pdf Digital Download


Need help? Visit our Help Center »

Have you made this pattern?

Share with the Craftsy community.
Photo of Painter815

Diamond Dozen

from Painter Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Diamond Dozen
Diamond Dozen
Diamond Dozen
Diamond Dozen
Diamond Dozen

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit/purl
  • increases/decreases
  • stranded colorwork
  • picking up stitches
  • Vikkel/lateral braid (explanation included w/video links)
  • Italian tubular cast on (optional, explanation included w/video links)
  • Backward loop cast on
  • central decreases

Pattern Description:

These gloves came to be out of my want to knit a stranded pair of gloves without the tedious commitment (to me at least) of carrying and managing two colors throughout the entire piece. Also, keeping the second color minimal really allows it to shine. I t's perfect for those variegated yarns we're always drawn to buy but then don't know in which project to use them!

Worked from the cuff upwards, these gloves feature varied diamond motifs which use a several different techniques. Diamond Dozen were originally designed as a pair of full fingered gloves, but where's the fun in only having one option? You'll find modifications for fingerless gloves, topless mittens and mittens at the end of the pattern.


9 sts and 12 rows = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's small ( 6" wrist circumference)
  • Women's medium (6.75" wrist circumference)
  • Women's large (7.5" wrist circumference


  • 200 - 250 yds of MC, fingering weight
  • 20-40 yds of CC, fingering weight
  • Size 1.5 US (2.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Scrap yarn or stitch holder