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NezuShi mouse hand
Finished
October 25, 2014
February 5, 2015
Project info
NezuShi mouse hand
Squeaky Mittens by Melanie Gall
Knitting
Courtney
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Malabrigo Yarn Rios
Gray
Notes

Used different base pattern; eliminated side cables. Wrote out the mouse mitt the way I knit it below.

Found the Squeaky Mittens too difficult to understand, and after frogging the first mitt twice, I’ve decided to use only the important part of the pattern and modify a well-known and often knit pattern. (Thanks to purple for walking me through the construction of the mouse; super helped a lot.)

I’m using the 75 Yard Malabrigo Fingerless Mitts pattern and setup, making the hand into reverse stockinette and inserting the mouse part of the Squeaky Mittens pattern into the top of this patterns hand. The notes below are written as I integrate the two.

m1k = insert left needle into bar between stitches; knit through back loop
m1p = insert left needle into bar between stitches; purl through back loop
slm = slip marker
C2B = cable 2 back (knit the first stitch, purl the second stitch)
C2F = cable 2 front (purl the first stitch, knit the second stitch)
ssk = slip, slip, knit the two sts together (left leaning decrease)
k2tog = knit 2 sts together (right leaning decrease)

CO 32, magic loop (split 16 stitches to each needle), join to knit in round.
K1P1 rib for 20 rounds.

R1: p all sts
R2: p all sts
R3: p9, k1, p6, pm, m1p, pm, p rem sts
R4: p9, k1, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R5: p9, k1, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R6: p9, k1, p6, slm, m1p, p, m1p, slm, p rem sts
R7: p9, k1, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R8: p8, C2B, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R9: p7, C2B, p7, slm, m1p, p to marker, m1p, slm, p rem sts
R10: p6, C2B, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R11: p5, C2B, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R12: p5, k1, p10, slm, m1p, p to marker, m1p, slm, p rem sts
R13: p5, k1, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R14: p5, k1, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R15: p5, C2F, slm, m1p, p to marker, m1p, slm, p rem sts
R16: p6, m1k, k1, m1k, p9, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R17: p6, k3 (k 1st st through bl), p9, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R18: p6, m1k, k3, m1k, p9, slm m1p, p to marker, m1p, slm, p rem sts
R19: p6, k5 (k 1st st through bl), p rem sts (slip all markers)
R20: p6, m1k, k5, m1k, slm p5, m1p, p6, slm, p rem sts (slip all markers)
R21: p6, k7 (k 1st st through bl), p9, slm m1p, p to marker, m1p, slm, p rem sts
R22: p6, k7 (k 1st st through bl), p rem sts (slip all markers)
R23: p6, k7 (k 1st st through bl), p9, rm, slip next 14 stitches onto stitch holder (will pick back up for thumb after hand is done), rm, p rem sts
R24: p6, k7 (k 1st st through bl), p rem sts
R25-26: repeat R24
R27: p6, ssk, k3, k2tog, p rem sts
R28: p6, sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold behind work, ssk from left needle, k1 from cable needle, k2tog from cable needle, p rem sts
R29: p6, k3, p rem sts
R30: p6, k1, make ear, k1, make ear, k1, p rem sts

EAR: m1k, turn, kfb, turn, kfb in the two new sts, turn, p4, turn, ssk, k2tog, turn, p2tog, turn, slip st from p2tog to right needle

R31: p6, ssk, k1, k2tog, p rem sts
R32: p6, m1k, k3 (optional: if you want to add beads for eyes, then slip bead onto first k st, k1, slip bead onto third k st; otherwise you can sew them on later), m1k, p rem sts
R33: p6, ssk, k1, k2tog, p rem sts
R34: p6, sl2 as if to k2tog, k1, psso (creates nose), p rem sts
R35-37: p all sts
R38-42: k1p1 rib
R43: bind off in k1p1 pattern (use a stretchy BO of your choice; i used this.)

Thumb:
Pick up stitches. You can pick up additional stitches if needed from the edge of the hand, making sure the count is even. Split stitches across two needles and join in the round. Purl all stitches for a length that’s comfortable, then 5 rounds of k1p1 before BO.

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October 25, 2014
February 5, 2015
 
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100% Merino
210 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: October 25, 2014
  • Finished: February 6, 2015
  • Updated: March 5, 2015
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