Monday, September 12, 2011

DragonflySoars 20110912, Mother Bear In the Round tutorial

This is a step-by-step picture tutorial for how I knit the Mother Bear pattern in the round using toe-up sock techniques. Techniques used are magic loop, Judy's Magic Cast-On, two-at-a-time sock knitting and kitchener stitch. While the video does not go into the details of these techniques, helpful links can be found below or on the side bar.

Note: This version does not match the in the round pattern found on Ravelry, but it's how I knit.

As a side note, my laptop is having a lot of issues so getting the tutorial up was a challenge. I am hoping to podcast in a day or so, I'm sorry I'm late, especially during the challenge!

Please post your finished bears in the thread on our Ravelry board. If you don't have a Ravelry account, email me your pics. There are some wonderful bears over there, many of them from my mom *grin*


1to1 said...


This is an excellent tutorial and is how I make my bears except I stuff it at the end.

Hope you don't mind that I share the link on the Mother Bear Group on Ravelry.

Thanks for taking the time and effort to put this out there!!


Meilynne said...

What an awesome video tutorial! I will definitely give the magic loops bears a try!

I like to switch back and forth between flat and circular bears. Keeps me from getting bored, lol!

Still, I avoid seaming flat bears by doing a seaming while knitting technique. If you're ever interested...

Mother Bear - Seaming While Knitting

Katie O said...

your tutorials on this are AWESOME! Great job!