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Loom Knit Panda
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern Number: L10050 Knit this panda bear toy with the Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn Knit & Weave Loom Kit.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 4 x 4 1/2 in. (10 x 11.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-100 Vanna's Choice Yarn: White

Crisp white


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (A)

860-153 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.39
Note: (B)

Martha Stewart Crafts™ Knit & Weave Loom Kit
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 45.00

Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
18 stitches = about 4 in. (10 cm) EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
1. Follow loom manual instructions for SINGLE KNITTING for how to cast on, knit and bind off.
2. Follow loom manual instructions for CHANGING COLOR.


3. Each small piece of Panda is knit on one semi-circle loom piece.

The curved shape of the semi-circle piece does not affect the shape of the finished knit fabric.


4. Loom can be configured into a variety of shapes to suit your preference.

If desired, use additional loom pieces to configure loom into any shape, then knit back and forth in rows on just one side of loom.


INSTRUCTIONS



BODY
Loom Configuration
Use the following piece: (1) 28-hole semi-circle piece.



Set Up
Insert 18 small pegs into center 18 holes of 28-hole semi-circle piece - 18 working pegs placed.



With A, cast on to every working peg.
Working back and forth in rows, knit 10 rows.
Change to B, knit 6 rows.
Change to A, knit 8 rows.
Change to B and knit 8 rows.
Change to A and knit 8 rows.
Change to B and knit 6 rows.
Change to A and knit 10 rows.
Bind off.



ARMS (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 12 small pegs into center 12 holes of 28-hole semi-circle piece - 12 working pegs placed.



With B, cast on to every working peg.
Knit 7 rows.
Bind off as follows: cut working yarn, leaving 6 in.

(15 cm) tail; thread tail into yarn needle provided with loom.

Slide needle through yarn loop on peg from bottom to top of loop.

Work along loom until all loops are threaded.

Gently remove knitting from loom.

Pull end of yarn to gather stitches, add a small amount of stuffing, then use remainder of tail to sew seam.



LEGS (make 2)
Set Up
Insert 12 small pegs into center 12 holes of 28-hole semi-circle piece - 12 working pegs placed.



With B, cast on to every working peg.
Working back and forth in rows, knit 5 rows.
Bind off as for Arms.



EARS (make 2)
Set Up
Place 6 small pegs into center 6 holes of 28-hole semi-circle piece - 6 working pegs placed.



With B, cast on to every working peg.
Working back and forth in rows, knit 5 rows.
Bind off as follows: cut working yarn, leaving 6 in.

(15 cm) tail; thread tail into yarn needle provided with loom.

Slide needle through yarn loop on peg from bottom to top of loop.

Work along loom until all loops are threaded.

Pull end of yarn to gather stitches, knot securely.



FINISHING
Fold Body in half.

Thread needle provided with loom with A and seam sides, stuffing as you go.
Sew Arms and Legs to Body.

With B, embroider a straight stitch nose.
Sew flat edge of each Ear to Body.


Thread yarn ends into needle and weave in ends.

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