Bear Sweater

When Dragon asked for a Bear Sweater I thought he was teasing, as he does. And while he was having fun, he was also serious. He wanted a sweater made only from scraps of yarn and lots of different patterns. My job was to find a way to make it happen while also keeping the sweater from turning into something scary. Mr. Bear came to live with me so I could easily measure and try things on him. I pulled out the fun book of colorwork I got for my birthday last year and I started experimenting.

I pulled out all my scraps that I’d been collecting and spread them across the bed. I figured the best way to pull it all together was a unifying color and black is a fantastic color for that.

I practiced cableing without a cable needle. I tried a bit of fair isle.

I worked on decreasing while keeping the pattern. I played with patterns I’d wanted to try but hadn’t had time for.

And finally I put it all together.

Project Page: Ravelry

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15 thoughts on “Bear Sweater

  1. Gosh, I think he looks very handsome in that sweater and it looks like it fits perfectly. Love all the patterns together like that 🙂

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  2. I love how it turned out! I'm hoping to learn fair isle one day.

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  3. Melissa says:

    You certainly met his request. Nice job.

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  4. Shadow Byrd says:

    I was worried about so many colors and patterns. I really wanted to avoid Ugly Sweater Syndrome. 🙂

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  5. Shadow Byrd says:

    It really wasn't that difficult. 🙂 Mastering Color Knitting was a great help.

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  6. Shadow Byrd says:

    I'm just glad Dragon's happy with it. 🙂 It was fun to work on.

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  7. WonderWhyGal says:

    That is too darn adorable…and we must always grant these sort of wishes for our children.

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  8. Shadow Byrd says:

    *laugh* Dragon is my boyfriend. 😉 Though I do try to grant as many of his wishes as I can. 🙂

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  9. Cathy says:

    What a gorgeous bear sweater you've made! Love all those different stitches and patterns, great job!

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  10. AllyB says:

    What a great sampler. Gotta love a Pooh Sweater.

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  11. Sylvia says:

    What a fun sweater!

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  12. Shadow Byrd says:

    Thank you! I had a lot of fun with it. 🙂

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