- If you knit loosely, they will not be very warm, since big wool = big loops. So - Oversize them and felt them for a warmer mitt. Note it is very difficult to get propotions right.
- Note that the more felted the heavier the mitt is.
- The wrist is really sensitive to "harsh" wool. If you make it tight around the hand wrist, coat it with something soft.
- Decide if you want large cuffs - that can go "outside" your jacket, or they are a plan for "inside" the wide jacket arm. You do not want a gap between the sleeve and the mitt.
- Personally, I like a little decrease just to make the mitt have a snug fit around the handwrist. It stays in place.
- A slender mitt makes the hand look slender. That also goes for the thumb. Elegant!
- But the younger you are, and also - depending when you are using your mittens, they might be wider - wide mitts is good, since you can wiggle your fingers inside!
- Fair-ilse mittens (meaning, patterns with two or more yarns. are best to make a mitten warm), the more yarn carried - the thicker it is - you aslo need more "room" in them.
Enjoy! PS. Several sweaters in the making... ;-) I will be back!