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  • Earmuffs
Handmade is always best, especially when it comes to keeping yourself cosy in chilly weather. These colourful earmuffs designed by Claire Garland are certain to impress, so if you’re finding yourself stuck for what to make for a loved one’s birthday then look no further. This project uses two yarn colours held together so make sure you keep an eye out for this throughout.


Pattern Instructions

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  • headband
    Using 3.75mm needles and plum and purple held tog cast on four sts
    Row 1: k4, work i-cord as folls: * with RS facing slip sts one by one back onto LH needle, keeping RS facing pull working yarn across back, k4 Rep from * until i-cord is long enough to fit over Alice band
    Cast off

    muff
    Make two
    Work in foll six-row stripe sequence: orange and violet held tog, plum and purple held tog
    Using 3.75mm needles and chosen yarns cast on 15 sts
    Row 1: k11, turn Row 2: sl 1 kwise, k6, turn
    Row 3: sl 1 kwise, k8, turn
    Row 4: sl 1 kwise, k10, turn
    Row 5: sl 1 kwise, k12
    Row 6: k Rows 7-78: rep Rows 1-6 12 times
    Rows 79-83: rep Rows 1-5
    Cast off

    to make up
    Join each end of Headband with mattress st to stop headband from slipping out. Run central yarn tail of Muff around centre on both sides then pull up to gently gather and close gap, secure with a few sts. Join cast-on and cast-off edges with mattress st, leaving gap for Headband. Stuff Muffs. Using yellow embroider lazy daisy and French knot sts around centre of each Muff. Slip Headband into gaps and secure in place with a few sts. Weave in all ends

Pattern Instructions

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headband
Using 3.75mm needles and plum and purple held tog cast on four sts
Row 1: k4, work i-cord as folls: * with RS facing slip sts one by one back onto LH needle, keeping RS facing pull working yarn across back, k4 Rep from * until i-cord is long enough to fit over Alice band
Cast off

muff
Make two
Work in foll six-row stripe sequence: orange and violet held tog, plum and purple held tog
Using 3.75mm needles and chosen yarns cast on 15 sts
Row 1: k11, turn Row 2: sl 1 kwise, k6, turn
Row 3: sl 1 kwise, k8, turn
Row 4: sl 1 kwise, k10, turn
Row 5: sl 1 kwise, k12
Row 6: k Rows 7-78: rep Rows 1-6 12 times
Rows 79-83: rep Rows 1-5
Cast off

to make up
Join each end of Headband with mattress st to stop headband from slipping out. Run central yarn tail of Muff around centre on both sides then pull up to gently gather and close gap, secure with a few sts. Join cast-on and cast-off edges with mattress st, leaving gap for Headband. Stuff Muffs. Using yellow embroider lazy daisy and French knot sts around centre of each Muff. Slip Headband into gaps and secure in place with a few sts. Weave in all ends