This is the most excited I’ve been about a knitting pattern since I first started knitting. It’s called Fox Paws by Xandy Peters and can be found on ravelry.com for $6. No color stranding required!! But, a lot of concentration and constant counting are definitely needed to avoid some huge mistakes.
I’ve only completed a couple of pattern repeats so I’ve got a looooong way to go, but I LOVE it so far! 🙂
It has some new-to-me stitches like KYOK and SB2 and K5tog. Here’s a brief video demonstration:
And, here’s an explanation in pictures:
The KYOK (Knit Yarn Over Knit): All done into one stitch.
Seems kinda easy, right? Now, you get to SB2 which isn’t hard but I haven’t encountered before. You just slip two of your new stitches back onto the left needle. But, then you have to KYOK into one of the slipped-back stitches. Sometimes you get to KYOK, SB2 four times in a row. A massive amount of new stitches are created in certain spots to form the “toes” on the pattern.
There’s also a K5tog followed by a SB2 followed by a K3tog.