Hemerocallis Mitts pattern - by Emily Williams

Hemerocallis Mitts - by Emily Williams pattern by Twisted Pattern Line | Twisted
Hemerocallis Mitts - by Emily Williams pattern by Twisted Pattern Line | Twisted
Hemerocallis Mitts - by Emily Williams pattern by Twisted Pattern Line | Twisted
Hemerocallis Mitts - by Emily Williams pattern by Twisted Pattern Line | Twisted
Hemerocallis Mitts - by Emily Williams pattern by Twisted Pattern Line | Twisted

Hemerocallis Mitts pattern - by Emily Williams

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My favorite outdoor flowers are lilies – colorful and bold yet delicate and detailed. And my very favorite type of them might be the Daylily, which is a broad term for members of the Hemerocallis genus. The name comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (hēmera) "day" and καλός (kalos) "beautiful".

Daylilies are perennials, but each ephemeral flower lasts only 24 hours or so before it fades and is replaced by a fresh blossom. The result is a plant that looks different every day and blooms all summer. Daylilies are often two-toned, and have queues of buds extending down the stem waiting patiently for their moment of glory.

Both of these elements are translated into these two-layer lace-weight mitts. Each layer can be worn either together or separately. Buttons at the cuff make a bold and detailed accessory to last a lifetime.

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MATERIALS

YARN
200 yards lace-weight yarn in EACH of two colors (400 yards total)

NEEDLES
US #2/2.75mm or size to get gauge for working a small item in the round (either two circulars, one long circular for magic loop, or double points)

NOTIONS
Two or four ¼”- ½” or so buttons, tapestry needle

VITAL STATS

SKILL LEVEL
Advanced (thumb gusset, intricate lacework, inserting correct pattern row)

GAUGE
8 sts/inch in stockinette stitch

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Women’s Small (Large). Finished circumference of palm above thumb apprx 6.5” (7.25”) though work is very stretchy.