When a person, unknown to me, asked if I could knit a little rabbit for her grandchild I could not say no, even though I had never created anything like it before. I got some photos of a rabbit that the grandchild already had and I got the information about its height. It became a fun challenge for me that required mathematical calculations, working with scales and a training in creating knitted shapes. I am very happy with the result and the grandchild gave the rabbit the name Sixten.
My son gave a similar rabbit to his little sister when she was born and that rabbit still means a lot to her. Among other things, this was what made me accept this challenge. Imagine if more babies could get a rabbit like this, but with the addition that it is a handmade rabbit, created for that particular baby. In addition, it is knitted with 100% organic merion wool from the Swedish company Imagine Wool .
The padding consists of 100% Swedish, carded wool, but the embroidery yarn is of unknown origin. However, it is 100% cotton, which counts as a natural material.
The rabbit "Sixten"
Yarn: 100% organic merion wool, GOTS-certified Organic
The upholstery: 100% Swedish, carded wool
Embroidery yarn: 100% cotton
Weights and Measures
Length: 21 cm
Weight: ca 55 g
Preferably, the rabbit should be hand-washed and since it is wool, the yarn itself is dirt-repellent.
If you still want to run it in a machine, use a wool program with a low spin. Use a detergent intended for wool washing.