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I have just made sweaters for my niece's Vermont Teddy Bears. I put their names on the front and the name of the College they chose.

I also found blank diplomas on line. One bear loves honey and Harvard. I gave him a diploma from Harvard in Honeyology.

I have on more sweater to finish for the girl bear.

This was a real fun project
 

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I have a book " Knits for Children and their Teddies" by Fiona McTague that i don't think I'm going to use. i would be willing to swap or sell it. I got it half price so It wouldn't be much. I just checked it out on amazon - mostly selling used copies cheap, no reviews, but you can see the cover. If you are interested PM me please.
 

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This is the site I used for the pattern. I made adjustmets for the 16" Vermont Teddy Bears. I used smaller needles for the sweater and the larger needles for the sleeves.

And this is the site I used for the Alphabet
I cut out each letter and scotch taped to a sheet of paper to make the name. This give you a good exposure to intarsia knitting. Just remember to knit the Right side from the Left side of the pattern, and the Wrong side from the right side of the pattern. Your first letter knitted is the last letter of the name.

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/needlework/block-alphabet.shtml

Another site you may be interest in is:
http://www.sunkidstore.com

guage is important I made on sweater and tried it on each bear and made adjustments accordinly. It was well worth the time to make a sample sweater.

IMPORTANT: For the Alphabet be sure to count the number of stitches for the entire name adding two stitches between each letter. I then subtracted this number from the number of stitches casted on. Then I divide this number by 2 to give me the number of stitches for each side of the sweater.

I hope this makes sense.
 
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