A tisket, a tasket, bunnies in a basket!

Out of the Thistle friends of fall, knitted bunnies

These three little cuties are now available on our website! They are the perfect size for being toted around by your little one. I hand-knit them with 100% American wool (from Quince & Co), then I put them through a process to shrink ’em up! The result: a more durable, fuzzy knit that holds its shape. I can’t even fully explain how much of a difference there is in just the feel of shrunken (felted) knitted dolls compared to regularly knitted ones. They just feel more substantial, yet… light-weight.

They are jointed (buttons are decorative) so they can sit on a shelf with ease.

Knitted wool jointed bunnies Out of the Thistle®

They have shapely features such as curved paws and feet and a perfectly puckered nose. Each little bunny is wearing a hand knitted alpaca, flutter-sleeve vest that ties in the front, and each one has a coordinating 100% cotton skirt (made from Liberty of London fabric). The outfits are completely removable for ease of cleaning. Standing at about 12.5″ tall, they are the perfect size for squeezing. xx

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Keep an eye out for more of these one-of-a-kind softies on our website! Thanks for looking!

–Rhonda Potteet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Avery Hand Warmers Pattern

My daughter is always getting her hands into things, so much so, that she hates having anything obstruct her ability to do so–including gloves. And so, for the soon-to-be cooler weather, I designed these little hand warmers for my curious little one, which are aptly named the “Avery Hand Warmers.”

Avery Hand Warmers by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®The finished hand warmers feature a simple garter stitch and cable design, perfect for matching any Fall/Winter outfit. The non-bulky design and use of fingering weight yarn allows for items to snugly fit on little ones hands yet allowing plenty of room to move. These hand warmers are perfect for little ones who will be collecting acorns or picking apples in the cooler seasons.Avery Hand Warmers by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

IMG_9688These hand warmers are a breeze to make, and they only use 1 skein of Quince & Co. “Tern” or “Finch” yarns!

The pattern is designed to make hand warmers for ages 12 months up to 6 years.

 

This pattern can be purchased here on Etsy, or here on Ravelry (will be available on our website soon!

Happy knitting, and Happy Autumn!

Rhonda Potteet

 

 

Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern now available!

I love putting dresses on my daughter, no matter what time of year. I mean, have you seen some of the knitted dresses available now?? So cute. And, what better way to keep those little legs warm when it gets a little chilly outside than with a pair of these:Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

 

I wanted my daughter to have a pair of legwarmers that she can wear while jumping in a pile of leaves, or while dressed up to pick out her own pumpkin. So, I designed a PDF pattern for these little leg warmers, which fit perfectly inside of boots, or over tights for an extra cozy, layered look. They feature an all-over leaf lace design and are created from a fingering weight Peruvian Highland Wool, so they are lightweight yet warm.

Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

Due to the amount of stretch, these leg warmers can fit most sizes 12 months up to 5T. Once knitted, these leggings are a perfect three-season accessory. Pattern includes: comprehensive charts, detailed written instructions, suggestions, and color photos.

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This pattern is a perfect option for any knitter who knows some intermediate techniques of knitting, such as: yo, s2kp (description included in pattern), and knitting in the round. No prior experience needed of making Leg warmers since this pattern gives detailed, step-by-step instructions.

Patterns can be purchase here on Etsy, or here on Ravelry. Will be available on our website soon.

Thanks for looking!

Rhonda Potteet

Leaf Collecting Leg Warmers PDF Knitting Pattern by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

 

 

 

Cozy tees!

I cannot rave enough about the “Immie Tee” and “Camilla Babe” patterns that Carrie Hoge has designed for little ones. The pullover design is practical, yet they have a simple but beautiful pattern up the front panel of the body. These patterns are easy to follow, which is why I have used them over, and over… So, I have decided to keep a few of each of the sweater (shirts) that I have made following these patterns, and I will sell the rest. First available, this mustard yellow, short-sleeved, cozy Camilla Babe:

Camilla Babe Tee created by Rhonda Potteet, Thread Bears®This cozy sweater-shirt is a perfect Fall/Winter piece, and is worthy of being passed down for many generations. Since it is a pullover, it is easy for little ones to wear.

