Spiral Twill Mittens by Sharon Shoji

Spiral Twill Mittens

January 1998
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Twill pattern with both yarns on size 10½ (6.5 mm) needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
405 yards (370 m)
7½" (19 cm) around and 9½" (24 cm) long, including cuffs
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.00.
Errata available: interweave.com

Interweave SKU: EP0789

This pattern includes three coordinating projects:
Spiral Twill Hat
Spiral Basketweave Hat
Spiral Basketweave Mittens

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store:
These spunky sets knit up quickly in stitch patterns that resemble woven twill and basketweave. Combining two yarns adds visual interest. Both hats are worked downward from the I-cord “knot,” and the crowns are shaped with spiral increases. The twill hat fits like a beret and is edged with I-cord that is worked as the body stitches are bound off. Looser fitting, the basketweave hat has a rolled edge. Both mitten styles are ambidextrous.

Finished Size: 7½“ (19 cm) around and 9½” (24 cm) long, including cuffs.


  • Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair; 190 yd (174 m)/100 g): #M65 sapphire (MC), 1 skein.
  • Brown Sheep Wildfoote (75% washable wool, 25% nylon; 215 yd (197 m)/50 g): #sy03 brilliant bouquet (CC), 1 skein.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium, #1 - Super Fine

Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Twill pattern with both yarns on size 10½ (6.5 mm) needles

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): set of 4 double-pointed (dpn); Size 10½ (6.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Cable needle (cn); marker (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 1998