Twiddle muff pattern

Twiddlemuff instructions 1. Materials . This muff pattern is perfect for using up left over and odd balls of wool. Needles: 8mm circular or 6.5mm straight needles.

2. Directions Cuff: Cast on 45 stitches using 2 strands of double knitting wool or 1 strand of chunky wool (one plain colour works best). Work in stocking stitch (knit a row, purl a row) for 11 inches. Muff Body: Continue with stocking stitch, but use up oddments of various textures of wool such as chunky, mohair, ribbon etc. until the work measures 23 inches (two strands of double knit for two rows each gives a lovely assortment of colours). Cast off.

3. Finishing. If working with straight needles, lightly iron the long strip, then neatly join the sides together using edge to edge stitch (with the knit side facing out) . Turn inside out and push the one-colour cuff up inside the muff body. Sew the two ends together, again using a neat edge to edge stitch. Decoration Now is the time if you want to decorate the muff, inside and out, with ribbons, beads, flowers, zips, loops, pompoms, buttons, etc. Knit a separate pocket for a favourite photo or a hanky. Be creative, but make sure each item is securely attached.

When complete please take your twiddlemuffs to reception at Brecon Hospital, the Consultant Dr Anya Pinhorn, will distribute them.

If you need them to be collected please call 07950 004588

The original idea came from Warrington and Halton Hospitals, but this pattern comes from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital who have our thanks for their permission.

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