Trash Panda by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Trash Panda

Knitting
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in St st on smaller needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
15″ tall, excluding ears; head measures 7.25” wide, 5″ tall, and about
 3″ deep (from nose to back of head)
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Raccoons are a mysterious lot—they’re never seen without a mask, and just what are they doing in the shadows in the middle of the night? Trash Panda is so dang cute we’re giving him the benefit of the doubt, but he sure is dressed for mischief. Although wearing a mask doesn’t always mean you are up to no good. Is he a hero or mischief-maker? You decide.

DESIGNER Brenda K. B. Anderson

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 15″ tall, excluding ears; head measures 7.25” wide, 5″ tall, and about
 3″ deep (from nose to back of head).

YARN Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash (100% superwash wool; 110 yd
 / 1.75 oz): #26304 cobblestone heather (dark grey; MC), 2 balls; #26302 dove heather (light grey; A), #26323 coal (B), and #26328 grass (C), 1 ball each.

NEEDLES Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16″ circular and set of double-pointed. Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight (for cape only). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers; tapestry needle; polyester fiberfill; quilter’s pins; two white 
1 1/8″ buttons and two black 3/4” buttons (Note: Buttons should be flat, with no shank, and have the same number of holes so that they can be stitched together when stacked); sewing needle and black thread; pink and black embroidery floss and embroidery needle for nose/mouth.

GAUGE 20 sts and 29 rnds = 4″ in St st on smaller needle.

NOTES The head, body, tail, legs, and arms of the bandicoot are each worked separately in the round from the top down. The ears are worked in the round from the bottom up. The cape, tummy, and mask are worked back and forth in rows. The eyes are stacked buttons stitched to head. The nose and mouth are embroidered.

It is important to knit at a gauge tight enough so that when the stuffing is added, you cannot see through your stitches.

Toy is made with small pieces and is not intended for children younger than three years old.