Limn by Emily Greene


October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 64 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
185 - 250 yards (169 - 229 m)
7 (71/2, 8)” [18 (19, 20.5) cm] circumference at palm, unstretched
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A panoply of texture greets the wearer of the dynamic Limn mitts. Evoking the roping thickness of jungle vines, these bold fingerless mitts derive their three-dimensionality from the artful juxtaposition of clever stockinette welts and humble garter stitch. Designed with practicality in mind, welts twine exclusively across the back of the hand, leaving the palm flat for a more comfortable grip. Offered in three sizes, garter stitch’s natural flexibility ensures a forgiving fit for all your loved ones. Knit Limn in one color or highlight the welts with a pop of contrast for even more textural emphasis.


  • The Limn mitts are worked flat and sideways, beginning with a provisional cast on, then ends are grafted together upon completion; a construction diagram is provided.
  • The thumb gusset and decorative welts are shaped using short rows.
  • Instructions include three size options: Small, Medium, and Large.
  • Mitt instructions include two versions: a single-color version and a two-color version with contrasting welts.

Finished Dimensions

Small (Medium, Large)

  • 7 (71/2, 8)” 18 (19, 20.5) cm circumference at palm, unstretched
  • 6¼ (6½, 7¼)” 16 (16.5, 18.5) cm long
  • To fit palm circumferences 5-7 (5½–7½, 6-8)” 12.5-18 (14-19, 15-20.5) cm
  • Single-color sample shown in size Small; two-color sample shown in size Large


Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/192 meters per 50 grams)

Single-color Version:

  • 1 (1, 2) skein(s)
  • Note: The second size uses exactly 1 skein. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.
  • Photographed in color Klimt

Two-color Version:

  • 1 skein each of Main Color (MC) and Contrast Color (C1)
  • Photographed in colors Treehouse (MC) and Lovat (C1)


Single-color Version:

  • 185 (210, 250) yards 170 (192, 229) meters of fingering weight wool yarn

Two-color Version:

  • 150 (175, 210) yards 137 (160, 192) meters MC; 35 (35, 40) yards 32 (32, 37) meters C1 of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 28 stitches & 64 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking


  • One 24”/60 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 2.25 mm (US 1)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Provisional Crochet Cast On
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method
  • Garter Stitch Grafting

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate