The following is my interpretation of the pattern for Another Pair of Muffatees (Miss Lambert, My Knitting Book, First Series, 1843, p.19). As I mentioned in my previous post, there is another interpretation available on Ravelry.
Another Pair of Muffatees is a pair of open tube wrist warmers that cover the wrists and forearm. The muffatees are knit flat from side to side using double knitting and garter stitch and are seamed up the side upon completion.
Sizing: Adult 7-7.5″ (17.5-19cm) hand circumference
Circumference x Height: 7.5” x 5.25” (19cm x13cm)
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn – 185yds/170m
Sample made with Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn (Blue Yonder)
Needles: 3.25mm circular needle or straight needles
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker
Gauge (in garter stitch): 26 sts x 48 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
• CO – cast on
• st(s) – stitch(es)
• sl – slip purlwise
• k – knit
• pm – place marker
• kfb – knit into front and back of the stitch
• yf – yarn forward
• sm – slip marker
CO 36 sts using preferred method
Set up row: Sl1, k20, pm, kfb in each of the remaining sts
Row 1: *K1, yf, sl1 * repeat between ** to marker, sm, k to end
Row 2: Sl1, k to marker, sm, *K1, yf, sl1, repeat from * to end
Note – The knit stitch on one row will be slipped on the return row
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until the width of the double knitting section is 7.5”/19cm or desired width to fit your hand. Sew up side seam using mattress stitch. Bind off loosely and sew in ends.
Knit your second muffatee and enjoy bringing new life into an old knitting pattern!