Bedtime Ted

My pattern for Bedtime Ted is in this month’s edition of Knit Now magazine – issue 14.

The inspiration for the design was my 8 year old niece, who always takes the same Bedtime Bunny to bed with her every night.  I adapted the idea to make a Ted instead!

I’m particularly pleased with the design of the nightshirt.  It is really simple garter stitch, and knitted sideways.  This means the neck opening is created by casting on and off as you knit.

Ted is knitted in super soft merino yarn from John Arbon, though he would also be fine in any other DK yarn.  The pattern will be available from my website in about 9 months time – until then you will have to look in the magazine.

If you do knit one for a small person to take to bed with them, I suggest you knit 2, and hide one in a secret location!  This will save bedtime tantrums when Ted number 1 cannot be found!

Do share a photo on the facebook page of your Ted – I’d love to see him.


About madebyewe

Hello, and welcome to my blog, where I talk about the ups and downs of running a crafty business, knitting and life. I learnt to knit when I was a child in the 1970s. I think my Mum taught me, though it may have been one of my Nans. Both Nans were great crafters and my Mum knitted, when she had time. My childhood was full of wearing Mum's warm and cosy handknit jumpers to school and playing with yarn by the fire, making presents for my family and clothes for my toys. When I grew up, I started a business designing children's handknitted jumpers. Now I spend some of my time desgining gardens, as well as designing knitting. The garden design business is well established; the knitting design business is just starting out. I love the rhythmic quality of knitting, the feel of woolly yarn in my hands and the way a project grows beneath my fingers. It is relaxing and productive at the same time. I especially love vintage knitted toys and the quirky simplicity of the patterns. They were often made in times of austerity, when money and supplies were short, but the desire to create something fun inspite of this, shines through. I am a supporter of the Campaign for Wool, supporting the British wool industry, and using British yarn for my kits. Where would we be without fields of fluffy sheep to admire? Baa Humbug to acrylic!
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One Response to Bedtime Ted

  1. Claire Hoey says:

    He is so sweet! I have been and ordered my copy of the magazine straight away. I love his little ted and I wonder if I can upscale the pattern for the nightshirt to my size 😉
    John Arbon was my life saver at Wonder Wool I went specifically to get some Dorset Horn fleece (mmm lovely soft dorset horn) and I searched the stands high and low to no avail and then found some on his stall I had to stop myself from buying him out! Claire x

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