Designer Feature: Badlands Mitts by Kathryn Folkerth

Now that it's truly winter, I find a good pair of fingerless mitts is an absolute necessity in the office and warehouse. These Badlands Mitts by Kathryn Folkerth answer my need perfectly. 

Worked up in Cumbria Fingering, these mitts use an allover texture contrasted with 1 x 1 ribbing at the thumb and cuff to create a modern look. The articulated thumb makes them comfortable and functional. Better yet, they are designed in 6 sizes to accommodate all the chilly hands in your life, from toddler to large adult. I love them shown here in bright and sunny Buttermere.

These mitts were designed to use up the leftovers from the coordinating cap, Badlands Hat. One skein of Cumbria Fingering will make a set. If you plan on making the hat first, Kathryn wisely suggests splitting the remaining ball of yarn into two before casting on for the mitts to ensure having enough yarn for both mitts. 

I will definitely be casting on for a set of these ASAP. I can't think of a better or more useful January project!