At the end of January, on our trip to Toronto for Peter's art show, niece Christie requested a pair of texting mitts. She asked me to knit the same pattern as her sister's mittens, but in blue and black. Although they have long been finished, I neglected to take pictures before I mailed them to her. This past weekend, I caught up with her and took a couple of photos.
These are Chimera Mittens by Laris Designs. The picture on the pattern cover shows fingerless mitts, but included are instructions for both fingerless and, like those I knit for Christie, full mittens.
These are size small, knit with Rejuvenation yarn by Kertzer. The yarn is 100% wool and very feltable. Such a good thing when guessing at the correct size to knit. If they are a bit too large, they can be felted down. The double layer over the finger tips makes them very warm.
Christie's modelled shots show the buttonhole in the thumb tip that makes texting easy. Apparently a designer, popular with the teenage crowd, has created similar mittens and loyal Christie is disgusted that she stole my idea. :)
Next up, Christie would like a matching hat. On her next visit, she intends to search my patterns for the perfect design. One request granted, another to come.