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Outback Ossie

Simply Knitting 109, Summer 2013
Knitting
June 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in st st
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Finished koala measures 9 inches (23 cm) tall

G’day mate! When we dream of Australia, we love to think of sunshine, amazing wildlife and happy travels, and this cuddly little koala brings all this to life. Outback Ossie is lots of fun to knit, and his cute accessories and friendly face give him heaps of personality.
If you would prefer not to stiffen the hat, then stuff lightly and sew to head around the base of hatband.
Though the hat is an essential part of the ensemble you could get away with buying a ready-made one and just adding the knitted corks. We think the whole set is adorable, from Ossie’s fluffy ears to his poseable fingers and toes. What a beaut!

Yarns required:
Hayfield, Bonus DK (100% acrylic, 100g/280m)
1 ball of each:
Silver Grey (838)
Walnut (927)
Grass (825)
Wheat (816)
Chocolate (947)
White (961)

Sirdar, Funky Fur (100% polyester, 50g/90m)
1 ball of Silver (561)

1g of black DK yarn

125cm length of cream DK yarn