Thursday, 30 January 2020

Panda-monium!

I've got a new design in the latest issue of Knit Now magazine, and it's a super-cute one!


I think you all know by now that I am a sucker for a cute cartoon animal, and pandas are one of my favourites! I've added glasses to this one for my daughter, who wears glasses*.


The Panda in Glasses jumper is knitted in pieces from the bottom up, and the neckline is picked up and knitted on after seaming the shoulders of the jumper. The Panda in Glasses motif is worked using intarsia (and you could definitely use duplicate stitch for some of the finer details to make your life a little easier). I added stripey sleeves as a fun touch.

The jumper is knitted using King Cole Big Value DK (DK; 145m per 50g ball; 100% acrylic), which comes in economical 50 g balls, to save you having loads of each colour left over at the end. The pattern is written for six sizes: 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years, with finished chest sizes of 60 (65.5, 69, 72.5, 76.5, 80) cm, designed to fit with 5cm positive ease.


You can find the pattern in Issue 112 of Knit Now, which is available now. If you can't find a copy in the shops, you can order one from More Mags while stocks last.

Want to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue or Favourites? You can find the pattern page here.

*She's miffed that the sample is not in her size. She is also miffed that the panda is not wearing pink glasses, and that I do not have a jumper on the needles in her size with pink glasses, right now!

All images copyright Practical Publishing.

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