Leafy Muff Knitting Pattern Download
"I find that anything Jane Austen makes me happy. I enjoy the stories, the ups and downs, the romance, and the clothes. When thinking of what to design, the muff was an accessory that was interesting and a bit frivolous, too. Muffs of the Regency period were characteristically made from fur or silk and were quite large. I chose a chunky yarn and the leaf pattern to give the muff depth and texture. My goal was to create a beautiful and functional accessory. The piece is knitted in the round and uses several techniques. provisional cast-on, light lace pattern incorporating increases and decreases. without being difficult to create." - Karen Holmes
Finished Size: 13" wide and 22" circumference for muff ; 18" for cord.
Yarn: Twinkle Soft Chunky (100% virgin wool; 83 yards [75 m]/200 g): #24 lavender, 3 skeins.
Yarn Weight: #5 - Bulky
Needles: Muff . Size 13 (9 mm): 24" circular (cir). Cuff s. Size 11 (8 mm): 16" circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle; needle and thread; 14" - 21" piece of high-loft polyfill batting; optional fabric 14" - 21" to cover batting; size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook; waste yarn.
Gauge: 30 sts in leaf pattern = 11" and 22 rows = 6." with larger needles; 10 sts and 15 rows = 4" in St st with smaller needles.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011