Barrison

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Barrison Bear
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

This adorable stuffed bear is knitted in furry Nanuk, giving it irresistible texture.

 

Barrison 

 

Skill Level: 

Intermediate
 

Finished Measurements

Approximately 12” high
 

Materials

2 Balls Berroco Nanuk (50 grs), #5403 Narwhal

Straight knitting needles, size 10½ (6.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

1 St holder

Polyester stuffing

Sewing needle and embroidery thread
 

Gauge

12 sts = 4”; 18 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
 

Stitch Glossary

Inc 1

K in front and back of next st.

WTS (wrap, turn, slip)

Sl 1, bring yarn to RS of work, return slipped st back to LH needle, turn work, bring yarn to WS of work, sl 1 purlwise.
 

Back

First Leg

With straight needles, using MC, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  Inc 1, k2, inc 1 – 6 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Row 3:  K1, (Inc 1) 4 times, k1 – 10 sts.

Row 5:  K8, WTS, p5, WTS, k7 – 10 sts.

Row 7:  K2, SSK, k2, k2 tog, k2 – 8 sts.

Rows 9, 11 and 13:  Knit – 8 sts.

Row 15:  K1, SSK, k2, k2 tog, k1 – 6 sts.  Break off yarn and sl 6

sts to st holder.

Second Leg

Work same as for 1st Leg, end on Row 15, leaving sts on needle.

Joining Row (WS):  Purl 6 sts, cast on 1 st, purl 6 sts from holder – 13 sts.

 

Body

Row 1:  K4, Inc 1, k3, Inc 1, k4 – 15 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows (unless otherwise specified):  Purl.

Row 3:  K2, Inc 1, (k4, Inc 1) twice, k2 – 18 sts.

Row 5:  K16, WTS, p13, WTS, k12, WTS, p11, WTS, k10, WTS, p9, WTS, k13 – 18 sts.

Row 7:  K5, SSK, k4, k2 tog, k5 – 16 sts.

Row 9:  (K1, SSK) twice, k4, k2 tog, k1, k2 tog, k1 – 12 sts.

Row 11:  K2, SSK, k4, k2 tog, k2 – 10 sts.

Row 12 (WS):  Purl 10, then cast on 9 sts (first arm) – 19 sts.

Row 13:  K9 (1st arm), k10, then cast on 9 sts (second arm) – 28 sts.

Rows 15, 17 and 19:  Knit – 28 sts.

Row 21:  Bind off 9 sts, k to end – 19 sts.

Row 22 (WS):  Bind off 9 sts purlwise, p to end – 10 sts.

 

Head

Row 1 (RS):  SSK, k6, k2 tog – 8 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Row 3:  Inc 1, k1, Inc 1, k2, Inc 1, k1, Inc 1 – 12 sts.

Row 5:  Inc 1, k3, Inc 1, k2, Inc 1, k3, WTS, p11, WTS, k10, WTS, p9, WTS, k10, Inc 1 – 16 sts.

Row 7:  Inc 1, k3, Inc 1, k6, Inc 1, k3, Inc 1 – 20 sts.

Row 9:  K4, Inc 1, k10, Inc 1, k4 – 22 sts.

Row 11:  K5, SSK, k8, k2 tog, k5 – 20 sts.

Row 13:  K2, SSK, (k5, k2 tog) twice, k2 – 17 sts.

Row 15:  SSK, k13, WTS, p12, WTS, k10, WTS, p8, WTS, k6, WTS, p4, WTS, k8, k2 tog – 15 sts.

Row 17:  K5, sl sts to holder, bind off 5 sts, k to end – 5 sts.

First Ear:  Purl 5.

Row 1 (RS):  (Inc 1, k1) twice, Inc 1 – 8 sts.

Row 2:  Purl.

Row 3:  Knit – 8 sts.

Row 4:  P2 tog, p4, p2 tog – 6 sts.

Row 5:  K2 tog, k2, k2 tog – 4 sts.

Row 6:  Bind off as follows:  K2 tog twice.  Bind off last 2 sts.

Second Ear:  With WS facing, join MC and purl 5 sts from holder.

Work same as for 1st ear.

 

Front

First Leg

With straight needles, using MC, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1 (RS):  Inc 1, k2, Inc 1 – 6 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Row 3:  K1, (Inc 1) 4 times, k1 – 10 sts.

Row 5:  K8, WTS, p5, WTS, k4, WTS, p3, WTS, k6 – 10 sts.

Row 7:  K3, SSK, k2 tog, k3 – 8 sts.

Rows 9, 11 and 13:  Knit – 8 sts.

Row 15:  K1, SSK, k2, k2 tog, k1 – 6 sts.  Break off yarn and sl 6 sts to st holder.

Second Leg:  Work same as for 1st Leg, end on Row 15, leaving sts on needle.

Joining Row (WS):  Purl 6, cast on 1 st, purl 6 sts from holder – 13 sts.

 

Body

Row 1 (RS):  K5, Inc 1, k1, Inc 1, k5 – 15 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows (unless otherwise specified): Purl.

Row 3:  Inc 1, k5, Inc 1, k1, Inc 1, k5, Inc 1 – 19 sts.

Row 5:  K15, WTS, p10, WTS, k8, WTS, p6, WTS, k4, WTS, p2,WTS, k10 – 19 sts.

Row 7:  K5, SSK, k5, k2 tog, k5 – 17 sts.

Row 9:  K4, SSK, k5, k2 tog, k4 – 15 sts.

Row 11:  K2, SSK, k7, k2 tog, k2 – 13 sts.

Row 12 (WS):  P13, then cast on 9 sts (1st arm) – 22 sts.

Row 13:  K9 (first arm), k13, then cast on 9 sts (second arm) – 31 sts.

Row 15: K12, SSK, k3, k2 tog, k12 - 29 sts.

Row 17: Knit - 29 sts.

Row 19: K11, SSK, k3, k2 tog, k11 - 27 sts.

Row 21:  Bind off 9 sts, k to end – 18 sts.

Row 22 (WS):  Bind off 9 sts purlwise, p to end – 9 sts.

 

Head

Row 1 (RS):  SSK, k5, k2 tog – 7 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  Purl.

Row 3:  (K1, Inc 1) 3 times, k1 – 10 sts.

Row 5:  (Inc 1) twice, k1, (Inc 1) 4 times, k1, (Inc 1) twice – 18 sts.

Row 7:  K2, Inc 1, k3, Inc 1, k4, Inc 1, k2, WTS, p11, WTS, k9, WTS, p7, WTS, k5, WTS, p3, WTS, k8, Inc 1, k2 – 22 sts.

Row 9:  K1, Inc 1, k5, (SSK) twice, (k2 tog) twice, k5, Inc 1, k1 – 20 sts.

Row 11:  K9, k2 tog, k9 – 19 sts.

Row 13:  K2, SSK, k11, k2 tog, k2 – 17 sts.

Row 15:  SSK, k13, WTS, p12, WTS, k10, WTS, p8, WTS, k6, WTS, p4, WTS, k8, k2 tog – 15 sts.

Row 17:  K5, sl these sts onto holder, bind off 5 sts, k to end – 5 sts.

Ears:  Work same as for back ears.

 

Finishing

Sew back and front of bear together, leaving ears and bound-off sts at top of head open for stuffing.  Stuff legs and arms first, making them quite firm.  Stuff body next, being sure to stuff lightly so that bear is huggable.  Stuff muzzle next, then head.  This makes the muzzle stand out.  Sew bound-off sts and ears tog.  Embroider the face with embroidery floss as in photo.