Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Video Today: Machine Knitted Bunny

I contacted Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer at and asked for her permission to make a YouTube video showing how to machine knit her hand knit Easter bunny pattern, an adorable design that she offers for free on her website.  She very graciously gave permission, and here it is!

If you haven't been to Jackie's website, go, look, and shop!  Her patterns are just beautiful, creative and practical.  A few minutes of browsing should kick up your inspiration level quite a few notches. 

I had promised to try to put up a video each month this year, and this month with Easter in mind, I decided to feature a treat to make in plenty of time for the holiday. 

This little project is a real pleasure to knit and to give.  You can make it in almose any yarn, and it doesn't take much.  So far, I did it on the standard gauge machine with a very thin yarn (60 stitches, 90 rows, ears 15 stitches to begin), on the mid-gauge machine using sport yarn (40 stitches, 60 rows, ears 11 stitches to begin), and on the bulky machine (30 stitches, 45 rows, 9 stitches to begin ears). 


  1. Thanks so much for putting this video together, Diana. Your detailed video instructions are sure to help bring lots more bunnies into world of knitting!

  2. Loved this - thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to make a few for Easter!

  3. Thanks so much for the sweet pattern!

  4. Loved this and thanks for showing how easy they are to make. Adorable!

  5. Thank you! Great video....can't wait to get started