Then I looked at the pattern and loved the twisted stitches and cables, the less traditional and more modern feel, and the chance to use my own handspun yarn once again.
I did an extra chart repeat for a longer cuff before starting the thumb/hand part of the mitten itself. I also disregarded part of the decreases because I couldn't quite wrap my head around them. A bit like there was something going on at the end that no one warned me about but whatever...
Used the suggested needles, leftover sweater yarn, and got the slightly nippley thumb in the pattern. Yeah, I'll be pondering that one for a while.
All in all, honestly loved the pattern. Love the mittens. Still love that yarn.
Callin' it a win!
Many thanks to my Goddess of the Mittens for the thumb help when I was in the weeds. Hello! I knit socks!
Top 3 Things I'm Whinging About: Fake bitches who just don't get it, fucking Kaiser, & yarn that does NOT live up to the hype. Nothing new, but that's how it goes some days...