Diamond Leaf Mitts

This pattern can also be found on Ravelry where it can be downloaded as a .pdf

Here’s a lovely way to work up a favourite ball of springy worsted. These little mitts are extremely stretchy and though the worsted wool means they’re substantial, the ribbing and cables are designed to give you a snug and comfortable fit.

The mitts have a little bit of everything: ribbing, twisted stitches, cables and a panel of lace. So you shouldn’t get bored knitting them and they make a great quick gift knit.

Materials: 90 – 120 yards of worsted weight yarn; 4mm double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge); stitch markers; cable needle; scrap yarn to hold thumb stitches.

Women’s size: Medium/Large – to fit hand 7½ inches to 9 inches

Gauge: 20st x 26 rows = 10 cm in stocking stitch

How to use the charts: The section in the red box on each chart represents the thumb. I have also included written instructions for working the thumb. These are included as an aid to understanding the pattern and should be used to support the chart. You should not work the written instructions in addition to the chart. Thanks!

Acknowledgments:

Thank you to my wonderful test knitters who did such a beautiful job. Nuiknitting, shedubba, SovereignCrux and walden121 – I salute you!

Thank you to Ysolda Teague who influenced the thumb design with her lovely work on Veyla from Whimsical Little Knits 2.

© Miranda Davies 2010

This pattern is freely provided for personal use only. However, it is the copyright of Miranda Davies and may not be used to make items for commercial purposes. The pattern may not be sold for profit.

LEFT MITT:

Cast on 39 stitches and join for working in round.

Rounds 1 – 20: Work rows 1 – 20 of chart. Chart is worked right to left on every row.

Thumb:
Round 21: K19 stitches from chart, place marker, make 1 stitch, place marker, K20 stitches from chart. (40 stitches)

Round 22: K19 stitches from chart, slip marker, K1, slip marker, K20 stitches from chart.

Round 23: K19 stitches from chart, slip marker, M1, K1, YO, slip marker, K20 stitches from chart. (42 stitches)
Round 24: K19 from chart, slip marker, K3, slip marker, K20 from chart.
Round 25: K19 stitches from chart, slip marker, M1, K3, YO, slip marker, K20 stitches from chart. (44 stitches)

Round 26: K19 from chart, slip marker, K5, slip marker, K20 from chart.
Round 27: K19 stitches from chart, slip marker, M1, K5, YO, slip marker, K20 stitches from chart. (46 stitches)
Round 28: K19 from chart, slip marker, K7, slip marker, K20 from chart.
Round 29: K19 stitches from chart, slip marker, M1, K7, YO, slip marker, K20 stitches from chart. (48 stitches)

Round 30: K19 from chart, slip marker, K9, slip marker, K20 from chart.
Round 31: K19 stitches from chart, slip marker, M1, K9, M1, slip marker, K20 stitches from chart. (50 stitches)
Round 32: K19 from chart, slip marker, K11, slip marker, K20 from chart.
Round 33: K19 stitches from chart, slip marker, M1, K11, slip marker, K20 stitches from chart. (51 stitches)

Round 34: K19 from chart, slip marker, K12, slip marker, K20 from chart.

Round 35: K19 stitches from chart, remove marker, slip next 12 stitches onto waste yarn, remove second marker, cable cast on 2 stitches – rejoining leaf lace section to ribbed palm, K20 stitches from chart. (41 stitches)
Round 36: K19 from chart, K2, K20 from chart.
Round 37: K19 from chart, K1, K20 from chart. (40 stitches)
Round 38: K19 from chart, K1, K20 from chart.

Round 39 – 48: Continue working chart over 39 remaining stitches.

When you have completed Round 48 bind off in pattern.

Finishing the Thumb:
Slip the 12 held stitches back onto dpns. With right side facing rejoin yarn and knit across 12 stitches then pick up 2 stitches from cast on stitches on main body of the glove. Join in the round. (14 stitches)

Work 4 rounds in plain stocking stitch (knit every round). Work 2 rounds in twisted rib.
[Twisted Rib: *P1, K1tbl; repeat from * around]

Bind off in pattern. Weave in all ends.

LEFT MITT CHART:


KEY:

RIGHT MITT:

Cast on 39 stitches and join for working in round.

Rounds 1 – 20: Work rows 1 – 20 of chart. Chart is worked right to left on every row.

Thumb:

Round 21: K20 stitches from chart, place marker, make 1 stitch, place marker, K19 stitches from chart. (40 stitches)

Round 22: K20 stitches from chart, slip marker, K1, slip marker, K19 stitches from chart.

