Christmas & Hanukkah Mice by Lorraine Pistorio

Christmas & Hanukkah Mice

July 2013
Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
145 - 225 yards (133 - 206 m)
approx. 9” tall (without ears)
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The holidays are such festive occasions! Fond memories of Christmas or Hanukkah are conjured up for many of us. I’ve always loved hearing stories of a Christmas mouse, so I thought I would design a knitted one. Then one became two and then I thought why not Hanukkah mice, as well?! And these adorable Christmas and Hanukkah Mice were born! My Christmas Mice hold a candy cane and jingle bell. My Hanukkah Mice hold a menorah candle and a bag of gelt. All four are dressed in their lovely holiday outfits. Standing approx. 9” tall (without those ears), the mice are knit with regular #4 worsted wt. yarn (approx. 145 yds. ea.) with a small amount of short eyelash furry yarn for their fuzzy hair! Their outfits are also made using worsted wt. yarn (approx. 65 yds. for the dress, approx, 60-80 yds. for the shirt and yarmulke or Santa hat. You will also need: small amount black yarn or embroidery floss, toy safety eyes, large-eyed blunt needle, removable stitch markers, purchased bells or gelt, 1/8” ribbon, decorative buttons, 12” pipe cleaners, and fiberfill stuffing. They would look lovely in your home during the holidays or as a special holiday gift for a child!