The Dipyramitts are a striking set of handwarmers, featuring an addictive two-color pattern of stranded colorwork. Designed as a companion pattern to the Dipyramid hat, the Dipyramitts pattern includes options for fingerless mitts, traditional mittens, and convertible, ‘flip-top’ mittens, all written in three sizes to fit a wide range of hands. All versions feature elegant thumb gusset shaping incorporated directly into the colorwork pattern, as well as polished finishing touches like a tubular cast-on, deep ribbed cuff, and seamlessly grafted top for the mitten versions. The Dipyramitts use just two colors of your favorite fingering-weight wool yarn - making them a great way to use up leftovers from bigger projects - and are shockingly quick to knit (and perfect for gifting)! Make a coordinating Dipyramid hat and mitts set by matching the cuffs to the ribbed brim of the hat, or invert the main and contrast colors between the hat and mitts for an extra graphic punch!
S (M, L), to fit palm circumference 6.25-6.75 (7.25-7.75, 8.25-8.75)” / 16-17 (18.5-20, 21-22)cm with approximately 0-0.5” / 0-1.5cm positive ease at the palm
6.75 (7.75, 8.75)” / 17 (19.5, 22)cm circumference, blocked and unstretched. Length for all versions can be adjusted to suit the wearer’s preferences.
Samples shown in size S, worn with 1/4” / 0.5cm negative ease.
All samples shown in Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% Merino wool).
Main Color (MC): 102 (116, 131) yards / 93 (106, 120) meters of fingering weight yarn needed
Contrast Color (CC): 65 (74, 83) yards / 59 (68, 76) meters of fingering weight yarn needed
Fingerless Mitts shown in colorways ‘Hammock’ (MC) and ‘Fleet’ (CC).
Main Color (MC): 129 (148, 166) yards / 118 (135, 152) meters of fingering weight yarn needed
Contrast Color (CC): 83 (95, 107) yards / 76 (87, 98) meters of fingering weight yarn needed
Convertible Mittens shown in colorways ‘Fleet’ (MC) and ‘Burnished’ (CC).
Main Color (MC): 111 (127, 143) yards / 101 (116, 131) meters of fingering weight yarn needed
Contrast Color (CC): 102 (116, 131) yards / 93 (106, 120) meters of fingering weight yarn needed
Mittens shown in colorways ‘Burnished’ (MC) and ‘Muslin’ (CC).
33 stitches & 37 rows = 4” / 10 cm in charted colorwork pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric & Cuff Ribbing)
One 32ʺ / 80 cm circular needle (if using the Magic Loop method) or one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: US 2 / 2.75 mm
Size B (for Tubular Cast-On (optional) & Ribbing)
One 32ʺ / 80 cm circular needle or one set DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: US 1 / 2.25 mm
Stitch markers (up to 10, including one of a different color or style to designate beginning of round), smooth waste yarn (for holding thumb stitches, and optional tubular cast-on), cable needle (for optional tubular cast-on), yarn needle for weaving in ends
Intermediate: Skills required include casting on, knitting in the round, knitting stranded colorwork (2-colors), increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches.
Note: Complete instructions are provided within the pattern for each of the following techniques.
Tubular cast-on (optional), Cable cast-on, Kitchener stitch (Convertible Mittens & Mittens only)
Instructions for stranded colorwork stitch patterns and shaping are provided in charted form only. A second, ‘alternate’ version of all charts, with light & dark colors reversed, is available for download as a separate PDF; choose the chart whose color scheme most closely mirrors your chosen yarns to make chart-reading more intuitive.
For a matching hat and mitts set, purchase the DIPYRAMID hat pattern as well.