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BALLERINA BUNNY-knitting toy
BALLERINA BUNNY-knitting toy
BALLERINA BUNNY-knitting toy

Make little girls smile with this cute cuddly toy by Sublime
Yarn: Sublime
Baby Cashmere
Merino Silk DK

SIZE
Length: from top of head when stuffed approx 53cm (21in)Dress: below armholes 19cm (7.5in)
Length: approx 20cm (8in) Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes,
where there is only one set of fi gures this applies to all sizes.

YOU WILL NEED
Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK 75% extra fi ne merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere (116m per 50g)
BUNNY
3 x 50g balls in 001 Piglet (A)
DRESS AND PUMPS
1 x 50g ball in 003 Vanilla (B) Pair each of 3.25mm and 4mm knitting needles.
Stuffing (for bunny)
Oddment of yarn for embroidering features.
4 buttons.
126cm (50in) narrow ribbon
Stitch holder.
Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.
TENSION
22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) over st st using 4mm needles.
25 sts and 52 rows to 10cm (4in) over g-st using 3.25mm needles.
21 sts and 40 rows to 10cm (4in) over g-st using 4mm needles.
Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.
ABBREVIATIONS SEE PAGE 60
BALLERINA BUNNY
LEGS (Both alike)

Using 3.25mm needles cast on 23 sts and work in g-st (each row knit) throughout thus:
Rows 1, 3 and 5: (RS) Knit.
Row 2: K1, m1, k10, m1, k1, m1, k10, m1, k1,
27 sts.
Row 4: K1, m1, k12, m1, k1, m1, k12, m1, k1,
31 sts.
Row 6: K1, m1, k14, m1, k1, m1, k14, m1, k1,
35 sts.
Work 14 rows straight. Work 18 rows dec 1 st at beg of every row, 17 sts. Work straight on these 17 sts until leg measures 20cm, (8in) from cast on edge, fi nishing after a RS row. Cast off .

ARMS
(Both alike)
Using 3.25mm needles cast on 3 sts and work in g-st (each row knit) throughout thus:Row 1: Knit into front and back of next 2 sts, k1, 5 sts.
Rows 2, 4, and 6: Knit.
Row 3: Knit into front and back of next 4 sts, k1. 9 sts.
Row 5: Knit into front and back of next 8 sts, k1. 17 sts.
Row 7: K3, (m1, k2)5 times, m1, k4. 23 sts.Work 11 rows straight. Work 8 rows dec 1 st at beg of every row, 15 sts. Work straight on these 15 sts until arm measures 18cm, (7in) from cast on edge, ending with a RS row. Cast off.

BODY AND HEAD
(Worked in 1 piece)
Using 3.25mm needles cast on 19 sts and work in g-st (each row knit) throughout thus:
BASE
Work 16 rows inc 1 st at each end of 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th and 13th rows. 29 sts.Work 2 rows dec 1 st at each end of every row, 25 sts.

MAIN BODY
Next row: Cast on 17 sts, knit across all sts on needle to end. You will now have 42 sts on the needle.
Next row: Using same needles and yarn cast on 17 sts, knit across all sts on needle to end, 59 sts.
Work 6 rows straight. Work 6 rows dec 1 st at each end of 1st row, 57 sts. Work 32 rows dec 1 st at each end of 1st and every foll 4th row, 41 sts.
Work 22 rows dec 1 st at beg of every row, 19 sts.

HEAD
Work 29 rows inc 1 st at each end of 5th and every foll alt row, 45 sts. Work 4 rows straight.
Mark the ends of the last row for the nose. Work 17 rows dec 1 st at each end of every row, 11 sts. Place markers at each end of last row (this marks the top of the head and the beginning of the ears).
DIVIDE FOR EARS
Next row: K4, inc in next st, turn, slip rem 6 sts onto a stitch holder. (You will come back to these 6 sts later to work the right ear). You will now have 6 sts on the needle.
LEFT EAR
** Work 6 rows straight.
Next row: K3, m1, k3, 7 sts.Work 8 rows straight.
Next row: K4, m1, k3, 8 sts.Work 8 rows straight.
Next row: K4, m1, k4, 9 sts.Work 8 rows straight.
Next row: K5, m1, k4, 10 sts.Work 8 rows straight.
Work 6 rows dec 1 st at beg of every row, 4 sts. (This is the top of the ear.) Work 6 rows inc 1 st at beg of every row, 10 sts. Work 8 rows straight.
Next row: K4, k2tog, k4, 9 sts.Work 8 rows straight.

