Learn how to knit giant bunnies using your arms!


This stunning, oversized bunny is the perfect example of what happens when arm knitting takes on traditional knitting full force–an explosion of scale and drama that everyone can love. Who didn’t dream of such a companion as a child? The best part, this bunny can be made in a matter of hours, by simply knitting on your arms. Like this project? You should visit Anne's blog, Flax & Twine and check out her book, Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting!

Buy one of Anne's kits with all of the materials you need to make a bunny: buy here

 
 



materials:

Stuffing for head and body. Try quilting batting or old blanket or alternative down comforter in the color of yarn.

2 large black buttons

30-50 yds(27-47 m) of super bulky yarn for tail and nose.

5 yards 18 gauge wire for ears (optional)

 large bunny - 730 yds (667m) of super bulky yarn (minimum of 2.0 stitches to the inch or fewer in traditional knitting gauge). Hold 4 strands at one time. 4 x 185 yard (169 m) lengths req’d (instructions how to add yarn mid-project in Arm Knitting How-To PDF)



 small bunny - 360 yds (329m) of super bulky yarn that is a minimum of 2.0 stitches to the inch (or fewer) in traditional knitting gauge. Hold 4 strands. 4 x 90 yard (82 m) lengths for pattern.



tools:

darning needle

piece of 4x5 inch cardboard for pom-pom tail

scissors

  1. Download tutorials and patterns via the issuu links above. To download the PDFs, navigate to the SHARE menu in issuu and click DOWNLOAD.

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Photography by photos by Anne Weil, styled by Brittany Jepsen of House that Lars Built on location at Merrillee Liddiard’s house.

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