Worn by both men and women in the 19th century, muffatees (also called mitts, wristlets or hand warmers) are a fingerless glove that will keep the hands warm while allowing your fingers the freedom to sew, knit, stir the pot over the fire or fire a gun. Modern folks will appreciate muffatees while working on the computer or sending text messages, as they keep the hand warm while leaving the fingers free to type. This pattern is from "The Workwoman’s Guide, by A Lady," originally printed in 1838. I recommend this muffatee as an authentic, well-documented choice for reenactors of the early 19th century through the Civil War - or anyone with cold hands.
Included in This Kit:
- Suzy the Shepherdess medium (worsted) weight 100% wool yarn, enough to make one pair of muffatees. - Two patterns. Both will result in the same muffatee, however Pattern A is knit flat with two needles and Pattern B is knit in the round with four double pointed needles. - Original 1838 pattern - Instructions for washing your woolens
You Will Also Need (Not Included):
- Size 5 needles, or the size necessary to get about 12 stitches = 2 inches while knitting the pattern. - 1 Stitch marker