Holland Lop Rabbit by Claire Garland

Holland Lop Rabbit

October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 160 yards (137 - 146 m)
One - finished item measures approx. 8in long
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This is a homage to a little grey lop-eared bunny that we used to have - she was called Nibbles and she was indeed this tiny when we brought her home…

Ahh… I know

I’ve knitted my little Holland Lop Rabbit (almost) one piece joining as you go - the legs and hind feet you sew on after.

I’ve knitted her using fine Alpaca, wool and Alpaca mix yarns PLUS a touch of mohair - I need to admit here that the yarn (mohair treat) came first - an impulse buy that I needed to use!! - Please note you will need less than a ball of the stated yarns of which I’ve used 2 or 3 strands at a time.

You’ll also need a pair of 15 mm brown toy eyes - I use the push on back acrylic ones (look to Ebay for these, Trimits also have them) and toy filling - a heavy kapok works best I find….

AND - there are also many images illustrating how to make up your bunny and how to make it look as real as can be (given it’s made from yarn and not fur!)
- in fact, if you’re planning on printing it out you may wish to print black and white and omit images?

Finally - I did ever so slightly felt mine which gave the mohair a sense of extra fluffiness - this bit is up to you naturally!

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