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knit a penguin pullover

knit a penguin pullover

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It may be a tad too soon for us to be busting out our woollies in Oz, but a local population of plumed pals are calling out for a pullover.

Got a few spare balls of yarn and an urge to get your needles clickety-clacking? It may be a tad too soon for us to be busting out our woollies in Oz, but a local population of plumed pals are calling out for a pullover.

While the image of a cuddly critter in a sweater tends to make us all gooey from the overload of cute, there's a more important purpose to this campaign than a few doting oohs and aahs. The Victoria-based Penguin Foundation, situated on Phillip Island, is hunting for knitters from around the world to stitch up teeny jumpers for penguins in rehab.

Preventing birds caught in oil spills from cleaning toxic gunk off with their beaks, a penguin-sized sweater can be whipped up with a few clicks, and this handy knitting pattern will make it even easier. For more info about how you can lend a hand (or two), have a gander at the Penguin Foundation website here.