FoxxyLady by Luise O'Neill


September 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
350 - 1415 yards (320 - 1294 m)
7 (12.25, 17.5, 23, 28.25)" wide by 70" long / 18 (31, 44.5, 58.5, 72)cm wide by 178cm long
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The red fox is one of only 40 or so land mammal species found on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and is a common sight in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The name for this design evolved from the clever lace pattern that begins this shawl ~ it reminded me of those adorable little fox faces! The three complementary cable and lace patterns that form this shawl elegantly morph from face to ‘body’ and ‘tail’.

Whether knit as the widest shawl, a narrow scarf or one of the three between sizes, this design will wrap you in soft luxury. The pattern model shows the 23” / 58.5cm wide shawl.

Construction Notes
FoxxyLady is a rectangular shawl or scarf knit in two sections from the ends toward the middle; the remaining live stitches are either grafted (Kitchener Stitch) or joined using a 3-Needle Bind Off. Written directions for grafting are included, as is a video link; a picture tutorial is included for the 3-Needle Bind Off. The points at the short ends are created by the pattern stitch and are defined during blocking.

Materials Notes
The larger needle is only required if working the 3-Needle Bind Off to join the two pieces.

2 - 6 Stitch markers, 2 cable needles, stitch holder, tapestry needle, blocking wires

Pattern stitches are both charted and written out.

The two shawl halves may be joined by either grafting them together or by using a 3 Needle Bind Off. Picture tutorials for both methods are included in the pattern.

Always be sure you are working with the most recently published version of any knitting pattern.
March 3, 2014: Version 1.1 uploaded which corrects the error in the grafting instructions.


A huge thank you goes to my test knitters for this pattern: Ravellers dragonxser, earthmom23, KNITnGLO, limadecaco and marthajane73. You have made this pattern ever so much better! Thank you!!

And, once again, the stitch design genius of Annie Maloney finds its way into this design. The first lace portion -- those adorable foxy faces -- is from one of Annie’s fantastic stitch collections.

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