I knitted this tiger for a friend of mine. Actually I was knitting it for her sister, who was very ill. Someone gave her a stuffed tiger and she liked the symbolic strength of the tiger. I had only met her sister in person once, but I wanted to do something. I felt really badly about her illness, because I couldn't imagine losing a sibling. Plus, her sister was way too young to be so ill. I wasn't sure what I could do, so I knitted a tiger for her. I tried to knit quickly, so I could hurry up and get it to her, but I finished too late. Her sister passed away before I could her tiger finished. I sent it anyways, because I thought my friend might like to have it.
The pattern is Toy Tiger in Cotton, from the Australian Womens' Weekly, dated November 23, 1966.