TWIDDLEMUFFS are decorated with materials, such as beads and zips, that people with dementia can twiddle with their hands. They're simple and fun to make.
Here is how to make your own:
This muff pattern is perfect for using up leftover and odd balls of wool.
Needles: 8mm circular or 6.5mm straight needles.
Cuff: Cast on 40 stitches using 2 strands of double knitting wool (you can also use 1 strand of chunky wool).
Work in stocking stitch (knit a line pearl a line) for 11 inches.
Continuing with stocking stitch and using up oddments of various textures of wool (ie: chunky, mohair, ribbon) until work measures 23 inches.
Decoration and finishing:
Decorate the muff body with beads, flowers, zips, loops etc.
Neatly join side sides together with pearl side facing you.
Turn inside out.
Push the cuff up inside the muff body.
Neatly sew together the two ends.
The Twiddlemuff instructions were created by Linda J Walter.