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"Arkoudaki" a Teddy Bear

Arkoudáki is the name of a Teddy Bear in Greek. This Arkoudaki (pronounced” arcoo-dákey” )is made on the round from start to end. I have made many Teddy Bears in my life, crocheted and knit. I like knitted bears and was inspired to make one that required as little sewing as possible. This is the bear that came out of my personal experience with different patterns.

This Bear aims to remind us of the childlike nature of us all. I hope it brings a smile to the inner child in you or a child friend. This pattern takes advantage of the use of 4 or 5 Double Pointed Needles (that I will refer to as DPNs from here on). You may use two circular needles if you want or magic loop if preferred. Stuffing a Teddy Bear is as much an art as making one. Gauge is not important, but makes a difference in the way your bear looks. Special thanks to Jen Catalone, Kesten Davis, Michelene Russell, Sherilyn for their input, feedback and help in testing this pattern. There are modifications to this patte…

Euryale a unisex hat

Euryale is a unisex hat. In Greek mythology, Euryale (Εὐρυάλη) (pronounced UR-RYE-AH-LE) was one of the two Immortal Gorgons. The pattern is full of cables, symbolizing her intricate hairstyle full of snakes. It has been adapted for knitting a hat on the Rnd. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes.

Yarn: Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Wollmeise
Weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) 80% Merino, 20% Nylon 510 yards / 150 grams
(Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes 50 grams or 175 yds)
It is an un-stretched 15 “ ribbing; that fits a 22 inches head when worn.
Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.