALLY want to get this done.
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Originally Posted by Mommyof2andangel View Post
Thanks everyone! Especially since I have a new question!

In this pattern (I found the actual pattern for what I was going to make the bears into)



I'm ready to: Row 2223 Cast on 12 sts each row.

does this mean on row 22 cast one 12 stitches in that direction and on row 23 cast on 12 in the other way?

lol am I making any sense? I REALLY want to get this done.
i've only made 1 toy so far and he's not even sewn up but how i'd read it is on row 22 you co 12st and on row 23 you co 12st as well, so in the 2 rows you co 24sts.

but for my mioney you're reading it spot on.

i agree that pattern writters dont make life easy for us lot do they lol.

i had a jacket i've just finished that they actually screwed up the pattern with the hood to the point i tried 4 times (i understood the patterjn so no excuises lol) and frogged it lol. it looks just fine, not quite as i wanted but still ok.

think i may follow you later and make the tedy bear its cute
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Thanks Susi! I went ahead and did it that way and have finished his arms. I'm working on the torso and about to start the legs. He's going to look a bit funny but at least I can use it as the back of the skeleton and start the other half and hopefully it will be a bit better since I have the pattern down LOL
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Originally Posted by Mommyof2andangel View Post
Thanks Susi! I went ahead and did it that way and have finished his arms. I'm working on the torso and about to start the legs. He's going to look a bit funny but at least I can use it as the back of the skeleton and start the other half and hopefully it will be a bit better since I have the pattern down LOL
glad its worked out. its horrible when you keep reading a pattern and no matter how many times you read it through it gets more and more confusing ( i confuse myself often with them and have to say to my mum that i know its simple but im being dum lol).
a bit of frogging is my method of knitting i think lol. things never quite look like they should on the pattern haha. but thats just the way i am.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:10 AM   #10
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I'm lost AGAIN!

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Row 46 Split into two legs. Row 47–62 Inc 1 st on outside of leg, dec
1 st on inseam. Row 63 Dec 1 st on each side. Row 64 Bind off.
How does one go about splitting into 2 legs?
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