Pair of hares

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This pair of hares, seated so sweetly, is not hell-bent on eating the new green shoots in your garden. This is the ever-sedate “Sitting Hare,” designed by Claire Garland, and available for purchase on Ravelry. My pair is knitĀ in Debbie Bliss Rialto, a DK that worked well knit at the tight gauge that assures the hares’ stuffing isn’t seen. (They hate it when their stuffing shows.). I knit mine on US size 3 needles.

Here’s a view, face (and scarf) forward.

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Their chests puff a bit. Their thighs are muscled to help with quick get-aways. Their backs are nicely sculpted. And their ears are tall and well-shaped.

For knitters of stuffed buddies, here’s the best part.

hareparts

The best part is that there are hardly any parts at all. The knitter completes the knitting and the only parts that need to be sewn in place are the arms. Everything else is stuff and seam!

An excellent pattern. I believe I know a little one who will enjoy this pair of hares.

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