I hear the folks at Knitty are fond of rabbits. Well, here’s my contribution to the lagomorph population: Rabbity, a pair of woogly eyed hoppers in a colorway designed to pay tribute to editor Amy’s beloved Newton bunny, a soft grey fuzzball who gave more kisses than any other rabbit in the universe. Don’t try to tell her otherwise.
These rabbits are easy to make. The body and head are knit in one piece, with short rows for head shaping. The ears, eyes, paws, and legs can be knit on stitches picked up from the body, or knit separately and sewn on.
Each bun takes less than 100 yds, so your stash will multiply into a kissy colony in no time. Don’t be put off by the difficulty level -- we’ve provided alternatives for some of the more challenging bits, and projects like this are an excellent way to try out new techniques.