A fur stole has always had a special place in fashion. A sign of wealth and luxury, but more affordable than a full length coat or even a capelet and of course oh so warm! I have a fox stole that was given to me by my mom, that was worn by her mother. But if the idea of wearing real fur doesn't appeal to you, and since you're a knitter, you are still in luck!
Meet Mr Fox...
Stephanie Dosen's timing is amazing, though I doubt she planned it this way! She just introduced her new Mr Fox Stole my Heart & Mini Fox stole pattern to coincide with our interview and blog giveaway for three of her patterns (see the post below)!
Mr Fox is a cheeky little guy! And the pattern includes a mini fox too, thus the name, Mr Fox Stole my Heart & Mini Fox. The head and body are knit in one piece and the legs and tail are picked up and knit down. And the eyes are nicely set in by pulling the thread very tightly when you attach them, detailed instructions are given.
Size: 2 sizes Mr Fox and Mini Fox
Yarn: Rowan Cocoon for large and Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift for mini
Needles: Mr Fox size US 10.5 (7mm) and Mini Fox size US 4 (3.5mm)
Gauge: Mr Fox 14 sts and 16 rows = 4x4", Mini Fox 24 sts = 4"
Notions: both foxes 2 black buttons for eyes, polyester stuffing or batting for fox head, stitch markers and tapestry needle