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Thomas Rabbit

Hello everyone!

I started knitting rabbits a long time ago but never really made a lot of them.

That is, until I saw some wobbly rabbit eyes for the first time in Woodstock, England. At that time, I got to know Catherine. She loved rabbits. She still does, come to think of it. Every time I visited her, I made sure I had some rabbits with me. Or I sent her one on special occasions. I think at some point there must have been a whole herd of them residing in her bedroom!

I have a lot of pleasure in making them. They look especially cute when dressed. You can use the same clothes for them as you do for Thomas and Annabel Doll. I will give the description for some new clothes in another post.

So let’s get started.

Happy knitting!

xxx

Ann

Thomas Rabbit

Leg (make 2)

  • Begin at the lower edge and use colour for the shoe.
  • Cast on 12 sts.
  • K1 row.
  • K1, inc K wise into 10 sts, K1 (22 sts).
  • G-st7 rows.
  • K1, K2tog x6, K1 (16 sts).
  • K1 row.
  • Break off colour for the shoe, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the stocking.
  • St-st 10 rows.
  • Cast off all sts, leaving a long enough end to close up.
  • Close the leg and shoe with the mattress stich.

Body and head

  • Begin at the lower edge and use colour for the stocking.
  • Cast on 33 sts.
  • St-st 6 rows beginning with a K row.
  • Break off colour for the stocking, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the jumper.
  • St-st 8 rows.
  • K4, K2tog x5, K5, K2tog x5, K4 (23sts).
  • St-st 3 rows.
  • Break off colour for the jumper, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the skin.
  • St-st18 rows.
  • K4, K2tog x2, K7, K2tog x2, K4 (19 sts).
  • P3, P2tog x2, P5, P2tog x2, P3 (15 sts).
  • K2, K2tog x2, K3, K2tog x2, K2 (11 sts).
  • P1, P2tog x2, P1, P2tog x2, P1 (7 sts).

Arms (make 2)

  • Begin at the upper part using colour for the jumper.
  • Cast on 12 sts.
  • St-st 12 rows beginning with a K row.
  • Break off colour for the jumper, leaving a long enough end to close up, and join colour for the skin.
  • St-st 4 rows.
  • K1, K2tog x5, K1 (7sts).

Ears (make 2)

  • Cast on 14 sts.
  • St-st 10 rows beginning with a K row.
  • K2, K2togx2, K2, K2togx2, K2 (10 sts).
  • St-st 3rows.
  • K1, K2togx4, K1 (6 sts).
  • P 1 row

 

Fill and assemble Thomas as explained here.
Please check this list for abbreviations used.

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