18 June 2016


When I saw Julie's (Little Cotton Rabbits) new pattern for the bear and panda, I just knew I had to knit them up. I started with the boy panda and used one strand of Drops Lima and one of Drops Kidsilk for the body. I knitted the clothes using Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply. It is a great pattern as usual, with helpful tips and great instructions. And here he is.......

I haven't come up with a name for him yet, so would be grateful of any suggestions for what to call him. I thought the jumper would be a challenge as I'm not fond of this kind of knitting, but the pattern was most comprehensive and easy to follow and I was most pleased the way his fair isle jumper turned out.
I them went on to knit him a few accessories, a hat, scarf and schoolbag.....I had so much fun.

Now I think all is left is to knit him a girlfriend. For further details of Julies patterns and her work, click here.
Till next time, Ali.


  1. How handsome is he! I love pandas and what a brilliant bobble hat xx

  2. He is lovely! :) I really must get around to knitting up some of Julie's patterns, you know how it is, never enough hours in the day, to do it all.
    It's quite addictive making little creatures, isn't it!
    V x

  3. OOh Ali - your panda is perfect - love his expressive eyes and his brilliant bobble hat!
    Got my thinking cap on for a name!
    Looking forward to seeing him meet his girlfriend!
    Ali xx

  4. Wow he is so cute! and his clothes are great so much work and yes he really must have a girlfriend. :) x

  5. Pete the panda ? I find myself singing , I love to go a wandering along the mountain path ....


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