This adorable penguin has a black body knit in rounds. The front body details are knit as a flat piece with clever shaping, then sewn in position.
- Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ (Solids 4.5 oz/128g; 268 yds/245m) 1 ball Contrast A (01040 Black)
- Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ (Solids 4.5 oz/128g; 268 yds/245m) 1 ball Contrast B (01005 White or 01008 Aran)
- Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ (Solids 4.5 oz/128g; 268 yds/245m) 1 ball Contrast C (01436 Cherry)
- Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ (Solids 4.5 oz/128g; 268 yds/245m) 1 ball Contrast D (01630 Pumpkin)
- Set of four size U.S. 5 (3.75mm) Double-Pointed Knitting Needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Approx 3½-inches (9cm) tall.
22 sts and 28 rows = 4-inches (10cm) in stocking st.
alt = alternate(ing)
beg = beginning
cont = continue(ity)
k = knit
k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together
inc 1 st = knit into front and back of next stitch
p = purl.
p2(3)tog = purl next 2(3) stitches together
rem = remaining
rep = repeat
rs = right side
rnd(s) = round(s)
ssk = slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, then knit through back loops together
st(s) = stitch(es)
ws = Wrong side
With A, cast on 12 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: (Inc 1. K2) 4 times. 16 sts.
2nd rnd: Knit.
3rd rnd: (Inc 1. K3) 4 times. 20 sts. 4th rnd: Knit. Inc 4 sts on next and follow alt rnd once more. 28 sts. Knit 14 rnds even.
Shape neck and head:
1st rnd: (K2tog. K5) 4 times. 24 sts.
2nd rnd: (K2tog. K4) 4 times. 20 sts.
3rd rnd: (K2tog. K3) 4 times. 16 sts.
4th rnd: (K2tog. K2) 4 times. 12 sts. 5th rnd: Inc 1 st in each st around. 24 sts. Knit 9 rnds even.
1st rnd: (K2tog. K4) 4 times. 20 sts.
2nd rnd: (K2tog. K3) 4 times. 16 sts.
3rd rnd: (K2tog. K2) 4 times. 12 sts.
4th rnd: (K2tog. K1) 4 times. 8 sts.
Break yarn leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts and fasten securely.
“Belly”: With B and pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
**1st row: (RS). Inc 1. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1. K1. 7 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows twice more. 11 sts.**
Work 15 rows even in stocking st.
1st row: (RS). (ssk) twice. K3. (K2tog) twice. 7 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: (Inc 1. K1) 3 times. Inc 1. 11 sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 5 rows stocking st.
Next row: K5. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
***Next row: P5. Next row: ssk. K1. K2tog.
Next row: P3tog. Fasten off.***
With RS facing, join B to rem sts. ssk. K4. 5 sts.
Work from *** to *** as given above.
Sew “Belly/Face” in position.
Wings (make 2): With A and pair of needles, cast on 2 sts.
1st row: (RS). K1. Inc 1 st in last st. 3 sts.
2nd row: Knit.
3rd row: Knit to last st. Inc 1 st in last st.
4th row: Knit.
Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 9 sts.
Knit 9 rows even. Cast off. Sew cast off edge at neck, placing shaped edge of Wing towards back.
With C and pair of needles, cast on 40 sts.
Knit 3 rows (garter st). Cast off.
Knot 2 strands of C into fringe 2" (5 cm) long.
Trim Fringe. With A, embroider eyes using French Knot.
With D, embroider beak using Bullion St.
Feet (make 2)
With D and pair of needles, cast on 5 sts.
1st row: (RS). Cast off 3 sts. K2 (including st on needle after cast off ).
2nd row: K2.
3rd row: Cast on 3 sts. K5.
5th to 7th rows: As 1st to 3rd rows.
Cast off (WS). Sew Feet to Body.