mucklemuff

The mucklemuff is available for £1.95

In Scots, “muckle” is an emphatic expression meaning much, or large, and this cosy colourwork skater’s muff is “muckle” in these senses. The name of this design is also a shout-out to Mary-Jane Mucklestone: the colourwork pattern I have used here is no.172 in her book, 200 Fairisle Motifs - an invaluable tome which should be on every knitter’s bookshelf. Thanks for the inspiration, Mary-Jane!

construction notes:

You begin by casting on provisionally, knitting half a lining, working from the chart, then knitting the other half of the lining. Most of the lining stitches are then grafted together; the gap between the lining and the ‘outer’ is stuffed with roving; and the final stitches grafted closed. Finished with icord edgings, wrist-loop, and optional strap the resulting mucklemuff is sure to keep your hands warm whatever the Winter weather!

You’ll need 2 skeins of Artesano Aran, 5.5mm needles, and some roving / combed tops to use for stuffing. The sample uses Artesano Aran shades ‘pine’ (c853) and ‘deep purple’ (3518)


4 responses

  1. I had forgotten about muffs! I grew up in northern Indiana, USA and I had a white fur muff to keep my hands warm during winter. Thanks for the reminder and the pattern.

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