Happy Penguin Sweater by Jessica Anderson

Happy Penguin Sweater

Knitting
November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
468 - 1400 yards (428 - 1280 m)
Newborn (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months) [2, 4, 6, 8, 10] years
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NOTE: Only one size is featured in the magazine. All of the sizes are available if you purchase this Ravelry download.

Originally published in Ilikeknitting.com’s October 2014 issue, this version features new sizes (2- 10 years) as well as changes to the hood, and front placket.

Two of my younger children have been smitten with penguins for several years now and have constantly begged me to knit them a penguin sweater. One of them has even resorted to drawing pictures of penguins for me as a reminder that I need to knit him his sweater. When this yarn came in, he immediately ran off with it and claimed it to be “Penguin Worthy” and the Penguin Sweater came to be! What’s cuter than a waddling baby penguin? I couldn’t leave out the smallest member of the house, could I?

Sizes
Newborn (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months) [2, 4, 6, 8, 10] years
Finished Dimensions
Chest 19 (20.5, 22, 24, 26)[28.75, 30.25, 32.75, 34.25, 36]”/ 48.5 (52.0, 56.0, 61.0, 66.0) [73.0, 77.0, 83.0, 87.0, 91.5] cm
Gauge
20 sts/32 rnds= 4” in Stockinette Stitch on larger needles
Yarn
Simplicity by HiKoo, (55% Merino Superwash, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon) Black (MC) 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) [4, 5, 5, 6, 7] skeins (CC1) White 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) [2, 3, 3, 3, 4] skeins, (CC2) Orange 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) [1, 1, 1, 1, 1] skeins

Needles
US size 5 (3.75 mm) 16”/40.5 cm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge, US size 5 (3.75 mm) set of 4 dpn(s), or size needed to obtain gauge, US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16”/40.5 cm circular, or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge, US 4 (3.5 mm) , or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge, set of 4 dpn(s)

Supplies
Tapestry needle, measuring tape, stitch markers.