These mittens won 1st place, Best of Division, and two Donated Awards at the San Diego Fair, 2010.
North Country Knitters Guild gave me a two-year membership plus $50, and Common Threads in Encinitas gave me $50 store credit! And the Fair gave me some money too, maybe $50 or so, can’t remember.
Combining various elements from my Selbuvotter book to make a pair of Fancy Mittens to enter in the fair. Using Knitpicks Palette in medium blue, light blue, white and very light gray. Finished mittens weigh just under 60 grams.
10 rounds blue, 4 rounds light blue, 3 rounds gray, 4 rounds light blue, 10 rounds blue.
increase 8 evenly around to 64, then begin chart.
When thumb gusset is finished, put the 14 thumb stitches on a string and cast on 14 in pattern across thumb (empty bar on chart)
Work to end of chart, then one round white and decrease 8 stitches evenly around down to 64.
12 rounds blue, then work remaining ribbing just like wrist ribbing on size 0 needles. Cast off. Work thumb on 30 st.