Those Staples easy Buttons can drive a gal nuts in the office, but the sentiment is appropriate in this instance. These are a quick and super easy project!
Pattern: Vine, from Magknits.com
Yarn: Jeager Alpaca, yet again
Needles: Knit Picks Fixed Circs, size 3
Notes: Fast fast fast knit. and Easy easy easy too. I made these cuties for my Grandma R. She is now of the age where she will tell you if she doesn't like something. No "thank you" and move on. Who knows if she'll like them, but they were fun to make. So much fun, in fact, that I am making another pair for my mom in the angora I bought a few days ago. The only note I would place on the pattern is that the palm side of the mitts has you do a "pattern round" then two plain rounds, while the top of the hand is a "pattern round" followed by only one plain round. Therefore, you have to pay a *little* attention to what row you are doing, but you quickly find the rhythm, and frankly, they are so small and quick, it's not hard to do a little counting to see what row you are on. The gloves come out tiny - by warned. I have a whole family of small handed people, so I'm not worried about them fitting, but if you have a larger hand you might want to consider knitting with sport weight yarn and size 4 needles to size them up. Also, this is a great 'jumping off" pattern. Using a stitch dictionary, and a lace pattern that will come out nice in 30 rows, you can easily swap out the lace part to make lots of these to suit the tastes of many people.