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!)