Pattern: Cottage Creations Wonderful Wallaby by Carol Anderson
This is a printed booklet first published in 1984 that is still available in many local yarn stores. I got my copy at Loop in Philadelphia.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-ease (wool and acrylic blend) - machine washable!!!
Worsted weight at 4.5 stitches to the inch
2.5 skeins (approx 500 yards)
Colorway: 180 Forest Green Heather
Needle size: US8
I knew from other people's versions that this pattern runs small. I ended up making the Age 6 version for my Age 2 recipient. I wanted to err on the roomy side. In the end, it fit him perfectly. It's quite stretchy so hopefully it will last him a few seasons.
As you can probably surmise from these pictures, James is a very active little man. Sometimes it's hard to get a decent picture of the guy - he's a whirling dervish. Here's what it looks like when he is furiously waving hello to me - just a blur.
Here's a shot of him playing football. Hut one, hut two. Hike!