Sometimes the simplest maneuver can give you something crazy, like the crown of a hat or the heel of a sock.
Or a thumbhole.
The first time I made these Squad Mitts, I loved the magic of creating a three-dimensional thumbhole, row by row, by doing nothing more than increasing a few times as I knitted around and around. If you’re a new knitter, or newish, this thumbhole is a perfect tutorial in what happens when you add stitches to a row of knitting.
Things get bigger.
The little movie above features an uncredited cameo (KERMIT). I’d have redone it without Kermit bossing me around, but the light left us (curse you, Daylight Savings Time!) before I could get back to it.
But I hope you’ll watch it anyway. I’m crazy about Ann Weaver’s pattern, and these yarns.
Hand dyed in Seattle