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Dangly Springtime Bunny

Knitting
March 2014
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
95 - 120 yards (87 - 110 m)
Yarn/needle details are given for small and medium sized bunnies, but the pattern can be used to make various sizes by adjusting the yarn and needles used.
This pattern is available for free.

Skills/Construction:
Dangly Springtime Bunny is knit in sections using double pointed needles. The body and head are worked in the round from an easy to follow table, while the arms and long dangly legs are based on an icord, with simple shaping to form the paws. A cute bow and luxurious alpaca pompom add the perfect finishing touches.

Instructions are provided for knitting an icord and the ‘simple sock cast on’ (for the feet).

Size/Gauge:
The same instructions are used for different sizes by changing the yarn/needles. To keep the stuffing hidden, a tighter gauge than recommended on the ball band should be used (0.5 to 1 mm smaller, depending on how tight your knitting is). The sample sizes, excluding legs are Small - 12 cm high and Medium - 21cm high from ears to bottom.

Materials:
SMALL: 50g Bergere de France Lima and 3mm DPNs
MEDIUM: 50g Rowan Felted Tweed Aran and 4.5mm DPNs.

ALL SIZES:

  • Locking stitch markers
  • Toy stuffing
  • Toft alpaca pompom
  • Dark yarn or embroidery thread for face and any embellishments
  • Small quantity of scrap yarn for the bow