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Australian Bilby


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  • Seamed
  • Worked In The Round

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These amazing little creatures are very much endangered these days. Cute and gentle, iconic Australian Wildlife toy, at least the soft toy version is easily created! Knit yourself one of these beauties! Get kids to appreciate the local fauna. The instructions include detailed steps and pictures. You will need some 8 ply wool in different colours and DPN's in size 2.5mm or US2 Finished toy will be about 8cm or 3inches high and 24 cm or 9.5 inches long. Suitable for babies and children of all ages! Pattern is copyrighted and intended for personal use only. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl increases decreases knit in the round pick up stitches GAUGE this is not really important If you use thicker yarn you will get a bigger Bilby and if you use a thinner one you will get a smaller one! Just make sure you use needles about 3 sizes smaller than recommended to get nice firm fabric for stuffing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 10 cm or 4 inches high and 27 cm or 10.5 inches long PREFERRED BRAND/YARN cleckheaton COLORWAY grey white, pink, black

Supplies Needed

  • remnants of pink and black 8 ply wool yarn
  • 25 g 8 ply wool yarn white
  • 25 g 8 ply wool yarn grey

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I am a fashion/ textile designer and mother of six children. Over time I have designed and knitted as well as sewn hundreds of items of baby and childrens clothing. I am a designer specializing in innovative and practical children's wear that is timeless and understated. Sewing, knitting and designing for babies and children gives me special joy and freedom to be playful, nostalgic and quirky. I prefer natural yarns and fabrics as these don't just feel and look good, they also perform very well when used for children's garments. My belief is that children's wear should be fun, practical and comfortable as well as easy to care for. I am a highly creative person and there are a lot of artists, designers as well as dressmakers in my family and my great grandfather who was as a sewing machine engineer... Nothing quite compares with making something for your little one yourself. I encourage everyone with the urge to have a go. It's fun and a lot easier than you think! One of my daughters knitted a very simple blanket for her baby brother when she was 10 years old. It is by no means perfect but it has become a very special prized possession that both her and her brother will cherish for years to come. Empower yourself and have a go!