Knitted Mice Knitting Pattern for fund raising with The Alzheimer’s Society
Do you fancy getting involved with raising money and being part of a Guinness Book of Records attempt? Join in the Guinness World Record to knit a mile of mice, totally 7600.
Join in knitting a mile of knitted mice to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society. 7600 mice need to be joined nose to tail and measured at Altrincham Football Ground in October 2013 to gain a Guinness World Record and gain publicity for The Alzheimer Society. Knitters can be sponsored and the mice will be sold off after the Big Measure to raise more money for them. Donations of money, wool or stuffing most welcome from people who don’t want to knit themselves.
The Wellgreen Craft & Create group will be knitting mice this year to hopefully make A MILE OF MICE. We will need as many people as possible to knit the mice (7,600 approximately) and of course people to sponsor Knitters.
All money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Society and after the challenge is complete the mice will be sold at the end of the year to raise yet more money
If you require any more information please contact Libby on 0161 980 4743
Email: contact Libby
Please contact Libby to donate wool, filling, funds and to post completed knitted mice.
Please click here to download a sponsorship form, if you’d like to knit mice and join in the fundraising.
Please use hashtag #MILEOFMICE to help spread the word on Twitter.
You can follow and share photos of your knitted mice on Facebook too at Mile of Mice Facebook Page
MILE OF MICE – Mouse Knitting Pattern
You will need:
- Double knitting wool
- 4mm/size 8 needles
- 3.25mm/size 10 needles
- Click here to access a PDF of the knitting pattern to print.
- Using larger needles cast on 6 stitches
- Row 1- knit
- Row 2- purl
- Row 3- k2 (k1,m1 x2) k2/8 stitches
- Row 4- purl
- Row 5- k3 (k1,m1 x2) k3/10 stitches
- Row 6- purl
- Row 7- k4 (k1,m1 x2) k4/12 stitches
- Row 8- purl
- Row 9- k5 (k1,m1 x2) k5/14 stitches
- Row 10- purl
- Keeping increases correct continue knitting until you have 30 stitches ending with a purl row.
- Knit next row
- Purl next row
- K1 then knit two together until last 3 stitches.
- Knit 2 together then knit last stitch/16 stitches
- Purl next row
- Knit 2 together to end of row/8 stitches
- Break of yarn leaving around 8” and thread this through remaining stitches but don’t draw up
Ears (make 2).
- Using smaller needles cast on 3 stitches
- Row 1 k1,m1 in first stitch k2/4 stitches
- Row 2 p1,m1 in first stitch p3/5 stitches
- Row 3 k1,m1 in first stitch k4/6 stitches
- Row 4 p1,m1 in first stitch k5/7 stitches
- Row 5 knit
- Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches then draw up and finish of Tail. Take three lengths of yarn (about 8”). Knot together at one end and plait together and knot to finish.
- Fold mouse body in half, right sides together and place tail on right side leaving knot on wrong side, draw up the stitches at the decreased end.
- Put a couple of stitches through the tail to hold it in place and stitch body half way along.
- Go to cast on end and stitch up until almost at middle.
- Turn right side out, stuff firmly and stitch up.
- Place ears about half inch from nose and stitch in place firmly
- Using a different coloured yarn stitch eyes and nose using a couple of stitches for each
- Your mouse should measure 9” from nose to tail so adjust tail until the right measurement is reached
Secure to the mouse in front with two stitches under chin