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Knit Penguin

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By Sarah E. White

Knit Penguin

My penguin, based on a pattern from Knitty.

How Do You Like It?

I love this little penguin! It was easy to knit and modify to suit my needs

Why Did You Choose This Pattern?

I was looking for a penguin to knit my daughter and this one looked cute.

Would You Recommend it to Others?

Yes! It's easy, fun and you can use it to make any kind of penguin you want

My Project

My daughter is in love with a little show called "Pingu," all about a penguin and his adventures. I wanted to knit her a Pingu-like doll for Christmas, and I found the Pasha pattern from the winter 2004 issue of Knitty.

I altered it to make it more Pingu-like by using the skinnier penguin option, not working the section in yellow on the front, changing the beak and feet to orange and coming up with my own, long oval shape for the feet.

Then I added an edging in duplicate stitch in yellow because the character has that.

Yarn Used

Mostly Red Heart Super Saver, but the black in Lion Brand Wool Ease. I don't know the exact color names, but any black, white and yellow you have (and orange, in my case) will make a cute penguin. Just what I had lying around the house in the right colors!

Lessons Learned

  • I really hate finishing! This project was done except for the feet for days before I finished that last little detail (on Christmas Eve, of course!).
  • It's a lot of fun to take a pattern and run with it to make it exactly what you want. It's only yarn, so try something and if it doesn't work, rip it out.

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