The Emperors New Mitts

The Emperor's New Mitts

The Emperor’s New Mitts

This spectacular pattern for the Emperor involves all possible knitting techniques known to man or woman. It includes cables, bobbles, stripes, entrelac, intarsia, mock cables, twisted stitches, nupps, beading, log cabin, buttons and embroidery. You will need to be confident at reading charts for lace and fairisle. You will need to be adept at knitting in the round at a very fine gauge.

These truly exquisite mitts, made from the finest gold yarn, are only visible to the most capable of knitters.

Despite their utter complexity, you may find that they make an ideal last-minute gift to knit for a loved one who is allergic to hand knits. They are also ideal for a quick fingerless gloves KAL if you’re not sure what to knit, since they will fit any theme exquisitely.

Baby size

Soft enough for a baby

Size Four sizes are given to fit Baby, Child, Woman, Man.


  • Rumplestiltskin 100% pure spun gold, 10,000m per 25g skein. 1 skein.
  • Rumplestiltskin 100% pure spun white gold, small amount for stripes & colourwork
  • Unicorn 100% gold rainbow yarn, small amount

    Child size much admired

    Child size much admired

  • Jason’s gold fun fur/eyelash yarn, small amount
  • 3,000 gold beads
  • Set 0.5mm/US 8/0 double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers, cable needle, crochet hook for placing beads

Yarn Alternatives: If the pure spun gold is out of your budget, substitute straw instead, also available from Miller’s Daughter Enterprises.

Tension: 100 sts x 136 rows to 10cm/4” square over stocking stitch

Tips: You may find a magnifying glass useful.
Man's size fits like a glove

Man’s size fits a dream

To make

Chart 1

Chart 1

Chart 2

Chart 2

Palm patterning

Palm patterning

About these Mitts: These Mitts were designed in response to an irresistable challenge on the Fingerless Gloves Fanatics Forum on Ravelry. The pattern was downloaded 3,681 times and than 300 projects were produced in the 36 hours before Ravelry pulled my pattern down. It was their no1 hottest pattern at the time it came down. The projects have been gathered together here. You can still add your own project to the collection if you tag it #emperorsnewmitts

About the designer: Louise loves designing pieces that are fun to knit and look great. She has a passion for colour, form and fit. You are reading this on her blog at Find more of her work on Ravelry as Louise Zass-Bangham.

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