Starting with the Channel Island Cast-on, these mitts have a buttoned garter stitch cuff which forms a keyhole opening below the wrist. The One-Row Buttonhole is described for the cuff. A modified I-cord edge gives the opening a finished look. Traditional motifs, one documented in the town of Sheringham, are worked into the cuff and the hand, and the thumb is developed with a gusset. Both the thumb and the hand are finished off with garter stitch, bound off with the Channel Island Bind-off, first created by Michelle Hunter.
The garment directions, charts, Theory and Technique Boxes with photographs are included, as well as a discussion of the use of backing buttons and sewing buttons onto knitwear. In addition are a list of abbreviations and books suggested for further reading.
The gauge for this pattern is 40 sts and 58 rnds/4 inches (10 cm) and requires a fine fingering or lace weight yarn. Size US 00 (1.75mm) needles are called for and are available here in 6″ length or in 4″ length.
The kit contains one skein of Brown Sheep Nature Spun (100% wool, not superwash), the pattern, two backing buttons, and two pearl shank buttons all in a see-through zippered project bag.
Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry.
Stitch markers (m), stitch holders, tapestry needle, sewing needle, thread.