Knits Gifts 2018: Trash Panda
He’s not the hero we deserve, but he’s the hero we need. Lurking in the pages of Interweave Knits Gifts 2018 is a superhero of diminutive proportions. Clad in a mask and green cape of justice, Trash Panda is prepared to take on the dirtiest of cities. His indiscriminate appetite for spoiled snacks and justice drive him to clean up the streets.
With his keen button eyes, he sees all that is rotten; with his pointy, bat-like ears, he can hear a garbage can being rolled down to the curb from miles away. When he’s satisfied with his day’s work, he’ll come home for an evening of cuddles. This small but mighty hero is sure to help you and your fellow humans clean up your acts while keeping you company at night. Trash Panda takes his work seriously, but believes in the restorative power of snuggling.
Who do you call when you need clean streets?
Who do you call for tidying feats?
Who always washes their food?
Who’s always in a snuggling mood?
Who’s the bandit you’ll only catch clean-handed?
Who howls at the moon when you call him Raccoon?
Activate the Trash Panda signal!
DESIGNER Brenda K. B. Anderson
FINISHED SIZE 15″ tall, excluding ears; head measures 7¼” 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 [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #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 (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight (for cape only). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); tapestry needle; polyester fiberfill; quilter’s pins; two white 1⅛” buttons and two black ¾” 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.