Knitters wanted for penguin pullovers


Oiled penguin in a knitted wool jumper – Phillip Island Nature Parks

The Penguin Foundation in Australia has a global callout for knitters to make pullovers for penguins in rehab. Global means all of us. And if you can knit, that means you.

Penguins caught in oil spills need the little jumpers to keep warm and to stop them from trying to clean the toxic oil off with their beaks.

The Penguin Foundation also distributes the jumpers to other wildlife rescue centres where needed.

You can download more information about how to knit for penguins, including the knitting pattern and where to send the finished product here.

I’m off to find my knitting needles. (I apologise now to the penguin that will be wearing the jumper I knit, but it’s the thought that counts, no?)




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6 thoughts on “Knitters wanted for penguin pullovers

  1. Oh my. That penguin looks like a tiny little hot water bottle. I would love a little snuggle. This is so adorable. Well done for spreading such a helpful and cute idea :-)

    Hannah x | lovelettersandsnippets

    P.S. Your new layout is beautiful :-)

  2. OMG how cute! Unfortunately I can’t knit though :( Can I just buy a mini jumper from the Bear Factory and pretend that I knitted it?

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