A knit teddy bear named Biggie Bear 2.0

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Identifier

2020.022

Title

A knit teddy bear named Biggie Bear 2.0

Creator

Keyel, Rebecca

Date

2020

Format

12"

Description

This bear was knit as a replacement for the original "Biggie Bear," a knit bear created using Bobbi Intveld's Baby Bobbi Bear pattern. Rebecca made it for her niece, and he became its owner's favorite stuffed bear. Unfortunately, the cotton yarn and loose knit construction of the original made him less able to withstand the elements. He is still very well loved, but is now more of a bear blanket, as his child pulled all of his stuffing out.

This version is Biggie 2.0, knit in bulky superwash wool (Cascade 128) and in a smaller needle size (US 8/5mm) to help make him sturdier. He's stuffed with polyfil and has a knit heart inside. Future Biggies may be needed, so the heart can be transferred if necessary into his new regenerated form.

Date Created

2020

Provenance

Rebecca Keyel

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