You know what's it's like... a friend sends you a link, you click on it and then just know you've got to try it yourself... it happened with this.
The tiniest little knitted bunny that can be worn as a brooch... just what every well dressed person is wearing this Easter
But not only that, because it is knitted in the round, it has a secret compartment that can hold a tiny emergency Easter egg.
For something so tiny it took a silly amount of time to knit... and was not the easiest pattern to follow...
but despite that, they do seem to be breeding!
I think I have the urge to knit bunnies out of my system now but should you fancy making one to dress your Easter lapel... just a couple of tips.
- Where the pattern says w5 it suggests moving the 2 stitches from left to right needle and back again five times as you wrap them... it takes forever and it is far easier just to slip the 2 stitches from the left needle onto a spare dp needle, wrap them and then pop them back onto the right needle.
- To increase it suggests picking up the loop between the stitches which is impossible when trying to do this between previously wrapped stitches. Just knit into the back and front of the stitch.
- Round 15 RS should read: p5, k3. w5, k1, k2tog... it needs the extra k1 before the k2tog because there are 13 stitches on the needle not 12.
- Round 17: after you have followed the instructions for the right side you will have a stitch left on the needle . Just slip this to the beginning of the wrong side and carry on following the instructions.
Have a happy Easter whether you decide to knit bunnies or not!
I'm just going to eat chocolate.