When you open a knitting machine it does look like Spock's brain at first. Don't be discourage. Read the instruction manual, join a guild, check out support groups on Ravelry. There is help starting here.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Purple Bunny for Easter
A lot has been going on in my Machine Knit world I just haven't been taking pictures of it. So, finally thought I'd share this cute and easy project I made up last weekend.
This is a Knitted Bunny. It was easily translated to the knitting machine. All you need is a square of knitted material. Some gals make these bunnys out of unneeded swatches. I used my Toyota KS650 Bulky to make my square. The yarn I used is some that was given to me. It is probably sock weight. I e- wrap cast on 35 stitches using tension 3 I knitted 65 rows. This gave me almost a perfect square with which to work.
I steamed the square enough to get the curl out of it and then just followed the instructions on how to sew it up. It's all in the sewing.
As I was making it I was dubious of how it was going to turn out, but as you can see it came out adorable.
I had some leftover buttons from a crochet project and decided my bunny needed eyes.