Project 6: Gentlemen’s Muffatees (Pattern)

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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