Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.
1. Cub is knit in one piece, then stuffed and seamed.
2. Ears are knit separately and sewn to Cub.
3. A diagram is provided to clarify construction.
Note: First side is worked from bottom of legs up to top of head.
Cast on 10 sts.
Rows 1-3: Knit.
Rows 4-6: Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 3 rows.
At the end of Row 6, Sl these sts to holder.
Work as for rear leg, but do not place sts on holder.
Row 7 (RS): Knit across 10 front leg sts, cast on 4 sts, with RS of rear leg facing, knit 10 sts of rear leg from holder - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 8-17: Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 10 rows.
Row 18 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 19: Cast on 3 sts, k these cast-on sts, k to end of row - 27 sts at the end of this row.
Row 21: Rep Row 19 - 30 sts at the end of this row.
Row 23: Knit.
Row 25: K14, sl remaining 16 sts onto holder for back - 14 sts remain for neck and head.
Continue work over 14 neck and head sts only.
Row 27: Knit.
Row 29: Bind off 3 sts, k to end - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Row 31: Knit.
Row 33: K1, ssk, k to end - 10 sts at the end of this row.
Row 35 (Top of Head): Knit.
Note: Second side is worked from head down to bottom of legs.
Shape Neck and Head
Row 37: K1, M1, k to end - 11 sts at the end of this row.
Row 39: Knit.
Row 41: Cast on 3 sts, k these cast-on sts, k to end of row - 14 sts at the end of this row.
Row 43: Knit.
Join Second Side to First Side
Note: When working next row, fold piece across Row 35 for top of head.
Row 45: K to end of 14 Head sts, k across 16 Back sts on holder - 30 sts at the end of this row.
Row 47: Knit.
Row 49: Bind off 3 sts, k to end - 27 sts at the end of this row.
Row 51: Rep Row 49 - 24 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 52-62: Work in St st.
Divide for Front and Rear Legs
Row 63: K10 for front leg, bind off 4 sts, k10 for rear leg.
Work over 10 sts of rear leg only.
Work in St st for 3 rows.
Knit for 3 rows.
From WS, rejoin yarn to 10 sts of front leg.
Work as for rear leg.
EARS (make 2)
Cast on 6 sts.
Rows 1-4: Beg with a WS row, work in St st for 4 rows.
Row 5 (WS): P1, p3tog, p2 - 4 sts at the end of this row.
Row 6: (K2tog) twice - 2 sts at the end of this row.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Tie knot to secure.
Beg at back of body, seam first and second sides of body, legs and head. Stuff lightly through opening at back of head and neck before seaming closed. Sew Ears to head.
Pick up 3 sts across back end of Cub.
Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st for 5 rows.
Bind off. Fold tail in half, sew side edges together and sew end to body.
With ivory yarn, embroider straight stitch nose.
Weave in ends.