These mitts are Fetching indeed. I can't say I love the way the color banding ended up, or the picot edge, or the thumb, but they are cute anyway.
This pair is made with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi in Lakeview.
I love the cables on these gloves. The pattern is written so the cables coordinate. Can you see how they twist away from each other? That was clever.
One thing I did not love so much was the thumb. Essentially there is no gusset. You knit your thumb opening stitches onto a piece of waste yarn. When you are done with the rest of the mitt, you come back take out the waste yarn and pick up those stitches to knit the thumb.
This is definitely not my favorite method of knitting a thumb. It doesn't seem to lay as flat. I would much rather knit a gusset. I think the mitten feels much more comfortable on the hand that way.
The other part I am not thrilled with is the top.
I do not like the short amount of fabric after the thumb. My fingers are barely covered at all and I do not like the picot edging.
If there ever is another Fetching in my future I will knit a 2nd pattern repeat at the top and a fourth at the bottom. I would have to add a thumb gusset and I would bind off with a plain edge. Actually I would just use these pattern mods by Kelly-Ann. She took the words right out of my mouth.
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