Next row: K4, k2tog, k3, 8 sts.Work 8 rows straight.
Next row: K3, k2tog, k3, 7 sts.Work 8 rows straight.
Next row: K2, k2tog, k3, 6 sts.Work 6 rows straight. Cast off. **
RIGHT EAR
To work the right ear, return the 6 sts left on a stitch holder onto the main needle and with RS facing rejoin yarn and knit to end. Complete as given for left ear from ** to **.
TO FINISH OFF
Join leg and arm seams. Stuff legs and arms. Fold ears over at top and join at side seams, join cast off edges of ears together then stuff. Join head and body at front seam and stuff. Sew base of body to 17 cast on sts at either side of
front seam. Attach arms and legs. Embroider eyes and mouth using a French knot for each eye and 2 sts meeting at centre seam for the mouth. See ball band for washing and care instructions.

DRESS
BACK
Using 3.25mm needles cast on 38 sts and work in g-st (each row knit) throughout thus:Knit 10 rows. Work 50 rows dec 1 st at each end of 1st and every foll 10th row, 28 sts. Work 24 rows dec 1 st at each end of 1st and foll 12th
row, 24 sts.
SHAPE ARMHOLES
Cast off 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 20 sts.

Work 2 rows dec 1 st at each end of every row, 16 sts. **
DIVIDE FOR BACK NECK OPENING.
Beg with RS of work facing divide for neck as folls:-
K8, turn, leave rem 8 sts on a stitch holder. (You will come back to these 8 sts later to work the second side of the neck).
Work 12 rows straight.
Next row: Cast off 3 sts, knit to end, 5 sts.
Work 2 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in every row, 3 sts. Work 1 row more. Cast off k-wise.
To work the second side of the neck, return the 8 sts left on a stitch holder onto the needle. With RS of work facing, rejoin yarn and knit to end.
Work 11 rows straight.Next row: Cast off 3 sts, knit to end, 5 sts.Next row: Knit.Work 2 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in every row, 3 sts. Work 1 row more. Cast off k-wise.

FRONT
Work as given for back to **.
Work 9 rows straight.
SHAPE NECK
Beg with WS of work facing you, divide for the neck as folls:K6, slip rem 10 sts onto a stitch holder, 6 sts.
Work 2 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in each row, 4 sts.Work 2 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in 2nd row, 3 sts. Work 3 rows straight. Cast off k-wise.
To work the second side of the neck, return the 10 sts left on a stitch holder onto the needle.

With WS of work facing, rejoin yarn, cast off 4 sts, knit to end, 6 sts. Work 2 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in each row, 4 sts. Work 2 rows dec 1 st at neck edge in 2nd row, 3 sts. Work 3 rows straight. Cast off k-wise.
TO FINISH OFF
Join shoulder and side seams. Make a button loop on L side of back neck opening. Sew button onto R side of back neck. Sew 3 buttons to front just below front neckline. Pin out garment to measurement given and cover with damp cloths until dry.
PUMPS (Both alike)
Using 4mm needles cast on 23 sts and work in g-st (each row knit) throughout thus:
Rows 1, 3 and 5: (RS) Knit.
Row 2: K1, m1, k10, m1, k1, m1, k10, m1, k1, 27 sts.
Row 4: K1, m1, k12, m1, k1, m1, k12, m1, k1, 31 sts.
Row 6: K1, m1, k14, m1, k1, m1, k14, m1, k1, 35 sts.
Work 2 rows straight. Work 5 rows dec 1 st at
beg of each row, 30 sts. Cast off k-wise, knitting fi rst 2 sts tog before casting off.
TO FINISH OFF
Join back seams. Using a 63cm (25in) length of ribbon for each pump, fold ribbon in half lengthways and sew fold to centre back of pump. Cross the 2 ends over at front, wrap around leg once and tie in bow at front.

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