Contact Us

Knitting Community: Your Talents Are Needed To Clothe Penguins, Pattern Included

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Penguins are adorable!  Take one look at the little honeys and you’ll want to help, IF you can knit.  I may have to learn just to be part of this project.  The Penguin Foundation needs your help to clothe the little buggers for a couple of different reasons.  Can you help?

The Penguin Foundation has been helping to rehabilitate the birds since 2001. If you’re a knitting enthusiast, use your talents to make and donate small woolly jumpers for sick penguins.  Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation uses the jumpers to help rehabilitate birds that have been affected by oil spills or similar leaks from fishing boats.  It not only keeps them warm, but also prevents them from injuring their beaks when they try to clean the toxic oil away from their body.  Oil on their little bodies make them less waterproof!  It mats and separates penguins’ feathers which damages their natural insulation and waterproofing systems.  Poor things!

Here’s what you need to know to help:

Materials List, Instructions and Pattern Guide

Best of B105

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B105 Backstage quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B105 Backstage contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.