You've had some peeks at the design from my previous blog posts, but I am so excited to share the final pattern with you today. Presenting the Eidetic Mittens:
These colorwork mittens are knit using two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn (the sample you see here used Knit Picks Palette in Peapod and Ash). The pattern is the same on both sides of the mitten, meaning that the two mittens are interchangeable -- no figuring out which is the left and which is the right on a cold day! The cuff is a 2x1 corrugated ribbing and features an option for a picot edging.
The thumb on these mittens is gusseted, meaning that stitches are added gradually at the side of the hand. I personally find this kind of thumb much more comfortable to wear, as, anatomically speaking, that's where the thumb is on my hand. Once the necessary number of stitches have been added, the thumb stitches are put on waste yarn until the hand has been completed, and the thumb is then finished to fit the wearer's hand.
The standard size is achieved through a gauge of 10 stitches per inch in the stranded colorwork pattern and results in a mitten that is roughly a 7.5 inch circumference. It's very easy to size these up, however, as all you need to do is use a slightly larger needle to change the gauge. No recalculating of numbers necessary!
The pattern is now for sale on Ravelry. I hope you enjoy it!