Introducing Christopher Bunny! I’ve had this sweet bunny set on my mind for quite a while. It turned out so adorable. I usually don’t give a specific name to my toy designs but this one called out to me. Christopher is a favorite name of mine and it just suited the bunny perfectly. Feel free to name your bunny to suit you. This fun toy is a guided knit adventure with fantastic results. Christopher Bunny is perfectly sized for love and will bring guaranteed joy to any recipient.
Christopher Bunny is constructed seamlessly from the top-down starting with the head. The safety eyes are specifically placed while knitting. The ears are marked and picked up and knit on. The body is picked up at the neck and worked down. The marked arms and legs are picked up and knit on to the body. The tail is a tiny knit ball that is tacked on. The sweater is seamless and worked from the top-down with some simple colorwork. The striped pants are worked top-down with the afterthought technique used to create the pant leg openings.
Bunny, Snowflake Sweater and Pants:
Barrett Wool Co. Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted (100% American Wool; 250yards/100 grams, 1 skein in the Oats colorway.
Sweater and Pants:
Main Color - Barrett Wool Co. Wisconsin Woolen Spun Fingering Weight (held doubled throughout); (100% American Wool; 450 yards/100 grams, 1 skein in the Laurel colorway. Note: You could also use worsted weight for the main color of the sweater and the striped pants.
Bunny: US size 5 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge
Sweater: US size 7 double-pointed needle or size to obtain gauge
Pants: US size 5 for the waistband, US size 7 for the pants or size to obtain gauge
Bunny: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Sweater and Pants: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch