Wee Foxes by Lisa Chemery

Wee Foxes

Knitting
October 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
385 - 835 yards (352 - 764 m)
3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo)
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Everyone loves foxes! Smart and cute, they are a great motif to make the perfect comfy everyday sweater extra special.
A truly unisex design, this top-down, seamless sweater is a fun knit. Your choice of colors will make it as modern or as classic as you want, and as girly or as boyish as you want as well.

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CONSTRUCTION: This garment is knit seamlessly from the top down, featuring a stranded colorwork section around the yoke. The pattern gives the option to work a few short rows at the back neck for a more fitted neckline (this step is optional). The yoke is worked in the round to the underarms, then the sleeves are put on hold, and the body is worked in the round to the hem. Lastly, the sleeve stitches are returned to the needles and worked in the round to the cuff. The eyes and noses of the foxes are worked in duplicate stitch (link to tutorial provided).

SKILLS REQUIRED: Casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, knitting in the round, working a stranded colorwork pattern in the round following a chart, picking up stitches, binding off.

SIZES:
3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo)
To fit chest: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm.
Garment chest: 17.25 (18.75, 19.25, 20.75 // 23.25, 25.25, 27.25, 28.75) inches or 44 (47.5, 49, 52.5 // 59, 64, 69, 73) cm.

YARN REQUIREMENTS:
Main Color: Approximately 200 (225, 250, 275 // 350, 450, 550, 650) yds or 183 (206, 229, 251 // 320, 411, 503, 594) meters of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Colorway Baby Pink (34601) (55% Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere ; 137yd/125m per 50g/1.76oz ball) or similar sport weight yarn.
Contrasting Color 1: Approximately 40-60 yds or 35-55 meters of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Colorway Hot PInk (340060) or similar sport weight yarn
Constrasting Color 2: Approximately 40-60 yds or 35-55 meters of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Colorway Sea Green (340099) or similar sport weight yarn
Contrasting Color 3: Approximately 40-60 yds or 35-55 meters of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Colorway Clotted Cream (340065) or similar sport weight yarn
Contrasting Color 4: Approximately 30-40 yds or 27-37 meters of Quince Chickadee in Colorway Fox or similar sport weight yarn
For eyes/noses: A few yards/meters of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Colorway Black (340300) or similar sport weight yarn.

NEEDLES:

  • US 5 or 3.75 mm circular needle (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge). Length: 16-inch or 40cm, (except for sizes 6yo and 8yo which require 24-inch or 60cm length)
  • matching double-pointed needles (for the sleeves and for yoke for the smaller sizes only)
  • US 4 or 3.5 mm circular needle (or 1 size smaller than above) of the same length for bottom ribbing.
  • matching double-pointed needles for neckline and cuff ribbing

NOTIONS:

  • 5 stitch markers (I recommend using a different color for the BOR m)
  • tapestry needle
  • 2 pieces of scrap yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE:
24 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch in the round after blocking using larger needle.
24 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in main colorwork pattern in the round after blocking using larger needle.
Please adjust your needle size if needed to achieve gauge.