This week I decided to take another break from knitting little coats and hats and create a little character instead. Opted this time for a couple of rabbits rather than a teddy bear.
Since summer is upon us I decided to go for a nautical theme and created Sammy and Susie the seaside bunnies. I used leftover yarn I had in my stash, all DK. Picked out blues, white and reds to get that nautical look, I was worried at one point they would look a bit too Gallic, but a pair of French bunnies would have been just as cute.
Susie was the first bunny to be made and measures 9 inches from the tips of her ears.
Her legs and body are knitted in one piece, arms are knitted separately and attached. With this type of rabbit you can change the type of leggings, socks and jumper so you can create a different rabbit everytime. The little pinafore is knitted separately and is removeable so she could come with her own little wardrobe.
Sammy is based on the same pattern. I knitted a couple of more rows for the legs so he would come out slightly taller.
All his little clothes are knitted separately. Enjoyed knitting his little jumper, loved the anchor it gave the right touch to the nautical theme.
I would have liked his shorts to have been a bit baggier, I may need to add more stitches next time around or perhaps not stuff his legs as much!!
Overall I was pleased with the way they turned out, especially when they are both together as they look very much a pair.
Just hope there is a breeze on the beach, because with all their woollies these poor little bunnies might fry!