- A selection of leftover and odd balls of wool.
- Needles: 8mm circular or 6.5mm straight needles
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.
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.
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.
Now you can 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!
Where to send you twiddlemuffs:
Many local hospitals, councils and organisations are currently collecting Twiddlemuffs so it’s worth contacting your local services to find out of they’re looking for donations.