I've been waiting to share these mittens with you! I made them for my sister for her birthday. She has them now so I can share.
When I first saw this pattern, Paris Mittens by Andrea Arbour, on Ravelry I thought it would be perfect for her. I like that the two mittens are a little different.
I mostly followed the pattern but changed the closure at the fingertip. The pattern had the black garter stitch strip going across the tip of the mitten. I tried that but the black and white pulled apart where the two colors joined. I went with a kitchner close and was a bit happier with the result.
I knit these with baby ull on size 0 needles.
I'm working on another stranded project now, a pair of socks also using a fine black yarn. My plan is to knit up all of my black yarn before my eyesight gets any worse. It is so hard to see the stitches in black yarn. Oh, to be young with excellent eyesight...