Knit fiddle mitts are hand warmers that provide visual and tactile sensory stimulation for people living with dementia or autism. They help comfort those who are anxious or agitated and help keep restless hands busy.
An assortment of different yarn textures and weights is best for making knit fiddle mitts. They should also have about 4 attachments – ribbon, buttons, beads, charms etc. securely attached, in order to ensure that they offer tactile stimulation. They use up even the tiniest bits of yarn, and so they are perfect stash busters!
Knit fiddle mitts instructions are available in English only.
These Knit Fiddle Mitts will fit average size ladies hands but the instructions are easy to alter for any size.
You will need:
- An assortment of stash or scrap yarn in different weights and textures. (even the tiniest bits)
- 4.5 mm knitting needles or size to suite your yarn
- An assortment of embellishments – buttons, ribbon, beads etc.
- Other notions – scissors, sewing needle
These are instructions for the mitts I made. They are infinitely changeable, just remember the basic requirements.
Since each item is made by hand, your item may differ slightly from the image.
Please share the links with your friends and not a copy of the pattern.
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