Kangaroo Family by Ginny Sturdy

Kangaroo Family

March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
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The kangaroo family is very much in the style of some of my other knits, as they are not huge. Finished kangaroo is about 4 inches tall. So not a cuddly toy, more like a little model, that you could keep in your pocket or attach to a school bag.

I have tried really hard to make the kangaroos realistic. My starting point for this pattern was my only magazine published pattern, which is called Australian Animals, and was published in an Australian craft magazine calledd Homespun, and you can also find this in my shop. These were really miniature animals, which could be used as pendants.

I realise the news may have slightly moved on from the terrible fires in Australia, but I am going to send 100% of any sales from this, and my previous Australian Animals, to a charity called Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Please message me if you would like to use my pattern to make kangaroos to support this or other Australian wildlife charities.

This pattern uses a lot of my usual techniques. Pieces are knitted flat, there is a little icord knitting, and some short rows. A good point is it does not take a lot of wool, 9g for the whole family.

I hope you have fun making a family, and doing something to help the wildlife in Australia.