Pattern: Sophie by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Cloud Cotton
Needles Size: US 6 (4 mm)
Modifications: None. Ysolda has thought of everything and I wouldn't change a thing!
Comments: Pat's granddaughter was born several days ago, but the newborn sized vest I made is already too small. Much too small. It was a risk I knowingly took so I'm not too annoyed about it. Instead I decided to make something else ... something that wouldn't be outgrown ... like a stuffed animal.
When I saw this pattern I knew it'd be just perfect for the pink Cloud Cotton in my stash. I bought the pink yarn to make a sweater for my sister who, I learned, does not like pink. Better to put that aside until the right pattern presented itself. It's so perfect, in fact, that I'm considering making another couple. Or maybe a set with Ysolda's other toy patterns.
The head is knit first, in the round. Then stitches are picked up from the base of the head for the body. Similarly stitches are picked up from the body for the arms and legs. And finally, stitches are picked up from the top of the head for the ears. The first yarn end of each element is knotted and buried inside the stuffed toy. The final yarn end of each element is threaded back into the stuffing inside the toy. No seams, no sewing and pretty much no finishing. Even the embroidery for the face is easy peasy. And I just love how the decreases create the shape of the bunny's cheeks and nose.