Using two strands of CC held together, CO
40 sts. Place marker and join, being careful
not to twist.
Rounds 1-8: [K2, p2] to end.
Round 9: [K2, p1, pfb] to end.
Round 10: [K2, p3] to end. Break
Next Round: K all sts using 2 strands
of MC yarn held together.
Continue in stockinette st, switching yarns
every row (or as desired) as follows:
Switching yarns as you knit: For the most
interesting effect, switch one yarn every
row. For example, work the first row with
one strand each of yarn A and yarn B, held
Cut yarn A, leaving a tail, and add a strand
of yarn C, holding it together with the stand
of yarn B already in use. Knit one round.
Cut yarn B, and add yarn D. Continue working
in this way. You might find that some handpainted
or variegated yarns can be worked for a couple
of rows without changing. Do not forget to
mix up the textures as you go. Think of the
muff in two halves and balance the colors
and textures on either side.
When work measures 11 inches from beginning
of Muff Body, break MC.
Round 1: Using two strands of CC
held together, [k2, p3] to end.
Round 2: [K2, p1, p2tog] to end.
Round 3: [K2, p2] around.
Repeat Round 3 until work measures
10 inches from end of MC section.
BO all sts loosely and break yarn, leaving
a 1-yard tail.
Work the muff as above,
but instead of randomly switching yarns, plan
and work a stripe pattern. Alternately, combine
one solid and one self-striping yarn, for
a more muted, tweedy effect.