Wee Panda by Barbara Prime

Wee Panda

April 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
26 yards (24 m)
5.5cm tall
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This pattern is available for free.

This tiny stuffed panda was originally published in Issue 33 of Knit Now magazine. A slightly different version, with a finger puppet option, is now available here.

Materials: 9 g of white (MC) and 6 g of black (CC) DK weight yarn, pair of 3.25 mm (US size 3) knitting needles, pair of black 6 mm safety eyes or beads, polyester stuffing, tapestry needle
Gauge : 5.5 sts and 8.5 rows = 2.5 cm (1”) measured over st st
Size : 5.5 cm (2¼”). The finger puppet will fit a child or small adult hand.

Note: you can make a slightly larger version of this toy with worsted weight yarn, if that is what you have available. Simply increase your needle size to 4 mm (US size 6)