Monday, May 24, 2010

mod for scraps chaps

I recently knit another Scraps Chaps bunny (Ravelry, Etsy) and decided to try something a little different for the bum. I don't usually mind sewing up that part of the toy, but I know some of you hate seaming. So I redesigned the nether bit of the toy, so it's easier to knit in the round, and there's no seam. The first photo below shows the original version, and the second photo shows the redesigned bum. The knitting instructions follow, and the abbreviations are the same as you will find at the end of your pattern.


as per instructions given below

Work the body as written until Row 35. Then finish the body as follows:

Row 36: k3, [skpo] x 3, k6, skpo, k4, k2tog, k6, [k2tog] x 3, k3. (30 sts)
Row 37: p1, k9, p10, k9, p1.
Row 38: [k3, k2tog] x 6. (24 sts)
Row 39: P 1 row.
Row 40: [k2, k2tog] x 6. (18 sts)
Row 41: P 1 row.
Row 42: [k2tog] x 9. (9 sts)
Cut the yarn, thread the end through the remaining sts, and pull tight to gather. Then sew up the back seam and stuff the body. (If you knit the body in the round, secure the yarn ends and stuff the body)


Jacqui said...

Ooh,it looks good! Will try these improved instructions on my next Scraps Chaps. Thank you for sharing Barbara :o)

mprezzia said...

Awesome! I loved the pattern, but I did not like sewing up the bums. Now I need to make more;0)

Maria(ilovewool on Rav)

Beeba said...

It looks like this rabbit will be able to sit better with a "flatter" bottom, too. ^_^