The Mitts of Sisyphus Pattern


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The Mitts of Sisyphus Pattern

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • working two colors at once

Pattern Description:

Sisyphus, king of Ephyra, was condemned by the gods to roll a boulder to the top of a hill for all eternity, only to have it roll back down every time he got near the top.

Unlike the story it depicts, there is little frustration to be had with this pattern. Extremely easy geometric colorwork makes this a breeze of a knit even for those who have never done colorwork before.


30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stranded Stockinette

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Palette

About Designer

About Designer

Annie Watts on

Hi folks! I'm Annie and I have been crafting since before I knew what "crafting" was. I took up knitting in 2002 on a whim when I found a pamphlet in a Michaels store. I've been hooked ever since.

I have been designing my own things for years but only started sharing them just over a year ago. I'm so happy to share all my ideas with everyone else!

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