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This Penguin Would Like You to Knit Him a Sweater

Jill Harness

Penguins might not need any help staying warm, but they still rely on sweaters to save their lives after oil spills. That's because when penguins come in contact with oil, they tend to preen their feathers and end up getting sick by ingesting the oil.

But you can help! At least, if you know how to knit you can. The Skeinz yarn store has instructions on how to knit your own penguin sweater. They're asking knitters to make their own jumpers and mail them in to help save the penguin victims of the Tauranga oil spill in New Zealand. If you decide to donate, please note that all sweaters should be made with 100% wool yarn.