A few helpful hints deciphering the "F" Code. I have been dabbling in the color world in Giant Angoras. Due to the lack of abundant quality Colored Giant Angoras, I decided to attempt to make my own. This whole colored world is a great learning opportunity for me. As white Giants are REW (Red Eyed White). You bred REW to REW and get REW. Pretty simple, well at least the color identification is simple. As a rabbit breeder with intent and a focused plan, nothing is ever simple.
This sparked several conversations regarding F1, F2, F3, vs Purebreds. I hope the following description helps when discussing the crossbreeds and/or Hybrids.
Hybrid and/or Crossbreed is a Giant Angora that has rabbits of a different breed other than Giants showing in the 4 generation pedigree. Please don't get hung up on Hybrid vs Crossbreed. Just remember that both are not purebreds.
F1 is a purebred Giant Angora crossed with a rabbit of a different breed.
My Pawchini was made with my Euphoria Angora Yarn and Alchemy Silken Straw.
Blue Moutain Fiber Mill is in the process of making me another batch of Ephoria. The Shaw family's mill is the only place I trust with my Giant Angora Wool! They have always transformed my wool into perfect wonderful yarns.
My Euphoria Giant yarn is a perfect blend! 50% Griant Angora 30% Merino 20% Silk
Bunny Cable Using Circular Needle, working in the round.
Cast on 66 Sts, this is a great number for the ribbing. Row 10 you will be making several increases, increasing to 90 Sts total. The increase in Sts will help with the natural shrinkage when you add in the cabled bunnies in the body of the hat, enabling your hat to fit great.
Here’s a little math, if you are interested; Each pattern repeat is 15 Sts.I used 3 Sts(first 3 sts noted in each row) in between each Bunny, which is 12 Sts. Using 6 Repeats of 15 Sts, will equal 90 Sts. You can easily add more or less stitches in between each bunny pattern to adjust the size if necessary.
Abbreviations CN; Cable Needle HIB; Hold in Back HIF; Hold in Front LH; Left Hand Needle M1; Make one K2tog; Knit 2 Together