The Fox says: DONE!! I finished Red Fox this week! I’m not going to lie, it looks adorable.
Here is a written version of the pattern I ended up creating. I started with the pattern Fox Scarf by Satu Dolk and Ossi Laine, but I had to deviate since I used different yarn and needles. They still deserve all the credit, because without their pattern I would never have come close to making something so cute!
Yarn: Worsted Wool in red and white
Needles: US 6 (4.00 mm)
Cast on 2 in white yarn (Color A)
Row 1 – Knit all (2)
Row 2 – kfb first and last stitch, knit all other stitches (4)
Repeat Row 1-2 until Row 30 (32)
Row 31 – Switch to red yarn (Color B) knit all. Repeat for 32 rows
Row 63 – Decrease row. K1, K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K14, K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K1 (26) (honestly the only row I was unhappy with at the end. In the future I want to try the pattern with a more gradual decrease)
Row 64 – K1, P1 to end. Repeat for 33 rows.
Row 97 – kfb first and last stitch, knit all other stitches (28)
Row 98 – knit all (28)
Row 99 – kfb first and last stitch, knit all other stitches (30)
Row 100 – Knit all. Repeat to desired length. I knit 120 rows, and that equaled a small scarf. For every additional inch you want, add 10 rows. (30)
Row 221 – Switch to color A. Knit all. (30)
Row 222 – Knit all stitches (30)
Row 223 – K1, K2TOG, Knit to last 3 stitches, SSK, K1 (28)
Row 224 – Knit all (28)
Repeat Rows 223 – 224 until 4 stitches remain (row 250)
Row 251 – Knit all. Repeat for 4 rows (4)
Row 255 – kfb, knit to last stitch, kfb (6)
Row 256 – knit all (6)
Repeat Row 225-256 until 30 stitches
Row 285 – Bind off.
Fold white head piece over and fasten. I left a long tail with the bind off to make it easier.
Cast on 14 stitches in Color A
Row 1 – Knit all
Row 2 – K1, K2TOG, Knit to last 3 stitches, SSK, K1 (12)
repeat to Row 1-2 until row 10
Row 11 – Knit all
Row 12 – K2TOG to end
Row 13 – Knit all
Row 14 – Bind off
Fasten to head piece. Again I left a long tail to make sewing in the ears easier.
Add buttons/beads for eyes and your done!