Dì-Shiopaich by Liz Corke


November 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
56 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Unstretched twisted rib after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
230 - 290 yards (210 - 265 m)
Small: 14cm (5.5”) circumference Large : 16.5cm (6.5”) circumference
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This pattern is available from lizcorke.com for £5.00.

Meaning unzip in Scottish Gaelic, Dì-Shiopaich has the gusset on the back of the hand rather than around the thumb. This creates a split in the lace pattern which looks like a half unzipped zip! The twisted rib gives the mitts a very snug and neat fit and will stretch to fit a wide range of hands, and the pattern comes with two sizes.

The pattern includes both charts for the cables and written instructions, so however you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast-on called the Estonian cast-on for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. These additional techniques are used: picking up stitches.


  • 210 (265) m (230 (290) yds) of Fruitful Fusion Merino Cashmere Nylon 4ply (80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 400 yds/100g) in Sweet Red Apple
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs
  • 5 stitch markers (per mitt)
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends


56 stitches and 48 rounds in 10 cm (4”) in (unstretched) twisted rib in the round.

Finished Size

Small: 14cm (5.5”) circumference
Large: 16.5cm (6.5”) circumference

The mitts are designed to be worn with up to 6 cm (2.5”) of negative ease.