It's Koigu sock yarn, less then one skein for both mitts.
I used the Snicket sock pattern from magknits for the cable-y bits and based the thumb gussets of Fetching from Knitty. That's why they're named after Isadora: she's another Snicket character, a favorite of mine, and for a time, Klaus found her quite fetching.
Here's my mods, notes, etc.http://magknits.com/Sept06/patterns/snicket.htmhttp://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTfetching.html
8 rows knit into back 1 purl 2
The Snicket sock cable pattern is 20 rows. I did 2 repeats (total of 40 rows).
Thumb opening: knit 15 onto waste yarn, slip back to left needle, knit again with working yarn.
Continue cable pattern for another 10 rows.
5 rows knit into back 1 purl 2 rib.
Take thumb hole off waste yarn and pick up a few stitches at the sides so that there are 36 stitches all together (I used 3 dpns, so each had 12).*
8 rows knit into back 1 purl 2 rib
If this is confusing to anyone, just let me know. Thanks for all the compliments too, you guys!
*I'm really bad at picking up stitches evenly, but I'm sure someone else could tell you how and where to pick up the side ones the best.