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Foxtails is a scalene triangle shaped shawl worked in garter rib, garter stitch, and "leaf and weave" stitch. Inspired by the colourway of the yarn it's knit in - Kitsune, which is Japanese for fox - the leaf and weave section is reminiscent of a bushy fox tail.

About This Pattern

  • written instructions
  • charted instructions
  • worked in the round
  • screen reader and print challenged accessible version


  • 520 - 545 yards (475 - 498 meters) aran weight yarn
  • 4mm needles (or size needed for gauge)
  • your preferred blocking equipment
  • a stitch marker (optional)


Foxtails comes in one size.

Accessible Version

The accessible version of this pattern is included with your download. It has been formatted to suit low vision / print challenged knitters and to be compatible with screen readers.

Specifically, the pattern:
  • 24 point sans-serif font (Arial) throughout
  • Fully saturated black text on white background
  • Single column layout
  • Left-aligned text
  • No italics
  • No header or footer – just page numbers (bottom left)
  • Consistent use of heading tags for easy navigation
  • Internal links to aid navigation
  • All instructions written out in text without reliance on diagrams or charts
  • All words written out in full (i.e. no abbreviations)
  • No bulleted lists
  • No tables*
In addition, the main version of the pattern has been checked to ensure that any charts, diagrams, or other visual instructions are suitable for colour-blind readers.

All of my patterns have been tested and tech edited, and include details of how to contact me should you need pattern support.

Please note that patterns are for personal use only. If you would like to use one of my patterns to make items to sell or for teaching a class, please get in touch. Yarn store owners are very welcome to make samples.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (7MB)
  • PDF (358KB)

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