We have a shop knit a long going. Anyone is welcome and I would love to get pictures and comments from others who decide to give this project a try. The project, a knitted bear from a vintage knitting book (1910) is adorable and in some places a tad challenging. I am in the process of retyping the instructions so they are a little more readable. For now you can email me for a pdf version for your knitting pleasure. I am working on getting it translated to text or attached on the webpage.
The materials needed for this bear are stated in the pattern but among the three of us participating in the shop knit a long have selected three different yarns. I am using Cascade 220 in brown, Barbara is using Cascade 220 superwash in white and Julianne is using a lace weight in a lovely pastel blue. We have already learned that we should opt for a smaller needle size than expected because you want your stitches to be quite dense. If in doubt opt for a smaller needle size.