Penguin by Claire Garland


May 2020
yarn held together
+ DK
+ Lace
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 11.5 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
70 - 80 yards (64 - 73 m)
Finished size about 6.5-7 inches
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Happy May Day!
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… in other words - Happy May #freebeefridayknits

Say hello to this cute little penguin using my yarn black/ white/ yellow stash - I’d love me (and you?) to knit a bigger one with chunkier yarn - one day maybe!
And - for the first time I’ve embroidered eyes! - so no scrabbling and searching to find the right size toy eyes!

Enjoy him - this little fellow has got bags of character - he’s knitted almost as one - joining as you go - only the happy feet are sewn on afterwards.
And he does enjoy a little splash about (hence the water pic!) - so if you’d like to work a little more with the shaping then go ahead - wet and shape.

Oh yes - I will also have a making-up video tutorial for this on my blog - should you want to make along with me.

Join along with my other knitted creatures - ranging for Beginner’s Bunny (with complete novice tutorial) to much more complex knits - try out my barn owl or my cat!