Snowball Muff by Amanda M. Williams

Snowball Muff

October 2008
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 15 - 10.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
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Frivolous accessories—they somehow transport me back to when I was a little girl. That was back when I desperately wanted to carry a purse, but had nothing to put in it. So I would scrounge up a couple pennies, a piece of gum and the comb I used on your dolls’ hair. This muff brings back that innocence—those days of reading the Little House books, where Laura glides across the frozen prairie in a toboggan. Or maybe it was a daydream of being a princess in a frozen land with her sleigh.

Whatever your snowy dream is, this can take you there. It’s actually more practical than it seems. The muff really does keep your hands warm, without the awkwardness of removing a mitten to do something that needs dexterity. It even includes a pocket just big enough for some keys, a small wallet and a dream or two.

This muff is designed for two sizes, child and adult. The size change is achieved by altering the yarn weight and needle size to change the gauge.

MATERIALS Adult size Plymouth Yarn Yukon 35% Mohair, 35% Wool 30% Acrylic; 60yd/55m per 100g skein; color: White 070; 3 skeins
1 set(s) US #10/6mm straight needles
1 24 length-inch US #15/10mm circular needle

MATERIALS Child size Lamb’s Pride Brown Sheep Bulky 85% Wool, 15% Mohair; 125yd/114m per 100g skein; color: White; 1 skeins
1 set(s) US #8/5mm straight needles
1 24 length-inch US #10.5/6.5mm circular needle

Additional Notions: 4 buttons
Tapestry needle
Fiberfill or other stuffing