Pattern review: The Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist

Pattern review: The Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist

A few weeks back I had the pleasure to test knit this little cutie for a friend. This is a very versatile little fellow who can stash your keys, earphones or (in my case) a whole baby head 😛 (Why ever I had to use cotton yarn… It turned out to be quite big  but I love it! 🙂

Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist
Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist

The designer Stringalchemist and I have been friends for some years now and she got into knitting only about a year back after having thought that she had two left hands her whole life. (The perfect recipient for my two left hand fingerless mittens, it seems :P).

This past year we have been knitting  and developing new ideas for patterns and yarn combinations together and even tried out dyeing for the first time. And within this one year she mastered knitting socks, toys and even sweaters in no time! Those took me a whole lot longer to even try! I’m really impressed.

She is a very passionate person – about anything yarn-related but also about Japanese designs. So you’ll probably see one or the other Japanese inspired designs coming up on her designer’s page soon enough!

Now I am proud to show you her very first design: The Fox San Pouch

Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist
Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist

It was a fun project to test knit and I must say that it is meticulously well written and has some clever little features that will develop your knitting skills further. It even gives some great tips for creating an adorable unique face using embroidery.

Fox San’s tail is detachable and you can attach your keys to it or make it’s little paws hold your earphones or other small treasures.

As a bonus, you, as reader of this blog, will receive 15% off the brandnew pattern using the coupon code Mumpitz1705 during checkout until May 22nd!

Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist
Fox San Pouch by StringAlchemist

More pattern info:

Fox-san is a small pouch which will keep your small belongings such as keys and train passes. The project is suitable for advanced beginners, and invites the development of your making skills, as it combines knitting, embroidery and sewing (the last of which is optional). It is made with little yarn : so please let your shawl and sock yarn scraps find a new home =)

Materials needed

  • Approximately 12 grams of fingering-weight yarn, ie. Magasin Duett Supersoft and Sandnes Mandarin Petit (or yarn with a similar gauge, and yarn characteristics)
  • (2.5-2.75) mm needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Embroidery floss or yarn scraps for the finishing
  • Fabric, interfacing and sewing thread (optional)


So this is a cool little project for your leftovering and will make any recipient happy. Give it a try and give it some love, but most of all give a huge welcome to the upcoming designer StringAlchemist! I’m really curious what she’ll come up with next but whatever it will be – it will be something awesome, of that I’m sure!

StringAlchemist and MrsMumpitz on duty

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