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FOX TOY

Notes Use long­tail cast-on for all pieces un­less oth­er­wise stated. You will be us­ing the in­tar­sia method to work the nose, so wind off a small amount of Yarn A be­fore you be­gin knit­ting.

HEAD

Cast on 9 sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A.

Row 1 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 2 (Kfb) 8 times, K1. [17 sts]

Row 4 (K1, kfb) 8 times, K1. [25 sts]

Row 6 (K2, kfb) 8 times, K1. [33 sts]

Row 8 Knit.

Row 10 (K3, kfb) 8 times, K1. [41 sts]

Rows 11 to 21 Beg on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 22 K7, (k2­tog, K3) 3 times, (ssk, K3) 3 times, K4. [35 sts]

WORK NOSE

Join in Yarn B and work nose us­ing in­tar­sia in Yarn A and Yarn B. Row 23 P8B, P19A, P8B.

Row 24 K10B, k2­togA, K11A, sskA, K10B. [33 sts]

Row 25 P10B, P13A, P10B.

Row 26 K10B, k2­togA, K9A, sskA, K10B. [31 sts]

Row 27 P10B, P11A, P10B.

Row 28 K10B, k2­togA, K7A, sskA, K10B. [29 sts]

Row 29 P10B, P9A, P10B.

Row 30 K10B, k2­togA, K5A, sskA, K10B. [27 sts]

Row 31 P10B, P7A, P10B.

Row 32 K10B, k2­togA, K3A, sskA, K10B. [25 sts]

Row 33 P10B, P5A, P10B.

Row 34 K10B, k2­togA, K1A, sskA, K10B. [23 sts]

Break Yarn A and work rem rows in Yarn B.

Row 35 Purl.

Row 36 (K1, k2­tog) 7 times, K2. [16 sts]

Row 37 Purl.

Row 38 (K2­tog) 8 times. [8 sts] B&T.

EARS (MAKE 2)

Cast on 23 sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A.

Row 1 and all foll WS rows Purl. Row 2 Knit. Row 4 K1, (ssk, K6, k2­tog, K1) twice. [19 sts] Row 6 Knit.

Row 8 K1, (ssk, K4, k2­tog, K1) twice. [15 sts] Row 10 K1, (ssk, K2, k2­tog, K1) twice. [11 sts] Row 12 K1, (ssk, k2­tog, K1) twice. [7 sts] Row 13 Purl. B&T.

BODY

Cast on 10 sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A.

Row 1 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 2 (Kfb) 9 times, K1. [19 sts]

Row 4 (K1, kfb) 9 times, K1. [28 sts]

Row 6 (K2, kfb) 9 times, K1. [37 sts]

Row 8 (K3, kfb) 9 times, K1. [46 sts]

Row 10 Knit.

Row 12 (K8, kfb) 5 times, K1. [51 sts]

Rows 13 to 27 Beg on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 28 K7, (k2­tog, K4) 3 times, K1, (K4, ssk) 3 times, K7. [45 sts] Rows 29 to 33 Beg on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 34 K7, (k2­tog, K3) 3 times, K1, (K3, ssk) 3 times, K7. [39 sts] Row 36 Knit.

Row 38 K7, (k2­tog, K2) 3 times, K1, (K2, ssk) 3 times, K7. [33 sts] Row 40 Knit.

Row 42 K7, (k2­tog, K1) 3 times, K1, (K1, ssk) 3 times, K7. [27 sts] Row 44 Knit.

Row 46 K1, k2­tog, (k2­tog, K1) 8 times. [18 sts]

Row 47 Purl.

Cast off.

ARMS (MAKE 2)

Cast on 14 sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A.

Rows 1 to 37 Beg on a WS purl row, work in st st.

Row 38 K1, kfb, knit to the last 2 sts, kfb, K1. [2 sts inc’d] Row 39 Purl. Rows 40 to 43 Rep Rows 38 to 39 twice more. [20 sts] Rows 44 to 47 Beg on a RS knit row, work in st st. Row 48 K2, (k2­tog, K1) 6 times. [14 sts]

Row 49 Purl.

Row 50 (K2­tog) 7 times. [7 sts] B&T.

LEGS (MAKE 2)

Cast on 15 sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Rows 1 to 41 Beg on a WS purl row work in st st. Row 42 K4, (kfb) 7 times, K4. [22 sts]

Row 43 Purl.

Row 44 K4, (K1, kfb) 7 times, K4. [29 sts]

Rows 45 to 51 Beg on a WS purl row, work in st st. Row 52 K2, (k2­tog, K1) 9 times. [20 sts]

Row 53 Purl.

Row 54 (K2­tog) 10 times. [10 sts] B&T.

TAIL

Cast on 13 sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn A. Row 1 (WS) Purl.

Row 2 K1, (kfb, K1) 6 times. [19 sts]

Rows 3 to 12 Beg on a WS purl row, work in st st. Break off Yarn A and join in Yarn B.

Rows 13 to 15 Beg on a WS purl row, work in st st. Row 16 (K4, k2­tog) 3 times, K1. [16 sts]

Row 17 and all foll WS rows Purl.

Row 18 (K3, k2­tog) 3 times, K1. [13 sts]

Row 20 (K2, k2­tog) 3 times, K1. [10 sts]

Row 22 (K1, k2­tog) 3 times, K1. [7 sts] B&T.

CHEST PANEL

Cast on 6 sts us­ing 3.5mm nee­dles and Yarn B.

Row 1 Knit.

Row 2 K1, kfb, knit to the last 2 sts, kfb, K1. [2 sts inc’d] Rows 3 to 6 Rep Rows 1 to 2 twice more. [12 sts]

Rows 7 to 13 Knit.

Row 14 K1, k2­tog, knit to the last 3 sts, k2­tog, K1. [2 sts dec’d] Rows 15 to 17 Knit.

Row 18 Rep Row 14. [8 sts]

Rows 19 to 21 Knit.

Row 22 Rep Row 14. [6 sts]

Row 23 Knit.

Row 24 K1, (k2­tog) twice, K1. [4 sts]

Row 25 Knit.

Row 26 (K2­tog) twice. [2 sts] B&T.

SCARF

Cast on 10 sts us­ing 4mm nee­dles and Yarn C. Work in garter st un­til piece meas 47cm. Cast off.

MAK­ING UP

HEAD Insert toy safety eyes (see photo). Sew side edges tog, adding stuff­ing as you sew. Gather cast-on sts tog at back of Head. For the nose, em­broi­der a tri­an­gle and a smi­ley mouth in black yarn. EARS Sew side edges to­gether. Use Yarn B and Swiss darn­ing to dec­o­rate the in­ner ear in a tri­an­gle, start­ing on Row 2. The tri­an­gle

Knit the body in one piece and sew the side edges to­gether af­ter. The cast-off stitches will be the neck, with the cast-on edge at the bot­tom.

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