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Knitted Menagerie - Part 1
Easter Bunny Egg Cosy by Susie Johns
Knitting
baby boy - due in June 2011
5-6" each
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
216 yards
Sirdar Simply Recycled DK
0.25 skeins = 35.5 yards (32.5 meters), 12 grams
Brown
Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Sincere Organic Cotton DK
0.25 skeins = 31.5 yards (28.8 meters), 12 grams
Yellow
Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Sincere Organic Cotton DK
0.25 skeins = 31.5 yards (28.8 meters), 12 grams
Natural/Undyed
Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Sincere Organic Cotton DK
0.5 skeins = 63.0 yards (57.6 meters), 25 grams
White
Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK
0.25 skeins = 54.8 yards (50.1 meters), 25 grams
Green
Notes

Baby boy is due in just over 3 weeks… and this is the first part of a knitted menagerie that I am making to dangle over baby’s cot as a mobile. Each animal is around 5-6” tall, including the legs.

The patterns are adapted from a book of knitted egg cosies by Susie Johns (see pattern link for the bunny cosy). The heads are more or less knitted as designed but the lower bodies and legs are improvised and stuffed. Also I knit everything in the round, where possible, instead of following the flat instructions.

(I’ve now added three more animals to the mix… which can be seen in my Knitted Menagerie Part 2, here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/susie-f/boy-teddy-bear )

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May 2011
May 21 2011
 
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  • Project created: May 16, 2011
  • Finished: May 16, 2011
  • Updated: May 31, 2011