frogfeetbeginning2This 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.

KYOK1
knit into stitch (keep old stitch on needle)
KYOK2
Now yarn over (keep old stitch on needle)
KYOK3
Knit again into old stitch
KYOK4
Pull the old stitch off.

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.

SB2
Slip 2 of your new stitches back on to the left needle
KYOKAgain
Perform the KYOK again into the next stitch (which you just slipped back.

There’s also a K5tog followed by a SB2 followed by a K3tog.

KYOKAgain
Knit 5 stitches together as if one stitch
SB2K5tog
Slip 2 stitches back onto left needle
KYOKAgain
Knit 3 stitches together as if one stitch
It’s always fun to learn something new. This pattern has definitely done that for me! I can wait to see this finished. 🙂

10 thoughts on “Frog Feet- Fantastic and Crazy Stitch Pattern

  1. Thank you so much for your generous video help. I bought this pattern today, am going to pick out my yarn (already have lots of Palette) and start. I’m buzzed!

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  2. Thanks for posting the video – that really helps understand that particular and fascinating stitch (even though the concept is madness!).

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  3. I just picked out my colors and I’m ready to start. I’m so please that I came across your blog. This is so helpful and I’m sure it will save me a lot of frustration. Thanks!

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