Dutch Rabbits by Rachel Borello Carroll

Dutch Rabbits

February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
20 yards (18 m)
4" from nose to tail
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Spring will be here before you know it. Start knitting little rabbits now to fill the Easter baskets of all the little people you know. Bonus- when knitted on these small size needles, these tiny rabbits fit into large plastic Easter eggs.

As with most Yarnigans patterns, this bunny can be sized up or down by using a thicker or thinner yarn and larger or smaller needles. Simply find your yarn, knit up a swatch, and see if the fabric is thick enough that the stuffing won’t show through the holes in the knitted fabric. If the holes are too prominent, size down your knitting needles until it works. I made one of these rabbits in a bulky yarn (Knit Picks Billow) and the needles that worked for me were a size 6.

MC: 20 yds of Cascade 220 wool in chosen colorway
(Pictured: Greystone Heather, Amber, and Kansas)
CC: 20 yds of Cascade 220 wool in Natural or White
1 set of 4 size US 3 double pointed knitting needles
Yarn needle
Small amount of polyester fiberfill stuffing
1 set of size 6mm black acrylic safety eyes (available at 6060eyes.com)
Small amount of pink embroidery thread for nose and mouth
Embroidery needle