My Ravens in Snow fingerless mitts are now up on Ravelry.
These mitts are, really, a total redesign. I’ve used a different cuff, I’ve switched to my favored thumb gusset, and I modified the motif to work with the smaller ‘canvas’ of the back of the hand.
Although the full mitts — a design I still really like — were published in September 2011, the actual design was proposed and completed around a year earlier, in late 2010, making them really one of my earlier designs. I was trying to work within the confines of traditional Nordic mitten construction, which, I learned, is not my favorite. I like a round top to mitts, rather than the pointy top, for example. And I like the type of thumb gusset (a little offset for comfort, forming a triangular wedge) I normally do, rather than the waste yarn thumb gusset.
I think (hope!) the fingerless version is a bit more refined, more elegant. Comments? Which do you prefer?
Oh, heck, I’ll bribe people to comment. Comment which mitt you prefer & why, in this post, by midnight PST June 19th (that gives me time to pick a winner before heading off to TNNA), for a chance to win a copy of either the fingerless version or the full version of Ravens in Snow.