boy mouse in a cabled sweater by Julie Williams
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boy mouse in a cabled sweater

Knitting
October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
83 - 109 yards (76 - 100 m)
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This pattern is written in English.

The pattern is 15 pages long and contains 50 detailed step-by-step photographs along with full pattern instructions and tips for stuffing, seaming and finishing neatly. It is less of a knitting pattern and more of a ‘how to’ manual.

The pattern is for knitting flat on two needles and all pieces are seamed afterwards. Please note that this project is not a quick or simple knit. It takes me around 14 hours to make and finish each of the animals that I make and just under half of that time is spent on the finishing off. There are lots of separate pieces which require seaming and sewing and if you are looking for something fast and easy you would probably be better off finding a different pattern. That said the pattern gives you all of the information and techniques that you need to knit the little mouse pictured.

I’ve included instructions for two different sweater options - the first has cables but for those who don’t like cabling there is a simpler version in a simple broken ribbing.

What you will need:

M a t e r i a l s:
• DK, worsted or light Aran yarn (approx 76m): Yarn A
• 4ply weight yarn (approx 8m) in a pink colour for the ears and tail Yarn B
• 4ply weight yarn for the sweater: Yarn C
• 4ply weight yarn in dark colour for shorts: Yarn D
• Scraps of grey, pink and black 4ply/DK yarn for the eyes and facial features
• Toy stuffing
• A tiny button

N o t i o n s:
• Knitting needles: A pair each of 3mm and 2.75mm
• Tapestry needle

F i n i s h e d s i z e:
approx 22cm (9 inches) from the tip of the toes to the top of the ears

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Based on the little mouse that I first made in April 2008: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/bunnyknitter/mouse