Friday, August 15, 2008
We finally got our act together and made up the new bunny pattern - the Well-Dressed Bunny! It's available in both my shops as of now. There are still a couple copies of the older bunny patterns in my Etsy shop, but once those are sold, I will just have the new pattern. Rather than show you more of my own knitting, here are some bunnies (and a lamb) made by other crafty people.
First, a bunny in a hoodie made by Marissa (she knits lots of bunnies). I knit a little hoodie while revising this pattern, because it had been so long since I knit one, and this was my second pattern ever. I found it to be just fine, even though I'm much better at designing now. I did lengthen the sleeves a bit, but the original length was fine too.
Now here's a sweet little girl bunny knit by Meike. For some reason I could never figure out, the pinafore dress turns out just the right size for some people, and too big for others. It's possible a problem with different people knitting different gauges, or maybe some people are using finer yarn for the toy? Anyway, the solution is usually pretty simple - use finer yarn and/or smaller needles. In case you missed it, you can find the instructions for the little pocket here.
I couldn't find an example of the Easter Bunny pattern, so here's a lovely sheep by the talented Raynor. He's well-dressed in a green jacket and waistcoat. Do you think he's off to have tea with some friends? I love the pattern for this jacket, and have knit it a bunch of times.
Anyway, maybe you've been inspired to knit a bunny or two of your own? Don't forget to add your photos to my Flickr group, so I can blog about your knitted toy one day!
Posted by Barbara Prime at 5:08 p.m.
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Awww, thanks for including my Lizzie! :) I have no idea what I did to get the dress to fit, LOL. It just did! So your pattern seems just fine to me. :) Both dress & bunny were knitted in Rowan Cashsoft DK, needle size US 4 (3,5 mm), I think. I may have gone down a size for the dress, to US 2,5 (3 mm), but I can't remember...
P.S. Hope your pregnancy is going well!
oh those are cute
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