My interpretation of the pattern for “Double Knitted Cuffs” (Miss Lambert, My Knitting Book, 1843, pp.20-21):
These knitted cuffs are a pair of open tube wrist warmers that cover the forearm, wrists and bottom of the hands up to the fingers. The cuffs are knit flat with two colours and then sewed together.
Sizing: Adult 7-7.5″ (17.5-19cm) hand circumference
Circumference x Height: 7” x 9.25” (17.5cm x 24cm)
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn (175yd/160m) in two colours. Sample made with Indigodragonfly CaribouBaa (Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to Stardust) and Malabrigo Sock (805 Alcaucil)
Needles: US3/ 3.25mm
Gauge (in shell stitch): 22 sts x 36 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
• MC – main colour
• CC – contrast colour
• CO – cast on
• st(s) – stitch(es)
• yf – yarn forward
• k2tog – knit two together
• BO – bind off
• kfb – knit in front and back
Rows 1-4: With MC, purl to end
Row 5: With CC, purl to end
Row 6: With CC, *yf, k2tog. Rep from * to end
Row 7-10: Rep rows 5 and 6 two times
Using MC, CO 46 sts using preferred method.
Repeat the Stripe Pattern six times.
On one side edge, on the right side, pick up and knit 35 sts .
Next row, kfb in each st (70 sts on needle).
Work Rows 4-10 of the Stripe Pattern, followed by Rows 1-4.
Repeat on second side edge.
Sew in ends and seam sides of cuff together.
Knit up the second cuff and enjoy wearing a piece of history!! Note: Miss Lambert suggests wearing the cuff folded in half so that one frill sits above the other but it looks equally nice unfolded.