The Holly Mittens are knit tip down using Christmas Tree Increases, dimensional applique, cables, berry baubles and cable capping to frame a holly sprig in an oval frame. The frame looks symetrical, but the top is formed by increases, and the bottom by cabling. It also draws in the mitten at the wrist so it stays on - I love it when a decorative feature turns out to be practical.
So, it's picture knitting without color stranding, intarsia, or magic.
Well, maybe a little magic.