2017 GAL: Black Panther (knit) by Jacquline Rivera

2017 GAL: Black Panther (knit)

August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 13.5 rows = 2 inches
in double knitting
US 4 - 3.5 mm
214 - 328 yards (196 - 300 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Megan-Anne says

I can’t speak to what Black Panther means to the Black community. His name predates the Black Panther Party, and it’s my understanding that the party did not have him in mind when they chose their name. Jack Kirby had originally named him “The Coal Tiger” which is a dumb name and I think that we can all see why it would be changed. He fought the KKK in a story that was controversial in 1976. Sadly, thanks to our political state, the character is still seen as somewhat controversial today. Did you know that Jack Kirby was straight up ready to throw down with actual Nazis? We could use more of that.

The crochet version of the pattern is here.