Bantha - Star Wars! by Tara Brailsford
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Bantha - Star Wars!

Knitting
April 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Any!
This pattern is available from etsy.com for £2.75.

I was inspired to design and create my very own Bantha-like soft knitted toy. He comes with a knitted saddle pattern and instructions on how to make a bed roll and food bags from felt.

Banthas are large hairy elephant-like mammals with long furry tails. They have large curved horns and full lips. They can be found in herds of up to 25 Banthas and are quite social animals. A common male grows 2-3 metres tall and weighs 4,000 kilos!
They are native to Tatooine but can be found on several planets in the galaxy. Banthas are an important part of Tuskan culture as they are used to carry large loads as well as being ridden by the Tuskan Raiders.

Techniques:
Knitting in the round, Stockinette Stitch, Increases – kfb, Decreases – k2tog

What you need:
DK yarn in Bantha Brown (your choice)
DK yarn in cream
Safety eyes (9mm) or black yarn
Tapestry needle
Toy stuffing
Set of 4 mm double-pointed needles (or Circular needles if preferred)
Yarn for saddle
Small amounts of felt for sacks and roll
Embroidery Floss

Finished Size: Approx 190 mm long and 110 mm tall

I am happy to help with any questions you have.

The PDF pattern will be emailed to you and is for personal use only. It comes with pictures and is 6 pages long. Please see policies for further details.