Project 7: Plain Ribbed Muffatees (Pattern)

My interpretation of the pattern for Plain Ribbed Muffatees (Miss Lambert, My Knitting Book, 1843, First Series, p.18 & 19):


Plain Ribbed 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 in the round using K3, P3 ribbing.

Sizing:  Adult 7-7.5″ (17.5-19cm) hand circumference, Circumference x Height: 5.5” x 6.5” (14cm x16cm)


Yarn: DK yarn – 165yds/150m. Sample made with Berocco Vintage DK (Cerulean 21190).

Needles: 4mm circular needle or DPNs

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

Gauge (in pattern): 32 st x 38 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)


  • CO – cast on
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • rnd – round
  • k – knit
  • p – purl


CO 72 sts using long tail cast on and join in the round, being careful not to twist

Place stitch marker to mark beginning of rnd

Work every rnd as follows: *k3, p3, repeat from * to end

Repeat until muffatee reaches 6.5″/16cm

Bind off loosely and sew in ends

Make a second muffatee and enjoy wearing a piece of the past!

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