Hemerocallis Mitts Pattern

Introducing the Hemerocallis Mitts pattern, designed by Emily Williams. This pattern was originally released as part of Twisted’s Head to Toe Club in August 2012. Now it can be yours either as a hard copy from our shop or our webstore, or electronically from Ravelry.



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 for their moment of glory. Both elements translate into these two-layer lace- weight mitts. Each layer can be worn separately, but together they shine. Buttons at the cuff make a bold and detailed accessory sure to be a… ahem… perennial favorite.


Yarn: 200 yards lace-weight yarn in each of two colors. Sample shown in Lang Merino 400 (100% extrafine merino; 218 yards/200 meters per 25 gram ball), colorways 44 Lime and 66 Burgundy. Also recommended: Malabrigo Lace and Jojoland Crown.
Gauge: 8 sts/inch in stockinette stitch.
Needles: US #2/2.75mm or size to get gauge.
Notions: Four ¼”- ½” or so buttons, tapestry needle, waste yarn.
Skill level: Intermediate (thumb gusset, lacework, inserting correct pattern row).
Size/Finished measurements: Women’s Small (Large). Finished circumference of palm above thumb apprx 6.5” (7.25”) though work is very stretchy.