All the bears in the book are based on the same, simple knitted bear, instructions for which are provided at the beginning of the book and are easy enough for even novice knitters to follow. There are 20 unique designs, including a hiking bear complete with boots and a backpack, a beach-loving bikini bear, a sweet honey bee bear, and a pretty pink ballet dancer, each with its own knitted outfit and accessories. Every bear has its own special character, and the reader is bound to find at least one they just have to knit. Suitable for adults as well as children, they make ideal gifts, and of course there is nothing to stop the reader creating characters of their own that they can personalise to suit a particular person or occasion.
Val Pierce is a keen knitter and crocheter and a prolific author, with over 15 books to her name. Her passion for yarn began when she was a child, and over the years she has worked for other designers as well as large yarn companies. She teaches knitting and crochet, and regularly has her work published in crafting magazines. She has her own website - crossedneedles.co.uk, which contains links to patterns and other useful sites.
Introduction Basic patterns Katy Strawberry Bear Bouncing Baby Bear Peter Pumpkin Bear Freddy Football Bear Toby Toddler Bear Billy Bridegroom Bear Grace Bride Bear Pippa Dolly Bear Holly Christmas Bear Dainty Dancing Bear Barney College Bear Sweet Honey Bee Bear Olivia Sweetheart Bear Emily Knitting Bear Sophie Bikini Bear Poppy Panda Bear Hector Hiking Bear Lucky Ladybird Bear Pretty Party Bear Belinda Bouquet Bear