Peargirl Daylily Bunny
Peargirl Knits: There is a lot of folklore surrounding rabbits, but the following is one of my favorites. In Aztec mythology, a pantheon of four hundred rabbit gods known as Centzon Totochtin, led by Ometotchtli or Two Rabbit, represented fertility, parties, and drunkenness. It’s fun to imagine them having a wild party in the garden by the light of the moon while the world sleeps, oblivious to the fun they’re having. The Daylily Bunny is knit in one piece, and the arms and legs are attached afterward. The Daylily dress has 6 sepals and petals circling the skirt and ties around the neck, and the bloomers have a picot edge. The Daylily hat is knit in one piece.
Size: Approximately 7-8” from tip of hat to toe.
Materials: Dalegarn Baby Ull (165 meter/181 yds/50 g), or any fingering yarn, in colors of your choosing. Small amounts left over from other projects work well. I used White for the Bunny, and Orange, Yellow and Green the hat and clothing.
♥ A small amount of Black embroidery thread or fine yarn is needed for eyes and nose.
♥ Needles ~ 2.75mm (#2 US) Double Point Needles (DPN)
♥ Locking Stitch Markers and Stitch Holders ~ for holding live stitches.
♥ Small Coil-less Safety Pin ~ to mark beginning of round. I use a small coil-less safety pin and pin it below the needles, rather than on the needles, moving it as the need arises.
♥ Tapestry needle ~ for weaving in ends and stitching eyes.
♥ Small amount of clean, carded wool for stuffing head and abdomen.
Gauge: Gauge is not crucial, but the stitches should be tight enough so stuffing doesn’t show thru.