I'm loving this mittens. A quick question about mitten-making in general (since you seem to be good at it!). Is it difficult like sock knitting? Do I have to "turn" anything? I'm sort of learly to try mittens since I can't even do a sock!
Hmmmm....I knit socks and mittens. I think the only real similarity is that I use dpn's for both. There is nothing to "turn" when knitting mittens. Essentially you knit a cuff and a few rounds below where the thumb starts, there is usually, but not always a series of increases for the thumb gusset. When you are done the increases for the thumb gusset, you place those stitches on a stitch holder and continue knitting in the round until it's time to start shaping the top which is usually a series of decrease rounds alternating with plain knit rounds. When you get down to a few stitches, you just use a needle and pull your working thread through the stitches, tighten it, and voila! Oh, then you have to go back, pick up the thumb stitches and knit the thumb.
Ok, doesn't sound easy, but if you can knit a scarf, you can knit mittens!!!!!! Unfortunately, I can't recommend a free online pattern. I've tried several and they all had errors in them which trust me, is frustrating!!
Perhaps someone has a suggestion for an error-free beginner's mitten pattern for you?
Please don't let what I said scare you, they are easy!