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Time
4h00

Rabbit with blanket stitch detail
Size
Approximately 25cm high

Materials
2 x 50g balls Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in pale blue (A), and oddments in each of
chocolate (B) for embroidery and ecru (C) for pompon tail
Pair 2.75mm knitting needles
Washable toy stuffing
10cm square of chocolate felt

Tension
28 sts and 58 rows to 10cm square over garter st using 2.75mm needles.

Abbreviations
ytb = yarn to back of work between two needles.
ytf = yarn to front of work between two needles.
s2togkpo = slip 2 sts tog, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over.

THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF BABY KNITS by DEBBIE BLISS, published by Quadrille in April (£16.99, paperback)
Photography © ULLA NYEMAN

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  • Step 1

    Body back

    (Worked from neck edge)
    With 2.75mm needles and A, cast on 12 sts and k 1 row.
    Shape shoulders
    Next row [K2, m1] twice, k4, [m1, k2] twice. 16 sts.
    K 1 row.
    Next row K3, m1, k2, m1, k6, m1, k2, m1, k3. 20 sts.
    K 5 rows.
    Next row K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 22 sts.
    K 5 rows. **
    Rep the last 6 rows 5 times more. 32 sts.
    Shape base
    Next row K1, [ssk, k11, k2tog] twice, k1. 28 sts.
    K 1 row.
    Next row K1, [ssk, k9, k2tog] twice, k1. 24 sts.
    K 1 row.
    *** Next row K1, [ssk, k7, k2tog] twice, k1. 20 sts.
    K 1 row.
    Cont to dec 4 sts in this way on every alt row until 8 sts rem.
    Next row K1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3tog, k1. 4 sts.
    Next row [K2tog] twice. 2 sts.
    Next row K2tog and fasten off.

  • Step 2

    Body front

    Work as Body Back to **.
    Next row K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 24 sts.
    K 5 rows.
    Next row K1, m1, k10, m1, k2, m1, k10, m1, k1. 28 sts.
    K 5 rows.
    Next row K1, m1, k10, m1, k6, m1, k10, m1, k1. 32 sts.
    K 5 rows.
    Next row K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 34 sts.
    K 5 rows.
    Rep the last 6 rows once more. 36 sts.
    Next row K1, ssk, k6, [ssk, k5, k2tog] twice, k6, k2tog, k1. 30 sts.
    K 1 row.
    Next row K1, ssk, k5, [ssk, k3, k2tog] twice, k5, k2tog, k1. 24 sts.
    K 1 row.
    Now work as Body Back from *** to end.

  • Step 3

    Head

    With 2.75mm needles and A, cast on 4 sts.
    1st row K.
    2nd row K1, [m1, k1] to end. 7 sts.
    Rep the last 2 rows once more. 13 sts.
    5th, 7th, 9th and 11th rows K.
    6th row [K1, m1, k5, m1] twice, k1. 17 sts.
    8th row K1, m1, k6, m1, k3, m1, k6, m1, k1. 21 sts.
    10th row K1, m1, k7, m1, k5, m1, k7, m1, k1. 25 sts.
    12th row K1, m1, k8, m1, k7, m1, k8, m1, k1. 29 sts.
    K 2 rows.
    15th row K2, [ssk, k1] 3 times, k8, [k2tog, k1] 3 times, k1. 23 sts.
    16th row K4, m1, k3, m1, k9, m1, k3, m1, k4. 27 sts.
    K 3 rows.
    20th row [K4, m1] twice, k11, [m1, k4] twice. 31 sts.
    K 3 rows.
    24th row K4, m1, k5, m1, k13, m1, k5, m1, k4. 35 sts.
    K 1 row.
    26th row K4, m1, k6, m1, k15, m1, k6, m1, k4. 39 sts.
    K 1 row.
    28th row K4, m1, k7, m1, k17, m1, k7, m1, k4. 43 sts.
    K 1 row.
    30th row K3, [m1, k4] 3 times, m1, k13, m1, [k4, m1] 3 times, k3. 51 sts.
    K 12 rows.
    43rd row K9, k2tog, [k8, k2tog] 4 times. 46 sts.
    K 1 row.
    45th row K8, k2tog, [k7, k2tog] 4 times. 41 sts.
    K 1 row.
    47th row K7, k2tog, [k6, k2tog] 4 times. 36 sts.
    K 1 row.
    Dec 5 sts in this way on next row and 4 foll alt rows. 11 sts.
    K 1 row.
    Next row Sl 1, k2tog, psso, [k2tog] 4 times. 5 sts.
    Break yarn, thread through rem sts, pull up and secure.
    Join seam, leaving a gap. Stuff carefully and close gap in seam

