Viva Australia by Cristina Ghirlanda
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Viva Australia

Knitting
February 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
55 - 85 yards (50 - 78 m)
6mo (12mo, 2yr, 4yr, 6yr)
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Viva Australia is the perfect hood for koala lovers. Little children love animal themed clothes! This design is commissioned by my toddler after reading a book about marsupial animals and koala is his favorite among them all.

Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

MATERIALS

YARN

Super Bulky

Shown here:

• Main Color (MC): Garnstudio DROPS Andes (65% Wool, 35% Alpaca; 96 m/105 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz skein; color #0519 dark grey): 1 skein
Yardage: 50 (55, 60, 70, 80) m / 55 (60, 65, 75, 85) yds, including 10% allowance

• Contrasting Color (CC): Araucania LimariYou can use the same yarn as the MC yarn in a contrasting shade. (70% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 10% Silk, 67m/73 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz skein; color undyed): 1 skein
Yardage: 25 (30, 30, 30, 25) m / 25 (35, 35, 35, 25) yds, including 10% allowance

NEEDLES

8 mm / US 11 circular needle of length 60 cm / 24”; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

8 mm / US 11 needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, for the ears

NOTIONS

1 button about 2 cm / 0.75” diameter; matching sewing thread for sewing button; stitch markers; waste yarn; yarn needle

GAUGE

9 sts and 16 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Stockinette stitch (both MC and CC), blocked.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Decreases, increases, knitting in the round, picking up stitches

SIZES

6mo (12mo, 2yr, 4yr, 6yr)