The Mouse in a Mitten project has been an idea of mine that was tucked away in a pencil box for years and years. I had knitted a little mouse and the mitten but had yet to flush it out until recently. I had fallen in love with the storybook quality of the little mouse character 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 to round it out. 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 fantastic.
The Mouse is wearing knit-in red long johns with little black beads for buttons. The Mitten makes the coziest pint-sized bed, and the sweater and pants set are charming. We included the blue for those not interested in more of a holiday-themed mouse set so make it however you see fit. All the items are listed in grams on the pattern information so you can switch the colors around without a doubt. The mouse is about 5-inches tall for reference.
The Mouse in a Mitten Kit includes:
* Enough Home Worsted to complete two sets of the Mouse, Mitten, Sweater, and Pants. The colorways included are Red Flannel (cozy red), Bluff (medium blue), Big Woods (forest green), and Picket Fence (creamy white), Bear (milk chocolate brown).
* The pattern is included at no additional cost with the kit and comes as a Ravelry download code on a printed card inside the kit bag.
* Enough black beads for the eyes and buttons for two mice.
Please note: The black sewing thread and needle to attach the beads is not included.
* It is packed in a printed cotton project bag with an illustrated tag by Susan.
Wait a minute! We also have Mouse in a Mitten Set Pouches!
Big News! We also have a limited edition hand-stitched pouch to go along with your Mouse in a Mitten set. The brilliantly talented Alison Kaplan of Kata Golda created these pouches just for Barrett Wool Co. and hand-stitched the sweetest tiny mouse in the corner of each pouch. I am so crazy over these new pouches! Thank you, Alison! See the photo below.
If you’re able, I hope you’ll add a pouch to your kit purchase to store and house your Mouse in a Mitten Set. It really is the sweetest. There are two fabric choices for the outside, botanically dyed cotton canvas in tan or light gray. For each, there are five printed fabrics for the inside including dots, stripes, and indigo-style prints. Every last one of them is so beautiful. Choose the tan or gray and we will randomly select the inner fabric for you. If you have a strong preference for the inner fabric please write a note on your order. We will try our best to accommodate but we can’t guarantee it.
We will also list the pouches as a separate item for purchase in our Mercantile, so if you are only interested in a pouch you can get one over there. Click here for the Mouse Pouch in the Mercantile.