Wear it.

I don’t even care that it’s Spring.  Weather in the Pacific Northwest is predictably unpredictable with cold mornings and rainy days.  I have a feeling I’ll get some use out of these mittens before next Fall.

I wouldn’t recommend peeling oranges while wearing these mittens.  Just FYI.

Pattern Details:

Pattern: Peerie Flooers by Kate Davies
Yarn: Rowan Fine Tweed, in Arncliffe, Muker, Hubberholme, Bainbridge, Nappa, Richmond, and Leyburn (less than 1 ball each)
Needles: US 2 for cuffs and lining, US 1 for mitten body
Modifications: Knit two less bands of flower repeats and added two additional rows at top of mitten to achieve correct mitten length.  Used smaller size needles to obtain correct gauge. 
Notes: Cast on using Invisible Cast-On, which normally works great for straight projects but it was messy trying to join in the round.  In the future I will go back to my tried and true method of provisional crochet cast on using waste yarn.  Used Make One Left (M1L) stitch to create increase stitches right after the cuff.  For the thumb gusset, I increased by knitting through the front and back loop to avoid the stitches from puckering.  Used kitchener’s stitch to close top of mittens.  The pattern doesn’t specify, so I did a 3-stitch I-cord for the cuff edge.
Recommend to a Friend:Yes (even though weaving in the ends was a pain in the arse).  This fair isle project is perfect because the pattern repeat is simple enough to remember and the yarn is great to work with.  Always remember to swatch and pay close attention to your row gauge!