As I mentioned in my gifts for crafters, my dad gave me a Norwegian mitten and wool yarn one year for Christmas. It took me some time to make these because I was lazy and didn’t do a swatch first, so my first mitten came out a little too small. ::Always do a gauge swatch:: The 100% wool makes these extremely warm. The pattern was a little intimidating, but once I used to working with two yarns, it was pretty easy.
You knit in the round and then block them so they are flat. The thumbs took a little finagling to make sure that you pick up the right stitches with the right color, but they are so cute.
I also love the sides. I think that they look like little hearts going around the mittens, which is perfect.