Russet-red fur, pointed ears and a bushy tail make the fox unmistakable. Foxes are present in most of our woods, but your best chance of seeing one may well be in a town or city or on this Troop of Foxes Cushion.
A striking and fun cushion to knit in Double Knitting (8 ply) yarn for your favourite chair or sofa. The knitting pattern gives full instructions and there are clear, large charts to follow for knitting the foxes.
The pillow measurements 40 cm x 40 cm (16in x 16in)
Materials – All Double Knitting yarn (8 ply) 1-100 gram ball light green 295 m (323 yds) 1-50 gram ball Fox colour 125 m (137 yds) 1-50 gram ball White 150 m (164 yds) 1-50 gram ball Black 150 m (164 yds)
Suggestions for yarns and links to suppliers are given in the knitting pattern.
Tension 22 stitches and 28 rows to 10 cm (4 in) over stocking stitch on 4 mm needles
The cushion is knitted in one piece and the back has a four button opening for easy removal of the cover for washing. Add some lovely buttons to add interest to the back of the cushion.
If you already have Double Knitting yarns (8 ply) these could be used as long as they match the gauge as above. Change the background colour to knit a unique cushion for your home or knit as a gift for someone special.
- The pillow measures 40 cm x 40 cm (16in x 16in)
- Illustrated Knitting Pattern
- US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
- Large coloured intarsia chart for the Foxes
Materials you need at home:
- 1 -100 gram balls – Background Colour, 8 ply (Double Knitting)
- 1 - 50 gram ball - Orange, 8 ply (Double Knitting)
- 1 - 50 gram ball - White, 8 ply (Double Knitting)
- 1 - 50 gram ball - Black, 8 ply (Double Knitting)
- Knitting Needles: 1 pair of 4 mm (UK8 - US6), 1 pair of 3 ¼ mm (UK10 - USA3)
- 4 buttons
I first started to design clothes for my children when they were younger and went on to sell garments through shops and craft fairs. I also taught the use of machine knitting and knitwear design. I later followed a career in IT, but I now have grandchildren and whilst hand knitting for them was inspired to start designing and creating knitting patterns again.