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Calling all knitters. Can you help with: Twiddlemuff the Pattern is below.

A Twiddlemuff is a double thickness hand muff with bits and bobs attached inside and out. It is designed

to provide a stimulation activity for restless hands for patients suffering from dementia. Knit for Peace will distribute these via NHS Hospitals in the UK and the patient then gets to take them home with them so there is always demand for more.

What you’ll need:

• Wool – approx one 150 gram ball will probably be enough – it varies a great deal depending on the individual wool.
• 1 Pair of needles (size depends on the type of wool you want to use).
• A tapestry needle for sewing up.

• Oddments of yarn, ribbon, trimmings, buttons, beads etc for embellishment.

Getting started:

This pattern can be knitted in any wool but you will need to adjust the number of stitches you cast on depending on the size of the needle and the type of wool. Look on the ball band, if there is one, of the wool for information about needle size and tension. Because of the simple nature of the pattern the measurements do not have to be exact and you can easily test them out on your own hands!

Double knit wool on size 5-7 needles comes out at about 5 to 5.5 stiches per inch. Chunky wool on size 7-9 needles comes out at about 4 to 5 stiches per inch.

The width of the Twiddlemuff needs to be about 12 to 13 inches wide (this is the length of the muff – so you can check against your own hands to see if you have made this the right size). The length of your knitting needs to be

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twice the width.

To begin:

In a lighter wool cast on 60 stitches, or the number of stitches to give you about 30cm width.
In chunky wool cast on 48 stitches.

Keep knitting until you reach about 24 inches / 60 cm or double the width.
Or try stocking stitch – one row knit, the next row purl for a smooth finish.

Use the Twiddlemuff to try out patterns and techniques on a small and easy project.

Keep knitting until you have approx. 24 inches / 30 cm in length and then cast off.

(30 cm)
12 inches wide

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(60 cm)


Trauma Teddies

You will need 

A pair of no 9 needles.   

Double knitting to be used throughout. Colour 1 for head and paws

                               Colour 2 for the trousers

                               Colour 3 for jumper 

                                Any choice of colour for scarf.

Legs, body and head, Cast on 10st in colour 1, knit 10 rows.

Change to colour 2 , knit 30 rows. Repeat for 2nd leg.

Knit across all 20 sts, work 16 rows.

Change to colour 3, knit 24 rows.

Change to colour for head, in stocking st work 51/2 in (14 cm)

Continue the rest of the teddy in reverse order.  cast off.


Stitch head seams, and pickup 8 sts either side of neck join, 16sts, 

Knit 20 rows.

Change to colour 1  knit 10 rows for paws. Cast off.

To make up.

Sew side seams, legs and arms, inside legs half way leave gap for stuffing. Sew diagonal corners of head to form ears. 

After stuffing teddy sew running thread around neck to shape head.

Sew on black eyes, nose and smiley features.

Make scarf. Cast on75 sts knit 4 rows, cast off.

 Use polyester or other healthy filling. Do not use buttons or beads 

Which could be hazardous to young children.

Monthly Quiz

  • Come and join us for our monthly Fun Quiz Evening at The Windsor Castle pub on the 1st Sunday of the month. Light refreshments are kindly provided by the pub at our halftime interval.  Anyone wishing to bring a team along is welcome, we meet at 7.30ish and start at 8pm and finish around 10pm. Cost to enter £2.50 pp

Donations and Lions projects

  • Donations we regularly make, include wash packs that are made up by friends of the club for patients who have no one able to bring in their own items, donations to the food bank, Somewhere to go  a charity for the homeless and other organisations. Throughout the year we receive many requests for help, these can be from children requiring assistance to attend Brownie/Guide camps, schools, sports groups, and individuals who are in need of help. All requests are considered                                                                                         


  • In May we assist at the partially sighted bowls tournament held at Clarence Park Bowls Club, this see’s bowlers from around the British Isles attend a 4 day competition.  We help by guiding them to where the bowls have been placed when playing.



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