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Fox scarf for the microbe
mr. fox stole my heart & mini-fox! by tiny owl knits
Knitting
3 year old son
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
205 yards = 1.5 skeins
Sirdar Snowflake Chunky
0.25 skeins = 34.3 yards (31.3 meters), 12 grams
Black
The Black Sheep Craft Barn in Culcheth, Warrington, Cheshire
Sirdar Snowflake Chunky
0.25 skeins = 34.3 yards (31.3 meters), 12 grams
White
The Black Sheep Craft Barn in Culcheth, Warrington, Cheshire
Sirdar Snowflake Chunky
1 skein = 137.0 yards (125.3 meters), 50 grams
Red-orange
The Black Sheep Craft Barn in Culcheth, Warrington, Cheshire
Notes

To make this suitable for my 3 year old, I followed the version for the smaller scarf but still using chunky weight yarn. I also adapted the pattern in various small ways…

  • I used smaller needles and reduced the size slightly in places (e.g. by casting on fewer stitches or starting to decrease earlier on the various pattern sections).

  • I made 4 legs instead of two (I’d never hear the end of it if Captain Detail noticed that his fox only had 2 legs).

  • I increased the i-cord towards the bottom of the legs to 8 stitches, to give the impression of paws

This yarn is inexpensive acrylic - very fluffy and soft to the touch and a pretty good option for kids’ toys. I am not sure what to do with the remainder, other than more toys.

Overall this was a fast and fun knit - you could probably make one in a day if you had enough sofa time.

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Finished
December 30 2014
January 1 2015
 
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100% Polyester
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  • Project created: January 1, 2015
  • Updated: January 1, 2015