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ALSAP Mouse (As Little Sewing As Possible)

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ALSAP Cat & Mouse Critter Pack ebook
Knitting
6 stitches = 1 inch in tight stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
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Mice have a tendancy to raid the cookie jar. At night. When you are sleeping. You have been warned.

The ALSAP Mouse is worked in the round, using the magic loop technique, adding tails and limbs as you go to make your Mouse stronger and to make your life easier. You will have to do a bit of sewing: two French knots for the eyes, a bit for the nose, stitching down two ears and then attaching the head to the body. Not bad, for a whole Mouse, eh?

Recommended Materials:

  • Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (the yarn I used to recommend is no longer available - pick something you love!)
  • US #4 circular needles or size needed to get gauge. Save your sanity and a get a nice long one with a flexible cable. I like the ones at knitpicks.com. I used to avoid circular needles at all costs, until I found these things. (No, I do not work for KnitPicks. Ha, ha.)
  • One US #4 dpn needle. If you don’t have #4’s, don’t sweat it. You just need one in a reasonably close size.
  • Stitch holder.
  • Stitch marker
  • Embroidery needle (use a doll maker’s needle if you have one)
  • Darning needle
  • Stuffing. You can use the poly-fil stuff, but I highly recommend Eco Wool (the stuff is addicting!)