one finished wallaby

Although I finished the knitting a week ago it takes a week (or more!) to get the last bits done.Weaving in ends, blocking and buttons.

And I had a bit of a choice of buttons as I picked up some lovely ones from a quilting store closing down. There were a few big containers of these button tubes and I spent a good while going over them trying to find ones that would be great to have in the stash.

I settled on these cute ones and I think they are just right.

This really is a great little pattern. Wallaby by tiKKi can be knit in 4, 8 or 10 ply. This is the 10ply and it’s knit on needles smaller than 5mm so it feels really thick and spongey (I’m trying to describe it) rather than loose. It’s just gorgeous.

I knit the smallest size and used Bendigo 10 ply Luxury because  I love Bendigo wool and also because it was in the stash. The colour brick is so perfect and the pattern was super easy to knit.

I think I’ll make another one once I’ve finished my big cardigan that I’m doing at the moment because I just love it so much.

Ravelry details are here….oh and I only have 2 buttons on my cardigan because I forgot to do more buttonholes after the first 2.



  1. What a great selection of buttons to have on hand. I am finding that the bigger stores are these days stocking buttons of inferior quality and not very nice designs. We were away last school holidays and I found an old fashioned haberdashery shop in Coonabarabran and stocked up on some more for the stash.

  2. Corrie, this is divine! I just adore the colour and love this little knit. It has me seriously itching to get my needles out… it’s time I dusted them off again… must try out the luxury wool :) x

  3. clever chook!!! I want one!
    *don’t buy anymore buttons. our neighbour moved last week and she was a seamstress and cleared out! We have about 100 containers of buttons. No joke. Come over and take what you want xxx

  4. Awesome finish.

  5. This is beautiful little sweater :)

  6. Gorgeous colour & such a sweet little cardi. Great choice of buttons too! How exciting to have purchased a supply of buttons…and on sale, even better! I have such a fantastic button collection…though I haven’t done a lot with them for some time. Feeling inspired now :) xo

  7. Tess Smith says:

    This is so beautiful! I absolutely love it. I would love to make this in a 2-3year and 5-6year size for my girls. Any suggestions for a pattern? Thanks:)

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