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Twiddle Muff Charity Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Twiddle Muff Charity Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Val Pierce

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm, US 7 / 4.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type

    Straight, Crochet Hook

  • Techniques


    knit, Purl

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What you need to know

Knit a twiddle muff for dementia patients with textured yarn and stitch patterns and added embellishments - designed by Val Pierce

If you’ve heard the word but never seen one, this is a twiddle muff. These easy-to-make projects are ideal for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s as the textured embellishments can help keep their hands and minds active. They’re also suitable as fidget toys for children, but be sure to sew on the pieces really securely. Many hospitals, hospices and support charities are requesting knitted twiddle muffs so look online for a cause near you. This design features beaded details and sew-on flowers but you can get really creative when it comes to adding your embellishments.


Circumference: 34cm
Length (finished): 30cm

What you need

Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK, shades (A) 1020 Lemon, (B) 1081 Saffron, (C) 1080 Pale Rose, (D) 1067 Grape, one 100g of each; (E) eyelash yarn, shade Orange, 25g;
DK yarns in assorted colours, 25g of each
Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm
Beads: large and small
Tapestry needle
NOTE: only 50g of each yarn A, B, C and D is required

Stitches and skills used

How to cast on
How to knit
How to purl
TW2R: k into front of second st only, then k into front of first st in usual way, sl both sts off LH needle together
TW2L: k into back of second st only, then k into front of first st in usual way, sl both sts off LH needle together
MB: (k1, p1, k1) all in next st, turn, k3, turn, p3, turn, k3, turn, p3tog, cont with row

Meet the designer

Val Pierce is a great friend of Let's Knit and has designed for us for many years. She has also published several knitting books, specialising in toy and baby knitting patterns. If you enjoyed making this pattern, we think you'll enjoy making Val's easy intarsia blanket. View all of Val's patterns here.

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