If fingerless mitts are just a "knitters thing" (although many of you don't think that's true), we're the smart ones (but we already know that, right?). Mitts maybe something you need to try to see if they're right for you. I've found them very helpful alone when it's a bit too warm for gloves, under or over gloves for extra warmth, and when it's cold but the fingers have a need to be free. Last winter they were indispensable and this winter I expect to be wearing them almost constantly. Do you hands get cold while you're holding a book, typing, knitting, or driving? Mitts are the answer.
Kirsten's Genmaicha Mitts are high on my list of favorite mitts. This was such a fun pattern to do. The textured rib on the cuff hugs the wrist and offers pure knitting entertainment and it is long enough to tuck under a sweater or coat sleeve.
This is a well fitting mitt and many of my knitting pals have tried it on to find it comfortable and a "must add" to the queue. (It won't be too long before I knit another pair as I must have a set for myself.) The pattern is a nice combination of beauty, good fit, fun knit and elegant design. The yarn, Araucania Ranco Solid was also very impressive. Every aspect of the yarn is wonderful from the dye quality to the yarn quality. The color changes were subtle, gorgeous and rich and the yarn itself was soft, non-splitting, and top quality.
If you haven't yet tried knitting and wearing a pair of mitts, you really need to give them a try. They are the perfect thing for blustery fall days and the Genmaicha mitts are a cut above. There will be more!