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Mouse

Natty Knits Etsy Shop
Knitting
March 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
30 yards (27 m)
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A tiny mouse (only 2.75” tall) who can sit in the palm of your hand, or on your desk, or in a Christmas stocking or carry a little sign with a message for someone special. The pattern only uses 30 yards of sock yarn, which makes it a great stash buster.

For an INTERMEDIATE knitter because although this is a quick knit, the Mouse pattern uses interesting techniques such as short row shaping in stockinette stitch (explained in the pattern) and pick ups through the middle of the fabric. The Mouse is mostly knitted flat on straight needles. The arms are knitted in the round on double pointed needles. Some sewing is required.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Garter (knit) Stitch
Stockinette Stitch
Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
M1L
SSK and K2tog (or left and right leaning decreases)
Sewing together using fake grafting
Picking Up stitches
Short Row Shaping (fully explained in the pattern)

MATERIALS REQUIRED
Approx 30 yds Fingering yarn 
US size 1 (2.25 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Scrap of black yarn to embroider eyes
Scraps of yarn to use as static markers
Tapestry needle
Fiberfill

HINTS AND TIPS to help you with this pattern are available on my blog http://nattyknitter.wordpress.com this is mentioned in the pattern.