Friday, December 25, 2009

Penguin Can Cover / Wrist Warmer

Merry Christmas








Penguin Can Cover / Wrist Warmer
This pattern assumes some knowledge of stranded and intarsia knitting.
The penguin is knit flat and seamed up the back later, with tail knit on after seaming. The wings and beak are knit up with the pattern by turning your work.
I used stranded knitting with the center ( white and yellow ), and intarsia with the black areas ( so I used two bobbins of black instead of carrying the black behind the white yarn. )
Size 6 US needles
29 yards worsted weight black cotton yarn
4 yards worsted weight white cotton yarn
2 yards worsted weight yellow cotton yarn
1 yards worsted weight blue cotton yarn
Gauge 4 sts by 6 rows
Kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
K = knit
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
P = purl
P2tog = purl 2 stitches together
W = use white yarn to those stitches
Y = use yellow yarn to those stitches
Bk = use black yarn to those stitches
Bl = use blue yarn to those stitches
 
 
Cast on 30 stitches with black
1) k9 bk, k2 w, k3 y, k2 w, k3 y, k2 w, k9 bk
2) p10 bk, p1 w, p3 y, p2 w, p3 y, p1 w, p10 bk
3) k10 bk, k2 w, k1 y, k4 w, k1 y, k2 w, k10 bk
4) p10 bk, p10 w, p10 bk
5) k9 bk, k12 w, k9 bk
6) p9 bk, p12 w, p9 bk
7) k9 bk, k12 w, k9 bk
8) p9 bk, p12 w, p9 bk
9) k10 bk, k10 w, k10 bk
10) p10 bk, p10 w, p10 bk
11) k10 bk, k10 w, k10 bk
12) p10 bk, p10 w, p10 bk
Wings are made in the next row, using short rows.
13) k7 bk turn, k4 bk turn, p4 bk turn, k4 bk turn, p4 bk turn, k1 bk, k2tog bk, k1 turn, p1 bk, p2tog bk turn, k2tog bk, cut yarn and secure stitch. Pick up 4 stitches behind the wing you just made ( through the purl bumps ) with black, k3 bk, k10 w, k7 bk turn, k4 bk turn, p4 bk turn, k4 bk turn, p4 bk turn, k1 bk, k2tog bk, k1 turn, p1 bk, p2tog bk turn, k2tog bk, secure stitch and cut yarn. Pick up 4 stitches same as before, k3 bk
14) p30 bk ( only using one black now so cut, leaving tail for weaving in end later )
15) k13 bk, k4 y turn, p4 y turn, ( k2tog y )x 2 turn, p2 y turn, ( kf/b y )x 2 turn, p4 y, k17 bk, making sure to pull black yarn snugly at sides of beak.( no longer using yellow )
16) p30 bk
17) k30 bk
In row 18 and 19 I used two ( one for each eye about ½ yard ) pieces of yarn instead of carrying behind.
18) p11 bk, p2 bl, p4 bk, p2 bl, p11 bk
19) k11 bk, k2 bl, k4 bk, k2 bl, k11 bk
20) p30 bk
21) k30 bk
22) p30 bk
Bind off leaving yarn long, for seam and tail, a little less than a yard should do.
Weave in ends on the inside of penguin. I seamed up the beak a bit beak while weaving in the yellow end.
Tail
After seaming the back together pick up four stitches on the cast on row, ( 2 on each side of seam. )
1) purl
2) k1, k2tog, k1
3) p1, p2tog
4) k2tog, secure stitch, weave in end.

3 comments:

Dee said...

ADORABLE!

RoamingKnitter said...

Row 12 says no longer need white. Row 13 says to knit 10 white. So which is it?

Barb Szabrowicz said...

RoamingKnitter
Thank you :D