Aleks Byrd Pengwyn the Penguin Knitting Pattern


The super cute yarn loving Pengwyn the Penguin is a quick knit and excellent small winter companion. The pattern is printed in A5 booklet format on 130gsm silk matte finish paper with a stapled spine. The printed pattern includes a Ravelry download code.

Pattern notes:

  • Yarn is held double throughout.
  • The body is knit in one piece in the round.
  • The body is stuffed before closing and finishing. The white chest is knit as a separate flat piece and sewn onto the body.
  • The body is closed fully once eyes and beak have been attached and secured.
  • The feet, wings and beak are knit separately and sewn onto the body.
  • There are three hat options: solid colour, striped and stranded colourwork.
  • Skill level: Advanced beginner; comfortable knitting in the round.


  • Height 6” / 15.25cm 
  • Circumference: 13” / 33cm


John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers DK - 100% Falkland Merino, 250m - 100g

  • 1 skein Black - KBN01
  • 1 skein White - KBN55

John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers DK mini - 100% Falkland Merino, 62m - 25g

  • 1 skein Orange - KBN13
  • 1 skein Blue - KBN84 

Or desired DK weight yarn in the following amounts: 

  • Black: 125m 
  • White: 150m 
  • Orange: 38m 
  • Blue: 56m


Techniques Used: Knitting in the round, knitting with two colours at a time (optional for creating striped or stranded colourwork hat options), seaming with whip stitch, knitting flat pieces, increasing and decreasing.