Panda Pullover [FREE Knitting Pattern]

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Keep your little lady toasty with this fun and cozy hooded panda pullover. This cutesome knitted garment will definitely make your princess look super adorable.

The knitting pattern for this cute garment is found on Lion Brand Yarn’s website.

Panda Pullover – A Cozy Garment For Your Cutie

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This free knitting pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Designed by the creatives at Lion Brand Yarn, this cute pullover is worked flat in 4 pieces and then joined together.

The hood is created from the stitches around the neck edge while the ears are created separately and are sewn to the hood.

The pattern comes in 5 different sets of measurements. Sizes range from one that will fit 1-year-old babies up to 8-year-olds.

To make the pullover, you will need Lion Brand’s Ice Cream yarn, a delightfully soft light-weight yarn made of 100% acrylic. Perfect for projects that touch delicate skins like this piece that we are making. Best of all, it is machine washable and machine dryable.

You will also need a US4 and US5 straight and circular knitting needles. That is 3.5 mm and 3.75 mm needles if you are using the metric system.

Techniques Needed

When joining the pieces together, we recommend that you use the mattress stitch. The mattress stitch is an invisible vertical seam that makes your knitting look continuous even though the pieces are created separately.

We have a fully illustrated tutorial on the mattress stitch that you can find here: Learn How to Do a Mattress Stitch.

Moreover, you will need to utilize an increase technique and a couple of knitting decreases when making this project. You will be using the m1 increase and the k2tog and p2tog knitting decreases.

The m1 or make 1 is an almost invisible increase that is best used after a rib. This increase technique can either lean left or lean right. You can check out the tutorial for left-leaning m1 here: How to Make 1 Left (M1L) in Knitting, and the right-leaning m1 here: How to Make 1 Right (M1R) in Knitting.

The k2tog and p2tog are both knitting decreases. K2tog stands for knitting two stitches together and is a basic right-slanting decrease. The p2tog or purling two stitches together is the reverse side equivalent of the k2tog.

To learn how to do the k2tog, check out our step-by-step guide on it that you can find here: Basic Right-Slanting Decrease (K2tog). The tutorial for p2tog is found here: Purled Right-Slanting Decrease (P2tog).

You can download the FREE knitting pattern for this adorable girl’s pullover here: Panda Pullover Pattern.

In addition, you can purchase the recommended yarn through this link here: Ice Cream Yarn.

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