|Two Happy Penguins|
Knitted- Directions: Red Heart Yarn
Much like my "fabric stash", I have a "yarn stash". In this project, I used both! I had red yarn & I had white yarn. A quick trip to Michael's & I had black yarn. I'd be knitting 2 penguins, so I decided to make each Penguin's scarf & sweater a different color! In my "stash" was a blue tweed yarn. It was leftover from my hubby's knitted rib winter hat. That had been my project last year. There's always the clicking of knitting needles going on here. Knitting is a FuN hobby that my mom taught me back when I was a lot younger. In other words, I've been knitting for- well- decades.
These Penguins are just adorable! 2 sizes of knitting needles are needed for this project:
- The Penguin body- double pointed US #3 knitting needles.
- The scarf is knitted with US #6 single point knitting needles.
- A Yarn Needle is also needed to stitch the seam & also attach the flippers.
|Eyes & Mouth sewed on-|
using Bias Tape
***Staring at the body I realized that after it was sewn together & stuffed, there could be an issue of the stuffing seeping out between the knitted stitches. That was not good! That led to making a body Liner.
To make a body Liner to stuff:
The next step was tracing the knitted body on newsprint. I then had a pattern to use while cutting the Liner from light weight jersey fabric. Cut 2 liner body pieces for a Penguin. Sew the 2 pieces together leaving the bottom open.
The next step?
The body Liner was stuffed & the bottom seam stitched by hand.
|Stuffed Body Liners-|
ready to insert
The plump little Penguin needed a scarf. Tie the scarf just under the face & pull tightly. I sewed it in place with yarn (using the scarf's color) and also tacked the long scarf in place.
To stand- push bottom of Penguin in.
What cute little Penguins! After the first Penguin was completed, I was on my way to finish off the second one- complete with a colorful scarf! Soon, I'll be working on another!
This is a FuN project to keep or to give as a gift. Again click here for the pattern.