I like to call my most recent finished object Midnight Commuter Mittens.
Due to the dark yarn color I felt the pattern required a slight modification. I decided to change the 2×2 ribbed cuff and finger flap, and cable detail to a seed stitch motif that is carried throughout giving the mitten a modern urban feel.
If I decide to knit these up again, I would make a few more modifications:
-Cast on 34-36 sts instead of 40 and after 10 rows of seed stitch begin to increase by 2’s every other row until you have 40 sts.
-Extend the seed stitch cuff by 10 more rows = 20 total rows.
-Save loose thumb stitches on a stitch holder so they’re easier to pickup when you’re ready to knit the thumb.
-Extend the seed stitch finger flap by 10-15 rows so that it falls just below the tips of your fingers and when folded rests just over the knuckles.