Another great design by Monsieur West! The knitting of penguono is an adventure. you follow a well put together instruction and you create something truly unique. The colour play is endless. You can make a mysterious penguono with some grey and black, a crazy bright one or a earthy one …. endless colour combinations that can suite any soul.
I play with my penguono, I used different texture yarn mohair, wool and cashmere. Most of my yarn was from my stash. I also made intarsia marble pattern on both sides which give something ethnict to my penguono.
When knitting penguono I spent a lot of time looking at each piece and thinking ahead for the colour combination. It was not like a flowing knitting, I did not take the first colour I saw and knit on (actually there is nothing wrong with that :) !) Also I used the beautiful variegated yarn from Countess Ablaze “break me down” for the back panel and it gave an amazing pattern which looks like a milky way ! it is beautiful, I was very surprised when I saw that. It was like unfolding a mini present ! I guess if you use any variegated yarn doubled with a plain colour (black, grey or white) you will discover a the unique pattern of the yarn (I am not sure that it will work with speckled yarn)! because you have no increase or decrease in the back the variegation is not broken therefore a geometric drawing appears, MAGIC :)!
For the i-cord bind off, I used two colours: edison bulb and maple leaf from madelinetosh. The colours I chose are quite close together therefore they don’t stand out :( much. I thought that two colours i-cord was not a fast and easy way to bind off (use one colour if you want an efficient way to BO and if you want different colours then try a variegated yarn :) ) see so many option !
Voila the finish object ! I love love it ! and I am very happy with my neon penguono :) Here are the pictures of the finished penguono. Oh also I almost forgot to tell you that penguono can be worn two ways a casual way and a classy way ! Depending on your mood penguono will always follow you:) !