  • Step 4

    Ears (make 2)

    With 2.75mm needles and A, cast on 15 sts.
    K 1 row.
    ** Next 2 rows K2, ytf, sl 1, turn, ytf, sl 1, ytb, k2.
    Next 2 rows K4, ytf, sl 1, turn, ytf, sl 1, ytb, k4.
    Next 2 rows K6, ytf, sl 1, turn, ytf, sl 1, ytb, k6.
    Next 2 rows K7, ytf, sl 1, turn, ytf, sl 1, ytb, k7.
    K 1 row across all sts. **
    Rep from ** to ** once more.
    K 48 rows.
    Next row K1, skpo, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
    K 3 rows.
    Rep the last 4 rows once more. 11 sts.
    Next row K1, skpo, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
    K 1 row.
    Rep the last 2 rows twice more. 5 sts.
    Next row K1, s2togkpo, k1.
    Next row S2togkpo and fasten off.
    Fold cast-on edge in half and join.
    With B, work blanket st around edge of each ear.

  • Step 5

    Legs (make 2)

    With 2.75mm needles and A, cast on 15 sts.
    K 1 row.
    2nd row K1, m1, k4, m1, k1, m1, k3, m1, k1, m1, k4, m1, k1. 21 sts.
    K 1 row.
    4th row K1, m1, k6, m1, k2, m1, k3, m1, k2, m1, k6, m1, k1. 27 sts.
    K 1 row.
    6th row K9, m1, k3, [m1, k1] 3 times, m1, k3, m1, k9. 33 sts.
    K 9 rows.
    16th row K12, ssk, k5, k2tog, k12. 31 sts.
    K 1 row.
    18th row K12, ssk, k3, k2tog, k12. 29 sts.
    K 1 row.
    20th row K12, ssk, k1, k2tog, k12. 27 sts.
    K 1 row.
    22nd row K11, ssk, k1, k2tog, k11. 25 sts.
    K 1 row.
    24th row K10, ssk, k1, k2tog, k10. 23 sts.
    K 1 row.
    26th row K9, ssk, k1, k2tog, k9. 21 sts.
    K 29 rows.
    56th row K4, ssk, k9, k2tog, k4. 19 sts.
    K 1 row.
    58th row K4, ssk, k7, k2tog, k4. 17 sts.
    K 1 row.
    60th row K2, ssk, k2tog, k5, ssk, k2tog, k2. 13 sts.
    K 1 row.
    62nd row K1, ssk, k2tog, s2togkpo, ssk, k2tog, k1. 7 sts.
    K 1 row.
    64th row K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1. 5 sts.
    Break yarn, thread through rem sts, pull up and secure.

  • Step 6

    Arms (make 2)

    With 2.75mm needles and A, cast on 7 sts.
    K 1 row.
    2nd row [K1, m1, k2, m1] twice, k1. 11 sts.
    K 1 row.
    4th row K1, m1, [k3, m1] 3 times, k1. 15 sts.
    K 1 row.
    6th row K1, m1, k4, m1, k5, m1, k4, m1, k1. 19 sts.
    K 1 row.
    8th row K1, m1, k17, m1, k1. 21 sts.
    K 1 row.
    10th row K1, m1, k7, ssk, k1, k2tog, k7, m1, k1. 21 sts.
    K 1 row.
    Rep the last 2 rows once more.
    14th row K8, ssk, k1, k2tog, k8. 19 sts.
    K 1 row.
    16th row K7, ssk, k1, k2tog, k7. 17 sts.
    K 24 rows.
    41st row K2, ssk, k2tog, k5, ssk, k2tog, k2. 13 sts.
    K 1 row.
    43rd row K1, ssk, k2tog, s2togkpo, ssk, k2tog, k1. 7 sts.
    K 1 row.
    45th row K1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1. 5 sts.
    Break yarn, thread through rem sts, pull up and secure.

  • Step 7

    To make up

    Join body back to body front leaving neck edge open. Stuff firmly and run a thread around neck edge, pull up slightly and secure. Sew ears to head. Embroider facial features with B. Sew head to body at neck. Fold each arm and each leg in half, join seam leaving a gap, stuff firmly and close gap. Sew arms and legs in place to body. Using the little bear sole template on page 120, cut two soles from chocolate felt and sew to feet. With B, work ‘toes’ and ‘paws’ on feet and arms. Make a small pompon in C and sew to body.

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
aaaah this is sooo sweet and cute, and well done, thank you for sharing this great tute with us.;-D really love it!!!;-D
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JossieAyame
JossieAyame · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 150 projects
Aw so cute!!!
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michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
awww
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