Hi, as I learned there are extraordinary people knitting for animals in need! Please, read more here:
As you may be aware the oil spill & potential disastrous effects to wildlife & environment off the coast of Tauranga is frightening. A small number of little blue penguins have already been caught in the oil spilled to date with growing fears that more will be effected. Skeinz has been asked to help with the penguin relief by knitting small Penguin PJ’s to help protect the birds & prevent them from preening their feather & ingesting the toxic oil. If you can help out by knitting a penguin jumper – send them to Skeinz at the address below.
And they even tell the method to knit these so needed pullovers for penguins. Thank You so much for sharing with us!
Penguin Jumper in 8ply – Must be 100% Wool Yarn
1 pair 3.25mm , 1 pair of 3.75mm needles , 1 set of 3.25mm dpn’s or circular
Cast on 36 stitches using 3.25 needles.K1, P1 to end of row. Repeat this row 7 times. Change to 3.75mm needles and K2, P2 rib. Work 4 rows increasing at each end of every row. (44 sts)
Continue until work measures 15 cms.
Decrease 1 st at each end of every row until 28 sts remain.
Decrease 1 st. in middle of next row (27 sts.)
Leave on needle.
Make second side the same.
Transfer the 54 sts from both pieces to 3 of the set of 4 3.25mm needles.(18 sts on each.) and work a round neck in K1 P1 rib for 10 rows.
Stitch up sides to decreasing to 27sts (opening for flipper). Add elastic to the top and bottom to prevent the penguins getting out of them. Top: 15cm of elastic; bottom 17 cm (knots allowed). Flat elastic OK.
Thank you to Charlie – one of our Skeinz regulars who knitted her penguin jumper & supplied us with this pic.
And not enought with this: they even had another idea: GREAT!
Knitting Drop – In Clinic
Do you know someone wanting to learn how to knit?
Wanting to learn a new technique?
Terrified of knitting in the round or from the top down?
Hawkes Bay Ravelry Knitters have organized a knitting drop in clinic at
East Pier Bar & Brasserie
Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier
Saturday October 27th from 9am until noon.
Contact Jennie Kuzman for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org