Welcome! You are browsing as a guest
Would you like to see 30 projects made from this pattern and much more? join Ravelry now What am I missing?

Mucklemuff

Knitting
January 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette / colourwork
US 9 - 5.5 mm
280 yards (256 m)
This pattern is available for £2.75 GBP buy it now

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 sts are then grafted together; the gap between the lining and the ‘outer’ is stuffed with roving; and the final sts 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 and some roving / combed tops to use for stuffing. The sample uses Artesano Aran shades ‘pine’ (c853) and ‘deep purple’ (3518)