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Feelin’ Foxy Scarf (The Fox)

This version of “Feelin’ Foxy Scarf” is designed to be quick and dirty.  Unlike the wolf, the fox was made for people who don’t have all week or month to be knitting a damn scarf!  So pick up your needles and get crackin’!

Mr. Wolf & Ms. Fox

Mr. Wolf & Ms. Fox

Inspired, translated, and tweaked from a lovely pattern created by a woman somewhere in Europe (sorry, I could not tell you where!), this foxy scarf is a fun accessory to add a little sass to any day.  You can find the original pattern here.  Follow along to furnish your own furry, foxy friend! (Pardon the alliteration!)

Very Foxy

Very Foxy

Materials:

2 different colors of super chunky weight (I used Bernat Softee Chunky)

2 size 8 needles

A darning needle & a sewing needle

Scissors

A 2 medium buttons & 1 small button (or yarn to embroider)

Pattern:

Body of Fox:

CO 2 of your lighter color

R1: *K

R2: KFB2

R3: KFB,*K*, KFB

Repeat R1 & R3 until you have 16 sts

Change to your bold color

R3: *K

Repeat R3, 18 times

R4: *K2tog, K2 (You should have 12 sts)

R5: *K1, P1

Repeat R5, 20 times

R6: KFB, K3, KFB, K3, KFB, K3 (You should have 15 sts)

R7: *K

Repeat R7, 65 times for S/M & 65 times for L/XL (Note the odd numbers of sts is so there is only stripe jogging on one side of you cute little friend)

Change to your lighter color

R8: *K

Repeat R8

R9: K2tog, *K*, K2tog

Repeat R8 twice & R9 until you have 3 sts left

R10: *K

Repeat R10, 3 times

R11: *K

Repeat R11

R12: KFB, *K*, KFB

Repeat R11 twice & R12 until you have 15 sts

R13: *K

Repeat R13

BO

Ear:

CO 8 of your lighter color

R1: *K

R2: K2tog, *K*, K2tog

Repeat R1 & R2 until 2 sts remain

BO

Repeat for second ear

Finishing:

Sew the BO end to the matching side of the foxes face so it makes a loop (I completed this by sewing the BO end to the lighter color jogging loops, it made for a clean join.)

Sew on the ears and either sew on button or embroider for eyes

Huzzah!

Wrap your cute little fox around your neck!  Do it!  Do it now!  Now look at your self! Aren’t you foxy? 😉

Notice any issues with the pattern? Want to let me know how smashing you look? Well don’t keep these things to yourself! Share!

always, ashley

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Tweed Cabled Headband

 I would love to share one of my favorite headbands with you. Essentially, it is comprised of a basic cable stitch that sits in the middle of a simple seed stitch.  Follow these directions for a foolproof, lovely headband for yourself or a friend!

The front...

The front…

...and the back!

…and the back!

Materials:

Medium weight / Worsted yarn (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Oatmeal)

2 size 6 needles

A cable needle (or a size 6 dpn)

A darning needle

Scissors

A cute button

Supplies, pattern, and progress can be all seen here!

Pattern:

CO 17 sts

R1: K, P, K, P, K9, P, K, P, K

R2: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R3: K, P, K, P, K9, P, K, P, K

R4: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R5: K, P, K, P, K9, P, K, P, K

R6: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R7: K, P, K, P, Cable 3 in back, K3, K3 from Cable needle, K3, P, K, P, K

R8: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R9: K, P, K, P, K9, P, K, P, K

R10: K, P, K, P11, K, P, K

R11: K, P, K, P, K3, Cable 3 in front, K3, K3 from Cable needle, P, K, P, K

Repeat rows 6-11 until your project measures long enough to wrap around your head and over lap about half an inch to an inch (You know, for a button!). (For reference, mine was just short of 150 rows in total up until this point.)

Once here, you will add your button hole in your next row!

Rn: K, P K, P4, (ADD YOUR 4 STITCH BUTTON HOLE HERE) Don’t know how? Try this video!, K2, P, K, P, K

Rn2: *K, P2tog, *P until 3 sts remain, P2tog, K

Rn3: *K, P, *K until 2 sts remain, P, K

Rn4: *K, P2tog, *P until 3 sts remain, P2tog, K

Rn7: BO

Weave in those ends! Sew on that button! Never sewn a button you say?! Try this video!

Huzzah!

Button it on up, put it on your head! Look in the mirror! Don’t you look adorable.

Notice any issues with the pattern? Want to let me know how smashing you look? Well don’t keep these things to yourself! Share!

always, ashley

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