Kelley's has a new granddaughter, and she's busy knitting her all kinds of little treasures. The latest is Candy Bear by Susan Hickson.
As always, Kelley has lots of useful tips and tricks for knitting this project. One of them is particularly great—how to avoid some of the seaming.
Some of us don't enjoy seaming, so Kelley decided to use Judy's Magic Cast-On to avoid seaming on the feet and ears of her Candy Bear. She demonstrated her approach during Technique Tuesday this week.
Another great tip from Kelley involves stuffing knitted toys. She brought up the great point that you need to think about who you're making the toy for. If it's a child, the toy should be stuffed loosely so it's soft and cuddly. If the toy is for an adult, stuff it firmly, because it's likely to sit or stand on a shelf.
Kelley is working on her Candy Bear this week and will be talking more about it on Technique Tuesday next week.
Here's part 2 where she shares tips on finishing the Candy Bear Doll + joining parts like the head and legs to the body with less seams using the kitchener and whip stitch
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