This pattern evolved as car knitting at its best. I packed some yarn, some needles, and a general idea of what I could make. I was ready for on the fly knitting. I chose a skein of handspun fingering yarn that had little nubby bits making it unsuitable for socks. I had been wanting to do more mitts and mittens anyway, so pattern choice was made easy. I thought the yarn would show better with a simple pattern that let the colors and textures show, but was also visually interesting. Stripes are always a pattern option for me. I also had a ball of leftover sock yarn which contrasted well so, combining the two yarns, I was able to achieve both visual interest and a background for the handspun to play on.
Pair shown also includes a solid color for the cuffs.
Directions are given for a left and right mitt. (Be sure to make one of each)
This pattern can be knit with either 2 or 3 colors which makes it perfect for stash-busting or using up leftovers.