I am looking for a muffler pattern, but all I find when i type in the word, is scarf patterns. My grandmother used to call scarves mufflers so I understand but I am looking for the kind little girls used to use to keep their hands warm. I grew up in the 70's and she actually made us some
(she was also the most amazing sewer and sewed us all faux fur coats with hand mufflers to match those too!). But I no longer have one to copy.
I think a basic tube could suffice, but I wouldn't want it to be too loose. My sister and I had crocheted and fabric ones, some had a strap that hung from your neck so you just could pop your hands in anytime. I's like to make a crocheted one for my 6 yr old niece who is sucha girly girl and would love one. Any patterns? Suggestions or ideas?
Thanks in advance for any help or tips! Speaking of which and also of my dear grandmother, she had a depression-era tip for making "cheap" yarn look more expensive or luxurious (if this tip is widely known, forgive me for re-posting!);
When yarns were very expensive during the depression, my grandmother would get whatever yarn she could, often not the highest quality (in looks anyway). she would crochet or knit something in very basic stitches like single or double crochet, using fairly tight stitches. When done, she would very carefully, use a hairbrush to brush the yarn. She could make Woolworth yarn look more like mohair. In years to follow she would still use this method (especially on small items like hats) to make yarn just look more sophisticated. It works really well using a plain old nylon brush but NOT THE KIND THAT HAS THE LITTLE PLASTIC BALLS ON THE END OF THE BRISTLE TIPS! Those will pull out your stitches. Recently I used this method to make some leaves I crocheted for a scarflette, look better when compared to the more expensive yarn I used for the flowers they surrounded. If you go to far you can trim the "fluff" with a small scissor so easily. Sometimes the item also feels softer, but this is on a yarn by yarn basis. Hope you enjoy the tip!