Friday, May 16, 2014

Fox in a Vest ~ New Pattern!



Hi, Knitters,
I have a new pattern that will be available in print format from Unicorn Books and Crafts available in your local yarn shops in June 2014. If you don't see the printed pattern in your local yarn shop just ask the owner about it. The shop can easily order it for you through Unicorn. 

The pattern will be available for download in my Ravelry pattern shop in November 2014. I am really excited about Fox in a Vest and I hope you will be, too.






Unicorn Books and Crafts is the distributor of the Opal yarns, which of course are at the top of my favorite sock yarns. I have done several toys in Opal for Unicorn. The other two are the Opal Sock Yarn Bunny and the Little Dragon. 



The vest is knit separately with sock yarn held doubled.


Here is some information you might like to know:

Finished size: 6-inches tall

Yarn:
Main Color (MC): Opal Le Petit Prince in Der Kleine Prinz und der Laternenanzunder #7760 (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 100 grams/425 meters) - 27 grams used in the sample
Contrast Color 1 (CC1): Opal Sock Yarn Solids in Natural #3081 - 14 grams used in the sample
Contrast Color 2 (CC2): Opal Sock Yarn Solids in Black #2619 - 3 grams used in the sample

Needles:
Fox: US size 1, double-pointed needles, set of 4
Vest: US size 7, double-pointed needles, set of 4

Gauge:
Fox: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Vest: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch (fingering weight held doubled)

Materials:
Detachable stitch markers
Ruler or tape measure
Yarn needle
Small amount of fiberfill
Poly-pellets (optional and considered a choking hazard for young children and infants)
Safety eyes, 4.5 mm (optional, the eyes could be embroidered)
Black embroidery floss


The Fox in a Vest is knit from the top-down seamlessly and all in one-piece. It is a knitting adventure! The only stitching up is to whipstitch the front and back of the ear after they are picked up and about an inch on the top of the foot after it is picked up.

Here are a few more in progress photos:



I don't have a photo of the fox tail and as soon as I get my sample back I will take some tail photos to post on the project page.

The pattern is one of my favorites and I think you will really enjoy knitting a fox of your own. Your sock yarn leftovers can be put to good use!

Click here to find out more information about Fox in a Vest!

Have a great weekend, Knitters. It's that time of year when every weekend is filled with games, meets and graduation parties. I hope you can find some time to knit and relax.

See you next week with a giveaway and maybe I'll squeeze in a video podcast if I can find a moment....
best, susie

14 comments:

pattytrish said...

I love it, Susan. It's a real winner!
(Pattytrish)

pattytrish said...

I love it, Susan. It's a real winner!
(Pattytrish)

Vicki Maynes said...

Another hit! He is adorable.

Barb said...

Just the name alone makes me giggle -Fox in a Vest-how can you not just love that? Much too cute!!!

Ruth Colville said...

I just know this fox wants tol be a part of my "Opal zoo". Thanks for another great seamless pattern.

Tricia said...

LOVE!!! I can't wait to knit this!!!

Patricia said...

Are you kidding me?? This is so cute!!!

knittingdragonflies said...

OmyGosh this is so adorable! I have to knit this! I love him! Great job!
VIcki

Kepanie said...

He is a dapper lil' fox.

Ave Soria said...

ohhh precioso¡¡

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Adorable!

Barbara H said...

Hi Susan,
The fox is adorable. Is that Duplicate Stitch a the top of his forehead?

I'm writing today to request another review of you favorite Etsy shops for project bags/knitting accessories/etc.---believe you did this once before.
Selfishly, wondering if you could be persuaded to do an encore. What do you think?

Newjerseybarb on Ravelry

sandyknits88 said...

Adorable project!

Anonymous said...

I just adore that little fox. Have never knit a toy before. This is just too good not to make. Love it!