Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Panda cuteness

Panda



- to complete the toy, you will need to have the rest of the pattern (Lulu, Etsy)
- the new version of the entire pattern will be available in the new year, as an individual pattern, and in my Fuzzy Knits book

(the following specifications are for the whole toy)

Materials
35 g of worsted weight yarn in main colour (MC), 25 g of worsted weight yarn in white (CC), yarn for embroidering face, two 8-10 mm black buttons or safety eyes, stuffing, pair of 4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles, tapestry needle

Measurements
approx. 20cm (8") tall

Gauge/Tension
22 sts and 32 rows per 10cm (4")

Head
The intarsia section is marked with the yarn colour for each set of sts.
Begin at back. CO 7 sts with CC.
Row 1: P 1 row.
Row 2: k1, [m1, k1] to end. (13 sts)
Row 3: P 1 row.
Row 4: k1, [m1, k1] to end. (25 sts)
Row 5-7: work 3 rows in st st.
Row 8: [k2, m1] x 4, k9, [m1, k2] x 4. (33 sts)
Row 9-15: work 7 rows in st st.
Row 16: CC k9, MC k3, CC k9, MC k3, CC k9.
Row 17: CC p8, MC p5, CC p7, MC p5, CC p8.
Row 18: CC k7, MC k7, CC k5, MC k7, CC k7.
Row 19: CC p6, MC p8, CC p5, MC p8, CC p6.
Row 20: CC k6, MC k8, CC k5, MC k8, CC k6.
Work rest of head in CC.
Row 21: P 1 row.
Row 22: k1, [skpo] x 7, k3, [k2tog] x 7, k1. (19 sts)
Row 23-25: work 3 rows in st st.
Row 26: k1, [k2tog] to end. (10 sts)
Cut yarn, thread end through remaining sts, pull tight to gather. Secure yarn ends from colour changes. Attach safety eyes. Sew up seam, leaving an opening. Stuff and sew closed. Make sure to put extra stuffing in the nose and cheeks.

Ears (make 2)
CO 3 sts with MC.
Row 1: P 1 row.
Row 2: k1, [m1, k1] twice. (5 sts)
Row 3: P 1 row.
Row 4: k1, [m1, k1] 4 times. (9 sts)
Row 5: P 1 row.
Row 6: k4, m1, k1, m1, k4. (11 sts)
Row 7-9: P 3 rows.
Row 10: k3, skpo, k1, k2tog, k3. (9 sts)
Row 11: P 1 row.
Row 12: [skpo] x 2, k1, [k2tog] x 2. (5 sts)
Row 13: P 1 row.
Row 14: skpo, k1, k2tog. (3 sts)
Cut yarn, thread end through remaining sts, pull tight to gather. Fold ear in half, with decreases to front and increases to back.

Abbreviations
[ ] = repeat instructions between square brackets as many times as indicated (e.g. x 2). "To end" means to repeat instructions in brackets until you reach the end of the row.
CO = cast on
k = knit
k2tog = decrease 1 by knitting 2 together
m1 = increase 1 by picking up loop between stitch just worked and next stitch, and knit into the back of this loop
P or p = purl
skpo = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over

2 comments:

Danae said...

I love the pandas new face, looking forward to knitting it! :D

banuca said...

You are so practice, your toys are wonderfull and so sweet.