Bunny Odile by Cinthia Vallet

Bunny Odile

Knitting
October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
601 - 700 yards (550 - 640 m)
One Size
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Bunny Odile is a sweet little bunny knitted in one piece, totally seamlessly, from the tip of her nose to the tip of her toes, came to meet you, along with her friend Nisse.

For now, the PDF is available in english only (version française à venir).

It currently includes a bunch of patterns to knit the bunnies as well as the wardrobe to dress them.

In addition of the instructions to knit sweet little bunnies, you’ll get also some to make the dress and its sweater variation, the little fancy textured jumper, pyjamas and socks. Each garment being also knitted seamlessly in one piece.

This idea of gathering these patterns was inspired by a yarn set from Ovis et cetera (see yarn information below). It’s a tribute to the happiness of getting such a beautiful mini-skeins set and one of the possible answers to « what could i knit with it ? ». Well, you can knit too little bunnies, and clothes to play dress-up, for your own pleasure or to treat your loved ones (whatever their age !)

As for all my patterns, the process is thought for the maker’s happiness of having a character truly emerging during the knitting, a very lively little soul appearing at a early stage of the making then growing organically stitch by stitch.

  • No seaming.
  • No assembling.
  • All the finishing done as you go, even ears and tail. When you’re done with the last stitch, you’re done with your little woolly friend too.

° The knitting starts tiny, with Odile’s little nose. Then you will shape her head using short rows. Along the way, you will have paused to attach her eyes, embroider her nose and her mouth, and give her long ears. That’s the moment when Odile truly begins to come to life. From that point, you will knit down to her little feet ! And the trickiest bits of the making will be behind you !
You will then knit her shoulders, arms and body, then down to the belly and bottom, in a smooth continuous process. Once again, you will take a little break to make her a cute pompom tail, which is knitted from picked-up stitches previously marked. Then, only the legs and feet to go !

All along, instructions are given to tackle the required finishing as you go, leaving only a small opening to close at the very end of the making.

° Knitted in fingering weight yarn, Odile requires only requires 25 g (about 110 m / 120 yds) of yarn to come to life.

Nisse shown here too, is also made following the same pattern : another color of yarn, bigger eyes, same but a bit different, it’s all the magic of toy making.

  • The PDF is available in english only.

  • Bunny Odile pattern has been tested and fully tech edited.

  • About the difficulty level : i would rate it between advanced beginners and intermediate. The only true prerequisite is knowing how to knit small circumferences in the round. On this basis, I worked at providing detailed instructions as well as extra tips and pictures, to offer a smooth process. If you’ve already knit a sock or a mitten, something small and tubular, then you can do it !

  • Instructions are written to be worked either with DPNs or magic loop.

  • Specific techniques : short rows using yarnovers or simple decreases with detailed instructions provided.

YARN
Ovis Et Cetera Igneae
60 % non-superwash wool / 20 % Ramie (plant fibre) / 20 % silk
Set of 6 mini-skeins (6 x 25 g = 150 g / 637,5 m / 697 yds)
1 mini-skein used for Odile (Color Seed)
1 mini-skein used for Nisse (Color Kraft)
Other mini-skeins used for garments

NEEDLES AND GAUGE
Odile and Nisse are knitted with 2mm (US 0) needles.
Two sets of DPNs (15 cm / 6 inches) or two circular needles for magic loop. The extra needle(s) will be used at a later stage in the pattern and could be replaced by waste yarn, but using needles makes for a smoother process.
10 sts and 14 rounds = 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm / 1 inch x 1 inch, in stocking stitch, worked in the round.
It’s not essential to get this particular gauge, but it’s really important to get a tighter-than-usual gauge. I recommend you knit a little swatch in the round to see what fabric you get : you are looking for a nice tight gauge, without making the process of knitting uncomfortable. It’s important to find the right balance for you to enjoy knitting this cuddly toy while creating a firm fabric full of character.

Clothes are knitted with 2,75 mm (US 2) and 2 mm (US 0) needles for ribbing and hems.
As for the bunny, two sets of DPNs (15 cm / 6 inches), or two circular needles for magic loop, will be useful at some stages for a smoother process.
9 sts and 11 rounds = 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm / 1 inch x 1 inch, in stocking stitch, worked in the round with larger needles

SIZE
One size.
With the yarn and needle size used for the sample shown, Odile and Nisse measure about 23 cm (9 inches) from the top of the head to the tip of the toes. If you use a thicker yarn, you will get bigger bunnies. In that case, don’t forget to adapt the size of the eyes if you use safety eyes.

NOTIONS
Lockable stitch markers, such as bulb pins
Contrasting waste yarn in similar weight to the working yarn
Tapestry needle
Stuffing (It can be polyester, wool or cotton. It depends on personal preferences, and also on how much you would like the toy to be special, precious or made with natural materials only.)
Safety eyes (As shown here, Odile has 6 mm diameter blue eyes and Nisse 7,5 mm diameter brown eyes) - 1 m / 1 yd of black or brown yarn in same weight as the one used for the bunny for optional knitted eyes
Black or brown mercerised embroidery cotton for the nose and the mouth

RIGHT RESERVATIONS
© Cinthia Vallet
This pattern is intended for your personal non-commercial use only. It may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form, as a whole or partially. The finished toys made from it may not be sold. They are meant to be used for yourself or gifted. No yarn kit may be proposed without my explicit permission. If you would like to sell yarn kits, please contact me to have a chat about it first.
Thank you very much for respecting these rights reservations.
For pattern queries, contact by email at fromcinthia@gmail.com