Otto

Otto

A cute baby polar bear toy knit without seams on double pointed needles.

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210m / 230 yards worsted weight yarn or 150m / 165 yards double knitting weight yarn.
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK in shade 02 for the smaller version
Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton in Bone

26 sts and 36 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch for smaller version.
20 sts and 24 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch for larger version.

US 2.5 / 3mm double pointed needles for smaller bear knit with DK weight yarn
4mm needles for larger bear knit with worsted weight yarn.

The small Otto is approximately 30cm / 12” tall
The larger Otto is approximately 53cm / 21” tall.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    Otto was designed to be round and cuddly but still easy for little hands to grasp. He knits up quickly and the size can be varied by changing the weight of yarn used. Otto would make a wonderful gift for any kid, or adult.

    GAUGE

    26 sts and 36 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch for smaller version.
    20 sts and 24 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch for larger version.
    Because size is not crucial to this project the gauge does not need to be matched exactly and the overall size can be changed by changing the yarn weight and needle size. The most important thing is to work Otto at a relatively tight gauge to create a firm fabric without holes that the stuffing can poke through. If you are using a different yarn weight you should use needles to achieve a tighter than recommended gauge.

    VERSION INFORMATION

    otto.pdf

  • NEEDLES AND NOTIONS

    US 2.5 / 3mm double pointed needles for smaller bear knit with DK weight yarn or 4mm needles for larger bear knit with worsted weight yarn.
    Small amount of darker yarn for embroidering eyes and nose, for a toy that won’t be played with by babies or young children you could use toy safety eyes.
    Tapestry needle, polyester or wool toy stuffing.

  • Technique Thursday - Picking up stitches from the middle of the fabric
    Technique Thursday - Wrapless short rows