Have you made your twiddle muffs?

September 24, 2016

There is only three weeks until the Benalla Uniting church fete on Saturday, October 8, when the twiddle muffs you have made for Cooinda will go on display.

Twiddle muffs have proved to be great stimulants for dementia patients, keeping them happily occupied as they twiddle and fiddle with the various decorations on the inside and outside of the muffs.

Cooinda looks forward to making these available to their dementia residents.

Do you want to make one?Following is a possible pattern.

Deliver the finished muffs to the Uniting church office on a Friday morning.

●Do you want more information? Phone Deidre on 57632368 or Meryl on 57464423.

Possible pattern

Needles 6.5 (3) or 8 (4) circular

Different thread textures.

Beads, zips, ribbons anything that can be twiddled with, but will not break or be sharp.

Cuff (lining)

Cast on 40 sts using two strands of double knitting yarn. Or use one strand of chunky thread.

Stocking stitch till 28 cm (11”)


Continue with stocking stitch, using oddments of various textures eg., chunky, mohair, snugly, eskimo, ribbon or chenille, until work measure 58.5 cms (23”).

Cast off.

Finishing off

If you haven’t used a circular needle, sew long edges together with purl side facing you.

Turn muff inside out.

Push the cuff (lining) up inside muff, joining the cast on and cast off edges.

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