These two cuties were an easy, quick knit. They are modified from the King Cole Ltd pattern "Teddy Bear", Leaflet 2000.
I managed to get each bear from only one 50g ball of "Sprinkles" (the pattern calls for two) by reducing the needle size and knitting to a tighter gauge. I can't tell you how much tighter my gauge was because it's impossible to see the stitches in this yarn. It was even difficult to see which side of stockinette was the right side! The pattern suggests size 6mm needles. I used 3.75mm but I'm normally a loose knitter who must go down a couple of needles sizes anyway. My bears are 10 inches tall. Knitted at the suggested gauge they would be 12 inches.
The shaping you see in the faces was done using soft sculpture techniques that would be familiar to doll makers. The actual pattern had only minimal shaping. I thread jointed the limbs so that they are movable. The nose on the mauve bear is needle felted while that on the blue and pink bear is embroidered. I embroidered the eyes on both and sewed the ribbons in place to make the toys child safe.