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Panda and Zebra Hand Puppets

Itty-Bitty Toys
Cut Out + Keep
Knitcircus Magazine, Issue #10, Summer 2010
Knitting
November 2009
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
9.5" tall, 8.5" wide
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: susanbanderson.blogspot.com

Description from book:
When I sat down to devise some puppets for this collection. I looked around my studio for the perfect yarn to use and immediately my eyes went straight to two skeins of Manos Del Uruguay, one of my favorite yarns. Because one skein was white and the other black, I started thinking of black and white animals -- and a panda and a zebra filled the bill perfectly.

These incredibly easy and quick puppets are knit back and forth on larger-size needles. I lined the puppets with a natural wool fleece, but you could use a different fabric to line them or you could leave out this step completely. Your kids’ imaginations will run “wild” with these two lovable companions.

Suggested Colors: 1 skein each of Natural 14 and Black 08

Errata:
Black Eye Patch for Panda was omitted from pattern:
Eye patch (make 2):
With Black working back and forth, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: kfb, k1, kfb (5 sts)
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
Row 5: ssk, k1, k2tog
Bind off. Whipstitch to the face using a yarn needle and one of the tails. Weave in the ends to the inside.