My little girl bunny needed a little buddy at her side, and here he is. His official name is “Boy Bunny with a piebald patch”, and he was designed by Julie Williams, whose patterns for these adorable softies are available on Ravelry. I knitted him using Blue Sky Alpacas Sport weight yarn…very soft and slightly fuzzy.
As was true with his big sister, he was a little “fiddly” to knit, but he was worth every stitch. Julie’s instructions are clear and comprehensive, and there are plenty of useful photos to help you along. The pattern directs you tie french knots for the eyes, but I read a suggestion by a Ravelry member to use glass eyes, which can be purchased at glasseyesonline.com. Although I secured them tightly and reinforced them to withstand gale-force winds, I think I’d hesitate to use them if this was a gift for a child.
Another minor change that I made this time was to add a fluffy, homemade pompom tail, instead of following the pattern.
The clothes are included in the pattern, and are a great way to use up scraps of sport or fingering yarn. This was a Rowan 4-ply that I bought on closeout at WEBS.
He’s a little bit smaller than his big sister, measuring 11″ from the tips of his pointed ears to the tips of his chubby toes.