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Fox Scoodie with Pockets
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: L20631 Have an animal-loving young friend? Knit a hip and cool hooded scarf with paw-sized pockets to keep little hands warm. Note: Crochet version shown. View the crochet version of this pattern here.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
Child S-M (L-1X) Finished Size of Scarf about 5 1/2 (14 cm) x 48 (56) in. (122 (142) cm) Note: Pattern is written for smaller size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-153 Wool-Ease Yarn: Black

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GAUGE:
18 sts + 36 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to match the gauge, try using a smaller size needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size needles.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.



sk2p (slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over)A double decrease worked as follows:1.

Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.2.

Knit the next 2 sts together.3.

With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle – you have decreased 2 sts.



ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog – 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
Scoodie is worked in two halves.

The halves are joined, then the Hood is worked across one edge.

Top of Hood is shaped using short rows.

Short rows are rows that are worked over a portion of the sts in a row, leaving the rem sts unworked.

To work short rows, the pattern instructions will tell you to ‘turn’ before you reach the end of the row.

Pockets are worked in the rnd on double-pointed needles.

Scarf is worked back and forth in rows on straight needles.

Inner and Outer Ears are worked separately with 2 strands of yarn held tog.

When you have finished working the edging on the Hood, wind remaining A, B and C into 2 separate balls.


INSTRUCTIONS



FIRST HALF

PocketWith double pointed needles and A, cast on 8 sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles.

placing 2 sts onto each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.Rnd 1 (RS): (K1, yo, k1) 4 times – 12 sts at the end of this rnd (3 sts on each needle).Rnd 2: K1, yo, k to end of first needle; k to last st on 2nd needle, yo, k1; k1, yo, k to end of 3rd needle; k to last st on 4th needle, yo, k1 – 16 sts at the end of this rnd (4 sts on each needle).Rnds 3-8: Rep last rnd 6 times – 40 sts at the end of Rnd 8 (10 sts on each needle).Work in St st worked in rnds (k every rnd) until piece measures 5 (6) in.

(12.5 (15 cm)) from beg.Work in Garter st worked in rnds (k 1 rnd, p 1 rnd) for 6 rnds.Bind off 20 sts – 20 sts rem.

Cut A.



ScarfChange to straight needles to work back and forth in rows over the rem 20 sts.Join B.Row 1: (Kfb) twice, k16, (kfb) twice – 24 sts at the end of this row.Row 2: Sl 1, p2, k to last 3 sts, p3.Rep Row 2 until piece, including Pocket, measures about 24 (28) in.

(61 (71) cm).Bind off.



Make a second half same as First.

Hold halves together, matching sts of last row and with both Pockets facing inwards.

Sew bound off edges together.



Hood

SideRow 1: Lay Scarf flat with Pocket openings facing you.

From RS, and beg at center seam, sk ends of 26 (30) rows to the right of the center seam, with straight needles and B pick up and k1 st in the end of the next row, pick up and k1 st in the end of the next 19 (21) rows, (yo, pick up and k1 st in end of next row) 15 (19) times (skipping center seam), pick up and k1 st in the end of the next 19 (21) rows – 69 (81) sts at the end of this row.Row 2: Sl 1, p2, k to last 3 sts, p3.Rep Row 2 until side of Hood measures 6 (7) in.

(15 (18) cm), end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.



Top of HoodNote: Top of Hood is shaped with short rows.

When the instructions say to turn, simply leave the rem sts unworked.Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, p2, k38 (46), ssk, turn.Row 2: K14 (18), k2tog, turn.Row 3: K14 (18), ssk, turn.Row 4: Rep Row 2.Rep last 2 rows until 19 (23) sts rem.Next Row: (K1, p1) 7 (9) times, ssk, turn.Next Row: (P1, k1) 7 (9) times, p2tog, turn.Next Row: (K1, p1) 7 (9) times, ssk – 16 (20) sts rem.Bind off.



Hood Edging: From RS with crochet hook, join B with sl st at edge of one pocket.

Sl st evenly spaced all the way across edge of Scarf and Hood to opposite pocket.

Fasten off.



Lower Edging: From RS with crochet hook, join B with sl st at pocket edge on opposite side of scarf.

Sl st across scarf edge to opposite pocket.

Fasten off.



Outer Ear (make 2)With straight needles and 2 strands of B held tog, cast on 24 sts.Row 1: K to last st, p1.Row 2: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.Rows 3: Ssk, k to last st, p1 – 23 sts.

With 2 strands of B held tog, rep Row 3 until 12 sts remain.

Change to 2 strands of A held tog and rep Row 3 until 4 sts remain.Next Row: Sk2p – 1 st rem.Fasten off.



Inner Ear (make 2)With straight needles and 2 strands of C held tog, cast on 24 sts.Work same as Outer Ear without changing color.



Small Paw Pads (make 6)With straight needles and and one strand of C, cast on 4 sts.

Row 1: (Kfb) 4 times – 8 sts at the end of this row.Row 2: Purl.Row 3: (Kfb) 8 times – 16 sts at the end of this row.Bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.



Large Paw Pads (make 2)With straight needles and one strand of C, cast on 8 sts.Row 1: (Kfb) 8 times – 16 sts at the end of this row.Row 2: Purl.Row 3: (Kfb) 16 times – 32 sts at the end of this row.Bind off.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.



FINISHINGGather cast on edge of each Small Paw Pad and sew seam to form circles.

Fold cast on edge of each Large Paw Pad in half and seam to form ovals.

Sew 3 Small Paw Pads and 1 Large Paw Pad to each Pocket.

Sew Inner Ear to Outer Ear.

Sew Ears to sides of Hood.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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