Snowy Penguin Vest by ChemKnits

Snowy Penguin Vest

November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
230 - 250 yards (210 - 229 m)
One Size - 9-12 month
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The Snowy Penguin Vest is a whimsical colorwork vest featuring tons of colorwork penguins and snowflakes. This was intended to be my son’s “ugly” holiday sweater, but I don’t think there is anything ugly about it!

Finished size unblocked – 9.25” wide, 12” hem to shoulder. The sample is on a ~20 lb 12 month old, Lucky. The vest is fitted on Lucky with room to stretch further.

Yarn: 1 ball Cascade 220 Superwash (C1 Color 817; white) and 1 ball of Cascade 220 Superwash Quatro (C2 Color 1954; purple). Sample used 56 g, ~125 yards white; 51 g, ~115 yards purple.

Skills: stranded colorwork following a chart, knitting in the round on circular and double pointed needles, knitting increases and decreases, picking up stitches.

Notions: stitch marker to note beginning of round, waste yarn or stitch holder, yarn needles, blocking mats and pins (optional).

Snowy Penguin Vest Knitting Pattern © 2014 ChemKnits ( This pattern has been purchased for your personal or charity use. You are not to copy or distribute this pattern without the permission of the publisher, ChemKnits.


Testing of this pattern is currently in progress as of November, 2014.
Corrections to current PDF: NONE (current with testing updates)