If you would like to make your own pair of Gentlemen’s Muffatees (My Knitting Book, Miss Lambert, p18), please find below my translation of the pattern into modern day knitting language:



The Gentlemen’s Muffatees are a pair of open tube wrist warmers that cover the wrists and bottom of the hands up to the fingers. The muffatees are knit flat using a single colour brioche stitch with a one stitch selvedge and are seamed on completion.

Sizing:  Adult 7-7.5″ (17.5-19cm) hand circumference

Circumference x Height: 6.5” x 6” (16cm x15.2cm)


Yarn: Fingering weight yarn held double or DK yarn – 125yds/115m. Sample made with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (discontinued) (Colour 18019).

Needles: 3mm circular needle or straight needles

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge (in pattern):  48 st x 36 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)


  • CO – cast on
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • k – knit
  • yf – yarn forward
  • sl – slip
  • k2tog – knit two together


CO 54 sts using long tail cast on

Work every row as follows: K1, *yf, sl1, k2tog*, repeat between * to end, k1

Note that the k2tog stitch will be the slipped stitch on each return row

Repeat until muffatee is 6″/15cm

Bind off loosely

Sew in ends, and sew up the side using mattress stitch.

Make a second muffatee and give a pair to your favourite gentleman (or lady!)

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