Though it is short-sleeved, it is warm and serves as a good transition piece from Summer into the cooler weather.

IMG_9531It features a boatneck design, a patterned panel up the front and a garter stitch around the body. It was created from the “Camilla Babe” pattern created by Carrie Hoge, and was knitted from a high-quality Quince and Co. American Wool.

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Click here to purchase this lovely tee!

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Second tee is this lovely laced, lightweight-yet-warm knitted shirt. It was knitted from a bright teal Merino/Silk blend and features a lace floral pattern up the front panel of the tee. It is short-sleeved and lightweight and serves as a good transition piece from Summer into the cooler weather.

Immie Tee by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

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It was created from Carrie’s “Immie Tee” pattern. This tee can be purchase here!

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Thanks for looking!

-Rhonda Potteet

 

Sweater weather.

There is a cool breeze this morning, and after a few rainy days, it’s starting to feel like Fall. So, what better time to introduce a couple of the cutest little cardigans I got the chance of knitting.

When I think of Autumn, I think of the vibrant colors–iconic of the season–and of course, cables. This cardigan has both of those attributes that are staples of Autumn clothing.

 

This sweater is perfect for transitioning any outfit from Summer to Fall, and is worthy of being passed down for many generations. It features a cable and bobble design up each side of the button band, and above the ribbing on the sleeve.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

The 3/4 sleeve keeps little arms warm while the temperatures begin to drop. The mustard yellow hue is an iconic color for Autumn. It is perfect for little ones with sensitive skin, since it was created using a supple superwash wool.

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IMG_9471This sweater was created using the “Mini Rock Rose Cardigan” pattern, designed by Schneckenstrick.  It is available for purchase here! Sorry, this item has been sold.


 

This second sweater was delicately designed and is the perfect compliment to any outfit this Fall/Winter, yet worthy of being passed down for many generations.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

It features an allover lace and leaf design in a pale purple hue. It is lightweight, yet warm since it is made from 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.

Sweater Weather by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

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This sweater was created using the “Petal” pattern, designed by Michele Wang. The sweater is available for purchase here!

More sweaters, patterns, and handmade goodies will be available soon, so keep an eye out!

xo, Rhonda Potteet

 

 

 

 

 

“Claire the Hare.”

"Claire the Hare" PDF knitting pattern softie plush toy ragdoll by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

“Claire the Hare” Knitting Pattern is now available as a PDF Pattern! This little bunny was so much fun to design and create. It’s the perfect size for my daughter to tote around, and it makes the perfect little shelf accessory when not in use.

"Claire the Hare" PDF knitting pattern softie plush toy ragdoll by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

This vintage-style knitted rabbit doll measures 16″ from head to toe. I love her pigeon-toed stance, and her long, lanky body. Her face is detailed just enough to have the perfect bunny-faced pucker. I think I enjoyed creating her little overall dress the most. It has tiny crisscross straps in the back and a teeny tiny pocket right at her hip.

"Claire the Hare" PDF knitting pattern softie plush toy ragdoll by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

The biggest bonus of this pattern: it is knitted completely in the round. NO SEAMS! Makes for a quick and easy knit. I created this pattern using Knit Picks’ “Wool of the Andes Sport” yarn because of it’s beautiful heathered coloring. I love how rustic it is.

Be sure to check back for updates on different knitted outfit patterns for “Claire,” and even a fella friend! You can substitute any yarn for this pattern, but just keep in mind that you will have to use yarn with the same exact gauge for any new outfit designs in the future, so make a note of any alternative yarn you use!

"Claire the Hare" PDF knitting pattern softie plush toy ragdoll by Rhonda Potteet of Thread Bears®

If you would like to purchase this pattern, follow this link to my Etsy shop. It’ll be available there until our new website update is complete! We’ll keep you posted!

Again, here is the listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/189763054/claire-the-hare-knit-pdf-pattern-instant

Thanks for looking! Rhonda