In the language of the Inuit, the people living in the icy regions north of the polar circle, „Iluq“ means „frost“. Iluq the polar bear carries his name with pride – he just loves it when the temperature drops deeper and deeper, the wind howls and the aurora borealis darmatically illuminates the northern sky. With his beautiful coat and the stylish shawl, he always feels warm!
Choose any yarn you like – Iluq will be bigger or smaller depending on the yarn. If you knit Iluq for a child, make sure the yarn is robust, washable and doesn’t pill too much. The pattern will lead you step-by-step through the knitting and sewing, including loads of detail photos and charts. Cable pattern: I included three different instructions, please see the boxed text to the right.
This pattern was first published in my book “Steffis wunderbare Tierwelt”, which literally means “Steffi’s wonderful Animal Kingdom”. There is only a German version of the book available so far, and I don’t believe there will ever be an English version of the book (alas, I hope I’m wrong!), so I will translate some of the animals and publish the pattern on makerist.
Always have fun knitting, be it Polar Bears or Pullovers, yours Steffi