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With 3.25mm nee­dles and Cream, cast on 74 (78) (82) (86) sts.

1st rib row: K2, [p2, k2] to end. 2nd rib row: P2, [k2, p2] to end. Last 2 rows form rib. Rib an­other 6 (6) (8) (8) rows.**

Change to 3.75mm nee­dles. Be­gin­ning with a k row, ss un­til back mea­sures 20 (22) (24) (26) cm from cast-on edge, end­ing with a p row.

Shape arm­holes: Cast off 6 sts at be­gin­ning of next 2 rows – 62 (66) (70) (74) sts.

Be­gin­ning with a k row, ss un­til back mea­sures 31 (34) (37) (40) cm from cast-on edge, end­ing with a p row.

Shape shoul­ders: Next row: Cast off 7 (8) (8) (9) sts at be­gin­ning of next 2 rows and 8 (8) (9) (9) sts at be­gin­ning of fol­low­ing 2 rows – 32 (34) (36) (38) sts.

Slip re­main­ing 32 (34) (36) (38) sts onto a st holder.

Front

Work as given for back to **. Change to 3.75mm nee­dles. Be­gin­ning with a k row, ss 2 (2) (4) (4) rows.

Us­ing sep­a­rate small balls of yarn for each coloured area and twist­ing yarns on wrong side at join, work as fol­lows;

Place chart: 1st row: K2 (3) (5) (5) Cream, [work across 1st row of chart, k2 (3) (4) (5) Cream] twice, work across 1st row of chart, k2 (3) (5) (5) Cream.

2nd row: P2 (3) (5) (5) Cream, [work across 2nd row of chart, p2 (3) (4) (5) Cream] twice, work across 2nd row of chart, p2 (3) (5) (5) Cream.

Last 2 rows set chart. Con­tinue work­ing from chart to end of

24th row.

Con­tinue in Cream only.

Ss un­til back mea­sures 20 (22) (24) (26) cm from cast-on edge, end­ing with a p row.

Shape arm­holes: Cast off 6 sts at be­gin­ning of next 2 rows – 62 (66) (70) (74) sts. Be­gin­ning with a k row, ss un­til 8 rows fewer have been worked than on back to shoul­der shap­ing.

Shape front neck: Next row: K22 (23) (24) (25), turn and work on these sts for left front neck.

Left front neck: 1st de­crease row:

P2­togb, p to end.

2nd de­crease row: K to last 2 sts, skpo.

Re­peat last 2 rows twice more, then re­peat 1st de­crease row again – 15 (16) (17) 18) sts.

Shape shoul­der: Next row: Cast off 7 (8) (8) (9) sts, k to end – 8 (8) (9) (9) sts.

P 1 row.

Cast off re­main­ing 8 (8) (9) (9) sts. With right side fac­ing, slip cen­tre 18 (20) (22) (24) sts on to a st holder, re­join yarn to re­main­ing sts, k to end – 22 (23) (24) (25) sts. Next row: P to last 2 sts, p2­tog. Next row: K2­tog, k to end.

Re­peat last 2 rows, twice more, then re­peat 1st de­crease row again – 15 (16) (17) 18) sts.

K 1 row.

Shape shoul­der: Next row: Cast off 7 (8) (8) (9) sts, p to end – 8 (8) (9) (9) sts.

K 1 row.

Cast off re­main­ing 8 (8) (9) (9) sts.

Sleeves (both alike)

With 3.25mm and Cream, cast on 38 (42) (46) (50) sts.

1st rib row: K2, [p2, k2] to end. 2nd rib row: P2, [k2, p2] to end. Last 2 rows form rib. Rib an­other 5 (5) (7) (7) rows.

Next rib row: in­crease row: Rib, in­creas­ing 4 sts evenly across row – 42 (46) (50) (54) sts. Change to 3.75mm nee­dles. Be­gin­ning with a k row, ss 4 rows.

Next row: in­crease row: K3, up1, k to last 3 sts, up1, k3. Be­gin­ning with a p row, ss 3 rows. Re­peat last 4 rows, 8 (9)

(10) (11) times more, then re­peat in­crease row again

– 62 (68) (74) (80) sts.

Con­tinue straight un­til sleeve mea­sures 20 (22) (24) (26) cm from cast-on edge, end­ing with a p row.

Mark each end of last row with re­mov­able st marker or coloured thread.

Be­gin­ning with a k row, ss an­other 8 rows.

Shape top: Cast off 6 (7) (8)

(9) sts at be­gin­ning of next 6 rows and 6 sts at be­gin­ning of fol­low­ing 2 rows – 14 sts

Sad­dle shoul­der: Be­gin­ning with a k row, ss un­til sad­dle fits along shoul­der edge, end­ing with a k row.

Left sleeve only: Next row:

P2­tog, p to end – 13 sts.

right sleeve only: Next row: P2­tog, p to last 2 sts, p2­tog – 12 sts. Both sleeves: Slip re­main­ing sts on to a st holder.

Rab­bit Tails (make 3 alike)

With 3.25mm nee­dles and White, cast on 1 st.

Make bob­ble: (K1, yf, k1, yf, k1) all into st, turn, [p5, turn, k5, turn] twice, p2­tog, p1, p2­tog, turn, sl 1, k2­tog, pass slipped st over k2­tog and fas­ten off.

Neckband

Join both front and right back sad­dle seams. With right side fac­ing and with 3.25mm nee­dles, k13 from left sad­dle, pick up and k10 sts down left side of front neck, k across 18 (20) (22) (24) sts from front neck st holder, pick up and k10 sts up right side of front neck, k12 across right sad­dle, work from back neck st holder as fol­lows: k2­tog, k30 (32) (34) (36) – 94 (98) (102) (106) sts.

1st rib row: P2, [k2, p2] to end. 2nd rib row: K2, [p2, k2] to end. Last 2 rows form rib. Rib an­other 3 rows.

Cast off in rib.

To make up

Join left back sad­dle and neckband seam. At­tach tails on rab­bits. With White, em­broi­der eyes. Sew in sleeves, match­ing rows above coloured thread to cast-off sts at un­der­arm. Join side and sleeve seams.

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