The Mouse in a Mitten project has been an idea of mine that was tucked away in a pencil box for years. I had knitted a little mouse and the mitten but had yet to flush it out until recently. I fell in love with the storybook quality of the little mouse character wearing cozy long johns and nestled in a tiny mitten but it definitely needed a small wardrobe, as well. So I’ve added an itty-bitty sweater and pants set. Now it is all ready to go! You can make your version with a holiday-themed twist or use any colors under the sun or even stripes would be wonderful. Have fun!
Mouse: 5-inches tall from the toe to the top of the ear.
Sweater: 2-inches in length from the top of neck to the bottom edge of the body.
Pants: 2-inches in length from the top of the waistband to the bottom edge of the leg.
Mitten: 4-inches in length from the cuff to the point of the hand, and 3-inches wide at the widest part of the gusset.
Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight, 100% American Wool (230 yards/100 grams) in the following colorways, Picket Fence (creamy white), Red Flannel (cozy red), Big Woods (forest green), and Bear (milk chocolate brown). Plus, 1 yard of Home Fingering Weight in the Strawflower (blush pink) colorway for the tiny nose.
Colors and amounts of Home Worsted yarn used in grams:
Mouse: Picket Fence for the head, hands, feet, and Red Flannel for the long johns. The finished mouse including the stuffing and beads weighs 11 grams in total.
Sweater: Big Woods or Bluff. Weighs 6 grams.
Pants: Bear. Weighs 4 grams.
Mitten: Cuff in Picket Fence, Mitten hand and thumb in Red Flannel or Bluff. Weighs 9 grams.
For the Mouse, Sweater and Pants: US size 4 / 3.5mm set of four double-pointed needles.
For the Mitten: US size 5 / 3.75mm set of four double-pointed needles
OR the correct size needles to achieve the gauge.
For the Mouse, Sweater and Pants: 6.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
For the Mitten: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
-Locking stitch markers
-A ring stitch marker to place on the needle
-Fiberfill - small amount
-Small black beads for eyes and buttons (considered a choking hazard for babies and young children) OR instead black embroidery floss for French knots.
-Sewing needle and black thread to attach beads and for optional whiskers.