Fox Paws 5th Anniversary Kit - From Xandy Peters
These limited-edition kits are a collaboration between MollyGirl Yarn & Xandy Peters to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the release of the Fox Paws knitting pattern!
Collaborators and real-life besties Xandy and Angela have been working on development for these special edition kits for almost a year. They've taken their experiences over the last five years with the Fox Paws pattern and MollyGirl's signature American superwash merino to deliver a superior knitting experience.
Each kit includes five 70g skeins of Rock Star in carefully curated colorways and a digital download code for the pattern. This 5th Anniversary edition of the Fox Paws pattern has been modified to use a heavier weight of yarn and a notes about how to make a seamless cowl.
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 my signature stacked stitches technique. If you've never tried this technique before, check out my basic stacked stitches playlist on YouTube by clicking here.
I wanted to work with MollyGirl's Rock Star base because the springy merino yarn makes the stacked stitches easier to work and helps regulate your gauge. We chose a thicker yarn because not only is it better for winter wear, faster to knit, and has the added benefit of being easier to see as you work this motif.
We spent the most time picking the perfect colorways. Over the last 5 years I've seen a lot of finished projects and I wanted to give a unique perspective on striped colorwork. My favorite projects are always tightly focused palettes centered around an overall color mood. We put together three kits of harmonious tones; they tend to be easier to wear because there's less to match with your outfit.
The 5th Anniversary kit is not only celebrating the pattern; it's a thank-you-note to the knitters all over the world who made it possible for me to make this my full time career. I am honored to be a part of a subculture which values skill, innovation, and above all, individuality.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for her 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. She has since made a career out of knitting, publishing new patterns monthly and teaching workshops across the country. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, and Knitty, but continues to self publish most of her work. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on her blog, soimakestuff.com. Visit her Ravelry shop here.