Round 23: K20 stitches from chart, slip marker, YO, K1, M1, slip marker, K19 stitches from chart. (42 stitches)
Round 24: K20 from chart, slip marker, K3, slip marker, K19 from chart.
Round 25: K20 stitches from chart, slip marker, YO, K3, M1, slip marker, K19 stitches from chart. (44 stitches)

Round 26: K20 from chart, slip marker, K5, slip marker, K19 from chart.
Round 27: K20 stitches from chart, slip marker, YO, K5, M1, slip marker, K19 stitches from chart. (46 stitches)
Round 28: K20 from chart, slip marker, K7, slip marker, K19 from chart.
Round 29: K20 stitches from chart, slip marker, YO, K7, M1, slip marker, K19 stitches from chart. (48 stitches)

Round 30: K20 from chart, slip marker, K9, slip marker, K19 from chart.
Round 31: K20 stitches from chart, slip marker, M1, K9, M1, slip marker, K19 stitches from chart. (50 stitches)
Round 32: K20 from chart, slip marker, K11, slip marker, K19 from chart.
Round 33: K20 stitches from chart, slip marker, K11, M1, slip marker, K19 stitches from chart. (51 stitches)

Round 34: K20 from chart, slip marker, K12, slip marker, K19 from chart.

Round 35: K20 stitches from chart, remove marker, slip next 12 stitches onto waste yarn, remove second marker, cable cast on 2 stitches – rejoining leaf lace section to ribbed palm, K19 stitches from chart. (41 stitches)
Round 36: K20 from chart, K2, K19 from chart.
Round 37: K20 from chart, K1, K19 from chart. (40 stitches)
Round 38: K20 from chart, K1, K19 from chart.

Round 39 – 48: Continue working chart over 39 remaining stitches.

When you have completed Round 48 bind off in pattern.

Finishing the Thumb:
Slip the 12 held stitches back onto dpns. With right side facing rejoin yarn and knit across 12 stitches then pick up 2 stitches from cast on stitches on main body of the glove. Join in the round. (14 stitches)

Work 4 rounds in plain stocking stitch (knit every round). Work 2 rounds in twisted rib.
[Twisted Rib: *P1, K1tbl; repeat from * around.]

Bind off in pattern. Weave in all ends.

RIGHT MITT CHART:

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Page
    Dec 24, 2010 @ 05:46:15

    Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, I love the mitts! They look very pretty. We visited the shop while on a “girls vacation” about 2 yrs. ago. I love to read the happenings on the web site and I hope to visit Wythville again soon. A beautiful little town with very nice people…

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  2. Mews Brews
    Dec 27, 2010 @ 20:23:53

    Lovely

    Reply

  3. Juanta Noble
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 16:55:02

    Was wondering if this pattern could be used for kneesocks? Is it stretchy enough to hug the ankle yet accomodate the calf? Does somebody who has knitted this have an opinion?

    Reply

    • mkadavies
      Feb 08, 2013 @ 16:59:26

      Hi there. Both the twisted rib and the lace pattern are very stretchy. I think they could be translated to knee socks. The twisted rib with cables contours really nicely and would work well on the back of the leg. The lace pattern is harder… It stretched well, but I can’t be sure how it would work. But please.. go for it! I would love to see the results (on Rav perhaps?) :-)

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  4. Elizabeth Juntunen
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 04:26:27

    Thank you for this pattern! I love it! For my first attempt at making gloves they turned out pretty well. I messed up one of the leaves pretty bad though. These are kinda small on me but at the same time I have man-hands. Thanks again!!

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  5. Judith Simpkins
    Dec 11, 2013 @ 19:22:14

    I love the pattern for these fingerless mitts but I do not like to work from a chart. Also the chart for this pattern is so small it’s very hard to see.

    Reply

    • mkadavies
      Dec 11, 2013 @ 19:28:21

      Hi Judith, Thank you for your comment. I’m afraid I’m not in a position to write out the pattern for the lace at the mo: the demands of a full time job and two under-fives have dragged me away from the designing. But if it helps and you click on the link to take you to Ravelry you can get the pattern as a pdf which means you can zoom on your computer or print it out in a larger version. Sorry that I can’t be more help! Best wishes, Miranda

      Reply

  6. Barb Brauer
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 16:11:02

    I’m hoping to knit these up, but make them longer. If I don’t stop at round 48 I don’t believe I will have any problems. May have to add some stitches … hopefully I can pull it off. Thank you for the beautiful pattern.

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