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Muffalette - Thrummed Muff/Handwarmer

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Muffalette - Thrummed Muff/Handwarmer
Muffalette - Thrummed Muff/Handwarmer
Muffalette - Thrummed Muff/Handwarmer
Muffalette - Thrummed Muff/Handwarmer
Muffalette - Thrummed Muff/Handwarmer
Muffalette - Thrummed Muff/Handwarmer

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Simple cable stitches (1 stitch over 1 stitch)
  • Pick up stitches along an edge
  • Working in the round

Pattern Description:

Inspired by a Southerner?s desire to keep as warm as possible during the winter months, this thrummed muff features diamond patterning across the body, intricately cabled cuffs, and a wrist strap to keep it handy. The 5-page PDF includes a link to a video tutorial for making thrums and inserting them into your knitting, as well as stitch-by-stitch written instructions and charts for the colorwork and cabled sections.

Fun facts: The muff uses just 200 yards of worsted weight yarn; the colorwork is achieved by thrumming with two different colors across the body of the muff!

Photos taken by the lovely and talented Emily Brewer of Brewer Studios (


17 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, measured across a swatch that has been blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 15 inches Length, including cuffs: 16 inches


  • MC 200 yards worsted weight yarn; shown here: Sweet Basil Fibre Works Superwash Merino Worsted 100% Superwash Merino, 200 yds per 100 gram skein color: Silhouette; 1 skein
  • CC1 28 grams fiber; shown here: Shunklies Hand Carded Batt 80% Merino, 20% Bamboo, >1% Angelina Sparkle; 50g per batt color: Fields of Gold
  • 1 batt CC2 32 grams fiber; shown here: Undyed Corriedale
  • US 5/3.75 mm needles
  • US 7/4.5 mm straight needles
  • 2 sets of 5 US 7/4.5 mm double pointed needles OR 2, 32-inch circular needles
  • Cable Needle (optional for working 1-stitch cables)
  • Stitch Holder
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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