What's a twiddlemuff?
A twiddlemuff is a hand muff designed to provide a stimualation activity for people with dementia who have restless hands. The hand muff has bits and bobs attached inside and out to play with. The NHS asked Knit for Peace to provide these and enable patients to take them home with them.
How can I make one?
Simple - use all those yarn odds and ends at the bottom of your knitting bag. Chunky, bobbly, silky are all perfect to provide different touch experiences. The additions of buttons and/or ribbons can add that extra special touch. Be as creative as you like.
Where can I find the twiddlemuff knitting pattern?
Download the pattern from the Knit for Peace website here.
What do I do with my knitted twiddlemuffs?
Please post them to Knit for Peace and the charity will distribute them to the NHS hospitals requiring them. The address is:
Knit for Peace