Fox Paws - A Pattern By Xandy Peters
This listing is for a digital download copy of the pattern by Xandy Peters.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
Fox Paws is a rectangular wrap with a distinctive stripe motif that looks like little interlocking fox feet. Using only increases and decreases, stripes are shaped into extreme waves using the same technique as the Petal Cowl pattern but with more unusual shapes. It can be worked in 2 or more colors without any stranded or intarsia techniques, There are no strange loops on the wrong side and the wrap is very stretchy and drapey.
The sample shown and described in the pattern is worked in 5 colors which rotate every repeat to create a varied appearance but you can use almost any stripe pattern that you desire. a downloadable coloring page can be found in the pattern photos. I’ve also created a video showing how to weave in the yarn ends from all the stripes as you go, making the finishing almost nonexistent.
If you’re planning out your colors, this coloring page is a great way to try out different combos.
Finished Size: 70 x 20? (157 x 43cm) Rectangular.
Yarn: The original used 5 50g skeins of fingering weight wool, one in each of 5 colors. However, you can do this pattern in any weight yarn! We have samples in fingering, worsted, and bulky!
Needles: Size 6 (4mm) 32?circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 2 reps x 2 reps in patern = 6 x 7? (15 x 18 cm)
Other Materials: Sewing needle, pins, steamer for blocking.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube. You can find Xandy on Instagram at @xandypeters.