mitt kit at the Wellington Fibres booth at the Fleece Festival this year, and it didn't take long to cast on these puppies. There were many colour combinations, but I picked blue and orange because I think they pop out together. And there wasn't a kit with blue and white. :) Dang it! I'll make them match something.
For the most part, this is a simple pattern that doesn't require a lot of counting stitches. That's what I like most about it because, to be honest, I like mindless knitting, and usually colourwork doesn't equal mindless for me. The plaited cuff did throw me for a loop. I've never used that technique before, and I was infinitely glad that it was only four rows, but I figured it out, and after that it was smooth sailing. Now that they're finished, that little plaiting may be my most favouritest part of my new mittens.
And although I probably have amassed a giant pile of handknit mittens now, I think everyone deserves a pair of bright, new shiny mittens every winter. Don't you?