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Alan the penguin bird knit kit

Alan the penguin bird knit kit

Regular price £18.00 GBP
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  • This cute penguin knit kit is the perfect gift for a bird loving friend
  • Handmade in the Scottish highlands
  • Contains all the supplies that you need to knit a cuddly penguin (just add needles)
  • Free UK shipping


Alan is a very friendly penguin, and he’ll enjoy hopping in your hand for a comforting squeeze when the weather gets cold. Rockhopper penguins are natural entertainers, and with his bright orange beak and cheeky yellow eyebrows, Alan will always raise a smile.

Each bird knitting kit is carefully handmade and packed by me, and will contain all the yarn and notions that you need to knit a cuddly penguin friend – No need to order all the different yarns and bits and pieces.

If you'd like to add needles to your kit, a pair of high quality 4mm Pony aluminium knitting needles are £2, and a pack of 2 Pony darning needles are £1. Please note that you will also need a 3.5mm crochet hook (or similar size) to attach Alan’s magnificent crest feathers to his head. At the moment I haven’t got any of these in stock so you’ll need to grab one from your stash.

Your Alan the penguin knitting kit is presented in a large, stylish gift box, and bundled up in plastic-free, recyclable packaging. This bird knit kit is the perfect, original gift for a knitter, birder, or penguin fan - they'll love knitting Alan, and the kit includes a cute penguin button badge for them to wear, too!

What's included in your knit kit?

A full colour printed knitting pattern
5 different colours of high quality, soft DK acrylic yarn
Polyester toy stuffing
Red felt, black beads and thread for eyes
An Alan the Penguin button badge

Is Alan suitable for beginners?

Very much so. He is simply knitted flat on a pair of 4mm (UK 8/ US 6) knitting needles, making him an excellent project for an absolute beginner: no need to knit in the round.

Basic knitting skills that you’ll need to know:

Stocking stitch, increasing by knitting into the front and back of a stitch (inc 1) and decreasing by knitting 2 stitches together (k2tog). There’s colour-changing on some rows, so you will need to use Intarsia technique to change yarns mid-row. Head on over to my how to knit tutorials if you need any advice!

All kit and parcel packaging is plastic-free, and recyclable.

The gift box measures 28cm x 19cm x 8cm.

Alan the Penguin is 17cm tall.


Postage and delivery

Free UK tracked delivery is included with all knitting kits (Royal Mail 48). Upgrade to express delivery (Royal Mail 24) at checkout for £2.

All button badges include free UK 1st class delivery.

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