Knit Penguin
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Knit Penguin

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.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • 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
  • Stuffing
 

Project Instructions

Finished Size
Approx 3½-inches (9cm) tall.

Gauge

22 sts and 28 rows = 4-inches (10cm) in stocking st.

Abbreviations
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

Instructions

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.

Stuff Body.

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.

Shape “Face”

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.

Scarf

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.