FO: Arched Gusset Mittens

To go with all those sweaters I can’t wear, here are some mittens I’ll never need.  These are Purl Soho’s Arched Gusset Mittens (here on ravelry) with some modifications.  Yarn is madelinetosh Tosh DK in Tern, and the lining is madelinetosh 80/10/10 fingering in Button Jar Blue.

Modifications I made:  Provisional cast on, knit three rounds, purl one round, knit three rounds.  Unzip the provisional cast on and knit one stitch from it together with one live stitch and continue until all sts are knit.  From there I followed the rest of the pattern as is except that I grafted the tops closed instead of drawing a yarn tail through and gathering them.

Switched to lining color, picked up one stitch for each purl bump on the inside, where I knit together my hem.  Knit one round, decreased 4st, then pretty much followed the pattern except I knit the “left mitten” for the right mitten’s lining and vice versa, and I made a couple of minor adjustments both because I had fewer stitches, and because my row gauge was different for this yarn.  And I also remembered to knit the thumbs before closing the tops of the linings, so win-win.

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