With all the pride in the world, we introduce:
Alex the Mouse, the new project in A Year of Techniques.
It is her animals that make us particularly crazy—Ella has figured out the mechanics of stuffed toys that are clever in construction and use of color. We hope you’ll join us as we embark on unprecedented territory at MDK: the making of limbs, ears, torsos, and heads.
A handknit with a face. Alex is 14 inches tall, so he’s a wonderfully cuddly size. (Note: this is an ear-to-toe measurement. Tail length is going to be up to you.)
Ears with unusually colorful bits.
Alex even has the swirly back of the head that babies have.
All over this mouse, you’ll notice a number of places where there’s a center dot from which stitches increase outward. That’s the technique that AYOT ringleader Jen Arnall-Culliford teaches in the tutorial above: the pinhole cast on, also known as Emily Ocker’s cast on. Elegant! Cool! Semi-magical! We had no idea!