(Photos from his website: click through to see the development from warrior-woman illustration to knitting pattern to garment.)
What I love about this – apart from the texture of the foxfur pattern, and the dead-x eyes and little fangs, and the extravagantly full tail – is the way it turns the odd, archaic idea of the stuffed fox round the neck into something sharp and sinister. There’s no way of telling if an intarsia fox is a taxidermied curiosity or fresh kill: wearing it would put you in a sexy nowhere between gin-soaked old lady and fearsome huntress.
There are three techniques in this garment that would give me pause: intarsia (never done it), stranded colourwork (never done it successfully, fear it flat), and the t-shape construction without shoulder shaping or separate arms. And all that considered, I want this jumper so much I’m prepared to master all qualms about method and form, because I just do love it.