Polar Bear Family Test

The bear family blanket is my latest project.
Just like the whale family blanket I wanted a blanket that can be made for one or two babies. You have the choice to knit one or two cubs.

It will be the ideal handmade gift for one or two babies.

Choose your colours to match those of the nursery.
Its small size is ideal for babies and it will be perfect to put on its bed or in its pram,

The bear family tutorial is a 13 page PDF file. I recommend printing the last 4 pages of the pattern as well as the page with the measures.

Size and needles :

Finiched size of the blanket : +/- 50 x 75 cm (19.6 x 29.5 in)
Chart : 93 stitches x 179 rows in stockinette stitch
Gauge : 10×10 cm = 18 stitches x 24 rows
Needles : N°5 mm/US8/UK6 – I recommend using circular needles with a 30 inches long cable. However you can use straight needles if you prefer.

Wool :

This pattern has been knitted with the Drops Nepal Wool
1 ball = 1.8 onces et 29.5 yards – 65% Wool and 35% Alpaca

Type Aran/Worsted (Type Nepal de Drops) – Groupe C / 10 ply

You can knit this blanket using the wool and colours of your choice. The more the models are different, the better.

You will find all the colors and the retailers for this wool on this site : https://www.garnstudio.com

Quantities :

Quantites will be given to you in the tutorial.
The model is made of 4 different colours and you will need between 2 and 155 grams of wool depending on the colour. You will also find a chart to optimize your balls of wool.

Methods :

As in all my models, the blanket is knitted using seed stitch (the border) and stockinette stitch (the inside of the blanket).

I always offer 3 methods to knit the pattern depending on your knitting level.
– Intarsia
– Duplicate Stitch
– Jacquard
All these methods are explained in the tutorial with links to videos showing the different techniques (I am currently working on my own videos that will be available on this site).
The recommended methods are intarsia et jacquard.

Confidentiality :

For the duration of the test, please do not post any pictures of your ongoing work. You will be able to post pictures once the tutorial is officially launched.

Duration of the test :

4 weeks – Deadline : 30 november 2020

Tester’s conditions:

Before you enroll for the test, please read the tester’s condition here.

Enroll for the test :

You will receive an email with the tutorial in PDF format

Watch your spams !

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