Purl

Knit Today Magazine - - Panda family -

BASE OF JACKET Us­ing Black, cast on 60 sts. Row 1: K2­tog, knit to last 2sts, k2­tog. 58 sts. Change to Pomegranate and st st 4 rows. Next row: (K4, k2­tog) to last 4 sts, k4. 49 sts. Next row: Purl. Next row: (K3, k2­tog) Next row: Purl. Cast off. Place coat around waist and join the cast edge to first row of Pomegranate body.

to

last 4

sts,

sts.

off

TRIM Us­ing Black, cast on 16 sts. First row: Knit. Next row: Cast off 6 sts, knit to end. 10 sts. Next row: Knit. Cast on 6 sts. 16 sts. Next row: Knit. Cast off. Place on body with ‘fork’ hang­ing down. Sew to body then sew each side to front jacket to black edge. POCKET TOPS (MAKE 2) Us­ing Black, cast on 3 sts. First row: Knit. Change to Pomegranate. Next row: Knit. Cast off purl­ways. Place pocket tops on base of in from edge and 2 rows down from waist. Sew to

k4. 40

jacket 4 rows

jacket. HEAD Start­ing at face and us­ing White, cast on 7 sts. First row: Inc in ev­ery st. 14 sts. Next row: Purl. Next row: (K1, inc in next st) x 2 us­ing White,( k1, inc in next st) us­ing Black, then White, then Black, (k1, inc in next st) x 2 us­ing white, us­ing sep­a­rate lengths of yarn for each colour sec­tion and twist­ing them to­gether at the joins. 21 sts. Next (and ev­ery alt) row: Purl us­ing White for White sts and Black for Black sts. Next row: (K2, inc in next st) x 2 us­ing White, (k2, inc in next st) us­ing Black then White then Black, (k2, inc in next st) x 2 us­ing White. 28 sts. Cont in White only. Next row: (K3, inc in next Next row: (K4, inc in next Work 7 rows st st. Next row: (K5, inc in next st) to end. 49 sts. Next row (and ev­ery alt): Purl. For colour work over

a small area, like Mrs Panda's be sure to skirt,

strand the not in use colour loosely, as

it can be easy to over-

tighten st) to end. 35 sts. st) to end. 42 sts. Next row: (K5, end. 42 sts. Next row: (K4, 35 sts. Next row: (K3, sts. Next row: (K2, k2­tog) to end. 21 sts. Next row: (K1, k2­tog) to end. 14 sts. Next row (omit purl row): P2­tog to end. 7 sts. Cut yarn and thread through sts. Pull up tightly and sew seam to bot­tom of face. Gather cast on sts and pull up tightly. Tie in all loose ends from eye patches. Sew seam, leav­ing a 3cm or 1¼in gap. Turn right side out and stuff with fill­ing.

k2­tog) to end. 28

SNOUT Us­ing White, cast on 6 sts.

k2­tog)

to

k2­tog) to end. Keep Mrs Panda's shape by in­sert­ing a cir­cle of card­board into her skirt First row: Inc 2 sts. 10 sts Next (and ev­ery alt) row: Purl. Next row: Inc in first st, k2, inc in next inc in next st, k2, inc in last st. 14 sts Cast off purl­wise.

in

first 2

sts,

k2,

inc

in next

st,

k2, Fold to­gether and sew seam. Turn right side out and stuff. Place snout over front of face so that the top of snout is sit­ting on the edge of the eye patches and pin in place. Sew snout se­curely to face.

NOSE Us­ing Black, work a few straight stitches across top of snout. Make a straight stitch line un­der nose 1cm or ¼in long then one straight stitch ei­ther side 1cm or ¼in long for mouth out­line.

JUNE 2015

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