How love makes us real
The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my favorite stories, somewhere between a fairy tale and a fable. It follows a beloved, shiny stuffed bunny through his journey of becoming Real, having been loved so deeply that his fur has become tattered and his paws threadbare.
This knitted bunny was one of my very first kits, created for Little Skein by the talented toy designer Susan B. Anderson. I have reimagined the bunny in a softly speckled colorway with a vibrant jacket. Luxe kits includes a myriad of extra touches right down to hand-crafted ceramic buttons and a convenient packet of stuffing.
The pattern, Bunny Love, is a perfect project for your first (or hundredth) knitted toy. It's easy to knit in the round, knit at a comfortable gauge, and all the parts (ears, legs, arms) are knitted on, so no fiddly seaming is required.
Knit the bunny for yourself to remind you of the power of being vulnerable, or give him as a gift. He'll remind you of the Velveteen Rabbit and perhaps another famous bunny named Peter, as well.
Kit options include:
• Luxe kit ($118)
↠ Pattern: Immediate PDF download + Ravelry code in your kit
↠ Hand-dyed yarn: 100g skein of "Freckle Bunny" in our House Merino DK, plus a 25g coordinating miniskein (Raspberry or Navy)
↠ Wild Rabbits drawstring project bag
↠ Commemorative hardback of The Velveteen Rabbit
↠ Two handmade ceramic buttons
↠ Set of 8 themed stitch markers
↠ Progress marker
↠ Embroidery floss on a wooden bobbin
↠ Stuffing: polyfil and polypellets (note: polypellets can a choking hazard so use them only if your bunny will be loved by a child over the age of 3.)
• Yarn & pattern only kit ($44) includes just that: the Bunny Love pattern and the yarn you need to knit this bunny and his jacket (1 skein + a 25g mini-skein).