The Wonderful Wallaby

Cottage Creations has a new pattern, an updated version of the Wonderful Wallaby. Be advised, there is nothing wrong with the original pattern, published in 1984.

Updated with fifteen diagrams, this “next generation” features a placket and button closure, built-in I-Cord edging, 2×2 ribbing, alternative yoke decreases and a shaped hood.  Knitted in the round, worsted weight yarn, circular and dpn’s 5 sizes: Petite through Super-size Adult (34” – 52” finished chest measurement)

See The Wonderful Wallaby for Kids (Size 2-12) here.

R39 The Wonderful Wallaby for Grown-ups – NEW!

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Cottage Creations’ most popular pattern! The hooded (or collared), front pouch, seamless sweater is knit from worsted weight yarn, dp and circular needles. Size 2 to super-size Adult. Copyrighted in 1984, reprinted 23 times!


“Just for fun, I’m including the list of Wallaby’s I’ve knit. Since 1999 I’ve knit eight Wallaby’s—two for babies, one for a seven-year-old, another for a twenty-five-year old, three for significant others and one for myself.”
(Some of the following comments were received about the ‘original’ Wonderful Wallaby, Copyright 1984. The new Wallaby (2016) pattern is nearly identical, the difference is the addition of fourteen diagrams and full color centerfold.)

“Your patterns are the best. My daughter and I have made over two dozen Wallaby’s and are teaching it to both new and seasoned knitters. We’re going to make some samples of your other patterns to see what we might teach next. Thank you.”
Nancy Z., Amherst, OH

“I’ve worn out my pattern for the Wonderful Wallaby. I’ve made at least twenty for my children, grands and great-grands.”
~ Mary G., Baldwinsvillle, NY

“Thank you! I have four grandkids that think the Wonderful Wallaby is the best thing since sliced bread. Looking forward to getting my hands on the updated pattern.”
Marybeth L., (email)

“Attached is a list of twenty-six happy Wonderful Wallaby wearers, I have six ‘still to knit’ and ten more who are on the list of ‘needing a second’.”
~ Sara W., Maple Grove, MN

“I knitted a Size 2 Wallaby for my granddaughter. It was such fun—and fast, to knit. All the other kids begged and begged for me to knit them one too.”
~ Marjorie M., Vero Beach, FL

“I knit my first Wallaby twenty-six years ago for my first grandchild.  I’m ordering a new copy after having knitted over forty from my first copy.  The first one I’ll knit from my new copy will be for my first great-grandchild.”
~ Kay, Porter, TX

“I can’t tell you how many Wallaby’s and Iowa Crew/Cruise Socks are running around the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn! While you may not be intimately familiar with the Big Apple Knitters’ Guild, we are certainly familiar with you.”
~ Charlotte, Big Apple Knitters Guild, New York, NY

“I like your updates on this all-time favorite.”
~ Carolyn, Warren, PA