Mouse King by Sophia Minakais

Mouse King

November 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 yards (165 m)
10½ inches (plus 1¼" if mounted on base)
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All around the world, the winter holidays are reflected in the spirit of the Nutcracker ballet. With a sly smirk and regal apparel, the Mouse King, leader of the armies of mice, is a must-have to complete your holiday scene.

Worked primarily in the round and almost completely seamless, the Mouse King is a toy knitter’s dream project. With six photo tutorials to help you along, including step-by-step tutorials for his crown and jacket …this project will be a cinch, even for a less experienced knitter.

You can also knit up an easy doll stand, so that your Mouse King can be part of your holiday displays. A detailed photo tutorial will walk you through the steps to make your stand perfect. Ideal for any knitted doll, once you have the pattern, you can whip up stands for all your creations!

What You’ll Need:
50 yds off-white fingering yarn
10 yds pink fingering yarn
55 yds black fingering yarn
30 yds red fingering yarn
35 yds gold fingering yarn
US 3 (3.25mm) DPNs
½ oz wool stuffing

Shown Here:
5 skeins Scheepjes Catona (100% Cotton; 68 yds), 1 each in colors #105 Bridal White, #110 Jet Black, #192 Scarlet, #246 Icy Pink and #383 Ginger Gold
½ oz Mountain Meadow Wool Stuffing

Doll Stand Materials (optional):
2 - 4.5” diameter circles of cardboard
1 - 1” x 14” strip of cardboard
5 oz dry granule weight (i.e. beans, rice, etc.)
45 yds black yarn (shown in color #110 Jet Black)
2- 9” long dowels (⅛“ diameter)

Note: If you don’t have access to dowels, you can also use a spare set of 8” double pointed needles, around size US 3 (3.25mm)

If you like our Mouse King, be sure to check out the 2019 Holiday Nutcracker Collection eBook, which features all six of your favorite nutcracker characters in one handy collection, at a discounted price!