I found this great pattern for Peeps the day before Easter this year. So the week after Easter I began making bluebirds from the pattern.
I was showing them at work, and my girlfriend wanted me to make her a penguin.
Here's my pattern mod to the Peeps pattern, for a Penguin:
Knit rows 1-11 as pattern, in Black yarn (B).
In following rows, knit as per pattern, with the following color changes:
R 12: K 9 Black, add a fifth dpn, K9B, K6W, K24B.
R 13: K17B, K8W, K22B.
R 14: K16B, K10W, K21B.
R 15: Same as pattern, with K10W sts over the white sts in Row 14.
R 16: Same as pattern, but K8W centered over the 10W sts in R15.
R 17: Center 6W sts over the 8W sts in Row 16.
R 18: Knit 6W sts over the previous 6W.
R 19: Center 4W sts over the 6W sts in Row 18.
R 20: Knit 4W sts over the previous 4W.
R 21 and all remaining rows: knit in black yarn as per original pattern.
Please keep in mind this is the first draft of the pattern. Let me know if there are errors...:)
With this being a knit in the round, there are a million loose ends of white and black yarns where they join at edges of penguins chest. I left them loose and they are part of the stuffing! Or, you could duplicate stitch the white over the chest afterwards--that would probably be easier!