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Mittens for koalas

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Greenfinch Fri 09-Jan-15 07:45:52

I have just heard an appeal for these for koalas whose paws have been damaged by fire. Any ideas how to make these?

NfkDumpling Fri 09-Jan-15 07:56:01

I suppose any pattern for baby mittens with tie wrists? Maybe a touch longer?

Riverwalk Fri 09-Jan-15 08:20:49


They have to be 100% cotton.


Teetime Fri 09-Jan-15 09:30:20

I saw this on the news I think they are very specific about what they want and as you say 100% cotton made from Tea towels - sounds more like a sewing job than a knitting one.

POGS Fri 09-Jan-15 11:25:21

I saw a picture I think in the Daily Mail of the little koala , flat on his face , limbs outstretched, with all 4 paws in bowls of fluid. He looked so sad.

Then you see a koala having a cuddle wearing 'mits'.

I can' knit but if I could I would definitely be joining you all and knitting away now.

Well done if you do.

Greenfinch Fri 09-Jan-15 11:34:15

Thanks Riverwalk.

rosequartz Fri 09-Jan-15 11:36:10

They are probably made from teatowels because they would be cotton and soft; if their paw pads are burnt they have to be sedated and their paws put into dishes of antiseptic fluid, then I suppose the mitts are put on afterwards, then clean ones needed each time..
Poor things.
I will try to put a link onto FB so that my Aussie friends/relatives can spread the word.

rosequartz Fri 09-Jan-15 11:39:52

Cotton mittens to go over bandages; however they are needed asap

Elegran Fri 09-Jan-15 11:44:12

Here is another link, to an article about it - Send your mittens to IFAW at 6 Belmore Street, Surry Hills 2010

I think they are a bit confused when they say "group provides sewing pattern for people to knit their own"