The Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) invites you to join their Knitting Circle at the Career Hub, 43 Victoria Street on 3 & 12 July 2018 between 13:00-14:00.
Knitted blankets and teddy bears will be donated to the children in the paediatric ward of Tygerberg Hospital for Mandela Day, on 18 July 2018. Staff are also welcome to donate soft toys, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, wet wipes and baby powder at 37 Victoria Street.
Here is the basic teddy bear knitting pattern:
Use double knit wool (any colour you like) and size 4mm or 5mm knitting needles. Teddy can be knitted all in one colour, or change colours to give him a jumper and/or trousers. The whole bear is knitted in one piece and folded in half and sewn up. It is knitted in garter stitch (plain).
Legs: Cast on 8 stitches and knit 16 rows (garter stitch). Break off yarn; keep this piece of work on your needle. Make another leg using the same needles. You will end up with 2 pieces the same size on one needle.
Body: knit across both legs (16 sts) and knit 15 more rows. Arms: Cast on and knit 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Knit 6 more rows. Cast off 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Head: knit 38 rows.
Arms: Cast on and knit 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Knit 6 more rows.
Cast off 8 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows.
Body: knit 16 rows Legs: knit 8 stitches (put the other 8 on a safety pin) turn and knit another 15 rows, cast off. Second leg: pick up the remaining 8 stitches and knit 16 rows for the second leg. Cast off.
Make up teddy by folding in half at the top of the head. Sew all seams except for one side seam and stuff with toy stuffing. Sew last seam together. Sew on a smiley face and pull a ribbon around the neck to help create the head. Sew on eyes or noses (don’t glue them on as small children can pull these off and swallow them). Stitch across the corners of the head to make the ears.
For more information, contact CSCD on (021) 808 4707 or firstname.lastname@example.org